SXSW :: Making Disclosure Sexy

Episode Description

Wow Ignite Intimacy Community!!! What an honor and amazing experience it was to record this episode LIVE from the SXSW stage in Austin TX this weekend!!

Tune in for an open, transparent, empowering conversation about sexual health, STD testing, receding a positive STI diagnosis and how to take care of yourself, how and when to disclose your STI status and dispelling the myths and stigmas around STI screening and Herpes on Episode 108 of Ignite Intimacy!

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Our Guests – BIO

Courtney Brame

Courtney is a podcast host who has coordinated a space of understanding for other humans living with and/or affected by sexually transmitted infections. He hopes that sharing his experiences can help others find a new, positive perspective and flourish despite their diagnoses.

Connect:
Instagram: @HOnMyChest
Tumblr: @HOnMyChest
Reddit: @HOnMyChest
Facebook Page: Something Positive for Positive People
Twitter: @HOnMychest
Podcast Site: https://somethingpositiveforpositivepeople.podbean.com/

Ashley Manta:

Ashley Manta has become a sought-after authority on mindfully combining sex and cannabis as part of her CannaSexual® brand. As a professional sex educator and coach, she helps people navigate these topics to make sure they are interacting, loving, and feeling their best in and out of the bedroom.

Connect:
Instagram: @cannasexual
Lauren Weiniger:
Lauren is the founder of The Safe App, the app that keeps you and your sexual health in check.
Connect:
Instagram: @thesafeapp

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