Welcome back to my playground, Lexual folx.
Last week, I aired Part 1 of this fun miniseries with Dirty Lola and Francisco Ramirez, the co-hosts of the awesome new show Sex Probz on New York Magazine’s The Cut. And we had great feedback from all of you about how important it was to cover these exact topics.
This week, get ready for the second part of our awesome and informative conversation, as we focus on a few different subjects that are super relevant, especially in times like these!
We’re going to explore what we can do to help people maintain a positive body image and self-confidence in a Photoshop-heavy world where, and where Western society’s concept of beauty is unnatural, unattainable and dramatically non-inclusive.
We’re also going to talk about how we as sex educators can redefine what sex actually means and how to have a dialogue about sex and the concept of virginity in a way that encompasses all bodies, genders and sexual orientations.
Finally, we’ll be examining how we can all remove stigma and shame from the way we feel, talk about and express our sexuality.
Last episode (the first part of this series), we focused more on how and why Dirty Lola and Francisco began their forays into sex education, as well as the added challenges that sex educators, sex workers and activists are facing in light of SESTA FOSTA.
We’re going to go deeper and talk about one of my favorite topics – self-confidence and body image – and how we can block out the excessively filtered and curated content that we constantly see inundating our social media feeds. That sounds like an impossibility given the influx of new posts that are bombarding us everywhere, especially on our mobile devices, but it’s doable if you understand that people usually post only the best and happiest moments in their lives, the sexiest photos of themselves, and those might not reflect the realities they are actually living. So comparing yourself to the images your social media friends can only do you a disservice, because that’s not real life.
So tune in to the second installment of my first two-part podcast miniseries of what it means to redefine sex and sexuality in the digital age, airing live tonight (and every Tuesday) at 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST on VoiceAmerica’s Variety channel!