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Conversations About Sexual Wellness with Dr. Caroline West

Conversations About Sexual Wellness with Dr. Caroline West

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Ireland

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Conversations About Sexual Wellness with Dr. Caroline West

Language:

English


Episodes

HIV and ART: Ep 118

1/17/2022
This episode sees artist and creator Luis Noguera Benitez share his story about what it was like to be diagnosed with HIV as he was preparing to move countries, and how he uses art to educate and challenge stereotypes. Find Luis at @louisnoguera and if you are in Ireland and want a HIV test please reach out to HIV Ireland. Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back To The Glow West Podcast

Duration:00:55:53

Tortoise Shack Sunday Special – Call It Out

1/16/2022
This week on the Sunday Special we were joined by Glow West podcast host, Dr Caroline West, Dublin Inquirer reporter, Shamim Malekmian and Adoption Rights and Clann Project co-founder, Claire McGettrick. It was an absolute privilege. We discuss Shamim's latest story about how migrants are denied access to life-saving organ transplants because of the possible later requirement for State supports HERE. We go into a lot of depth as to why the recent "gamechanger" on access to records for the...

Duration:00:49:36

186. Realities of Gender Based Violence & Potential Solutions

1/15/2022
In this Reboot Republic Podcast Rory talks to Dr Caroline West (host of Glow West) about the issues of gender based violence in the context of the shocking murder of Ashling Murphy. Caroline talks about her own experience, and what men and society as a whole can do to end sexual violence against women. She explains about the retraumatizing of victims, and makes the point that there is a lot Government can be doing, like funding prevention and education, and funding domestic violence services...

Duration:00:32:18

Queer Trans Porn: Ep 117

1/10/2022
What's it like to film queer porn- and to film porn in a pandemic? Joining me to share their experiences is queer porn performer Tommy Clifford who chats about remote filming porn in a pandemic, trans representation in porn, and filming after bottom surgery. Find Tommy at @TomdeFun on Instagram Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back To The Glow West Podcast

Duration:00:52:34

The Politics of Sexual Pleasure: Ep 116

1/3/2022
There's more to the politics of sexual pleasure than just the orgasm gap. Joining me to discuss this is PhD researcher Katalin Zsiga who talks about her research and findings from around the world that identifies barriers to true sexual equality. Find Katalin at @zsigakatalin on twitter. Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back To The Glow West Podcast

Duration:00:53:23

2022 New Year Revolutions – Plus Your Messages

1/1/2022
In this very special tortoise shack podcast Dr Caroline West of Glow West joins Martin and Tony to talk the year to come, the resolutions and revolutions they want to see and the things that they want to see left in 2021. You'll also hear from Green Party Cllrs (Dublin & Belfast) Hazel Chu and Brian Smyth, former UN Special Rapporteur for Housing, Leilani Farha, full-time teacher and part-time Reboot host, Jana Lyons, Solicitor and hero Simon McGarr, Tallaght Person of the Decade Senator...

Duration:01:01:32

Wrap it up! Ep 114

12/20/2021
Condoms, French letters, Johnnies- whatever you call them, condoms are an important part of sexual wellness. Joining me to discuss this topic is Mike Taylor from EXS condoms who put the fun back in condoms. Mike explains what a vegan condom is, and explores the future of eco friendly condoms- reusable condoms anyone? Find Mike and EXS on IG at: @exscondomsofficial Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back To The Glow West Podcast

Duration:00:44:00

Sex Positivity: Ep 113

12/13/2021
Sex positivity has become a bit of a buzzword, but what does it actually mean, and how can we be sex positive in real life? Joining me to answer this is sex educator Natasha Lama who explores how we can have a healthy attitude to sex. Find Natasha at @browngirl.sexology Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back To The Glow West Podcast

Duration:00:45:12

Sex Toy Gift Guide: Ep 112

12/6/2021
Don't get boring presents this year - get some pleasure enhancing gifts for your loved one - and for yourself! Here to help you choose the right toy for you is the legendary Shawna Scott from sexsiopa.ie who sells body safe sex toys for all. Treat yo self this year! Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back To The Glow West Podcast

Duration:00:48:26

Sexting Season: Ep 111

12/2/2021
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! Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back To The Glow West Podcast

Duration:00:44:59

Positive Sexual Rights : Ep 110

11/29/2021
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 patreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back To The Glow West Podcast

Duration:00:43:01

Slut Pages- WTF?? Ep 109

11/22/2021
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 meganmaas.com Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back To The Glow West Podcast

Duration:00:50:07

Sexual Pleasure- Live and in Person! Ep 108

11/15/2021
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 drurytherapy.com Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back To The Glow West Podcast

Duration:00:40:10

Sexual Racism: Ep 107

11/8/2021
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 patreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back To The Glow West Podcast

Duration:00:42:55

Sex in the Sixties: ep 106

11/4/2021
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...

Duration:00:45:31

Sex, Cancer and Pleasure: Ep 105

11/1/2021
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 patreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back To The Glow West Podcast

Duration:00:47:03

Incels and the Internet: Ep 104

10/25/2021
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 patreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back To The Glow West Podcast

Duration:00:52:13

Popping Our Way to Pleasure: Ep 103

10/21/2021
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 patreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back To The Glow West Podcast

Duration:00:46:52

Consent and Kids: Ep 102

10/18/2021
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 nadinethornhill.com Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back To The Glow West Podcast

Duration:00:50:59

What’s in a Sex Toy? Ep 101

10/14/2021
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 patreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back To The Glow West Podcast

Duration:00:47:30