After MONTHS of procrastinating, making excuses, claiming I couldn't afford to do it and generally being the worst, I got my sh*t together and launched Private Education: The smart sex and relationships podcast.
This is a podcast that will (hopefully) make Irish people, and people everywhere, more comfortable talking about sex and relationships. Nothing is normal and everything is normal, and I would love if I could help people understand that we're all doing it, so it's nothing to be embarrassed about.
It’s not gratuitous sex chat, it’s meant to normalise talking about the issues, while having a laugh and learning something - It’s not to be taken very seriously, but still is a serious topic and one that affects every single one of us on a daily basis.
A quote from the movie The Social Network really resonated with me - it’s a quote from Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg:
“These two things are what drive life at college. Are you having sex or aren't you? It's why people take certain classes, sit where they sit, go where they go, do what they do…”
Our romantic relationships, and whether we’re having sex, wanting it, not bothered with it, sad because we can’t have it, worried about getting pregnant from it, worried about NOT getting pregnant from it etc, are what MOTIVATE so much of our lives, and yet informed and comfortable discussion about it isn’t as common as maybe it should be.
So if any of that interests you, I'd love if you could support the podcast by listening on whatever platform you get your podcasts from. Search 'private education' on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher etc.
Oh, and it was number one on iTunes when it launched, and still doesn't leave the charts for very long. I'm very proud of it, and very grateful to anyone who has listened or shown support.