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Dave and Steve started their food revolution with a desire to make fruit and veg sexy. Believing that is not about short term diet, but about a long term lifestyle change, their philosophy is that the food we consume makes a huge difference to our whol...

Dave and Steve started their food revolution with a desire to make fruit and veg sexy. Believing that is not about short term diet, but about a long term lifestyle change, their philosophy is that the food we consume mak
11/23/2021

Ethical Porn with Erotic Filmmaker Erika Lust

Season 5, Ep. 6
Apparently, 35% of internet downloads involve porn and 50% of UK adults watch porn, according to the Guardian.Something so popular and yet never talked about - why don’t half of us openly admit to each other (or to ourselves) that “yes, I watch porn”?"For most people, porn is what they find on these free online sites and often very misogynistic, aggressive, even racist and not tasteful.”For this week’s podcast guest, Indie erotic filmmaker, Erika Lust, argues that porn can be so much more than that: “I really think we have a possibility here of creating wonderful, beautiful, and diverse films… I think there is a lot of positivity around watching people have great sex together and seeing how they are communicating, especially in a world that struggles with the language of consent.”We admit we were a bit nervous going into the conversation, but we instantly sank right in and found ourselves viewing porn from a new lense.Erika Lustis an award-winning filmmaker who creates sex-positive adult cinema by portraying relatable characters, realistic sex, and offering a more inclusive and cinematic alternative to the mass produced mainstream porn.Over the past 20 years, Erika has defended the importance of having women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ people behind the camera in all key positions and supports burgeoning talent across the globe by producing and financing female and queer guest directors.“More and more youth are turning to porn for sex education, whether we like it or not,” says Erika. According to the Guardian, “teenagers are turning to porn as a sex educational tool because schools do not tell them what to do, but focus only on contraception”.“Young women are constantly coming up to me saying “I am having sexual relations with men and I can’t orgasm, what’s wrong with me?” Many times it is because they are learning about sex through what they see online and they think that is how it should be done - that kind of sex is not stimulating for women.”From how historically affluent white men made sexual entertainment something only for themselves, to how porn is now run by one dominant company posing as a tech company, this episode with Erika is truly fascinating.We hope you found it as eye-opening as we did!Big love,Dave & Steve xYou can find out more about Erika and her work on her website erikalust.com , on instagram @erikalust and checkout her latest short film out tomorrow, Cooking show on xconfessions.com
11/9/2021

A Happy Perimenopause, is it a myth?

Season 5, Ep. 4
Despite feeling like clueless school kids throughout, this week’s episode was another reminder of just how grateful we are to host this podcast and that women’s issues are also men’s issues!“One in four women leave their workplaces or go part time because they have lost confidence, so society does need to take note of menopause.”Dr Shahzadi Harper is a medical doctor with a holistic approach to women’s health and wellbeing. She is a leading light in the world of perimenopause & menopause and has recently co-authored and published a book called The Perimenopause Solution.A forward-thinking and dynamic doctor withover25 years of experience, Dr Shahzadi is passionate about advocating for positive change and a better understanding of perimenopause/menopause by optimising the way it is perceived.Dr Shahzadi believes that women from all backgrounds and ethnicities should feel empowered in life and that all men should be educated about how to support them.Aside from societal ignorance, we talk libido, HRT, supplements, societal pressures and more…An important conversation, that we hope will encourage you to also have more openly.If you enjoyed it please like, subscribe, leave a review and share!Lots of love,Dave & SteveTo find out more about Dr Shahzadi; checkout her instagram@drshahzadiharper @theharperclinic , her website https://theharperclinic.com/ and of course her new book: The Perimenopause Solution
10/19/2021

Sex & Pleasure with Jenny Keane

Season 5, Ep. 1
Is sex a skill?How do we get better at sex if we don’t talk about sex?! This week’s electric guest is the wonderful Jenny Keane.Jenny is a professionally trained, trauma informed, holistic sex educator and Tantra yoga teacher. A crusader for self love through self exploration and pleasure, Jenny is on a mission to ignite a sexual revolution in Ireland!“If you want to change the way that you live, change the way that you have sex… Because the way that you show up in bed is more than likely the way you show up in life.”A fascinating conversation, that has no boundaries; Jenny takes us through the menstruation difficulties that first brought her down this journey of sexual education; how the contraceptive pill changed her libido and even her sense of smell. We explore how in today’s society we are programmed to put unrealistic expectations on ourselves: sex has become a "performance or obligation”. Finally, we dive deep into how “to live erotically is to live in tune with your body”As Jenny puts it, “there is no recipe for pleasure”. We are all on our own unique discovery and should not shy away from it. Rather, we should educate ourselves and our children so that they grow up with a healthy understanding of their own bodies and its abilities.So let’s all try and take some advice from Jenny, Ireland’s sexual revolutionary, and slow down, remove the goal, pay attention, learn to connect with our breathe, body and mind; and most importantly have the right mindset! As “all tips are useless if you don’t have the right mindset first”.We hope you enjoyed this episode as much as we did, we will be continuing this season with more topics all related to sex and relationships, so stay tuned! Please subscribe and share if you like what you hear.Lots of love,Dave & SteveTo find out more about Jenny and her work, check out her site www.jennykeane.com and instagram page @hellojennykeane