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Walk a day in someone else’s shoes through this unfiltered interview series.
Sensuali chatted with coach April Maria aka Venus Libido, known for her sex education and intimacy coaching. We talked about her favourite innovative sex toys, the many factors that help to maintain a healthy libido and how exploring non-monogamy doesn’t always have to mean having sex outside of your relationship.
Sensuali chatted with Belle Lauralei, the all round sensualist and lover of erotica. We spoke about how supporting men and the masculine is integral to achieving a harmonious society, the struggle of living in a mind-led world that disconnects us from our bodies, and how more women need to view femininity as a power rather than a weakness.
We had a wonderful chat with Mistress Sevvven, the professional dominatrix who specialises in FemDom sessions in London. We spoke about her carnal, non-traditional approach, the sense of safety and control that BDSM provides, and the never ending fight to unlearn conditioned feminine behaviour as a domme.
Sensuali chatted to The Tantric Woman, aka Jo, the sex coach and tantric bodyworker based in London. We talked about helping men connect with their body rather than their mind, self-sourcing our own pleasure, and how we can shift societal attitudes towards sensuality and away from derogatory sex.
Sensuali chatted to The Queer Sensualist, aka Oli Lipski, who provides sensual intimacy coaching through the lens of queer theory and sensual embodiment. We chatted about the beauty of the parasympathetic nervous system, heteronormativity limiting our ideas of what sex can be, and the wondrous healing effects of simply talking about things.
Sensuali chatted to the London-based artist making queer erotic photography, Imogen Cleverley. We spoke about the influence of 80s DIY punk queer-core on their work, the misconception that art and porn can't overlap, and the need to make more space for difficult conversations and anger within the queer art scene.
Sensuali chatted to pole dancer, stripper, sex work activist and all round icon Gemma Rose about her journey from anti to pro sex work, the normalised exploitation of strippers in the UK, and her upcoming podcast, 'The 6am Club'.
Sensuali chatted with Ava Sheridon, the professional dominatrix and disciplinarian specialising in psychological BDSM sessions. Sometimes she’s an inappropriate therapist, other times she’s a kinky lifestyle coach. We spoke about her background in erotic fiction, the intensifying effects of hypnotherapy on a submissive, and how kinky lifestyle coaching brings an element of exciting motivation that vanilla coaching lacks.
Sensuali chatted with Agent Ida von Schmidt, the Disciplinarian Dominatrix with a passion for role play and traditional corporal punishment. We discuss her collection of punishment implements, some common misconceptions about Dommes, and BDSM as a form of therapy.
Sensuali had a conversation with Open Relating, aka, Roy Graff, the polyamorous relationship coach. We spoke about his goal to help people relate to one another out of love rather than fear, the male struggle to ask for physical affection from a parter, and the socialisation that has made society terrified of polyamory.
We sat down with Sarah, aka Sub in the City, who offers bdsm coaching sessions online and in person. We spoke about bdsm as a healing practice, the importance of introspection and communication in bdsm and the need for more mainstream spaces that openly encourage bdsm education.
Sensuali chatted to the famed pornstar turned escort, Zara Durose, about the intimacy in porn vs escorting, key tips for success in the industry, and her current ventures in fetish events and latex care products.
We chatted to Sébastien Rabøin, the Québec-based artist who specialises in intimate sensual photography. We spoke about nudity through art history, methods to make a model feel at home, and the over-sexualisation plus accompanying shame that society perpetuates towards the human body.
Sensuali chatted with Sascha van der Werf, the distinguished Vienna-based artist who creates elegant and authentic sensual photography. We spoke about his collaborative approach with models, the importance of photo captions, and the pleasure of making clients fall in love with themselves again.
We chatted with kink illustration extraordinaire and lingerie lover Rebecca Lightbody, about her fetish zines, the eroticism of lingerie, and her overarching mission to bring kink out of the shadows and into the light.
Last week we had an insightful conversation with Wiseandmany, aka Drew, the vers bisexual male content creator. We spoke about the fluidity of sexuality, overcoming internalised shame and the highs and lows of being a content creator.
We caught up with Sensuali Ambassador WrestleTanya, the mixed wrestling extraordinaire. We spoke about the importance of authenticity in her sessions, the excitement of mixed wrestling, and why people shouldn't be shy about paying for professional services.
We had a delightful conversation with Sensuali ambassador, Rubensabreumt, diving into the depths of his profession as a purveyor of pleasure through sensual massage and learning all about his mission to normalise the idea of women seeking sensualist experiences.
As an artist sex worker, making art about your sex work experiences is not unheard of, but what about the other way round? What about bringing your artistry into the realms of your sex work? I chatted to Circe about her journey as an artist and a sex worker, and how her artful erotic photoshoots allow her to express her creativity whilst also bringing in clientele.
I spoke to Black Venus, the co-founder of Sex and Rage, the London-based organisation run by sex workers aiming to end the stigma surrounding sex and sex work, and provide sex education to all in innovative ways.
This week, I had the pleasure of talking to sex writer Kate Sloan. We talk about the pros and cons of writing about sex for a living, how to prioritize mental health and set boundaries, and the importance of reducing shame around sex and kink.
I had a chat with Sensuali Ambassador, Mistress Allanna about the double life of a pro-domme, the importance of having a true connection with clients, and the funny side of BDSM.
I chatted with Domina Roxy Elixir, Glaswegian badass and founder of queer fetish porn company, Carnal Productions, about her journey from film student to businesswoman, balancing experimentalism with commerciality, and creating a comfortable and safe environment on set.
I spoke to French painter and master of eroticism, Aurélie Galois, about her artistic journey, what eroticism really means, the primal nature of painting, and the future of erotic art.
Meet Melissa. She looks like Brigitte Bardot, sounds like Sophia Lauren, and yet somehow manages to be one of the sweetest, most down-to-earth people you will ever meet.
I sat down for an amazing convo with Sensuali’s illustrator to learn about her creative journey and what inspires her both in art and in life.
After talking about our favourite porn, I discovered a new thing this week which seems to growing in popularity: suction pumps- used for both kinky & therapeutic reasons.
Sensuali bloggers, Iso and Jules, interviewed each other to learn more about one another's sugaring experiences, dreams in life, and much more.
This week, I interviewed a bonafide cool girl about her dissatisfying dating life and the changes she is making to turn her luck around.
I went on a date with a plastic surgeon, expecting him to be a total misogynist. Turns out, I was the shallow one.
I interviewed K, a university friend who once dabbled in sex work. We spoke about why he did it, why he stopped it, and what truly constitutes to feeling empowered.
This week, I sat down with two good friends to discuss their experience of falling in love and navigating being in an interracial relationship.
This week I sat down with a self-proclaimed anti-feminist and it wasn't nearly as awful as I was expecting.
This week, my kinkster friend gave me a rundown of Brooklyn's underground BDSM scene and shared insights about how kink has helped him forge deep connections with both himself and others.
This week, I squeezed in some mother-daughter bonding by interviewing my mom about what it was like to date in the go-go 80s.
This week, I sat down with a friend to talk about her experience getting and overcoming vaginismus -- a condition that makes sex for women painful and in some cases, impossible.
Meet Anna, a part-time London sugar baby and a close friend of mine. Here’s an insight into her sugar lifestyle.
This week, I sat down with an ex-lover to hear about his struggles with compulsive sexual behavior and his journey to recovery.
This week I sat down with one of my favorite couples, Bee and Graham, to talk about gender identity and what it's like being in a gender non-conforming relationship.
This week I sat down with a tantrika friend to hear about her journey from school teacher to wellness Girlboss.
This week, I sat down with a man who has dated multiple ex-sugar babies to get his two cents about dating women with a sex work past.
I sat down with a friend to get the latest on her sugaring adventures abroad in Mexico.
This week I sat down with ex-baby friend who is debating having the child of a wealthy CEO.
This week I sat down with a sugar baby friend to get the details on her latest infatuation -- a daddy dom who has fallen hard for her. While it's undoubtedly a relationship full of passion, she's started to lose herself a bit.
I sat down with a sugar baby to get the details on her recent green card marriage to an ex-daddy. We talk about love, the institution of marriage, and what it's like to marry someone for money.
Never slept with another woman but definitely thinking about it? I interviewed my bisexual bestie to get the scoop on what lesbian sex is really like and how it compares to the straight stuff. It’s 11pm. My childhood bestie Hope* has arrived at my digs in London for a few days of work (and play). […]
This week, I sat down with an ex-daddy and friend to reminisce about the good sugar times and the bad, as he prepares himself to exit the sugar game once and for all.
All forms of sex work can have its and downs, but I spoke with ex-pornstar LouLou Petite about her dancing days and why stripping especially can be a job that takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions.
I sat down with a sugar baby friend of mine to talk about her recent herpes diagnosis. She gets real about how it's impacted her life, how she plans to navigate sugaring going forward, and what advice she would give to her younger self.
I chatted to 27 year old Eileen to get a female take on being part of a generation that grew up with internet porn.