the local sex shop podcast: Masculinity, Manhood and Relationships

The third episode of The Local Sex Shop is all about men! Mikaella and her guest, Cameron, have a very personal discussion on masculinity and male experiences.

Nothing is left behind, as this discussion includes gender stereotypes starting in childhood and expectations of masculinity during puberty leading to relationship expectations into adulthood. Along the way they talk about the gay scene, male body image, men’s ability to communicate and discover their sexualities, myths and prejudices about gay men, sexual violence towards men, online and in-person dating and pornography.

About the hostess: Mikaella (she/her) comes from Cyprus. She is studying Psychology with a clinical direction as a Major and has Minor courses in English Language and Culture at the University of Groningen. She has been the Activity Coordinator of Let’s Talk About Sex Groningen (LTAS) since 2021. Her passion for sex education stems from the realization of how little proper [sex] education is provided by our physical environments and how much shame is ingrained into us for our sexuality and sexual expression. With this podcast, she aims to give voices to local students and experts to fight this reality and start meaningful conversations!

CW: homophobia, sexual violence, eating disorders


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