5 sex Ted Talks you must watch

sex ted talks

Make love, not porn

“I date younger men. Predominately men in their twenties. And, when I date younger men, I have sex with younger men.” That’s how this sex Ted Talk starts. It’s pretty difficult to not pay attention after that. Cindy Gallop shares how hardcore pornography has distorted the way a generation of young men thinks about sex — and how she’s fighting back with Make Love Not Porn, her effort to correct the myths being propagated. This talk contains mature content.

A Little-Told Tale of Sex and Sensuality

“If you really want to know a people, start by looking inside their bedrooms,” says Shereen El Feki, who traveled through the Middle East for five years, talking to people about sex. While those conversations reflected rigid norms and deep repression, El Feki also discovered that sexual conservatism in the Arab world is a relatively new thing. She wonders: could a re-emergence of public dialogue lead to more satisfying, and safer, sex lives?

The keys to a happier, healthier sex life

How can we unlock the door to our own authentic sexual well-being? Sex educator Emily Nagoski suggests that the key is realizing that we are all normal, whatever our proclivities. In this playful but informative sex Ted Talk on sex positivity, she delves into the science of sexuality to demonstrate how we can shed our insecurities and define pleasure on our own terms.

She tells us to create a context that allows your brain to interpret the world as a pleasurable, safe, sexy place. That confidence and joy are key to our own authentic sexual well-being.

The Secret ingredients to sexual intelligence

From her personal and professional experiences, Erin Chen shares with us the secret ingredients to sexual intelligence. Imagine not feeling embarrassed or awkward talking about sex anymore. Imagine being able to discuss and explore pleasures and desires without the fear of being judged. It might not seem possible, but it is – we all need that permission to be curious. And Erin uses our love of food to show us what that secret ingredient is. Erin Chen is an advocate for the inclusion of sexual wellness as part of everyday healthy living.

the virginity fraud

The hymen is still the most misunderstood part of the female body. Nina Dølvik Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl share their mission to empower young people through better sex education, debunking the popular (and harmful) myths we’re told about female virginity and the hymen.

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