LET’S TALK ABOUT IT! Conversations on Sex, Sexuality, Sensuality, and Gender

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by Hannah Manalo and Pao Pagulayan

It’s 2017, and the times are definitely changing. Though such topics remain taboo in certain settings, people are more open to talking about their curiosities such as who they like, what they are, what they like doing, and maybe even whom they like doing. Through this podcast, we’d like to encourage conversations about these so-called taboo topics. So come, let’s talk about it.

 

PORNOGRAPHY noun /por·nog·ra·phy  \ -fē \ /
Wika ng Ina Mo (May 5, 2017) | “Ligaya at Porn

Pornography is not just seen as something like pictures and videos of people doing sexual acts, but as a service. These services can be used in one’s own private space, in one’s freedom to do so. There are some cases where this can be done publicly where the public space can become the public gaze.

 

DISCLOSURE noun  \ dis-ˈklō-zhər \
Ikaw Naman (March 17, 2016) | “Sex and Self Disclosure” with Hannah Awitan

This clip gives us a look at self-disclosure from a thesis made by Psychology students from UP Diliman. Some people may or may not be comfortable with sharing things about themselves to other people because on some aspects and factors.

 

EMPOWER verb /əmˈpou(ə)r/
Usapang P (March 10, 2017) | “Usapang Pagtingin at Pagkilala sa Pagkababae” with Beata Carolino and Prof. Mila Aguilar

Defining what it means to be a woman is as complicated as it gets. Society has always had a strained relationship with women, giving them labels they don’t want and forcing them into boxes that don’t fit. Listen in as mothers, educators, and leaders of different generations tell of how they as women define their own womanhood and live outside of society’s limits.

 

HIV noun \ ˌāch-ˌī-ˈvē \
Health Matters (June 28, 2016) | “HIV” with Dr. Arthur Dessi Roman

HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus attacks the immune system, weakening the body’s defenses. If left untreated, it can completely destroy the whole system. In this podcast, we learn a lot more about how it’s transmitted and its risks.

 

FREE adjective /frē/
Usapang P (June 16, 2017) | “Usapang Pag-ibig na Malaya: Independence from Labels, Freedom to Love

As beings of this world, we are given the freedom to choose and choosing who – or even what – to love comes as no exception. But no matter how much time has passed, the mechanics of this ever-complex emotion continue to evade us. To love or not to love? That is the question, among numerous others, as is the norm when it comes to the concept of love. 

 

EQUALITY noun /əˈkwälədē/
Psych-o-Clock Habit (March 23, 2017) | “Anti-Discrimination/SOGIE Equality Bill” with Jeff Crisostomo

For some, our bodies are temples, but for others, they are cages. Because of this, people try to break away from conventions which may cause an uproar in the circles they move in. Despite the breakthrough that has been made re the plight of the LGBTQ community, many are still discriminated for their choices. Get to know the stories of our fellow Filipinos and the trials they overcome.

 

ACT verb /akt/
Generation Gender (May 1, 2015) | “Gender Performance

Every day we put on a show for a full house and gender performance is our conscious class act. Just as every show is different, our gender performance varies with the stages of life we go through and becomes an avenue for us to express ourselves on our own terms. Understand Judith Butler’s theory about your performance through this short clip.