Positive Polyamory: Ep 91

There is a lot of information and misinformation out there on the topic of polyamory. To help us navigate our way through this, Ruth Crean joins me to discuss the realities of being poly. Ruth is poly herself and training to be a poly aware therapist, and is also a member of Polyamory Ireland. We talk about poly joy and managing breakups, […]

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Breakups and Boundaries: Ep 90

Breakups are no fun, most of the time. But they are something that most of us will experience whether it is a good or bad experience. Here to help make this more of a positive experience is educator Justine Ang Fonte who support people through romantic and plantonic breakups (as well as being an incredible sex educator!). Justine talks about when to break up […]

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Victim Blaming: Ep 89

While we must talk about sexual violence, we also need to talk about what happens afterwards. Victim blaming is prolific in many societies, and has a devastating effect on victims. Joining me to discuss this are Gemma McNally and Michelle Caulfield, who have extensive experience supporting victims of all genders in the Galway rape crisis centre.We discuss why we victim blame, and […]

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Healthy Relationships: Ep 88

We might hear a lot about abuse and unhealthy relationships, but what does a healthy relationship actually look like? Here to help is sexologist Naomi Hutchings who works to help people understand what goes into a healthy relationship. She explores how we define our values, how we unpack the messages we get from Hollywood, lovebombing, cheating, and how we can […]

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The Right to Ride: Ep 87

July is Disability Awareness Month so joining me to discuss sex and disability is activitist (and legend!) Alannah Murray. Alannah explains how the right to ride is a fundamental human right but disabled people are often excluded from these rights. Alannah also chats to me about access, dating apps, and how society sees disabled people in general. Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack […]

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Non-Binary Awareness Week: Ep 86

This week is international non-binary awareness week and to celebrate this I’m joined by Mx Bel Morrigan. Bel explains what being non-binary looks like, how other people interpret it, and what the law says about non binary identities. There’s lots to learn and Bel covers so much – no surprise as they are so creative! Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back To The […]

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Erectile Ups and Downs: Ep 85

If you have a penis, there’s a high chance you might experience erectile dysfunction at some point regardless of age. Joining me this week is the wonderful Dr. Reece Malone, who specialises in this area. Some people who experience this might not know where to go as we don’t have a lot of education in this area, but Reece is […]

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Sex and the Selfie: Ep 84

Is the selfie a tool for empowerment or exploitation? Who really gets to control the image of women online? Joining me to discuss this on a special bonus episode is Mary McGill, author of the newly published book ‘The Visibility Trap’ which is out now. Mary talks about selfies and sex tapes, online misogny and creepshot communities, and how woman can […]

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