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Conversations About Sexual Wellness with Dr. Caroline West

Conversations About Sexual Wellness with Dr. Caroline West




Conversations About Sexual Wellness with Dr. Caroline West




Sexting Season: Ep 111

Online flirting can be just as fun as in person flirting, and hey with covid we have to get used to it! To help with getting you all hot and bothered via your phone, this episode explores the world of hot hot hot sexting with the founder of sexting app Amorous. Elizabeth Dell talks to us about how puzzles, games and scripts can turn sexting into a super hot experience!


Positive Sexual Rights : Ep 110

November 30th is the International Day of Consent, and to celebrate this I am joined by Dr Siobhan O'Higgins and Siobhan Healy-Cullen from Active* Consent who explain what sexual rights are, how we can support others to enjoy their sexual rights as part of their human rights. Find Active* Consent at @activeconsent on twitter and Instagram. Support us at << Back To The Glow West Podcast


Slut Pages- WTF?? Ep 109

Ever heard of the term 'slut pages'? To discuss this disturbing trend, I'm joined by Professor Megan Maas who researches this area. The use of violence as a bonding tool is disturbing and we need to examine this. The role of social media, online porn sites and victim blaming is also discussed. Find Megan at Support us at << Back To The Glow West Podcast


Sexual Pleasure- Live and in Person! Ep 108

Glow West was finally live in front of a lovely audience, and I had the perfect guest joining me to pop this cherry. Aoife Drury, sex therapist and PhD candidate joined me to explore what sexual pleasure is, how we can achieve it, and what really goes on in a sex therapy session. Find Aoife at Support us at << Back To The Glow West Podcast


Sexual Racism: Ep 107

What is sexual racism? Here to discuss this with me is activist and writer Pradeep Mahadeshwar. Born in India and living in Ireland, he has experienced sexual racism on a structural and individual level. From dating apps to social groups, exclusion and sexual racism can harm people. Find Pradeep at @queermyths on Instagram. Support us at << Back To The Glow West Podcast


Sex in the Sixties: ep 106

The swinging sixties - a wild time, everyone having fun, right?? Eh... not quite. Lifting the lid on what sex was really like in the 1960s is Peter Doggett, author of 'Growing Up: Sex in the Sixties'. Peter chats to me about how young girls were sexualised and abused by rock stars, and explores how the idea of the 'teenage groupie' really came to be, and how the media played a role in glamourising this violence. Peter's book is out now in all good book shops! Support us at...


Sex, Cancer and Pleasure: Ep 105

For those of us who experience cancer, sex can be a tricky topic, and certainly one that there is not a lot of information on. Thankfully, sexologist Tess Deveze is here to talk to us about how we can incorporate sex and intimacy back into our lives during and after cancer. Tess has just written a book on this topic called 'A Better Normal; Your Guide to Rediscovering Intimacy After Cancer' which I highly recommend. Support us at << Back To The Glow West Podcast


Incels and the Internet: Ep 104

We might have heard of the term incels, but what do they actually do and should we be afraid of them? Joining me to discuss this is Dr Debbie Ging to explore what incels are, their connection to misogyny, and how they can get out of this mindset. Support us at << Back To The Glow West Podcast


Popping Our Way to Pleasure: Ep 103

Curious about poppers and using them during sex? You're not alone, and author Adam Zmith has just published an excellent book about the history of poppers and their connection to sex, particualry within the gay community. Enjoy this bonus episode and grab a copy of Adam's book 'Deep Sniff: A History of Poppers and Queer Futures', out now! Support us at << Back To The Glow West Podcast


Consent and Kids: Ep 102

One of the most common questions we hear is ''how do I speak to my kids about consent?', and at what age. To explore this, I'm joined by educator Nadine Thornhill who works with parents to talk to their kids about sex, consent, and how to prevent sexual violence. Nadine talks about making awkward conversations engaging for kids and how to make it age appropriate. Find Nadine at Support us at << Back To The Glow West Podcast


What’s in a Sex Toy? Ep 101

Do you know what your sex toys are made of? some sex toys are made of material that can melt, which is definitely not what you want going in or on your body! Thankfully, sex toys will now be regulated and here to talk me through this change is sex toy expert Stu Nugent who explains how sex toys can change the world (and your personal safety!) Find stu at @__batCountry on twitter. Support us at << Back To The Glow West Podcast


Exploring Sexual Wellness: Ep 100

We speak a lot about sexual wellness on the podcast, but what actually is sexual wellness, and how can we enjoy it? For the 100th episode, I am lucky to be joined by Jay Watts who explains how we can all increase our sexual pleasure and wellness, and identify barriers in order to tackle them. Head over to @glowwestpodcast on instagram to enter the 100th episode giveaway too! Find Jay at Support us at << Back To The Glow West Podcast


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 strenghten orgasms and libido. Find Christine HERE. Support us at << Back To The Glow West Podcast


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 Support us at << Back To The Glow West Podcast


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 groundwork for us to empower ourselves around consent. Find Phoenix at: phoenixmandel Support us at << Back To The...


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 to the present day. Lets' just be glad we have dating apps - or should we be? Support us at << Back To The Glow...


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 << Back To The Glow West Podcast


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 and income after this annoucement. Support us at << Back To The Glow West Podcast


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 to us. Rough is out now and is a must read. TW for talk of sexual violence. Support us at << Back To The Glow West Podcast


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 lives. Support us at << Back To The Glow West Podcast