5 Of The Best Sex-Positivity Activists To Follow On Instagram
When it comes to sex positivity, your social media feed can be a surprising fountain of solace, community and information. Online voices acting in this space offer an open and unfiltered platform to discuss matters many ‘conventional’ media organisations shy away from. This is especially the case for people of colour, or those from the Disabled or LGBTQIA+ community, whose concerns are rarely considered in mainstream conversations. Here are five of our favourites to follow…
- Portia Brown @theportiabrown
US-based sex coach Portia Brown was moved to pursue her profession after what she calls the ‘whitewashing’ of the sexual wellness sphere. In contrast, her work specifically aids women and femmes of colour; and her feed offers regular advice on sexual healing and power.
- Hannah Witton @hannahwitton
A YouTube sensation, Witton has carved out a niche as the approachable face of young, millennial sexual wellness for over a decade, and even has a podcast (@doingitpodcast), which champions a ‘nerdy’ approach to sex. No question is off-limits. Relatable with laughs and sound advice guaranteed.
- Erika Hart @iharterika
Unable to get clear answers to questions about sex as a child inspired Hart’s calling. They became a professor of sexuality and now work as a sex educator, writer and activist. As a queer non-binary femme, their feed answers questions around sex while highlighting the vital intersections between race, gender and sexuality.
- Andrew Gurza @aagurza
Andrew Gurza is a disability awareness consultant who uses his social media platform to elevate the sexuality of people with disabilities. Gurza’s work has even ventured into making his own queer porn, which he has described as “the ultimate sexual empowerment and activism”.
- Sonalee Rashatwar @thefatsextherapist
A clinical social worker, sex therapist and grassroots organiser, Rashatwar’s work foregrounds ‘fat-positive’ sexual healthcare. Bisexual and non-binary, Rashatwar’s USP is non-judgmental and inclusive advice, hence this ethos is peppered throughout their feed.
Marie-Claire Chappet is a London-based arts and culture journalist and contributing editor at Harper’s Bazaar