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Episodes

Episode 1: Sex and your health

In this first episode of Sex Talk, Adele and Hilary are joined in the studio by Dr Stuart Flanagan, a specialist in Sexual Health, HIV, and Viral Hepatitis. Hilary takes a HIV test in the studio, receiving his results at the end of the podcast. We also hear from Santiago, about his experiences of looking after his own sexual health.

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Episode 2: Sex and Dating

This episode of Sex Talk is all about Sex and Dating. Adele and Hilary are joined in the studio by Sexpert, Brigette Bard, Founder and CEO of BioSure. They create home testing kits for HIV. Brigette talks all about dating and why people should talk more openly about sex. Hilary and Adele also chat with Jack Harrison-Quintana, Director of Grindr for Equality, who tells them all about the work the dating app is doing to promote safe sexual health.

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Episode 3: Sex Addiction

In episode 3 of Sex Talk, Adele and Hilary look into the world of Sex Addiction. Hilary takes a trip to Plymouth and talks to Alan Stokes, owner of Horizon Counselling Services, who specialise in Sex Addiction counselling. They also chat with Erica Garza, who speaks openly in her memoir 'Getting Off' about her own struggles with Sex Addiction.

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Episode 4: Sex and Prison

Episode 4 of Sex Talk looks into the relatively unknown world of Sex and Prisons. Adele and Hilary hear from a former prisoner, Julia, who talks openly about her own experience of sex and relationships in Prison. They're also joined in the studio by Lorraine Atkinson from The Howard League for Penal Reform, who talks about the review the organisation did on sex in prisons.

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Episode 5: Sexuality and Religion

Episode 5 of Sex Talk focuses on Sexuality and Religion. Surveys show that around half of religious people in the UK think homosexuality is wrong, compared to a quarter of the population who are not religious. This can make it very difficult for people to come out to their communities and families. Hilary visits Reverend Jide Macauley who runs the ‘House of Rainbow’ which focuses on a person’s journey towards reconciliation of sexuality and spirituality. Adele and Hilary are also joined in the studio by Aiwan Obinyan who received support herself from Jide and the House of Rainbow when coming out to her family at the age of 30.

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Episode 6: Sex and Alcohol

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.

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Sex Talk Episode 7: The Sex Industry

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.

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Episode 8: Living with HIV

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 with Positively UK.

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About

Sex Talk is a podcast starting an honest conversation about sex.

It is presented by Adele Roberts and Hilary Ineomo-Marcus, and throughout the series they’ll be covering a wide range of sex-related subjects, from Sexual Health to testing for HIV, Sex Addiction, Sexuality and Religion and Sex Work.

The podcast will feature various guests, from Sexual Health specialists, Sexperts, Therapists, and people with lived experiences sharing their own stories of their sexual experiences.

Sex Talk is supported by the Public Health England HIV Innovation Fund and Comic Relief, with regular input from Positively UK, The Terrence Higgins Trust, and Dr Stuart Flanagan, as well as many other amazing organisations and charities.

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