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Guess who’s back in the house…

Michael and Tim are BACK for a 2019 full of sexy content, and we’ve invited two very special guests to join us on the show this week. Midsumma is fast approaching, as as the community kicks back, parties, and gets frisky in the summer months we talk about consent in sex spaces, and also about substances we might take over the party season.

Consent is sexy!

We are joined by Hide and Seek listener and consent advocate Brodie Turner who is the coordinator of Midsumma 2019’s Consent Festival – the launching event for the Midsumma season! We talk about queer people leading in the consent advocacy space, and auctioning practical skills around consent. We look beyond sex in consent in health, and the workplace outside the general concept of “yes is yes, no is no”

Double Drop!

We double drop this week, as we are again joined by Owen Hall from Dancewize (a program of Harm Reduction Victoria) to talk about drug safety, and pill testing over the summer party season. Heading out, and potentially imbibing in some substances? Take a listen in.

We talk briefly on how you can STILL have your say on the poppers ban. Public submissions close soon – and you can follow this messaging guideline to help craft a submission to the TGA and have your say. It has been put together by health professionals and advocates to help you get the most out of your say! http://bit.ly/NAGmessagingguide

You can also attend two public consultation forums, in Sydney and in Melbourne before the TGA makes it’s decision.



Thursday, 31 January

Kirby Institute

UNSW Wallace Wurth Building, High St, Kensington NSW

16:00 – 18:00, Afternoon tea 15:30


Thursday 7 February 2019

La Trobe City Campus

360 Collins St, Melbourne VIC

16:00 – 18:00, Afternoon tea 15:30


Consent Festival at Midsumma 2019


BeHeardNotHarmed: Pill Testing Campaign event


About the author: Michael


Michael is a Health Educator at Thorne Harbour Health (formerly the Victorian AIDS Council), working in the Sexually Adventurous Men (SAM) Project and it's Down an' Dirty campaign.

- Michael is a producer, co-host and podcast editor for Well, Well, Well @ 8pm Thursday nights on JOY discussing sex, health, and well-being in our LGBTI communities.

- Michael is a producer, co-host and podcast editor for Hide and Seek @ 9pm Wednesday nights on JOY discussing gay men's sex!

Michael is also a PrEP advocate with PAN [PrEPaccessNOW], and enjoys a well made negroni.


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