Busting the Virginity Myth
October 9, 2020
Hosted by Christi Anne Bela
Penetrative heterosexual sex is normally associated with virginity, but that’s not the only kind of sex there is. Most of us were taught about "Virginity" in some sort of religious context (growing up Catholic, I heard it a lot and even prayed to the "Virgin Mother"). Then marketing from Disney's Jones Brothers and others sold society this idea of purity culture (complete with special rings) that made people even more fixated on the concept of virginity. The virginity myth perpetuates a sexist story where women are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. What if we’re wrong to recognize virginity in the first place? And how do we stop buying into the notion of virginity? Dr. Megan Martin is focused on providing a safe space for Women to find answers and solutions to their sexual health and wellness questions. Nothing is too taboo or embarrassing to ask. She believes in shame-free education about our bodies throughout the different stages of our lives.
Intimacy Architecture Radio
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Intimacy Architecture Radio is a safe space to discuss health, relationships, sexuality, curiosities and whatever tickles your fancy. Christi Anne Bela is a queer, non-monogamous and open-minded counselor, author, speaker, specializing in helping people discover the power of intimacy. Intimacy Architecture Radio is a call-in radio show, so reach out, be heard and build the life you love! Listen live every Friday at 5 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.
Christi Anne Bela
Christi Anne Bela began her work as a sexuality educator in 2008. She has an extensive background in Tantra, yoga and wellness, including training at the Autism Center of America and the Kundalini Research Institute. She has spoken on the subject of consent and boundaries at the Sex Down South Conference, Mega Disability Conference and the Arc Conference for the last 3 years and is featured in “The Consent Guidebook.”
Ms. Bela has run workshops for Sex Positive World, body positive Burlesque series, fundraisers for LGBTQ youth and outreach with the Nashville Pride. She is the founder of Intimacy Architecture, which combines self-growth and community building to create safer ways to enjoy and honor the power of our sexuality.