Sex. Some people aren’t just doing it - they’re really doing it.
But, like with anything fun - safety comes first. We’ve got to be aware of sexually transmitted infections.
Monkeypox is not a sexually transmitted infection, but this current outbreak is being transmitted sexually. And when it comes to infections that are passed on sexually, there is an added level of stigma.
It’s clear that when STIs impact sexually active folk in the LGBTQIA+ community - it’s worse. Why is that? What is it about queer sex that creates this furore. It's just sex?
So let's talk about sex and work out just What The Pox? is going on. This week's guests are:
- Jason Domino - Porn4Prep founder and sex worker advocate
- Joseph Osmundson - American biophysicist and writer
- Harun Talunay - Sexual health expert with lived experience of monkeypox
- Topher Taylor - Award-winning pleasure expert and queer columnist
Listen to understand:
- What sex on site venues do to empower people to have better knowledge of their sexual health
- Why monkeypox could impact sex workers for months if they get the virus
- How shame and stigma can be worse when talking about queer sex, and what to do about it
Suggested resources from guest Jason Domino:
- Porn4Prep - a project aimed at improving awareness of HIV and other STIs
- History behind the term sex work
- PPSD Pledge
Credits: Hosted and produced by Martin Joseph. Directed and executive produced by Jamie Wareham. A QueerAF Production. With thanks to all of our guests valuable time.
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