Sexual Transmission Podcast

A podcast for the people.

Queer people, specifically. Join us to talk about topics that concern sex and the LGBTQIA+ community.

Join Blaise Clotworthy and Stef Knight as they explore what it means to be a proud, queer sexual being in 2020. We like to say it's a podcast for the people, queer people specifically.

 

Each episode will highlight a different topic about life in the LGBTQIA+ community, from the history of gay cruising to drag culture and everything in between. Blaise and Stef's relationship as drag daughter and drag mother bring an intergenerational lens to podcast so share with your friends - there's something for all ages here.

An Ending HIV podcast
Hosts: Stef Knight and Blaise Clotworthy
Intro Song Producer: Jason Smith
Editor: Kane Power - Precision Podcast
Producer: Victoria Walsh

Any views or opinions represented on this podcast are personal and belong solely to individuals and do not represent the views of the Burnett Foundation Aotearoa, unless specifically stated.

Sexual Transmission Ep 01:

Sexual Awakenings and First Times

 

What do Dan Carter in his Jockeys, Teen Simba from the Lion King and Burt Reynolds in the shower have in common? You’ll have to listen to our first ever episode of Sexual Transmission to find out. Join hosts Blaise Clotworthy and Stef Knight as they relive their first times, recall their sexual awakenings and joke about Republicans. We guarantee a laugh and you might even learn a thing or two about queer culture you may have never known otherwise.

Stuff we talked about:

An Ending HIV podcast
Hosts: Stef Knight and Blaise Clotworthy
Intro Song Producer: Jason Smith
Editor: Kane Power - Precision Podcast
Producer: Victoria Walsh

Any views or opinions represented on this podcast are personal and belong solely to individuals and do not represent the views of Burnett Foundation Aotearoa, unless specifically stated. 

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Sexual Transmission Ep 02:

Gay Cruising - Public Toilets & Handkerchiefs 

 

How did gay men find each other before Grindr, Scruff and Squirt?

On this week’s episode of the podcast, we share some of our favourite saucy moments to honour a tradition as old as time - cruising. We also talk with some extra special guests: Mike Binnis, one of the original workers at Lateshift Gay Men’s Club, as well as artist and cruising historian Shaun Thomas McGill.

Whether it’s a walk down memory lane or learning some important queer history, there’s something in this episode for everyone.

Stuff we talked about:

An Ending HIV podcast
Hosts: Stef Knight and Blaise Clotworthy
Intro Song Producer: Jason Smith
Editor: Kane Power - Precision Podcast
Producer: Victoria Walsh

Any views or opinions represented on this podcast are personal and belong solely to individuals and do not represent the views of the Burnett Foundation Aotearoa, unless specifically stated.

Sexual Transmission Ep 03:

HIV Stigma is so 1986

Some things are back in trend like scrunchies and monochrome power suits.. but can we all just agree to leave HIV stigma in the 1980s?

On this episode of Sexual Transmission Burnett Foundation Aotearoa's own Services and Outreach Coordinator Rodrigo Olin joins us to talk about the effects of stigma on people living with HIV. We examine stigma from all it's ugly angles including the gross comments from within the gay community to deeply rooted internalised stigma.

Stef bravely shares some deeply personal stories and Blaise officially coins the term Intergenerational Internalised Serophobia (and not just to cheat at Scrabble).

It's a heavy topic, but an important one. Is your HIV attitude up-to-date?

Stuff we talked about:

An Ending HIV podcast

Hosts: Stef Knight and Blaise Clotworthy
Intro Song Producer: Jason Smith
Editor: Kane Power - Precision Podcast
Producer: Victoria Walsh

Any views or opinions represented on this podcast are personal and belong solely to individuals and do not represent the views of the Burnett Foundation Aotearoa, unless specifically stated.

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Sexual Transmission Ep 04:

World AIDS Day Special

Get your red ribbons ready because it’s World AIDS Day.

Growing up gay during the AIDS epidemic was no walk in the park. On this special World AIDS Day episode Paul Blatchford from the Positive Speakers Bureau shares the inspiring story of his life-long battle for personal liberation. We don’t just mourn the loss of millions to AIDS related illness, we also celebrate the last 40 years of progress that let so many people living with HIV live full and healthy lives today.

Every queer person needs to know this part of their history.

Stuff we talked about:
The New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt - https://aidsquilt.org.nz/

An Ending HIV Podcast
Hosts: Stef Knight and Blaise Clotworthy
Intro Song Producer: Jason Smith
Editor: Kane Power - Precision Podcast
Producer: Victoria Walsh

Any views or opinions represented on this podcast are personal and belong solely to individuals and do not represent the views of Burnett Foundation Aotearoa, unless specifically stated.

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Sexual Transmission Ep 05:

The Holi-SLAY Special

Being queer at Christmas isn’t always as jolly and gay as it should be.

To help you navigate the hetero-trocity of the holidays hosts Stef and Blaise share their best holiday tips from surviving awkward family events to douching in a long-drop. 

This is the perfect episode to listen to at the beach this summer. Stay safe and we'll see you in February 2021 for even more episodes of Sexual Transmission. 

An Ending HIV Podcast
Hosts: Stef Knight and Blaise Clotworthy
Intro Song Producer: Jason Smith
Editor: Kane Power - Precision Podcast
Producer: Victoria Walsh

Any views or opinions represented on this podcast are personal and belong solely to individuals and do not represent the views of the Burnett Foundation Aotearoa, unless specifically stated.

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Sexual Transmission Ep 06:

A Queer Kōrero on Mental Health

Having a kōrero with a friend can feel like free therapy and this episode of Sexual Transmission completely embodies that.

Listen as Stef and Blaise reflect on Stef’s journey with sobriety and the transformation it’s had on their life. Learn some healthy techniques for processing emotions and how to create a safe space for yourself. They also share great advice on how to be a good mental health ally and the importance of queer role models.

This episode is best experienced with a cup of tea and box of tissues. Kia kaha e hoa.

An Ending HIV Podcast
Hosts: Stef Knight and Blaise Clotworthy
Intro Song Producer: Jason Smith
Editor: Kane Power - Precision Podcast
Producer: Victoria Walsh

Any views or opinions represented on this podcast are personal and belong solely to individuals and do not represent the views of Burnett Foundation Aotearoa, unless specifically stated.

Resources:

1737 is a free service for New Zealanders feeling down, anxious, a bit overwhelmed or just need to chat to someone. You can call or text for free 24/7 for support.

Sexual Transmission Ep 07

Transgender Awareness Week Exclusive with Icon Miss Geena

The fabulous Miss Geena joins Sexual Transmission hosts Stef and Blaise to have an intimate chat about their gender identity journey for Transgender Awareness Week. Geena shares what it was like to be closeted in real life but open online and how YouTube helped them gain the confidence to share their real Britney Spears worshipping self. We talk about their journey as a transgender woman doing Drag and how their expression of femininity has changed over time. It wouldn’t be an episode with Miss Geena is tea wasn’t spilled, and girl - it’s piping HOT so head over to your favourite streaming app for the episode.

Links mentioned from the episode:

Miss Geena Instagram - @missgeenax
Zeena: Worrying Princesses Podcast
OutLine - Confidential, free, all-ages support line 0800 OUTLINE

An Ending HIV Podcast
Hosts: Stef Knight and Blaise Clotworthy
Intro Song Producer: Jason Smith
Editor: Kane Power - Precision Podcast
Producer: Victoria Walsh

Any views or opinions represented on this podcast are personal and belong solely to individuals and do not represent the views of Burnett Foundation Aotearoa, unless specifically stated.

Resources:

Call 0800 OUTLINE for free, confidential rainbow peer support for all ages

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