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Elizabeth Banks believes that sex education is a lifelong pursuit and when done well, has the power to transform lives and society itself. My Body, My Podcast is her continuing education class and you’re invited to join.
In My Body, My Podcast, Banks seamlessly mixes autobiography and information to create an open space to talk about all things sex and sexuality. Throughout, you’ll hear personal stories from Banks’ life - her traumatic first period, an inappropriate meeting with a Hollywood agent, watching a PBS documentary at age eight that showed sperm swimming toward an egg inside a real human body. In telling these stories, Banks unearths important and difficult questions: Why are young people separated by gender during sex ed? What is intimate justice? How do women take control of their pleasure? Can we break the cycle of generational shame? And how on earth do we talk to kids and young people about all of this?
She turns to guests close to the subject matter - therapists, researchers, activists, parents, and friends - to get some answers. Guests like Laverne Cox, Chelsea VonChaz, Dr. Amy Schalet, Peggy Orenstein, Lindy West, Jameela Jamil, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and Pidgeon Pagonis offer vital and refreshing insight. The result is six intimate yet universal episodes of storytelling and conversation that explore new ways to approach body image, menstrual dignity, the effect of shame on our sexual psyche, the way gender categories impact all of us, and more. Of course, Banks does all of this in her quintessential style - smart, playful, and honest, meaning you can expect both some hard truths and some hard laughs.
So come on in. We’re talking about life, sex, and the pursuit of pleasure. Nothing is off limits, and all are welcome.
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