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A new podcast about sex and sexual health presented by Adele Roberts and Hilary Ineomo-Marcus, supported by Public Health England, Comic Relief and Positively UK

A new podcast about sex and sexual health presented by Adele Roberts and Hilary Ineomo-Marcus, supported by Public Health England, Comic Relief and Positively UK
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A new podcast about sex and sexual health presented by Adele Roberts and Hilary Ineomo-Marcus, supported by Public Health England, Comic Relief and Positively UK






Sex Q&A and Recap- Episode 24

Join Adele & Hilary for the final episode of Sex Talk. They invite our resident sexperts, Sexual Health and HIV Specialist, Dr Stuart Flanagan, and Sex Therapist Sarah Berry into the studio to answer your questions about sex. The team talk about the changes in sex and sexual health in the UK, and reflect on some of the best moments of the series.


Women & HIV- Episode 23

Women make up a third of people living with HIV in the UK, and a quarter of new diagnoses, yet women are often invisible in the conversation around the virus. In this episode, Adele & Hilary are joined by Sophie Strachan. Sophie is the co-chair for women's HIV charity, Sophia Forum, who recently worked with the Terrence Higgins Trust on a report looking into women living with HIV called 'Invisible No Longer'. Sophie talks about the findings of the report and shares her own story of being...


Sex & Relationship Education - Episode 22

The National guidelines for sex & relationship education in the UK haven't changed since the year 2000, but the way young people interact with each other has changed massively. In this episode, Adele & Hilary hear from three teenage girls who talk about their experience of sex education & put their questions to sexual health specialist, Dr Stuart Flanagan, & sex & relationship education expert Lizzie Jordan. The team also chat about what the new guidelines should look like when they're...


Sex and Sexual Health Later in Life - Episode 21

According to research by HIV charity the Terrence Higgins Trust, 80% of people aged between 50 and 90 are sexually active, and between 2012 and 2016 there was a 9% increase in STI’s in over 45’s. New HIV infections in people over 50 are also rising faster than other age groups. In this episode, Adele and Hilary chat to Sue and Simon, who were both diagnosed with HIV later in life, and HIV specialist Dr Shema Tariq talks about the PRIME study focusing on HIV and the Menopause.


Kinky Sex - Episode 20

In this episode, Adele & Hilary delve into the world of Kink and Fetishes. They're joined in the studio by Zak, who's been involved in the fetish scene for 30 years, and London Kink Therapist, Sarah Berry. They chat about different kinks & fetishes, safety, and how to navigate the scene. Zak and Sarah also try their hands at Word Porn!


Sex and Consent - Episode 19

In this episode of Sex Talk, Hilary & Adele talk about sex and consent. They’re joined by George WX Barker, Director of Sexpression:UK, who talks about navigating consent and what it actually means. We also hear from Anna Sale, host of the podcast Death, Sex & Money from WNYC Studios, as she reflects on an episode they recently produced where consent became a big part of the conversation. Leasuwanna and Alex who’ve appeared in previous episodes of Sex Talk also share their own stories.


HIV Can Affect Anyone - Episode 18

Discussion around HIV often focuses on ‘at risk’ groups, such as men who have sex with men and people in the black African community. In this episode of Sex Talk Adele and Hilary are joined by two people who had never even considered HIV would affect their lives before their diagnosis, Raj and Lizzie. They also chat with Yasmin who works for HIV charity Positive East, about why every person who is sexually active should regularly test for HIV.


Trans and Non-Binary Sexual Health - Episode 17

Sex Talk is back for a final series! In this episode the conversation focuses on trans and non-binary sexual health. Adele and Hilary are joined in the studio by Aedan, one of the directors of CliniQ, a sexual health and well-being centre specifically for trans and non-binary people in London. They also chat with Juno Roche, author of the book ‘Queer Sex’ about her personal experiences of HIV care as a trans woman.


We need your questions!

So Sex Talk is currently on a series break! We'll be back in September with episode 17 focusing on Trans & Non-Binary Sexual Health, but in the meantime, we want your questions about the birds and the bees! Our sexual health expert, Dr Stuart Flanagan and sexpert Sarah Berry will be joining Adele and Hilary for a special Q&A. Get any questions you have about sex, sexual health and relationships to us by September 21st. In the meantime, stay safe, and keep talking!


HIV Myth Buster Special - Episode 16

Did you know that somebody on effective treatment for HIV can’t pass the virus on? Did you know that there is a daily pill you can take to prevent yourself from contracting HIV? In this HIV myth buster special of Sex Talk, Adele & Hilary are joined in the studio by Sexual Health and HIV Specialist Dr Stuart Flanagan, and Matthew Hodson, Executive Director of HIV charity, NAM. Stuart and Matthew separate fact from fiction when it comes to HIV, and Matthew gets involved with our favourite...


Chemsex - Episode 15

In the latest episode of Sex Talk, Hilary and Adele look into the often hidden world of Chemsex (sex under the influence of psychoactive drugs, usually between men who have sex with men). Hilary and Adele are joined in the studio by Pank who talks openly about his experience of Chemsex, which includes sex parties, prison and HIV. Hilary also chats with Monty Moncrieff from London Friend who talks about the support the charity offers people engaging in Chemsex.


Life as a gay black man - Episode 14

In this weeks Sex Talk we hear about the experiences of black gay & bisexual men. HIV diagnoses among Asian & black African gay & bisexual men have been rising for the past 10 years. Marc Thompson, co-founder of BlackOut UK, an online community for gay black men & Phil Samba from The Terrence Higgins Trust chat to Adele and Hilary about racism that they have experienced in the gay community. They also discuss stereotypes, sexual health, homophobia and coming out in the black community in...


Sexual Problems - Episode 13

Who said Sex was easy?! Sex isn’t always as easy or as carefree as some might think, with 1 in 3 people experiencing sexual difficulties. In this episode of Sex Talk, Adele and Hilary are joined by Sex Therapist, Sarah Berry, who chats about sexual problems which affect women, such as vaginal pain and low libido. They also talk to Hannah about her experience of Vaginismus, and they hear from Peter Saddington, Sex Therapist and Relationship Counsellor for Relate, about sexual issues...


Growing up with HIV - Episode 12

There are currently around 1000 children living with HIV in the UK. 99.9% of babies born in the UK to HIV positive mothers do not contract the virus, as effective treatment actually prevents transmission. This episode of Sex Talk looks at what it’s like to grow up with the virus. Adele and Hilary talk to Horcelie, who was born in The Democratic Republic of Congo and found out she had HIV when she was 11 years old. We also hear from Abi who works for the children’s HIV charity CHIVA, about...


Pride in London - Episode 11

On Saturday July 7th 2018, the capital was full of love and unity (and there was plenty of glitter too!), for Pride in London. Adele and Hilary joined the celebrations in the glorious sunshine and caught up with some of the men marching with LGBT Hero (behind Out Life and the GMFA). They spoke to Peter Tatchell, who was voted number 1 in the Pride Power List (which also included our very own Adele Roberts!) for the work he has done for LGBT+ human rights since the first UK Pride in 1972....


Sex and Disability - Episode 10

In this episode of Sex Talk the conversation focuses on Sex and Disability. Adele and Hilary talk to Brian (not his real name), a blind man in his twenties who talks about his experiences using sexual services. They also chat with Rachel, an escort who lists her services through The TLC Trust, a website which provides listings of safe sexual services for disabled people, and Sex Therapist Tuppy Owens, who originally set up the TLC Trust as well as the disabled social, peer support and dating...


Summer Special- Sex on Holiday - Episode 9

Adele and Hilary are back after a series break and are joined in the studio once again by our wonderful HIV and Sexual Health Specialist, Dr Stuart Flanagan in a sexy summer special! In the current steamy heatwave, Adele, Hilary and Dr Stuart talk about sex on holiday. They ask what the general public get up to on holiday and how safe we all are when it comes to summer romances. The Sex Talk team are joined on the phone by Sean Tipton from the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA),...


Living with HIV - Episode 8

In the final episode of Series 1, the focus is on living well with HIV. Adele and Hilary are joined by two guests, Garry and Leasuwanna. Garry was diagnosed with HIV 27 years ago and was told he had 5 years to live. Leasuwanna was diagnosed with HIV at the same time many women in the UK are diagnosed, during pregnancy, as this is the only time women are routinely screened for HIV. They both tell their inspirational stories, and talk about the incredible work they are doing helping others...


The Sex Industry - Episode 7

Adele and Hilary hear from two people involved in the Sex industry in Episode 7. Roney worked in the industry for over two decades and shares his experiences of addiction, violence and poverty. Roney also talks about the work he does with The Mens Room. Joining Adele and Hilary in the studio is Sophie, a 24 year old talented writer who has been involved in the industry since she was 16. Sophie talks about the reality of working as an escort, and reads a short story she has written.


Sex and Alcohol - Episode 6

In Episode 6 of Sex Talk, Adele and Hilary talk all about Sex and Alcohol. We hear from the Terrence Higgins Trust Outreach Team in Soho, headed up by Rebecca and Rich, as they tackle the busy bars in one of London's drinking hotspots, handing out free condoms and information about PrEP. Alex Causton-Ronaldson joins Adele and Hilary in the studio to talk about how a wild night out changed his life forever.