Popeye was Right – Food & Sex: Ep 99

Popeye was on to something when he gulped down tons of spinach, as spinach is one of the best things you can eat for wellness- including sexual wellness. Joining me this week to discuss how food can enhance our sex lives is Christine DeLozier, author of ‘Diet for Good Sex’ which explores how simple foods like mushrooms or chillies can […]

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Sex for Medicine and Healing: Ep 98

Sex isn’t just fun – its medicine and a way to heal from trauma. To explain how this works, I’m joined by Devi Ward Erickson who shares how tantra can help help people and taps into medicine, spirituality, pleasure, and the body in order to offer somatic therapy and healing for body and mind. Find Devi at authentictantra.com Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack […]

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Consent Clarity: Ep 97

There are a lot of different ways to think and talk about consent, and consent theory can update quickly as we learn more about consent and sexual violence. Joining me to discuss some of these different models is the wonderful Phoenix Mandel, a sex educator who teaches consent amongst other topics. Phoenix talks us through different models and lays the […]

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Personal Ads and Pineapple Parties: Ep 96

The history of dating is a wild ride from personal ads that ‘proper’ women could write but not be seen to write, to swinger parties in the 1970s. Joining me to discuss the history- and future- of dating apps is journalist and author Nichi Hodgson. Nichi’s book ‘The Curious History of Dating’ covers the progression of dating norms and quirks from the 1700s […]

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Queer Dick Pics and Dating Apps : Ep 95

Is a dick pic perceived the same way for queer people using dating apps? How do we view digital sexual violence and digital consent? Joining me to explore these topics is Dr. Chris Dietzel who completed his PhD on how LGBT+ people use dating apps and how they explore consent and pleasure on the apps. Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack << […]

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OnlyFans and Freedom: Ep 94

With OnlyFans in the news lately for attempting to remove all sexual content from their platform, its important to listen to the sex workers affected by this. Joining me this week is Royalti on Wheels, who is a disabled sex worker from South Africa. She talks about the freedom online sex work has given her, and her concerns about safety […]

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Rough and Unwanted: Ep 93

Unwanted choking and facials- all far too common and all part of the spectrum of sex violence when done without consent. Joining me to discuss how we figure out how non consensual violence found its way into the bedroom is Rachel Thompson, author of Rough which explores these topics alongside looking at how we name these events when they happen […]

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Sex work, ear-gasms, and the LOLs: Ep 92

Sex is a serious business for some, but where’s the space for the fun? Joining me this week is sex educator Tim Langan who chats about his experiences as a sex worker and sex educator and using humour to help people to connect with their pleasure. Tim talks about connection, humour, ear orgasms, and how people can enjoy their sex […]

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