Hosted by sexologist Dr Lindsay Doe, the show delivers easy to understand/digest facts about sexuality (genitals, biology, orientation ect) as well as practical advice you probably wouldn’t get in school, like where to/not to stimulate a clitoris or which types of protection are best for what types of sex.
The first 4 episodes that are up right now are short and sweet, being under 5mins long, with a very relaxed and mildly humorous tone to them. So far everything is totally safe for work as all terms are scientific and all genitals are drawn, wooden or otherwise substituted.
There isn’t really anything about the show that would stop me recommending it to anybody, there’s nothing offensive or vulgar about it; everything’s pleasant and straight-up educational.
As a host Dr Doe is somewhere between Emily Graslie and Erika Moen; quirky, charming and very approachable – if somewhat nervous, though I think that will likely fade with time and experience. Her relaxed manner and occasional giggles help carry across that this is a place for healthy and positive discussion.
While I don’t feel particularly energised or passionate after watching a Sexplanations, I do feel intrigued and content I’ve learned something. Less of a “Hell yeah!” and more of a “hmmmm… yeah :)”
You can check the show out now at youtube.com/sexplanations and talk to Lindsey directly through the links below – the show is accepting questions of all types, all the time, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if there’s something you want to see discussed.
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