Black women are negotiating the different stages of menopause along with their ever evolving identifies, relationships, careers, responsibilities and societal tropes. This is a curated intergenerational exchange, a space for exploration, mentorship, intimacy and vulnerability around life, identity a… read more
Before we jump in: a note on our content for this episode.
"The Sweetest Taboo" episode is a candid conversation with Sexologist Goody Howard about sexuality and sexual expression. It is created for adult audiences only. We advise listener discretion for graphic conversation about sexual expression, frank portrayal of sexuality, discussion of sex toys and products; and some strong language. We hope you enjoy this frank, funny and very informative conversation about sex and aging, but if you need a breather—we’ve got your back. Whenever you’re feeling ready and able: we hope you’ll join us for this liberatory conversation around sex and aging.
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“I believe that we are in an imagination battle, and almost everything about how we orient toward our bodies is shaped by fearful imaginations. Imaginations that fear Blackness, brownness, fatness, queerness, disability, difference. Our radical imagination is a tool for decolonization, for reclaiming our right to shape our lived reality.”
― Adrienne Maree Brown, Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good
The first sex education conversation I remember having was when I was in the 6th grade. It was 1979. The vast majority of the conversation was focused on the physical changes we were going to experience as adolescents, STDs and how NOT to get pregnant. There was little to no mention of consent and pleasure was definitely not addressed. Like many kids raised in the 70s, there were books in our home that gave us a peek into intimacy and sexual expression. From "The Joy of Sex", the Playboy books in the basement and HBO After Dark, many of us gleaned information about sex from a patchwork of places including our peers. This also meant that many of us moved into our sexual identities with misinformation and taboos around the many ways we can experience consensual sexual pleasure. As we move into our aging identities with our journey with Menopause, many of us are, some for the first time even, more curious and open to talking about our sexual identities, desires, and how we want to access pleasure.
In this episode of the Black Girl's Guide to Surviving Menopause, we have a frank conversation with Sexologist Goody Howard about sex, menopause, aging, and so much more! Goody is a partner, parent, world-renown, pleasure professional. She sells adult toys, teach sexual skill workshops, offer sex-positive professional development opportunities, and create dope, sex-centered t-shirts! In partnership with the Black Girl's Guide, our listeners will receive a 10% discount on items on Goody's website, AskGoody.com, when they use the CODE: BGG2SM. To learn more about Goody, check her out on IG or Twitter @AskGoody.
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