Sex, Sequins, and Eurovision: Ep 74

It’s Eurovision week! So of course we had to have a bonus episode to mark the glorious campness of Eurovision. Joining me to chat about sex and Eurovision is Dr Jamie Halliwell, who has researched Eurovision and fandom. We cover sex in the lyrics, raunchy performances, costumes, and of course, the legends that are Jedward. Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack << […]

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Adventures of a Lost Butt Plug: Ep 73

Anal play is fun for a lot of people, but this episode reminds us that its important to have the right tools for the job. This week, Emma tells us about her recent experience of losing a butt plug inside herself, and ending up in hospital to get it removed. Thankfully Emma is on the mend now but her story […]

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Pleasure, Pain, Philosophy, and Patriarchy: EP 72

While an orgasm gap might seem simple on the surface, there can be so much more behind it. Joining me this week to discuss this is podcast host and philosopher Bobo Matjila, who breaks down why pleasure should be equal, but it is often not due to so many intersecting issues from patriarchy, racism, and capitalism. Bobo explores if love is […]

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Stalking and the Law: Ep 71

Did you know that there is currently no law against stalking in Ireland? With stalking being an issue that a lot of people experience, we need to talk about this and why the law has not taken it as seriously as it should. Eve McDowell from www.stalking.ie talks to me about her terrifying experience of stalking, and why she is campaigning […]

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Sex in Modern Ireland: Live Panel Ep. 70

Joining me for a live panel to discuss what sex and relationships look like in Ireland now are sex educator Grace Alice O ‘Shea, sex therapist Fidelia Idgoho, dating researcher Dr. Nicola Fox Hamilton, and LGBTQ+ activist Jay Pope. We discuss different types of relationships, sexual dysfunction, dick pics and dating apps, and so much more. Take a deep dive […]

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Where’s your mind at? Ep 69

We’ve heard about mindfulness when it comes to yoga or mental health support, but it can also be used to improve your sex life and relationship with pleasure. Joining me this week to discover how mindfulness leads to sexual happiness is sex educator Portia Brown, who is a lovely, calm voice to guide you on your path to better sex. […]

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Image Based Sexual Abuse: Ep 68

IBSA is a very common problem in Ireland unfortunately, and we are still understanding the scale of this form of violence. This episode is a hard listen as we cover Roísín Nic Lochlainn’s story about being a victim of image based abuse by her peers. Roísín discusses the impact this had on her life, her family, and her social life, and […]

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One…Two…Three Times the Fun? Ep 67

Threesomes – treble the fun? Sometimes, sometimes not. Threesomes can be a great experience or a negative one, and to guide us along the process is sex educator and author Stella Harris, who has just written a book on threesomes. She explores the logistics you need to consider, why it’s the most common fantasy for many people around the world, how […]

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