We Irish are not known for our openness about sex and sexuality, so in this season of Pantisocracy they're bringing a little spotlight to sex and the Irish - or everything you ever wanted to know about sex and the Irish but were afraid to ask - listen to Sex And The Irish above.
In this episode of Pantisocracy host Panti Bliss is talking birds & bees, sex education and how we learn about sex and sexuality, consent and coercion, desire and intimacy.
As the child of a rural vet Panti got the basic biology lesson early on but everything else was a bit of a discovery. With her in the parlour is Taryn De Vere, who describes herself as a 'joy-bringer’ and a ‘sex positive parent’ as well as sports commentator and psychotherapist Richie Sadlier, who co-runs consent classes with transition year schoolboys.
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Listen: Shawna Scott on setting up an online sex toy shop in Ireland
Joining them is Shawna Scott who runs Sex Siopa, a female friendly online sex shop, and Dr. Paul Ryan, who researches sex and the Irish, from the pages of agony aunt Angela McNamara in the 60s and 70s to sex workers and digital dating today.
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Watch: Zrazy perform Remember (That You did it First With Me)
Performing in the parlour are Maria Walsh and Carole Nelson from the music duo Zrazy, who became national treasures themselves when they wrote the legend Ooh Aah Paul McGrath.
A show that happily brings together drag, sex and sport...
Pantisocracy, Tuesdays at 10pm on RTÉ Radio 1, from July 16th - listen back here.