Sex Talk is a podcast starting an honest conversation about sex.
Presented by Adele Roberts and Hilary Ineomo-Marcus, the series will cover a wide range of sex-related subjects, such as Sexual Health, HIV, Dating, Sex Addiction, Sexuality and Religion, Sex and Alcohol and Sex Work.
The podcast will feature various guests, from Sexual Health specialists, Sexperts, Volunteers, Charity Staff, and people with lived experience sharing their own sex stories.
Sex Talk. Real Stories. Real Issues.
Sex Q&A and Recap
Join Adele & Hilary for the final episode of Sex Talk. They invite our resident sexperts, Sexual Health and HIV Specialist, Dr Stuart Flanagan, and Sex Therapist Sarah Berry into the studio to answer your questions about sex. The team talk about the changes in sex and sexual health in the UK, and reflect on some of the best moments of the series.
Women & HIV
Women make up one third of people living with HIV in the UK, yet women are often invisible in the conversation around the virus. Adele & Hilary are joined by Sophie Strachan, co-chair for HIV charity Sophia Forum who produced a report looking into women living with HIV. Sophie talks about the findings of the report & shares her story of being diagnosed in prison. They also hear from HIV specialist Dr Laura Byrne, who discusses the reality of HIV & Pregnancy, & Dr Shema Tariq talks about HIV & the Menopause
Sex and Relationship Education
The National guidelines for sex & relationship education in the UK haven't changed since the year 2000, but the way young people interact with each other has changed massively. In this episode, Adele & Hilary hear from three teenage girls who talk about their experience of sex education & put their questions to sexual health specialist, Dr Stuart Flanagan, & sex & relationship education expert Lizzie Jordan. The team also chat about what the new guidelines should look like when they're refreshed in 2020.
Sex and Sexual Health Later in Life
According to research by HIV charity the Terrence Higgins Trust, 80% of people aged between 50 and 90 are sexually active, and between 2012 and 2016 there was a 9% increase in STI’s in over 45’s. New HIV infections in people over 50 are also rising faster than other age groups. In this episode, Adele and Hilary chat to Sue and Simon, who were both diagnosed with HIV later in life, and HIV specialist Dr Shema Tariq talks about the PRIME study focusing on HIV and the Menopause.
In this episode, Adele & Hilary delve into the world of Kink and Fetishes. They're joined in the studio by Zak, who's been involved in the fetish scene for 30 years, and London Kink Therapist, Sarah Berry. They chat about different kinks & fetishes, safety, and how to navigate the scene. Zak and Sarah also try their hands at Word Porn!
Sex and Consent
In this episode of Sex Talk, Hilary & Adele talk about sex and consent. They’re joined by George WX Barker, Director of Sexpression:UK, who talks about navigating consent and what it actually means. We also hear from Anna Sale, host of the podcast Death, Sex & Money from WNYC Studios. as she reflects on an episode they recently produced where consent became a big part of the conversation. Leasuwanna and Alex who’ve appeared in previous episodes of Sex Talk also share their own stories.
Jada Williams DEP2000
This is a great podcast that can be extremely beneficial and comforting to anyone living with HIV. I truly believe that there are great similarities as well as differences between the U.K and the U.S when it comes to dealing with HIV. Though the numbers may be much higher here in the U.S, the level of ignorance surrounding the virus is more present in the U.K. This is shocking to me because if the number of people living with HIV is higher in the U.S then the number of people with lack of knowledge should reflect a direct relation. All in all, this podcast shares a lot of tips and ways to remain healthy although they are not explicitly mentioned. I am glad to know that this podcast so freely focus on the topic of HIV and puts it out for people all over the world to hear as it can be helpful and even increase prevention.