Talking Taboos- The Next Generation

Our third annual Talking Taboos event took place on the 24th of September. This year our theme was sex education and how to educate the next generation about gynae health and help prevent gynaecological cancers.

This Gynae Cancer Awareness Month, #TeamEve are out to make noise about the need to educate everyone about their bodies. That means sex education – but not just for children and certainly not just at school. We’re here to end the culture of shame and stigma surrounding the vagina and vulva once and for all – starting in the classroom but including your mum, your grandma, your colleague and your friends.

Our panel chatted sex education for ALL generations, and breaking down taboos. We called on everyone to join us and take the Vulva Vow, and pledge to know the difference between a vulva and a vagina, and use the word vulva openly and without shame or embarrassment!

Panelists:

Hannah Witton / @hannahwitton
Hannah Witton is a YouTuber, broadcaster and author. She creates informed and straight-talking video blogs and informational content mostly based around relationships, sex and sexual health. Hannah was named one of top 100 influencers by the Sunday Times recently – and notably, one of only two who focus on sex education and health.

 

 

Jane Garvey / @janegarvey
An award-winning British radio presenter & broadcaster and co-founder of the weekly podcast series Fortunately. Jane previously hosted 5 Live, and now co-presents BBC 4’s Woman’s Hour commenting on key issues affecting women, alongside Jenni Murray.

 

 

Lynnette Smith / @BigTalkEd
An award-winning British radio presenter & broadcaster and co-founder of the weekly podcast series Fortunately. Jane previously hosted 5 Live, and now co-presents BBC 4’s Woman’s Hour commenting on key issues affecting women, alongside Jenni Murray.

 

 

Nadian Deen / @am.appointment
Nadia “orgasm whisperer” Deen is the founder of AM: Appointment; an uncensored platform offering extensive advice and tips for women and people with vulvas. She is dedicated to encouraging women to invest time and practice in their solo sexual play, with the belief that pleasure is a luxury attainable for all.

 

 

Dr Naomi Sutton / @DrNaomisutton
Naomi is a consultant physician in sexual health and TV Doctor for E4’s The Sex Clinic, a show aiming to cut through taboos surrounding young people’s sexual health. She is a public advocate specialising in issues around HIV, contraception and all things sexual health. Naomi was one of Eve’s 2019 Get Lippy Campaign Ambassadors.

 

 

Ruby stevenson / @rubyrare
Ruby is a sex educator on a mission to engage people of all ages in positive conversations about their pleasure. She works at Brook, where she manages ‘Let’s Talk. Period’, a project tackling UK period poverty. She’s spoken on BBC4’s Woman’s Hour and at the Women of the World Festival, and has been featured in Time Out, Huff Post, MTV, and Pink News.