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Talks, Podcasts and Radio

Panels

Pornography as Pedagogy: what young people learn about sex from mainstream porn’, 30 Nov 2019

Almaz chaired a panel at the Sexplain annual conference. She mediated a nuanced discussion from panellists Nadia Deen, Founder, AM Appointment; Gayathiri Kamalankanthan, Decolonising Contraception Activist and Sexplain Facilitator; Nathaniel Cole, Sexplain and The Good Lad Initiative Facilitator; and George Karkera, Founder, IP Me South West (full PoC line-up!) on mainstream porn’s effect on juvenile sexuality. 

Read Sexplain’s round-up on their blog page: sexplain.org.uk/article/2019/12/20


Dating in the Digital Age, 7 April 2019

A deep dive into the issues that surround dating in the digital age and what exactly does this mean for the future of L.O.V.E.

Almaz took part in a panel discussion with Nadia Deen, Founder of AM Appointment, TEDx Alumna and Dating Guru, Hayley Quinn – chaired by Leah Kurta, Research Psychologist at i2 media research.


A Sexual Utopia: Sexual Wellbeing and Sexual Pleasure’, 14 March 2019

Hosted at SOAS University Student’s Union Decolonising Contraception brought together four self-styled ‘sexperts’ of colour to delve into how societal change can take us closer to destigmatising sex-related issues.

Chaired by Decolonising Contraception Founder Dr Annabel Sowemimo, panellists Gayathiri Kamalakanthan, a sex educator at Sexplain (an independent organisation which runs inclusive and comprehensive sex ed workshops in schools around the UK) and Nadia Deen, the founder, AM Appointment (an uncensored platform offering extensive advice and tips for women and people with vulvas on how to achieve their best orgasm during self-play) and Almaz discussed the taboos and myths around masturbation, barriers to accessing pleasure and provided key wellbeing information.

Watch full panel talk: vimeo.com/324172362
Read full transcript: COMING SOON


Podcasts and Radio

The Scene with Judi Love

Almaz was invited on to BBC Radio London chat show ‘The Scene with Judi Love’, where she explained the importance of inclusive sex education in schools (24:00 mins), why monogamy and gender binaries are social constructs (43:00 mins) and also discussed the fetishisation of Black bodies (1:57:39 hrs).

The show was recorded live at New Broadcasting House on Wednesday 4 March 2020.

Listen to full live show until 1 April 2020: bbc.co.uk/programmes/p081h8rt
Listen to clips via social media: twitter.com/AlmazOhene


Writing and W**king with Almaz Ohene

Presented by Come Curious (Florence Barkway and Reed Amber), change-makers in the sex and body positivity space, ‘F**KS GIVEN’ aims to open up the conversation around our sexual past, asking us to celebrate all the f**ks you gave because they’re the ones that made you who you are.” 

Almaz chats about explicit sex in literature, how to discuss kinks with partners and transcendental orgasms.

Listen in full: play.acast.com/s/fucksgiven
Read full transcript: COMING SOON


Writing Erotica Was the Surprising Antidote to My Anxiety

My First Time explores sexuality, gender, and kink with the wide-eyed curiosity of a virgin. We all know your ‘first time’ is about a lot more than just popping your cherry. From experimenting with kink to just trying something new and wild, everyone experiences thousands of first times in the bedroom – that’s how sex stays fun, right?

Almaz’s creative process for Kayleigh Daniels Dated was the subject of an episode of VICE podcast ‘My First Time’. Interviewed by podcast host Zing Tsjeng (Executive Editor, VICE UK).

Listen in full: play.acast.com/s/myfirsttime
Read full transcript: COMING SOON