Sex and pleasure matter far beyond your bedroom. Sexuality is part of your social body, how you interact with and are treated by the world. Sexuality is deeply interconnected with race and class – so when we call for more sexual pleasure we must recognize that call is ultimately for social justice for all.
In this episode we cover:
- Intersectionality, and how it informs our sexual experience
- The importance of understanding the history of racial and sexual oppression
- How self care can be an act of resistance
- The difference between self care and numbing out
- Radical love as a guiding framework
Find more about Aida’s work and therapy practice on her website: www.aidamanduley.com
Aida is also part of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network: WOCSHN
“This radical love fosters community and emerges through it. Radical love is a love that gives the benefit of the doubt, that affirms and questions, that holds its skepticism at bay to allow a raw thought to develop, that understands accountability not as a zero sum game, that doesn’t draw lines in the sand, that doesn’t believe in (to borrow a phrase from Edward Said) solidarity without criticism, that understands that rifts can heal and that we need not divide ourselves from one another during that healing. It also understands that there may be moments when toxicity reaches such a level that, out of self-care and self-love, one has to pull back and find new alliances. A radical love can foster and enrich community.” — Ralph Rodríguez (source)
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