How Positive Are You? Open Dialog on Love, Sex, and Health
“How Positive Are You?” is a weekly podcast about surprising news and views about HIV and AIDS. Episode 22, hosted by David Crowe and Celia Ferber, is a frank discussion of sex, sexuality, symbiosis, GAIA theory, fear, death, love, and health.
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Don’t miss this fascinating excursion into the correlated questions of our time, including:
- What conjunction of cultural and political forces has caused the misalignment of sex and health we have observed in the “AIDS Era”?
- Why did allopathic interpretations of the crisis become dominant so early?
- How have practices of love evolved since then?
- What communities have continued to be ‘sex-positive’ and how have they intersected?
- How have these practices co-evolved with a new notion of health? With holistic practices of health?
- With environmental notions of planetary health?
- Why is the body and ecosystem and how can we practice love in respect of its balance and health?
- How does the respect for our bodies’ ecosystems align with the respect for Gaia,, or ‘mother earth’?
- Why (and to what extent) is anal pleasure good for one’s health?
- How has the LGBT community grown and diversified in the AIDS Era?
- What did bisexual people bring to the sex positive movement?
- What is it like to position oneself ‘in between’ gays and straights as one navigates the AIDS Era?
- What new paradigms can emerge from this experience?
- What new politics of love can help to realign sex with health?
- What do we really mean by holistic sexual health?
Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio is a professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, and the author of the new book GAIA and the New Politics of Love, a Silver Winner in Cosmology and New Science for the 2010 Nautilus Book Awards.
For more information on these subjects, visit Serena at www.serenagaia.com and http://polyplanet.blogspot.com. She also recommends reading Our Daily Meds by Melody Petersen, Exploring Intimacy by Suzann Robins and Mystery Dance: On the Evolution of Human Sexuality by Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan.
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