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In this casual end of season episode, Hannah has a good sit down chat about how season five went and what it was like being pregnant while recording, and then digs into some listener questions about pregnancy, parenting and maternity leave plans, and what you can expect from Doing It in the future! Thank you all for all your support this season, and we’ll see you when Hannah’s back from maternity leave!📝CHECK OUT THE SHOWNOTES AND TRANSCRIPT📝https://doingitpodcast.co.uk✨CONNECT WITH US✨https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcasthttps://twitter.com/doingitpodcast👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletter
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Kaz Lucus, a kink positive queer Kenyan sex educator who hosts The Spread podcast. Kaz talks to Hannah all about why she decided to create the Spread Podcast and her mission of helping fellow Kenyans be more open in discovering their sexuality, as well as how religion is the root of sexual taboo and stigma in Kenya today. Kaz explains how Kenyan culture was much more open towards gender and sexuality before colonialism, and why, although Kenya is still a polygamous country, she thinks polyamory is a more modern day and ethical practice. Finally, Kaz shares some of her own personal experiences of polyamory and the work and communication it involves.**MORE ABOUT KAZ LUCAS**Award winning musician and 2021 TED fellow/speaker Karen Kaz Lucas is an established leader in the Kenyan arts and culture ecosystem. Having begun her career in 1997 as a rapper/singer, she has gone on to run creative ventures and projects cutting across the performing arts, media production, digital marketing and innovative events that shape the industrial standard. Kaz has had a lifelong passion for changing the way sex education is taught to young people. Driven by this passion and enabled by her media experience, she started The Spread Podcast.The Spread is a sex positive podcast that only exists because there is no comprehensive sex education in Kenya. Information about sex is rooted in the negative consequences: HIV and AIDS and unwanted pregnancies. But while these are some real consequences, there’s need to highlight all the positive things that can come out of healthy, informed and consensual sexual practices. The Spread provides a platform advocating for comprehensive sexuality and consent education in our academic institutions.- Website: https://www.kazentertainment.com/- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kazkarenlucas/- Twitter: https://twitter.com/karenkazlucas- The Spread: https://www.instagram.com/thespreadpod/📝CHECK OUT THE SHOWNOTES AND TRANSCRIPT📝https://doingitpodcast.co.uk✨CONNECT WITH US✨https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcasthttps://twitter.com/doingitpodcast👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletter
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Gabby Edlin, who is an activist campaigning to menstrual equity and the founder of the charity Bloody Good Period. Gabby discusses what led her to start Bloody Good Period, the work she does with the charity to provide asylum seekers with free and high quality period products, and her employment scheme that campaigns for period rights in workplaces. also TOPIC. Gabby and Hannah talk about why it’s important to be able to talk about your period openly, how things have changed in the last few years, and how transphobia has no place in the feminist and period-equality movement. and TOPIC. Finally, Gabby discusses how difficult it’s been to navigate charity and activist spaces as a Jewish person as well as the importance of Jewish joy and what that looks like for her.CW: antisemitism and transphobia throughout, brief mention of domestic violence✨MORE ABOUT GABBY EDLIN AND BLOODY GOOD PERIOD✨Gabby Edlin, 35, is an activist campaigning for menstrual equity, and the founder and CEO of charity, Bloody Good Period. Gabby was named as one of the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 Top Changemakers and Stylist’s Woman of the Week.She started Bloody Good Period in 2016 when she was volunteering at the New London Synagogue asylum-seekers’ drop-in centre, and discovered that period supplies were only provided for ‘in emergencies’. A whip around for donations of pads or tampons on Facebook turned into a charity which distributes period supplies for asylum seekers, refugees and anyone who can’t afford them, all around the UK.Bloody Good Period also provides menstrual, sexual and reproductive health education within those communities. These products and sessions are currently distributed through over 100 drop-in services and groups in London and the UK.Gabby grew up in a Jewish community in Manchester and cites her Jewishness as a huge influence in her activism. She has a Masters in Applied Imagination from Central St Martins specialising in feminism and comedy. Before BGP, she worked in Arts Education for children and young people, and trained as an artist. She lives in North London.- Bloody Good Period: https://www.bloodygoodperiod.com/- BGP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloodygoodperiod/- Gabby’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gabbyedlin/📝CHECK OUT THE SHOWNOTES AND TRANSCRIPT📝https://doingitpodcast.co.uk✨CONNECT WITH US✨https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcasthttps://twitter.com/doingitpodcast👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletter
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Sophie Whitehead, who is a writer, researcher, and sex educator currently working on her PhD at King’s College London about the nature of teen ‘rape culture’ in the online era. Sophie speaks all about what rape culture in schools actually looks like and how teachers can counteract this by embedding principles of consent and empathy in all aspects of school. Hannah and Sophie discuss the delicate nuance of addressing instances of sexual violence in school in a way that takes care of the survivor, but also works towards educating and reintegrating the perpetrator. Finally, they also talk about how to avoid the trap of alienating LGBTQ+ students and reinforcing gender stereotypes when discussing sexual assault in sex ed, what Sophie thinks about single versus mixed sex education, and why assemblies are a terrible way to address sexual violence or any matters of sex ed!CW: rape culture and sexual violenceMORE ABOUT SOPHIE WHITEHEADSophie is a writer, researcher, and sex educator. She's currently halfway through her PhD at King's College London, where she's researching the nature of teen 'rape culture' in the online era.- Twitter: https://twitter.com/bonbourbons- School of Sex Ed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/school_sexed/📝CHECK OUT THE SHOWNOTES AND TRANSCRIPT📝https://doingitpodcast.co.uk✨CONNECT WITH US✨https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcasthttps://twitter.com/doingitpodcast👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletter
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Freddy McConnell, a writer and journalist who recently became a solo dad as a trans man. Freddy talks all about what the experience of being pregnant and giving birth was like for him as a trans man in the UK, as well as the complexities of coming off testosterone to get pregnant and the challenge of body dysmorphia throughout the whole process. Freddy discusses how we need correct education and professional advice to be given to trans people about fertility, and his experience of health care professionals in general throughout his pregnancies. Finally, Hannah and Freddy chat about Freddy’s choice to become a solo parent, gender neutral parenting, and how pregnancy spaces can be become more LGBTQ+ inclusive.CW: experiences of transphobia and misgenderingMORE ABOUT FREDDY MCCONNELLFreddy McConnell is a writer and journalist who began his career at The Guardian in London and Sydney.He became a solo dad via donor conception in 2018 and again in 2022. Freddy shared his first experience of pregnancy as a transgender man in the BIFA-nominated documentary *[Seahorse](https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/vimeo.com/ondemand/seahorsefilm__;!!KEc8uF_xo8-al5zF!H8776FZAWLucW1qPggi-YSyHs17GbwkGEpMbWplxu92f394QY_Je3AhKcPFlky1P$)*. Wanting to tell more stories of queer parenthood, he then created the BBC podcast, *[Pride & Joy](https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08ckm7w__;!!KEc8uF_xo8-al5zF!H8776FZAWLucW1qPggi-YSyHs17GbwkGEpMbWplxu92f394QY_Je3AhKcMbKIaAi$)*. His first picture book, *Little Seahorse and the Big Question*, will be published by Puffin in July 2022.Freddy is also an advocate for LGBTQ+ family equality. His fight to be recognised as his children's father or parent on their birth certificates is waiting to be heard by the European Court of Human Rights.- Twitter: https://twitter.com/freddymcconnell- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freddy.mcconnell/- Seahorse film: https://seahorsefilm.com/watch📝CHECK OUT THE SHOWNOTES AND TRANSCRIPT📝https://doingitpodcast.co.uk✨CONNECT WITH US✨https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcasthttps://twitter.com/doingitpodcast👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletter
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Lolo Cynthia, a gender and sexuality activist and educator from Nigeria. Lolo discusses her own experiences of sexualization and grooming as a curvy woman with big breasts, the harmful stigma and myths in Nigeria around girls’ bodies and sexuality and how that makes them more at risk to predatory behaviour. Lolo shares how she is working to empower young people and girls especially to reconnect with their bodies, trust their intuition and let this guide how they engage with sex. Hannah and Lolo chat about how interconnected alcohol and dating are and why Lolo feels bringing alcohol into dating prevents you from understanding how connected you actually feel to someone. Lolo also shares anecdotes about the different kinds of questions girls versus boys ask in her sex education classes, why she’s not allowed to include LGBTQ+ themes in sex education but how she finds loop holes to teach students about understanding and accepting themselves. Finally, Lolo discusses how to talk about sexual pleasure that is more inclusive of people with vaginas who have been circumcised and how those in the sex positive world can be better allies to people who have experienced FGM.CW: grooming, sexual assault, and female genital mutilation✨MORE ABOUT LOLO CYNTHIA ✨Lolo started her own social enterprise, LoloTalks, to increase comprehensive sexuality education across Nigeria, with a special focus on people in underserved communities such as brothels and prisons. She created a sexuality toolkit – MyBodyIsMine- to use in schools and uses her various platforms to speak about the importance of sex education. Lolo’s interest in sexual and reproductive health and rights was deepened when she moved to South Africa and saw how issues around sexuality, including access to legal and safe abortion, were treated differently than in her home country. Lolo strives to educate young men and women about sexuality, respect, and contraceptives. As a natural leader, with a passion to drive positive change, she joined Niyel - an impact-driven campaign agency to create campaigns that lead to positive change in Africa and beyond- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lolo_cy- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lolo_cy/?hl=en- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LoloTalksInc📝CHECK OUT THE SHOWNOTES AND TRANSCRIPT📝https://doingitpodcast.co.uk✨CONNECT WITH US✨https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcasthttps://twitter.com/doingitpodcast👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletter
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Jessica and Claudia Kellgren-Fozard! Jessica is a YouTuber and content creator who shares her experiences as a chronically ill and disabled lesbian, often making videos with her wife, Claudia. Jessica discusses drawing on her knowledge of sign language as a deaf person to teach their baby, and how becoming a parent has helped Jessica with her disabilities through building physical strength. Jessica and Claudia chat about why Claudia had an elective caesarean to make it easier for Jessica to be able to be present at the birth and how the temporary disability of recovering from her caesarean gave Claudia a new perspective on the restrictions and frustrations Jessica experiences with her disabilities. They talk about how gender parenting roles don’t come into play as a lesbian couple, why not to say “whose baby is it really?” to lesbian parents, and how ostracising it can be for Jessica when “mum” gatherings focus on breast feeding. Finally, Jessica and Claudia chat to Hannah about whether they felt the health care environments they visited during the pregnancy were inclusive to them as lesbians.✨MORE ABOUT JESSICA KELLGREN-FOZARD✨Jessica Kellgren-Fozard is a British Youtuber and Content Creator who shares her experiences as a chronically ill and disabled lesbian in a fun, uplifting and educational way. Since starting to make videos in 2016, Jessica's channel has grown to 902k subscribers and the success of her platform has led to her being named the top Online Influencer at the British LGBT Awards 2021. Jessica is an advocate for both the Disability and LGBTQ+ communities, often making videos with her wife Claudia, or about her daily experiences as a deaf person living with genetic disorders Hereditary Neuropathy with Liability to Pressure Palsies (HNPP) and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Her amazing efforts in representing both communities have earned her places on the Shaw Trust Disability Power List and Lesbian Visibility Week’s Visible 100 List.- Jessica’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/JessicaOutOfTheCloset/- Jessica and Claudia’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessieandclaud/- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/JessicaKellgrenFozard- Claudia’ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cloudfoz/📝CHECK OUT THE SHOWNOTES AND TRANSCRIPT📝https://doingitpodcast.co.uk✨CONNECT WITH US✨https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcasthttps://twitter.com/doingitpodcast👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletter
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Anna Lee (aka Anna the Average), who is the co-founder and head of engineering at Lioness, the women-led sexual health startup. Anna discusses her journey as a Korean American women in the sex tech world, how she overcame the conservatism of her family to found her own sex tech company, and how working in sex tech helped her reclaim ownership of her own body after trauma. She and Hannah talk about why Anna is feeling positive that the landscape of the sex tech industry is becoming more diverse despite having to navigate a lot of stereotypes and uncomfortable situations. Finally, Anna shares more about her motivation behind creating the Lioness, why she believes being able to measure your orgasms allows people to better understand how their bodies work, and gives advice on introducing using toys in partnered sex as well how to get into the sex tech industry!CW: mention of sexual assault✨ MORE ABOUT ANNA LEE ✨Anna Lee is a technical co-founder of Lioness, the women-led sexual health startup that built the world’s first and only smart vibrator that improves understanding of sexual pleasure and body through biofeedback data. She is a Forbes 30 Under 30 alum and has been covered in numerous publications like Fast Company, Glamour, and Popular Science, as well as Paper Magazine’s Asian Women Creators You Need to Know and Buzzfeed’s 14 Sex Tech Founders Who Are Changing The Way The World Thinks About Sex. Anna is a prominent creator on TikTok with nearly 400,000 followers.Anna was previously a mechanical engineer at Amazon, launching the Amazon Dash Button’s original concept and the Kindle Voyage Page Press Technology. She has spoken at top universities like UC Berkeley and Chalmers University, SXSW, and CYFY India. Lioness was featured at CES 2020, a finalist at Last Gadget Standing, Engadget Best of CES 2020, and Refinery29 Best of CES SexTech. She is a big advocate in Lioness’ mission to expand understanding and research in sexual health, and destigmatize female sexuality.Lioness: https://lioness.io/Instagram: https://instagram.com/annaisaverageTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@annatheaverage📝CHECK OUT THE SHOWNOTES AND TRANSCRIPT📝https://doingitpodcast.co.uk✨CONNECT WITH US✨https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcasthttps://twitter.com/doingitpodcast👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletter
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Dr Emma Chan, who is a doctor working in mental health, the Reproductive & Sexual Health Lead at The School of Sexuality Education, and co-author of “Sex Ed: An Inclusive Guide to Relationships”. Emma discusses what current sex education neglects to mention about pregnancy, including fertility, miscarriage, and the experience of being pregnant. They and Hannah talk about reproductive rights, navigating the climate crisis while wanting to have a baby, and how to make pregnancy healthcare spaces more inclusive to trans people. Finally, Emma and Hannah discuss emotional vocabulary and the importance of teaching communication skills to help young people express themselves, as well as how we can work towards greater contraceptive equality.CW: miscarriageMORE ABOUT DR EMMA CHAN- Dr Emma Chan is a doctor working in mental health, and a workshop facilitator with the School of Sexuality Education. Emma is one of the co-creators of 'Sex Ed: An Inclusive Teenage Guide to Sex and Relationships' and also regularly writes about relationship and sex related content on the blog.- Twitter: https://twitter.com/squisquasque- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/squishsquashsquelch/- Blog: http://www.squishsquashsquelch.com📝CHECK OUT THE SHOWNOTES AND TRANSCRIPT📝https://doingitpodcast.co.uk✨CONNECT WITH US✨https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcasthttps://twitter.com/doingitpodcast👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletter
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Alison Wiggins, who is Subject Leader for the PGCE in Social Sciences and PGCE Psychology programmes at University College London. Alison discusses how she works with teachers to remove their own personal experiences and beliefs around sex when working with students, and the importance of listening to young people and providing what they themselves tell us that they need. Alison and Hannah talk about the crossover of anti-racism work and sex education, why Alison believes primary school isn’t too early to talk about gender roles, and why Alison tells teachers to watch the Netflix show Sex Education! Hannah and Alison discuss how to create a more LGBTQ+ inclusive space in RSE for students and teachers, and why the RSE you deliver in your school won't have any impact unless the culture of your school as a whole reflects the values of equality and safety that you are teaching. Finally, they explain why we should centre pleasure (not just safety) in sex education and uphold it as an important valid reason why people have sex!CW: brief mention of suicide, mentions of sexual harassment and violenceMORE ABOUT ALISON WIGGINSAlison Wiggins is the Subject Leader for the PGCE in Social Sciences and PGCE Psychology programmes at IoE-UCL and leads work across ITE on PSHE, RSE and Anti-racism. She is also a tutor on the MA Education programme and contributes to the Understanding Research and Feminist Pedagogies and approaches to education modules.  Until earlier this academic year, she was also a part-time Psychology and Sociology teacher in a London Secondary school and sixth form and has been teaching for the last 14 years. She is vocal and active feminist and is passionate about building an equitable Education system and using Education and Social research as vehicles for Social Justice.  Her research interests are focused on issues of Race and Gender equity, and she is currently working with the Equality and Inclusion team in her department to develop our use of Anti-racist practice and pedagogy and is working on the creation of a new module for the MA Education focused on ‘Decolonialisation’ in education through curriculum, assessment and pedagogy.  This year, she will also be working with colleagues on cross-institutional research projects focused on the racialised experiences of Minority Ethnic student teachers and is developing an RSE specialism for all PGCE students though her collaborative work with the School of Sexuality Education. She hopes that one day she will get around to beginning her PhD!- Twitter: https://twitter.com/ally_wiggins- School of Sexuality Education: https://www.instagram.com/school_sexed/?hl=en📝CHECK OUT THE SHOWNOTES AND TRANSCRIPT📝https://doingitpodcast.co.uk✨CONNECT WITH US✨https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcasthttps://twitter.com/doingitpodcast👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletter
In this episode, Hannah is joined by LalalaLetMeExplain, an anonymous sex, dating and relationships expert and a qualified social worker who has just released her first book: “Block, Delete, and Move On”. Lala and Hannah talk about what dating with self-love really looks like, why it’s more important to look for green flags than red flags when it comes to getting to know someone, and why it’s so common for there to be a disconnect between the advice we give other people and the advice we give ourselves. Lala discusses incorporating mindfulness in your approach to dating - and why you maybe shouldn’t always listen to your vagina.CW: abusive relationshipsMORE ABOUT LALALALETMEEXPLAINLalalaLetMeExplain is Instagram sensation - an anonymous sex, dating and relationships expert who has amassed a staggering 175k followers! A qualified social worker and dating & relationships educator, she left her 15-year career in the public sector in 2018 to bring her professional knowledge to social media. This is a smart, aware, provocative and engaging debut which empowers women to tackle the pitfalls of modern dating and helps them to successfully navigate unsatisfactory relationships with a man, and Lala’s personal experience and career as a trauma expert ensure she is uniquely positioned to write this book.You can follow Lalalaletmeexplain on Instagram @lalalaletmeexplain: https://instagram.com/lalalaletmeexplain📝CHECK OUT THE SHOWNOTES AND TRANSCRIPT📝https://doingitpodcast.co.uk✨CONNECT WITH US✨https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcasthttps://twitter.com/doingitpodcast👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletter
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Quinn Rhodes, who is a queer, disabled trans sex writer. They talk about why Quinn is reclaiming the words “transsexual” and “faggot,”, why he feels the word “pegging” has homophobic undertones, and how companies need to stop making masturbation all about capitalism. Quinn discusses how to queer up your sex life, what gender-affirming sex truly looks like, and gives advice on how to throw the cishetnormative sexual script out of the window and figure out what actually works for you (and why lists can really help!). Brownie points for anyone who can count the amount of times Hannah and Quinn say the phrase "fucked up the ass" in this episode!CW: mental illness, depression and suicidal thoughts**MORE ABOUT QUINN RHODES**Quinn Rhodes (he/him) is a queer, trans, and disabled sex writer. He’s an inconvenient transsexual approaching faggotry and a sex nerd with vaginismus. Quinn writes about shame, queering sex, and his adventures in learning to fuck without fucking up. He can usually be found wearing stomp-on-the-cisheteropatriarchy boots and figuring out how to look more obviously queer. You can find his filthy and think-y writing about sex at onqueerstreet.com- Twitter: https://twitter.com/onqueerstreet- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/onqueerstreet📝CHECK OUT THE SHOWNOTES AND TRANSCRIPT📝https://doingitpodcast.co.uk✨CONNECT WITH US✨https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcasthttps://twitter.com/doingitpodcast👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletter
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Melanie Murphy, an award winning lifestyle YouTuber, bestselling author and Hannah’s good friend! Mel talks about how relationship with her bisexuality has changed since becoming a mum, being genderless blobs with her husband, and how she navigates creating parenting content whilst also maintaining boundaries for her and her family. Mel also opens up on the impact of giving birth on her body, as well as the miracle of the body and its capacity to heal. Melanie shares her advice on around navigating your sex life with your partner after you have a baby and learning to prioritise time and making extra effort as a couple after becoming parents, and Hannah and Melanie talked about how to cope with anxiety when you're pregnant and dealing with fears of miscarriage. Finally, Hannah shares why she didn’t want to see the picture Melanie took of her vulva after giving birth!CW: discussion of miscarriage, mention of eating disordersMORE ABOUT MELANIE MURPHYMelanie Murphy is an award-winning lifestyle Youtuber and best-selling Irish author from Dublin, Ireland, where she lives with her husband and one year old son. Melanie’s online content about creativity, relationships, motherhood, sexuality, confidence and mental health has attracted hundreds of thousands of followers across social media platforms and her YouTube videos have amassed over 72 million views to date. She was named Blogosphere's ‘Influencer of the Year’ in 2018 and ‘Best Social Media Star' at the 2020 Gossies.- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melaniiemurphy/- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MelaNiie📝CHECK OUT THE SHOWNOTES AND TRANSCRIPT📝https://doingitpodcast.co.uk✨CONNECT WITH US✨https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcasthttps://twitter.com/doingitpodcast👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletter
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Sangeeta Pillai, a podcaster, activist, and speaker, and the founder of South Asian feminist network Soul Sutra. Sangeeta discusses the impact of colonisation on Indian sexuality, as well as the shame surrounding South Asian women’s sexuality. She and Hannah also talk about what the Kama Sutra is really about, and how to own your sexuality yourself. CW: Shame, homophobia, and domestic abuse.MORE ABOUT SANGEETA PILLAIPodcaster, activist & speaker Sangeeta Pillai is the founder of the South Asian feminist network [Soul Sutras](https://soulsutras.co.uk/) which is all about tackling taboos within the culture.She’s the creator of Masala Podcast silver winner at the British Podcast Awards 2021 & 2021 & also a winner at Spotify SoundUp 2018. Sangeeta is also the creator of the Masala Monologues series of writing workshops & theatre shows in the UK & the US. She has been featured on BBC Radio London, Evening Standard, Cosmpolitan, Eastern Eye, Huffington Post, BBC Asian Radio, Brown Girl Magazine and has been a writer for over 20 years.- Twitter: https://twitter.com/soul_sutras- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soulsutras/- Website: https://www.soulsutras.co.uk/📝CHECK OUT THE SHOWNOTES AND TRANSCRIPT📝https://doingitpodcast.co.uk✨CONNECT WITH US✨https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcasthttps://twitter.com/doingitpodcast👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletter
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Ella Dawson, who is Ella is a sex and culture critic who digs into topics we usually avoid in polite company. Ella discusses herpes - how common herpes is, how recent the stigma around herpes is, and also how sex-positive sex education can talk about STIs in a way that doesn’t exacerbate STI stigma. Ella and Hannah also talk about how talking to sexual partners about your herpes and STI status can create greater intimacy and vulnerability, leading to deeper connections and actually better sex, and how conversations that change how we think about herpes are crucial to end the stigma, shame, and fear.CW: discussion of toxic relationships and unhealthy power dynamicsMORE ABOUT ELLA DAWSONElla Dawson is a sex and culture critic who drinks too much Diet Coke. In her writing, Ella digs into topics we usually avoid in polite company: from our dehumanizing culture of casual sex, to how shame keeps us silent about our mental and sexual health. Her short fiction has been published in six erotica collections, and she is currently working on her first romance novel. Find her on Twitter, Instagram and Patreon as @brosandprose.- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brosandprose/- Twitter: https://twitter.com/brosandprose- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/brosandprose📝CHECK OUT THE SHOWNOTES AND TRANSCRIPT📝https://doingitpodcast.co.uk✨CONNECT WITH US ✨https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcasthttps://twitter.com/doingitpodcast👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletter
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Florence and Reed, the hosts of the Fucks Given podcast and co-founders of Come Curious, to talk all things fetishes and roleplay! Reed shares about her tickle fetish and her journey with acknowledging and accepting it and being more open about it, as well reducing the shame that she's felt for years because she has a tickle fetish. Florence also talks about her fascination with lactation and how it is such a turn on for her, and whether it’s a kink or a fetish for her. This episode also gets into discussions about consensual non-consent fantasy and roleplay: what that is and, if it's something you're interested in, things to think about to do it safely and in a way that everybody is into. CW: discussions about consensual non-consent fantasy and roleplay throughout. Also emetophobia warning around 17 minutes.MORE ABOUT FLORENCE AND REED (COME CURIOUS)Ethical educational sex, porn, nudity & mental health advice for everyone, founded by Florence Bark and Reed Amber.- F**ks Given podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/4nQnVqQcEn4ptshlKjtdqo- Come Curious Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/comecurious- Come Curious Twitter: https://twitter.com/comecurious- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/comecurious📝CHECK OUT THE SHOW NOTES📝https://doingitpodcast.co.uk✨CONNECT WITH US ✨https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcasthttps://twitter.com/doingitpodcast👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletter
In this end of year episode, Hannah and Moog, Hannah’s assistant, reflect on working on the podcast this year, the rebrand, Hannah’s pregnancy health break that put the podcast unexpectedly on pause for a while, plans for 2022 and what's going to happen with the podcast when Hannah’s on maternity leave? They talk about their favourite episodes, if pregnancy has changed my perception on any topics we've covered, the controversy over the episode on sex addiction, Moog's experience doing Ev'Yan Whitney's Sensual Selfie Challenge, and lots lots more!CW: Brief abortion mention when we talk about Twilight, around 16 - 18 minutes. Eating disorder and body image when we talk about the Sensual Selfie Challenge at around 18 - 23 minutes.This episode is sponsored by Zencastr, the brilliant podcasting platform we use to record all our remote episodes! Follow this link and use code 'DoingIt' to get 30% off your first 3 months: http://zen.ai/doingit📝CHECK OUT THE SHOW NOTES 📝https://doingitpodcast.co.uk✨CONNECT WITH US ✨https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcasthttps://twitter.com/doingitpodcast👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletter
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Paulita Pappel, who is a producer, director, and performer, and the co-founder of Lustery.com. Lustery is a platform for homemade porn from real couples and Hannah and Paulita talk about how that works, how they screen people and pay them for their work, and how the definition of amateur porn has changed. Paulita also discusses how she got into porn initially after having a very sex negative view of the world growing up, and answers your questions about consuming porn in a more ethical way, advice for making your own homemade or DIY porn safely, and introducing porn into your sex life. Hannah and Paulita also talk briefly about Pornhub and what happened after the New York Times Children of Pornhub article was published and the pattern of anti sex trafficking religious groups attacking porn sites. Finally, Hannah asks Paulita about the experience of curating the Berlin Porn Film Festival - what happens, what kind of films are shown, and why Hannah should go in 2022!CW: Content warning for mentions of child sexual abuse material during the PornHub discussionThis episode is sponsored by Zencastr, the brilliant podcasting platform we use to record all our remote episodes! Follow this link and use code 'DoingIt' to get 30% off your first 3 months: http://zen.ai/doingit✨MORE ABOUT PAULITA PAPPEL✨Paulita Pappel is a Spanish filmmaker and feminist pornographer. After studying comparative literature in Berlin, she worked both in front and behind the camera. She is the founder of Lustery, a platform dedicated to the sex lives of real-life couples from around the world. She also co-organizes and curates the Pornfilmfestival Berlin and directs and produces at HardWerk, a hardcore studio shooting cinematic gangbangs. Paulita works as a producer, director and intimacy coordinator, and is an advocate for a sex-positive, consent-based culture.- Lustery: https://lustery.com/- Paulita's website: https://www.paulitapappel.com/📝CHECK OUT THE TRANSCRIPT AND SHOW NOTES📝https://doingitpodcast.co.uk✨CONNECT WITH US✨https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcasthttps://twitter.com/doingitpodcast👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletter
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Scotty Unfamous, who is an award-winning erotic author and sexfluencer. Scotty talks about her work helping women live their best heaux life, and specifically what it means to be doing sex education for black women. As Scotty is an erotic writer, we had to ask her about her thoughts on 50 Shades of Grey and Hannah and Scotty get into the positive impact those books had on people's sex lives, and then get into a bunch of other films and TV shows too. Finally, Scotty discusses censorship on social media as a sex educator, getting comfortable and confident wearing sexy lingerie - and Scotty shares her favourite worst sex advice.This episode is sponsored by Zencastr, the brilliant podcasting platform we use to record all our remote episodes! Follow this link and use code 'DoingIt' to get 30% off your first 3 months: http://zen.ai/doingit✨MORE ABOUT SCOTTY UNFAMOUS✨Shakira ‘Scotty Unfamous’ Scott is a UK based sexual wellness educator and content creator, and multi award-winning erotic romance author, on a mission to help women ‘live their best heaux life’. She runs ShakiraScott.com, a blog to help women explore and remove the stigma around their sexuality and has featured on media platforms such as Channel 4, BBC Woman’s Hour, The Times and Dazed to name a few. She also runs sexual wellness workshops for adults and teaches sex ed to college students.- Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScottyUnfamous- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scottyunfamous/?hl=en- Website: https://shakirascott.com/📝CHECK OUT THE SHOW NOTES 📝https://doingitpodcast.co.uk✨CONNECT WITH US✨https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcasthttps://twitter.com/doingitpodcast👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletter
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Darkmann

audio is robotic

Dec 13th
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Clemi Moon

thank you so much for all your work in this podcast!! great episode

Nov 20th
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Ruth Crean

I love Shaaba and Jamie!! Thanks for another great episode

Nov 1st
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Sophie Barrett

Awesome end to the season. Great episode!

May 28th
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Sophie Barrett

Very interesting. Thanks Hannah.

May 21st
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Sophie Barrett

Ordered the Ruby Glow after listening to this podcast. LIFE CHANGED. Thank you Tabitha!! Xxx

May 15th
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Sophie Barrett

This is my favourite ever episode of Doing It! Thank you! Love it!

May 4th
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Sophie Barrett

Fantastic episode! thank you!

Sep 25th
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Paul Billington

Great podcast!

Jun 20th
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Rae Enzie

mood about Otis, he has baby face but he's like 22

May 31st
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