Episodes
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Lola Jean, who is a sex educator, fetish wrestler, and holder of the world record for volume squirting. Lola discusses her squirting record, busts some of the common myths about squirting, and gives us tips on how to squirt if you want. She and Hannah talk about sex work and what a fetish wrestler is, as well as giving a quick beginner’s guide to pegging. ✨MORE ABOUT LOLA JEAN✨ Lola Jean is a Sex Educator, Mental Health Professional, Wrestler, Domme and...
Published 08/12/20
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Rayka Kumru, who is a digital sexual health expert. Rayka discusses the types of censorship that exist around sexuality and the double standards around them. She and Hannah talk about what culturally appropriate sex ed means, and the differences that Rayka has seen in LGBT pride celebrations in Turkey and places like the US. Finally, Hannah and Rayka discuss periods, and the concept of virginity. ✨MORE ABOUT RAYKA KUMRU✨ Rayka Kumru is a digital sexual...
Published 08/05/20
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Hazel Hayes, who is a writer, director and author. Hazel discusses love, relationships, heartbreak and mental health, along with her debut novel, Out of Love. She and Hannah talk about why people break up, and whether there’s such a thing as people being right for each other. Finally, Hannah and Hazel discuss heartbreak and healing, both through Hazel’s characters and her own experiences. CW: Intrusive thoughts, depression, anxiety MORE ABOUT HAZEL...
Published 07/29/20
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Yasmin Benoit, who is a model and asexuality activist. Yasmin discusses asexuality, aromanticism, and their meanings and misconceptions. She and Hannah talk about the difference between attraction, arousal, desire, and the sex drive, as well as asexual and aromantic representation in the media. Finally, Hannah and Yasmin discuss ace and aro inclusion in the LGBTQ+ community, and answer some listener questions. ✨MORE ABOUT YASMIN BENOIT ✨ Yasmin Benoit is...
Published 07/22/20
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Ita O’Brien, an intimacy coordinator, founder of Intimacy on Set and the creator of the Intimacy on Set Guidelines. Her recent work includes Sex Education, Normal People, I May Destroy You, and Gentleman Jack. Ita discusses why she came up with the intimacy on set guidelines and why she felt they were necessary. She and Hannah talk about the risks of intimacy content work, and how Ita helps actors distinguish between their personal and professional bodies....
Published 07/15/20
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Calum McSwiggan, who is an LGBTQ+ writer, advocate, and author. Calum discusses his debut book, Eat Gay Love, an LGBTQ+ travel memoir, as well as his experiences traveling different parts of the world as a gay man. He and Hannah talk about visibility, and Calum’s privilege within the LGBTQ+ community as a white cis gay man. Finally, Hannah and Calum discuss the idea of community, what home means, and how LGBTQ+ people exist everywhere. Also: penises. MORE...
Published 07/08/20
Season 3 of Doing It starts next week! This is a quick teaser episode to let you all know some of the amazing things we've got coming up this season, and if you have any suggestions for guests or topics, please get in touch via our social media links below ✨ 📝CHECK OUT THE SHOW NOTES 📝 https://doingitpodcast.co.uk ✨CONNECT WITH US ✨ https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcast https://twitter.com/doingitpodcast 👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO...
Published 07/01/20
Welcome to the end of season two Q&A minisode! This week, Hannah answers your questions about sex and relationships, the podcast, and some nosy personal ones too. She talks about the phrase “losing your virginity”, which person from history she’d love to ask questions about sex, and why she picked sex education as a career. 📝CHECK OUT THE SHOW NOTES 📝 https://doingitpodcast.co.uk ✨CONNECT WITH US ✨ https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcast https://twitter.com/doingitpodcast 👀WANT...
Published 06/10/20
In this one year anniversary episode, Hannah is joined by GoAskAlex, who is an 18+ performer, feminist, and advocate for the representation of disabled bodies in pornography.. Alex discusses how she got into online sex work, and also disability representation in sex work and the porn industry. She and Hannah talk about how Alex’s relationship to her body and sexuality changed after having surgery for a stoma bag and how her clients responded. Finally, Hannah and Alex discuss the independent...
Published 05/27/20
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Brenda Marie Davies (God is Grey), who is a YouTuber, podcaster, and writer who champions sex positive, intellectual, LGBT+ affirming Christianity. Brenda discusses her upbringing as a casual Catholic, how she became more exposed to evangelicalism and purity culture, and how she became a sex positive Christian from there. She and Hannah talk about masturbation, pleasure, and hook up culture. Finally, Hannah asks Brenda questions from the Doing It Instagram...
Published 05/20/20
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Melissa Pintor Carnagey, who is a licensed social worker, sexuality educator, and the founder of Sex Positive Familes. Melissa discusses what Sex Positive Families is and what they do, and also her own personal sexual health journey from being raised in a Catholic family to running a sex-positive organisation. She and Hannah talk about what it means to raise sexually healthy children, and some of the damaging myths surrounding sex education. Finally,...
Published 05/13/20
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Lauren Church, who is working on a Masters in Space Physiology at King’s College London. Lauren discusses sex and women’s health in space, and also what we do and don’t know about how being in space might affect women’s brains and bodies differently to men’s. She and Hannah talk about periods in space, and what astronauts do to avoid them. Finally, Hannah and Lauren discuss the crucial topic: has anyone ever wanked in space?? MORE ABOUT LAUREN...
Published 05/06/20
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Lina Bembe, who is a porn performer and director, and Anarella Martínez-Madrid, who is the founder of Sex School Hub, an explicit sex education platform. Lina and Anarella discuss the stigma around working in the porn industry, and how porn represents diversity in bodies, sexuality, and desires. They and Hannah talk about the social media censorship Sex School Hub has encountered, and what happens behind the scenes on a porn shoot. Finally, Hannah, Lina...
Published 04/29/20
Published 04/29/20
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Jamie Raines and Shaaba Lotun, who are YouTubers who make videos about their relationship, Jamie’s trans journey, and LGBTQ+ issues. Jamie and Shaaba discuss Jamie’s reaction to receiving his Gender Recognition Certificate and how Jamie feels that his transition has finished. Jamie, Shaaba, and Hannah talk about Shaaba coming out as bi and the online response she received. Finally, Hannah, Jamie, and Shaaba discuss Jamie and Shaaba’s relationship, and the...
Published 04/22/20
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Dan, her partner. Hannah and Dan talk about their relationship, relationships in general, and the importance of communication between partners. They also discuss how sex drives might change over time and the importance of working out what you want in a relationship versus what society tells you is “normal”. Dan and Hannah talk about how Dan feels about being in a relationship with someone who talks about sex on the internet, and how he describes her job....
Published 04/08/20
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Holly Bourne, an award-winning and critically acclaimed author of both YA and adult fiction. Holly discusses her second adult novel, Pretending, releasing 2 April, and her work on the frontlines of a youth charity. She and Hannah talk about approaching writing about sexual violence in a respectful and accessible way, as well as the Cool Girl trope and how this influenced Holly’s writing. Finally, Hannah and Holly discuss unpacking learned behaviours and...
Published 04/01/20
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Tabitha Rayne, who is a writer of erotic romance and the creator of the hands-free sex toy Ruby Glow. Tabitha discusses how she discovered a gap in the market and also how she went about designing a new sex toy. She and Hannah talk about feeling the need for external permission before doing or feeling certain things and how necessary it is to be able to give ourselves that permission instead. Finally, Hannah and Tabitha discuss the process of writing...
Published 03/25/20
In this episode, Hannah is joined by Morgan Peschek, who writes the A Kinky Autistic blog. Morgan talks about their experience of how they got into kink, the different layers of kink, as well as their experience of being an autistic person in the kink scene. They chat about what ‘subspace’ is, breath play, and practising kink safely. Morgan and Hannah also talk about Morgan’s experience of cervical erosion. Finally, they discuss autism representation in the media, and how this representation...
Published 03/11/20
In this episode, Hannah is joined by YouTuber and writer Leena Norms. Leena shares the story of how she ended her engagement, and why she now doesn’t want to get married. Leena also chats about how her Christianity affected her view of marriage, and her experience of stopping being Christian. Her and Hannah also talk about the legal ramifications of marriage, and how to have a wedding that doesn’t support the traditional, patriarchal meaning of marriage. Finally, they discuss their choices to...
Published 03/04/20
CW: suicide, mental health In this episode, Hannah is joined by documentary maker, YouTuber and author Riyadh Khalaf. Riyadh shares his experience of coming out to his parents, the importance of queer spaces, and how his relationship with religion changed after coming out. Riyadh also talks about why he decided to write his book ‘The Gay Guide’, and why it’s important to talk about what happens after you come out to yourself. Him and Hannah talk about the guilt and shame that’s often...
Published 02/26/20
In this episode, Hannah is joined by sexual and reproductive health doctor Annabel Sowemimo, who is also the founder of Decolonising Contraception, a black & people of colour led collective that is striving for reproductive justice. Annabel discusses inequality in healthcare and research, including the maternity experience of black women and women of colour, and also the colonial history of contraception. She talks about the intervention of Western governments in the sexual healthcare of...
Published 02/19/20
In this episode, Hannah is joined by sex blogger and one of the people behind Eroticon, Molly Moore. Molly shares her discovery of kink and experience of being in a dom-sub relationship. She also chats about what her kids think of the work she does, and how she parents in a sex positive way. Her and Hannah discuss different relationship styles, including polyamorous relationships and triad relationships, and what makes someone good at non-monogamy. Finally, Molly talks about her break-up, and...
Published 02/12/20
In this episode Hannah is joined by comedian Olga Koch, as they discuss how technology has changed the way we date, and what AI could mean for our love lives in the future. Olga shares her experience of studying computer science and why we see ‘not being like other girls’ as a compliment. She also reveals why she got banned from OK Cupid, and what her top three dating tips are. Finally, Hannah and Olga talk about how living in the ‘digital now’ means relationships move at a faster pace, and...
Published 02/05/20