Busting open sexual myths with Dr Eve

There's are a lot of myths out there about sexual health and sexologist Dr Eve looks at debunking them.

She says sexual health is not just about diseases and infections its about the politics of the personal. She is against the notion that sexual health be put into the context of medicalisation. It is also about pleasure, she says.

Its about who you find attractive, Its about your gender, about sexism and feminism, the things you enjoy versus the things you dont enjoy. Its about you as a whole person

Dr Eve, clinical sexologist

Sexual health is also about your right to pleasure. It also involves coercion and violence. People have a right to know that it is not a sexually healthy behaviour that they are getting themselves into.

Dr Eve, clinical sexologist

Dr Eve went on to debunk some myths around sexual health like 'masturbation is sinful and that it is another form of cheating'. She says some of these myths cause harm and get in the way.

Other myths she bust wide open were around beliefs that women must have vaginal orgasms, or that men need to be able to maintain an erection for hours.

Listen to the full conversation below:

Read More
How to get through the holidays when grief-stricken

How to get through the holidays when grief-stricken

Holiday cheer isn't felt by all families over Christmas time. Some experience grief or are reminded of loved one's they have lost.

Suspected lesbian hate crime indicative of SA's social crisis, says activist

Suspected lesbian hate crime indicative of SA's social crisis, says activist

LGBTI activist and researcher Phumi Mtetwa says that hate crimes are a societal problem which need to be tackled by all citizens.

How far has South Africa come in fighting HIV/Aids?

How far has South Africa come in fighting HIV/Aids?

Experts have highlighted the importance of changing dangerous behaviour and educating communities to eradicate the disease.

Why the 'Blesser craze' isn't so black and white

Why the 'Blesser craze' isn't so black and white

There's a lot more nuance involved in the pursuit of nice things, explains Wits lecturer Dr Danai Mupotsa and first-hand blessees.

Teachers called out for racism at Pretoria Girls High

Teachers called out for racism at Pretoria Girls High

Disciplinary and mediation processes have begun to make the school more accommodating of racial and cultural diversity.

Civil society and SA govt must call a truce to work together - experts

Civil society and SA govt must call a truce to work together - experts

The conflict between civil organisations and the state needs to come to an end in order to mobilise social change in South Africa.