Sandra Daugherty punches sexual shame in the face. The sex educator is a firm believer in the right to healthy intimate experiences and the skills that get us there.
Sandra is known the world over for her podcast, "Sex Nerd Sandra." At once irreverent and educational, the show has earned a top spot on iTunes. Its loyal listenership (over 14 million downloads) is vocal about Sandra's impact, describing her as "inspiring" with "contagious enthusiasm" and an "awesome nerd-like ability that [she's] not afraid to show."
Her weekly podcast has run since 2011 under the Nerdist Industries banner with no end in sight.
Her professional journey began in 2009 normalizing sexuality through sex-positive workshops and she continues to teach as well as appearing across other platforms including web and TV shows, podcasts, documentaries, panels, lectures, personal coaching and consulting.
Her background in cultural anthropology, philosophy, and broadcast journalism provide crucial lenses through which she views her work. Sandra has completed the comprehensive sex educator training program provided by San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI), attends professional conferences and workshops regularly, and is passionately committed to creating a safe space for each person's unique intimate needs.
Her methods include heavy doses of physical comedy, playful insight, and surprising disclosure.
What's the best way to give a sex toy at Christmas? Well, really that's up to you, but around the dinner table with Aunt Mavis may not be the best option.
Our top tip would be to pop any sexy gifts in your partner's Christmas stocking: It's better for the giver, and the receiver.
How? Not only do most people open their stocking in the privacy of their bedroom which makes receiving a sexy treat more intimate, but most Christmas stockings are filled with an array of goodies, making the giving process a little less daunting too.
Join Jess and Lisa in this weeks special festive sex toy video to find out which toys they'd give to their partner in a stocking.
Reckon we missed a perfect toy, or got a question for us? Pop it in the comments!