Joanna Anagnostou

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Joanna is a recent graduate of a Master of Public health and does work in sexual health promotion and health literacy. She is a passionate advocate for comprehensive sex education, mental health, and the rights of womxn and the LGBTQIA+ community. Joanna loves to talk about all things health and is based in Melbourne, Australia.

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Queer, Black, and Indigenous powerhouses to follow this Pride

Joanna Anagnostou, Jun 19

June is celebrated as Pride Month each year. This month commemorates the Stonewall Riots of 1969.

June is celebrated as Pride Month each year. This month commemorates the Stonewall Riots of 1969.

How to fight climate change by having sex

Joanna Anagnostou, May 30

Use this during sex to combat climate change, and fight speciesism!

Use this during sex to combat climate change, and fight speciesism!

Who the masturbation conversation misses

Joanna Anagnostou, May 19

As May is International Masturbation Month, you may see an influx of articles about all the benefits of self-love.

As May is International Masturbation Month, you ma...

Book Review: The Game of Desire by Shan Boodram

Joanna Anagnostou, Apr 05

If you are looking for a book on dating, you might stumble on The Game of Desire.

If you are looking for a book on dating, you might stumble on The Game of Desire.

How to date when you are a feminist

Joanna Anagnostou, Mar 28

Sometimes it can be hard to date when you are a feminist. If you put this in your bio on a dating app, you might see lesser matches. It may even provoke some rude messages or heated arguments. People can be put off when they hear the word feminist.

Sometimes it can be hard to date when you are a feminist. If you put this in your bio on a dating app, you might see lesser matches. It may even provoke some rude messages or heated arguments. People can be put off when they hear the word feminist.

It’s okay to Stop Contraception for your Mental Health

Joanna Anagnostou, Mar 09

I love contraception, all the power it gives you over your sex life and your menses. But I don't love the effect it can have on your mental health.

I love contraception, all the power it gives you over your sex life and your menses. But I don't love the effect it can have on your mental health.

Eating Disorders in Young Queer Men

Joanna Anagnostou, Feb 27

When you think of eating disorders, we think of young women struggling with their body image. What we rarely (if ever) get to see, is what it’s like for men, particularly for queer men.

When you think of eating disorders, we think of young women struggling with their body image. What we rarely (if ever) get to see, is what it’s like for men, particularly for queer men.

How to Make Consent Sexier?

Joanna Anagnostou, Feb 18

Consent is an important term discussed nowadays in the context of sex. It is a crucial step in having a good intimate experience with a partner. This word carries weight and that has in turn made people feel stressed about gaining informed, and enthusiastic consent. Consent is defined asking for permission to do something or for something to happen (source), and this definition makes the process seem very formal. It shouldn’t feel like raising your hand in classroom to ask if you can go to the bathroom, it should be about finding out what type of sexy things you and your partner(s) want.  People can be intimidated by asking for consent out of a fear of making things awkward or ruining the mood. It won’t, consent is sexy! Asking someone if they want to do something or what they want to do is hot and makes for a fun and pleasurable time for everyone involved. Consent is a mutual thing. This means asking and getting consent is a reciprocal process. It’s about understanding each oth

Consent is an important term discussed nowadays in the context of sex. It is a crucial step in having a good intimate experience with a partner. This word carries weight and that has in turn made people feel stressed about gaining informed, and enthusiastic consent. Consent is defined asking for permission to do something or for something to happen (source), and this definition makes the process seem very formal. It shouldn’t feel like raising your hand in classroom to ask if you can go to the bathroom, it should be about finding out what type of sexy things you and your partner(s) want.  People can be intimidated by asking for consent out of a fear of making things awkward or ruining the mood. It won’t, consent is sexy! Asking someone if they want to do something or what they want to do is hot and makes for a fun and pleasurable time for everyone involved. Consent is a mutual thing. This means asking and getting consent is a reciprocal process. It’s about understanding each oth

Joanna's "Why I Talk about Sexuality" (II)

Joanna Anagnostou, Dec 03 2019

Delve into the mind of our author Joanna as she journeys towards a career in sexuality. Part 2

Delve into the mind of our author Joanna as she journeys towards a career in sexuality. Part 2

Joanna's "Why I Talk about Sexuality" (I)

Joanna Anagnostou, Dec 02 2019

Delve into the mind of our author Joanna as she journeys towards a career in sexuality. Part 1

Delve into the mind of our author Joanna as she journeys towards a career in sexuality. Part 1