Government Funded Porn: Ep 131

  Imagine if your government paid for public access porn- well, Germany did just that! Joining me to discuss what this looked like is feminist pornographer Paulita Pappel, who directed this film. She talks about the content and responses, while explaining how important open conversations about sex and porn are. Find Paulita and the film at Lustery.com Support us at […]

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Sex and Cheese Addiction: Ep 130

A controversial definition, but we do need to talk about sex addiction. Is it real? What harm does it do? Joining me to discuss this is Silva Neves who works in this area and is the author of of Compulsive Sexual Behaviours, A Psycho-Sexual Treatment Guide for Clinicians. Find Silva at silvaneves.co.uk or sexpositivityuk.com   Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack << […]

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Sex Work Laws: Ep 129

There are different ways to approach the issue of sex work, but which one might be the best way? Joining me to discuss this is sociologist Dr Niina Vuolajarvi, who researches sex work and migration.She explains the differences between the Nordic model, legislation, and decriminalisation. Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back To The Glow West Podcast https://media.blubrry.com/glow-west/media.blubrry.com/glowwest/content.blubrry.com/glowwest/niina_Glowwest.mp3Podcast (glow-west): Play in […]

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Queer Pop Music- Live! Ep 128

Joining me for the second live Glow West podcast is PhD candidate David Carroll, who is studying queer pop music in the 80s. David chats to me about how Elvis set the scene for the 80s, how MTV changed the game, and how he surprised Pete Burns with some champagne at RTE.(Correction note: Lori was 15, not 13 as mentioned […]

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South Asia and Sex: Ep 127

South Asia might seem on the surface to be quite conversative- but did you know there is a South Asian porn industry, hijab festivals, and thriving queer communities? Joining me to shine a light on this topic is Sangeeta Pillai, host of the amazing Masala Monologues podcast and founder of soulsutras.co.uk. Find Sangeeta on twitter at @soul_sutras Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack […]

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Lube it up! Ep 126

Lube is one of the best inventions in this world – once you use the right one! Joining me to discuss why its so important to use the correct lube that is body safe is co-founder of Hanx lube, Sarah Welsh. Sarah also explains what its like to be in the femtech world, and talks about the important of sexual […]

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Coming out as a sex worker: Ep 125

Many sex workers keep their activity to themselves, which can be stressful and isolating. Coming out can be an option, with privilege attached. Joing me to discuss how she is coming out as a sex worker is Melissa Mermin. Melissa speaks about her personal experiences as a sex worker and coming out to her family. Find Melissa at @naked_therapist on twitter Support […]

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Asking for Anal: Ep 124

Anal is for everyone and sure if you’re spicing up your sex life, amazing anal sex can be a lot of fun. Joining me today to walk us through how to have the best anal sex of your life is Dean O’Reilly, who hosts bottoming classes and is a student union leader. Find Dean at @accidentalrainbow Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack << […]

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