Take It From Me: July 2019

Take It From Me: July 2019 edition

Note: this recording contains explicit language and adult themes.

It's freezing outside, your love life's D.O.A., and nothing – nothing – can thaw the frosty chambers of your dark, arctic heart. Right? Wrong. 

Jess McGuire is joined by Vanessa Muradian, Aram Hosie and Davey Thompson to dive into romantic conundrums submitted by audience members.


Portrait of Jess McGuire

Jess McGuire

Jess McGuire is a writer, DJ, broadcaster, and MC based in Melbourne. She appears regularly on ABC Local Radio and Double J as a reviewer and cultural commentator, and for many years she was the editor of pop culture website Defamer Australia. She is a former presenter of Triple R’s flagship Breakfasters show.

Portrait of Vanessa Muradian

Vanessa Muradian

Vanessa Muradian is a sexologist, yoga facilitator and the founder of the women-centric sex and wellness business Mia Muse. She works with women to cultivate healthier relationships with themselves and their pleasure – and has done so for over ten years now.

In this time Vanessa has spoken to thousands of women, inspiring them to embrace sensuality and vitality in their everyday lives – and empowering them to see how this expression can help enrich their sex lives. Vanessa loves supporting people to connect to their bodies and reclaim the pleasure that is rightfully theirs. You can find Vanessa facilitating pleasure workshops, sensual yoga or in sex-coaching sessions for individuals and couples.

Mia Muse started as an online sex-toy shop in 2008, and evolved from there. Vanessa first realised she was a sexual being while watching The Blue Lagoon in the early 80s.

Portrait of Davey Thompson

Davey Thompson

Davey Thompson is a Bidjara, Inningai, Wakka Wakka and Gubbi Gubbi man from Barcaldine, Queensland. He's a writer, producer, performer, professional bad bitch and resident MC of the Australian chapter of the Cocoa Butter Club. You may recognise him from his 2 second cameo on Get Krack!n is a rogue Aboriginal, or his cameo in Corey White's Roadmap to Paradise as a horse.

Portrait of Aram Hosie

Aram Hosie

More than ten years ago and well before the world had heard of Laverne Cox or Caitlyn Jenner, Aram Hosie found himself at the forefront of trans visibility in Australia when he appeared on the front page of Western Australia’s only State newspaper. From those awkward beginnings as the 'Senator’s Sex-Swap Partner!' Aram has gone on to write, speak, educate and advocate for the issues affecting trans people at both the national and international level. Aram’s work has included further media engagements, playing an instrumental role in the reform of Passports and Medicare policy, winning a High Court challenge to Western Australia's gender recognition laws, and advocating on trans people’s HIV prevention and treatment needs on the global stage.