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November 08, 2021
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Curious Histories and Current Realities of Sexual Health

Two of tonight’s speakers use history to shed light on our attitudes and understanding of sexual health and gender roles, while the third employs social media to enlighten her followers about the practical realities of sexual relationships. In her book A Curious History of Sex, and her digital research project, Whores of Yore, historian Kate Lister romps through the history of sexuality, debunking myths and challenging stereotypes with wit and precision. Sarah Chadwick also employs humour and historical research as she hones in on one curiously misunderstood body part in her enlightening and fascinating book, The Sweetness of Venus: A History of the Clitoris. They are joined in conversation by Dr. Tanaya Narendra, also known as dr_cuterus, whose playful, straight-talking social media posts dispel myths and misunderstandings about human sexuality. Tonight’s conversation is moderated by Educator and Intimacy Coach, Valentin Somma (@awakeandsexy) 

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Dr Kate Lister is the author of A Curious History of Sex and Harlots, Whores, and Hackabouts: a History of Sex for Sale.

Chadwick is a guest researcher at Chicago’s Loyola University, splits her life between the US and UK and has four children. She has been described as “an articulate and compassionate spokeswoman for a new generation of women, commended for her exceptional research, kindness, and candor.” Join her on Instagram @its.personalgirls

Dr. Tanaya is an internationally trained medical doctor, embryologist, and scientist, and was awarded Influencer of The Year 2020 by SH24. Currently aside from working as a doctor at Abhilasha Hospital and Fertility Center, Allahabad, she is writing her book on sex ed for everyone with Penguin Random House, and runs her own Instagram and YouTube channel @Dr_Cuterus dedicated to public medical education.