Jul 21, 12:00 PM EDT

Shame On Us: Exploring Sexual Shame

How can messages from our childhood impact our view of sex as adults? What about messages from society and the media? How can we feel empowered to push past these feelings?

In episode 6 of #INTERSEXTIONS, Davondra discusses different forms of "sexual shame" and their origins. She offers recommendations for overcoming them and learning to feel confident in your sexuality.

About Davondra Brown

Davondra Brown is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist who specializes in providing sexual wellness education to health and helping professionals. She is published in the Journal of African American Studies, and the author of Alphabet Gumbo: Spice Up Your Sex Pot. She has presented at health and wellness conferences such as the Black Birth Matters Conference, the Black Women’s Wellness Conference and Tulane University’s Sex Week, and serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Commissioners & Vice-Coordinator of the Division Board for Professional Development, both for the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.

About Intersextions

With a focus on total health and wellness, Master Certified Health Education Specialist Davondra Brown explores the integration of sexuality into every aspect of one’s well-being. Sexual health and mental health are often kept separate, despite being uniquely intertwined.

Ever thought about what pleasure looks like for a survivor of sexual abuse? If they think about it, who do they go to for help? What about those who have gone through medical trauma? What does sexual wellness look like in a society where all we ever talk about is disease prevention or perversion? 

By openly discussing a variety of aspects in sexuality, she and her esteemed guests explore the many ignored ways sex intersects with each of the eight dimensions of health.

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