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Welcome to Exactly. With Florence Given. Floss is an artist, feminist, and bestselling author of the book ‘Women Don’t Owe You Pretty’. In this podcast she will be diving deep into 5 topics; sex, social media, feminism, relationships and body image and exploring them all from different angles. We’re breaking up the podcast into mini-series and each topic will be explored across 4 episodes. Throughout the podcast Floss speaks to fascinating guests from authors, cultural commentators, doctors, thought leaders to psychologists, celebrities and comedians. Exploring topics of conversation that are nuanced, enlightening and inspiring whilst having lots of laughs along the way. And Floss wants to hear from YOU, we’ll be taking your questions for each guest. AND in the fourth episode of each mini-series, we’re opening up the phone lines. Join in on the discussion with Floss and her guest. Drop the podcast a Whatsapp message on +447890 302665 with questions, voice notes and the opportunity to speak with Floss. Exactly. With Florence Given is a Somethin’ Else Production. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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RELATIONSHIPS: Possessiveness and Polyamory with Polyphilia
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Hello! Welcome back to your mindful Monday listening! This week Floss sits down with Leanne, aka Polyphilia, to chat about all things non-monogamy. It’s the final part of this mini-series and of season 1, though don’t worry we still have next week’s call in episode and season 2 is coming soon… So today we’re looking at non- monogamous relationships, with the founder of the Poly Philia blog Leanne. We get so many questions from you on this subject and we at team Exactly are just as curious as you are! Leanne started her blog which offers snappy, bitesize often hilarious tips and insights into non-monogamy in 2020 and since then has gained over 160,00 followers which shows just how what was once considered quite a niche or unusual relationship style really is becoming much more mainstream. It’s so exciting when people challenge the norms we’re taught and break free to live more authentic lives. There’s still a world of mis-information and judgement of polyamory out there, which is exactly what Leanne is tackling through her blog posts and videos. So pour yourselves many hot drinks, grab many snack because with boundaries, respect and care- why can’t you have it all? Exactly will be going Live in London on May 26th. Floss will be in conversation with the one and only Munroe Bergdorf, taking your questions and having a right laugh. Go to thepodcastshowlondon.com for more details and to buy tickets. Lovehoney would love you to celebrate self-love this Masturbation May with the Womanizer Premium 2. Use my code FLORENCE20 at lovehoney.co/Florence_premium2 and save 20% sitewide on Lovehoney for a limited time! Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e19.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2022
RELATIONSHIPS: Knowing a Narcissist with Dr Ramani
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Hey Floss Fans, Happy Monday! This week it’s our second episode on relationships and Floss is joined by the incredible psychologist and narcissism expert Dr Ramani. She was one of the first people Floss wanted to speak to on this podcast, there is so much to take away from her expertise and advice. Relationships can be our greatest healer but also the place where we can be most damaged. Trust is hard, intimacy is scary and if you have a history of being burned you might have a heightened awareness of toxic relationships. That being said, ‘toxic relationship’ has been used to refer to any number of things, and not always accurately. Today we’re focussing on a specific type of toxic relationship and that’s narcissistic abuse. Floss and Dr Ramani bring you an accessible conversation about gaslighting, love bombing and manipulation in the hopes that anyone who doesn’t know what narcissistic abuse is, has a blinding lightbulb moment. Have you experienced a lack of empathy from someone you love? Perhaps a grandiosity or a chronic need to seek out admiration from other people? Maybe you’ve made excuses for their chronic sense of entitlement? Dr Ramani reminds us to never ignore your gut instinct and is so blunt and to-the-point that she’s unintentionally hilarious. She is a licensed clinical psychologist  and the author of the modern relationship survival manual "Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist" and "Don't You Know Who I Am?": How to Stay Sane in an Era of Narcissism, Entitlement, and Incivility” She’s also a TED speaker and youtuber who has made it her life mission to educate and inform people about the effects of narcissism. Lovehoney would love you to celebrate self-love this Masturbation May with the Womanizer Premium 2. Use my code FLORENCE20 at lovehoney.co/Florence_premium2 and save 20% sitewide on Lovehoney for a limited time! Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e18.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2022
RELATIONSHIPS: Besties, Boundaries and Break Ups with Elizabeth Day
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This week we begin our final mini season on relationships. To kick off we’re  joined by podcasting royalty, Elizabeth Day. She’s the host of the podcast “How To Fail”, has written seven books and her new podcast 'Best Friend Therapy' sees Elizabeth and her best mate, therapist Emma Reed Turrell pick apart how we can all set better boundaries' in our friendships, while examining what exactly we owe to each other. Aren’t people fascinating? Floss and Elizabeth chat about friendships, and explore how the friendships we’ve had throughout our lives impact the ways in which communicate in our friendships of the future. Listen in for platonic break ups, friendship heartbreak and the effects of social media on what it means to have a community. Exactly is coming to you live on 26th May. Floss will be joined in conversation by our favourite model, activist, author and icon Munroe Bergdorf.. You can go to www.thepodcastshowlondon.com for more details and to buy your tickets. Lovehoney would love you to celebrate self-love this Masturbation May with the Womanizer Premium 2. Use my code FLORENCE20 at lovehoney.co/Florence_premium2 and save 20% sitewide on Lovehoney for a limited time! Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e17.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2022
BODY IMAGE: Shame, Shaving and Fear of Dating with Natalie Lee
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Happy Sweet 16 Exactly fans! Call the limo, buy the big dress and pick up your date because it’s our 16th episode and 4th call in! Floss is joined this week by Natalie Lee aka @Stylemesunday and author of the soon to be published book Feeling Myself: How I shed my shame to find sexual freedom and you can too. Natalie has talked publicly about her post- partum body, had an orgasm on TV and wants you to live proud, present and shame free. Floss and Natalie answer your questions, listen to your voice notes and take some calls. They answer questions on loving ourselves, dating and the dark places that breed shame. They also explore the way our friends discussing their body image issues invite our own negative comparisons and chat about releasing the pits- fur and all! Exactly is coming to you live on 26th May. Floss will be joined in conversation by our favourite model, activist, author and icon Munroe Bergdorf.. You can go to www.thepodcastshowlondon.com for more details and to buy your tickets. Lovehoney would love you to celebrate self-love this Masturbation May with the Womanizer Premium 2. Use my code FLORENCE20 at lovehoney.co/Florence_premium2 and save 20% sitewide on Lovehoney for a limited time! Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e16.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2022
BODY IMAGE: Living Unapologetically with Stephanie Yeboah
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This week on Exactly we’re joined by the ray of sunshine that is Stephanie Yeboah. She’s smart, funny and fabulous and chats with Floss about how fat-phobia and white supremacy are basically evil twins. In her book Fattily Ever After: a Black Fat Girl's guide to living life Unapologetically, Stephanie shares stories of how misogynoir, the experience of both misogyny and racism, interact with fat-phobia. She discusses the role of black women throughout history, while touching on fetishization, loneliness and how black women have been marginalized in the media, even within the body positivity movement that they started. Stephanie generously shares personal anecdotes and gives us a history lesson on the colonial origins of our beauty standards, exploring desirability politics and how conversations around weight and size often ignore the significant role mental health has on how we relate to our bodies. We hope you all listen to this episode and go on to write a love letter to your body, thanking it for keeping you alive! Exactly is coming to you live on 26th May. Floss will be joined in conversation by our favourite model, activist, author and icon Munroe Bergdorf.. You can go to www.thepodcastshowlondon.com for more details and to buy your tickets. Find Stephanie on Instagram @stephanieyeboah Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Lovehoney would love you to celebrate self-love this Masturbation May with the Womanizer Premium 2. Use my code FLORENCE20 at lovehoney.co/Florence_premium2 and save 20% sitewide on Lovehoney for a limited time! Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e15.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
BODY IMAGE: Fat Liberation with Sofie Hagen
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A new week, a new Floss pod! It’s episode two of our body image mini series and Floss is joined by the hilarious Sofie Hagen to talk about Fat Liberation. Fat Liberation, as a movement, is concerned less with an individual’s relationship with their body and more with the systemic ways in which fat people are discriminated against. Sofie acknowledges that many people have a difficult relationship with the word fat, and interrogates why this is. Is the word fat an adjective or a pejorative? And how has the capitalist patriarchy influenced this? With wit, fierce intellect and a ton of excellent reading/podcast recommendations, Sofie and Floss examine fatphobia, dating and the role of the scientific community in weight based discrimination. We can all preach that fat isn’t a bad thing and that all bodies are beautiful, but when society doesn’t affirm that it becomes increasingly easy to feel that body positivity is for everyone else but ourselves. Last year, Sophie published their debut book 'Happy Fat': Taking Up Space In A World That Wants To Shrink You. In their book Sofie dispels myths about health and fatness and they detail some of the horrific discrimination that they've experienced due to their fatness. Sofie's work focuses less on loving what you look like and more on the fact that you deserve the same respect and humanity, whatever you look like. Today’s episode is enlightening, enraging and empowering, so strap in. Find Sophie on Instagram @sofiehagendk Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e14.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2022
BODY IMAGE: Sex, Summer and Self-Objectification
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Happy Monday Floss Fans! Welcome to the start of a brand new mini series. Today and for the next three weeks, Floss will be chatting to an awesome cadre of guests about Body Image. This week it’s the wonderful Dr. Lindsay Kite and Dr. Lexie Kite, identical twins, co-authors of the book More Than a Body: Your Body Is an Instrument, Not an Ornament  and directors of the nonprofit company Beauty Redefined. Their instagram is on fire with body image analysis and they use their doctorates, their platform and their book to espouse essential wisdom on the ways in which we’re all conditioned by capitalist patriarchy to think our perceived desirability is the most important thing about us. Floss, Lindsay and Lexie chat about the male gaze, body resilience vs body positivity and beauty standards. So many of us feel such pressure to conform to certain ideals that unpacking our own autonomy over those choices becomes increasingly complicated. We’re taught to be so self-critical of the way that we look that we forget to be grateful for all the marvellous things our bodies can do. Later they deep dive into sex, and summer and how truly inhabiting your body can allow you to reclaim your rage. “Prettiness is not the rent you pay to exist in the world as a woman”- Erin Mckean “Women Don’t Owe You Pretty” - Florence Given Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. You can find Lindsay and Lexie on instagram @beauty_redefined Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e13.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2022
SOCIAL MEDIA: Cancel Culture, Community and Accountability
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After three excellent episodes and three excellent guests, we’ve come to the end of our social media mini series. As is our tradition here at Exactly, we’re bringing you a call in episode, with the wise and wonderful Seerut Chawla. Seerut is a Psychotherapist who lives in London. She’s practised in the NHS, and now runs her own private clinic. She has a special interest in personal responsibility, resilience and our relationship with the internet. Seerut and Floss unpack parasocial relationships, discuss the often mercenary nature of emoting online and examine the significance of self-awareness in owning your own mistakes before judging others for theirs. They also answer questions on using social media to advance your career and authentically being yourself online. Later they take a phone call from a wonderful listener who can’t stop scrolling, despite knowing that social media is really affecting their self esteem (Same here pal). Remember, it's okay to only share what you want to share, and what you want to show! Find Seerut on Instagram @seerutkchawla Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2022
SOCIAL MEDIA: Lonely Online with Larissa May
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For the third part of the mini-series exploring 'Social Media' we’re joined by the incredible, Larissa “Larz’ May to discuss digital wellness; how to navigate the wild west of social media and stay sane in the process. Larz has an infectious energy and deep insight into this complex subject. She started her project ‘Half The Story’ after experiencing the dark side of social media first hand. Alone and suffering from depression and anxiety with only her Instagram followers for company she realised that what she was experiencing must be happening to many other young people too. Her desire to not only heal herself, but to arm others with the tools to thrive, led to her spending the next 5 years learning all she could about the impact of social media on our mental health and crucially how to take practical steps to protect our minds online. We’re living in the most connected era humankind has ever experienced, yet so many of us feel lonely and isolated. Larz and Floss discuss the difference between connecting online and true meaningful connection. She explains how focusing on our lives and relationships online can be detrimental to our real-life experiences and friendships. And most importantly  how to take back the power and use our platforms with power, purpose and in a way that truly aligns with our values and goals. It’s time to ask if you’re using social media or if it’s using you… and if so what you can do about it! Find Larz on Instagram @livinlikelarz And her incredible projects @halfthestory @globaldayofunplugging Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e11.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2022
SOCIAL MEDIA: Being Curious Not Critical with Ayishat Akanbi
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Happy Monday! Welcome back to another episode of Exactly. It’s episode 2 of our social media mini season and we’re joined by culture writer and stylist Ayishat Akanbi, one of the first people Floss earmarked for interviewing on her podcast. In 2018 Ayishat published a video called “The Problem with Wokeness”. In which she analyses social justice and activism online. With the world becoming a place that rejects nuance for fear of it being interpreted as political incorrectness, Ayishat encourages curiosity not criticism, empathy not anger and responsibility not accountability. While social media can be a space for connection, communication and change, Ayishat’s incredible razor sharp mind and her analysis of online culture is vital and refreshing. Today she chats to Floss about the experiences in her life that have led her to not only holding these beliefs, but expressing them online. Don’t berate people for what you see in yourself. Find Ayishat on Instagram @ayishat_akanbi Her debut book, The Awokening, is out Summer 2022 Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e10.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
SOCIAL MEDIA: Racism, Rockets and Reading with Layla Saad
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We’re kicking off our Social Media mini series with none other than Layla Saad, the number one bestselling author of Me and White Supremacy, and a globally respected writer, speaker and host of the Good Ancestor Podcast, which we at Team Exactly highly recommend. Layla used social media, instagram challenges and internet trends to shirk assumptions about clout and instead issue an incredible call to action. Me and White Supremacy challenged her followers of all backgrounds to share their experiences of white privilege, encouraging her white audience to engage with the society’s systemic racism in an unprecedented way. Floss and Layla discuss feeling drained by instagram, the inherent spirituality in Layla’s confrontation with white supremacy and the importance of being uncomfortable. They also explore the vital work being done by writers and educators and their shared belief that while social media may be a springboard for speaker truth to power, literature will be their lasting body of work. Later they answer your questions on performative activism and dealing with relationships that change because of advocacy. You your anger, lest it use you. Find Layla on instagram @LaylaFSaad Check out The Good Ancestor podcast here Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e9.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2022
FEMINISM: Patriarchy, Periods and Ass Shaking with Amika George
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In our fourth and final episode of our feminism mini-series Floss is joined by founder of the free period movement, the award winning Amika George, for a call in, where we get to hear from YOU. Amika is an activist, author and icon who is literally dripping in awards. She founded the Free Periods movement in her bedroom when she was just 17 which resulted in her persuading the UK government to provide free menstrual products in all English schools and colleges from January 2020. Last year she published her first book Make It Happen: How To Be An Activist- isn’t she the coolest?! Amika studied history at Cambridge University and Floss couldn’t be in better company to answer your questions on feminism. Together they pull apart what we mean by ‘patriarchy’, analyse why ‘periods’ are so taboo and take a look at why Doja Cat shaking her arse has men all hot and bothered. Find Amika on instagram @amikageorge Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e8.txt   Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2022
FEMINISM: Choices, Cults and Guilt with Deborah Frances White
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For this Episode of Exactly, we welcome feminist podcasting royalty- HRH Deborah Frances White. Deborah is a comedian, podcaster, author and the host of the wildly successful The Guilty Feminist podcast. She is responsible for waving many of us- Floss included- off on our feminist journeys and addresses the shame, anxiety and- well- guilt that dominates womanhood with subtlety and silliness. We. Love. Her. Floss and Deborah discuss how diets are like Deborah’s time as a Jehovah’s Witness and grapple with what a “feminist choice” is. They also explore how the patriarchy negatively impacts men and how an abundance mindset can create a “new girls club” to rival “the old boys club.” Later, they answer your questions on internalised misogyny and girl to girl toxicity. Next week is our feminist call in! If you want to get in touch with the Exactly. team with a question, drop us a line at +4 4 7 8 9 0 3 0 2 6 6 5. We’re particularly interested in questions on the internet, body image and relationships! Find Deborah on instagram @DFDubz and @theguiltyfeminist Check out The Guilty Feminist podcast and find their live show dates here Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e7.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2022
FEMINISM: Trans Liberation, Culture Wars and Class with Shon Faye
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It’s Episode 2 of our Feminism mini-series and Floss is joined by the glamorous and hilarious genius that is Shon Faye. Shon is a writer, editor, journalist, and presenter known for her commentary on LGBTQ plus, women's and mental health issues. She hosts the podcast, Call Me Mother and is the author of the book, the Transgender Issue: An argument for justice. Floss and Shon deep dive into some thorny issues this week, exploring the culture war being waged against trans people in the media, what exactly a Radical Feminist is and addressing why trans rights are so divisive amongst both the left and the right. Shon- with her usual fluency and dry wit- also shares her insights into the significance of class-based solidarity, why the trans-community are used as a scapegoat when they comprise less than 1% of the population and how we can all be mindful of checking our own transphobia when including trans people within the feminist movement. At the end of the episode, Floss and Shon answer your questions on desirability politics and trans-liberation. Support your sisters not just your cis-ters! Find Shon on instagram @shon.faye Check out her book Transgender Issue: An Argument For Justice Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e6.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2022
FEMINISM: Jameela Jamil - Misogyny, Media and Mistakes
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This week Floss kicks off her second mini-series on FEMINISM with the icon that is Jameela Jamil. Jameela is an actress and activist- you’ll know her from playing Tahani Al-Jamil in Netflix’s The Good Place, her incredible platform and podcast I Weigh, and SLAMMING Piers Morgan on Twitter (not really. She’s not a UFC fighter).  Jameela and Floss discuss women being double agents for the patriarchy, being a woman in the public eye and how the media fuels misogyny. They also explore the trap door that is the pedestal, the inaccessibility of activism in the social justice space and the great importance of forgiveness in accountability. Jameela also gives some sage advice on life after being cancelled and helps Floss answer some of your questions- after giving some juicy details about her relationship with the Kardashians! (That last bit is an exaggeration and an excellent example of the kind of click-bait Floss and Jameela want you to watch out for.) Find Jameela on instagram @JameelaJamil Check out her podcast I Weigh Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e5.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
SEX: Cumming, Casual Sex and The Campsite Rule with Alix Fox
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This week, for our final SEX episode, Floss sits down with Alix Fox to answer your questions about everything from reaching the big O to saying a big no! Alix is a sex writer, educator, journalist, podcaster and queen of puns as well as the Script Consultant on Netflix's Sex Education, the Host of acclaimed Audible series KINK!, the co-host of  BBC Radio 1's Unexpected Fluids AND the winner of Best Sexual Health Ambassador 2020. Alix is incredibly prepared and has some excellent advice on navigating sex with disabilities, first queer sexual experiences, hook-up culture, emotional bonding, consent and lots more. Get ready for the hot-and-flustereds because nothing is hornier than happy, healthy sex! You’ve been sending in your texts and voice notes, and calling in, via our dedicated podcast  Whatsapp hotline number +44 7890 302665 and today Floss and Alix will answer as many of them as they can. Some of the amazing resources Alix recommended can be found below: LELO for sex toys Ferly the app- for masturbation My Body Back Project- for sexual health Hannah Witton- for sex and disability Andrew Gurza- Disability After Dark Scarleteen- for a sex menu Find Alix Fox on Twitter or Instagram @AlixFox Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e4.txt  This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
SEX: Dr. Thema - Healing After Sexual Trauma
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Today we're going to be talking about healing from sexual trauma, with the incredibly wise Dr. Thema Bryant. We know that the rates of women and non binary people who've experienced sexual violence are terrifyingly high and post MeToo movement, we have an increased awareness of the problem, but today we’re focusing on finding joy, finding safety in community, and finding yourself after trauma. Although we will be talking about the subject generally, we won't be going into details of specific incidents or types of assault. And with that said, if the subject is too raw, then please do have a listen to one of the other episodes of Exactly. Dr. Thema is incredible. She is a minister, a psychologist, a professor, a sacred artist and host of the podcast Homecoming. Her latest book: Homecoming- Overcome Fear and Trauma to Retain Your Whole Authentic Self publishes this March and we can’t wait to read it. Before you listen today we want to take a minute to say that if you’ve experienced trauma, whatever happened to you was not your fault. We hope this episode is as comforting as it is informative. Be kind to yourselves. Find Dr. Thema on Twitter or Instagram @dr.thema Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e3.txt  This is a Somethin’ Else production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2022
SEX: Megan Barton-Hanson - Bi-sexuality and Slut Shaming
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In the second episode of our sex mini-series Floss chats to Megan Barton-Hanson, model and former resident of the Love Island villa. Since her saucy season, Megan has proudly lived her life as her authentic self. She has spoken out against slut-shaming with dignity, faced critics of her cosmetic surgery with her head held high and wore Floss’ “Stop Valuing Women Based On Their Sexual History” t-shirt on day time TV. Megan is a bisexual icon and today she and Floss discuss the misogyny women face when they are sexual in the public eye, the distinct differences between dating men and women and the erasure that accompanies bi-sexuality. They also dive deep into the nuances of “straight-passing”, discuss why it’s pointless trying to please everyone, and answer your baby queer questions! So kick back in your docs, go post a thirst trap on instagram - because it’s your body and the haters can keep their shit in their shit bubble over there. Find Megan on instagram @meganbartonhanson_ Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e2.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2022
SEX: Miss Erica Storm - Pleasure, Power and Pussy
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In this, the first episode, Floss meets Dominatrix, empowerment coach and sex therapist in training Miss Erica Storm for a scintillating exploration of sexual confidence. Miss Erica Storm has dedicated her life not only to liberating herself sexually but to helping other women step into their sexual power. She is a one woman army, liberating us all from the shame and unworthiness that gets in our way, preventing us from experiencing confidence and fulfilment in the bedroom, and beyond.  Miss Erica Storm speaks about her personal journey from struggling with identity, substances and bullying, to becoming the fierce and fearless woman she is today. They talk about connecting with your pussy, something Miss Erica Storm is so passionate about- she even wrote a love letter to hers! They also discuss why pleasure is your divine birth right but it’s up to you to claim it, honey! As well as diving deep on the importance of self-responsibility, helping others as a part of healing, and letting go of other people's expectations in order to be your most authentic self. Find Miss Erica Storm on instagram @madamstormofficial Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e1.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2022
Introducing...Exactly. With Florence Given
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Welcome to Exactly. With Florence Given. Floss is an artist, feminist, and bestselling author of the book ‘Women Don’t Owe You Pretty’. In this podcast she will be diving deep into 5 topics; sex, social media, feminism, relationships and body image and exploring them all from different angles. We’re breaking up the podcast into mini-series and each topic will be explored across 4 episodes. Throughout the podcast Floss speaks to fascinating guests from authors, cultural commentators, doctors, thought leaders to psychologists, celebrities and comedians. Exploring topics of conversation that are nuanced, enlightening and inspiring whilst having lots of laughs along the way. And Floss wants to hear from YOU, we’ll be taking your questions for each guest. AND in the fourth episode of each mini-series, we’re opening up the phone lines. Join in on the discussion with Floss and her guest. Drop the podcast a Whatsapp message on +447890 302665 with questions, voice notes and the opportunity to speak with Floss. Exactly. With Florence Given is a Somethin’ Else Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021