Take It From Me: July 2019
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.
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.
Vanessa Muradian is a sexologist, yoga teacher and the founder of the sex and wellness platform Mia Muse. Vanessa has been working predominantly with women, non-binary and GNC folk over the past 12 years. Vanessa works with individuals to cultivate healthier relationships with themselves and their pleasure.
Since 2008, Vanessa has spoken to thousands of people, inspiring them to find freedom in their bodies and ultimately more pleasure and vitality in the everyday moments. Vanessa believes your life is the foreplay and accessing small moments of ease and pleasure throughout the day is the magic in cultivating a good and fulfilling sex life.
Vanessa loves supporting people to connect to their bodies and reclaim the pleasure that is rightfully theirs.
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.
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.