Almost Bare Podcast
April 14, 2019
Episode 01: Our Broken Sexual Culture
In this debut episode of the Almost Bare Podcast, Lyndsay Soprano and Jon Ramirez talk about our broken sexual culture and the stigmas that surround it.
They start the conversation off by talking about how uncomfortable it is to talk about sex, because there is such a stigma that surrounds it. He goes on to say that if sex were more freely talked about, it would help to remove the stigma.
Jon talks about his religious background as a Catholic, and the affect that religion has on sexuality and cultural “norms.” He also talks about how due to his religion, sex was not widely talked about when he was growing up, and that he mainly learned about sex from porn. Lyndsay adds to this by talking about going to a Christian school while growing up, where they were not taught about sex.
Lyndsay and Jon go on to talk about how sex is portrayed in movies and how that idealization translates to real life. Women are commonly thought of as “sluts”, and men are thought of as “heroes.”
Lyndsay talks about people’s obsession with the size of their body parts, such as boob and penis size, and the affect this has on self-esteem.
Jon and Lyndsay discuss the question of, “why is it so hard to talk about sex?” They agree that people are afraid to be judged because of the stigma that surrounds talking about sex.
Lyndsay talks to Jon about period sex and what to expect with his soon to be wife, and expects him to report back after the honeymoon.
In the next episode, Lyndsay and Jon will dive into online dating and safety.
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