This is the first in a series of podcasts that share some of the discussion from a group ‘What women talk about when they talk about sex’ that took place at Glasgow Women’s Library during spring and summer 2015 as part of our Sex in The Women’s Library Season supported by the Wellcome Trust.
My Mum found some contraceptive pills that I bought under the bed. I heard her say “if she starts this then she’s not going to want to stop it”. She was panicked as they were together with the Marxist manifesto, so it was two things at once.
The topics discussed in this first session include individuals in the group talking about their memories of having an introduction to (talking about) sex, ‘becoming a woman’, discussions with mothers and siblings, conflicting ‘advice’ and materials about sexuality and early formations of concepts about the body.