I have spoken with and interviewed hundreds of teens. Porn is a significant part of our culture today, influencing all aspects of young people's lives. Parents are largely unaware of how today's porn is vastly different from just one generation ago and the powerful impact it is making in their children and teen's lives. The Laid Bare with Anonymous X podcast brings you the world's best experts on the topic of pornography, sexual health and education as well as raw testimonies from young people about how porn has influenced their lives (anonymously of course). My goal is to combat the negative impact of “porn culture” on our emotional, physical and sexual health, especially that of young people and empower parents and teens with information to help their them live their best lives.
Leading Social Sexuality Educator, Storyteller, Author, TEDx Speaker
“[Cindy’s] approach is exactly right: educating kids about what they’re really seeing in the media so they can be more discerning in their consumption, while encouraging involvement in healthy social relationships that are not technology-dependent.” — Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls and Sex: Navigating the New Landscape
*Rethinking the term "toxic masculinity"
*What is social survival of boys?
*Why we need to stop saying “Boys will be boys”
*What teens say about the impact of porn in their lives
*YES...assume your teenager has seen porn
*Is it too late to begin talking to your teen or 20 something?
*Why you need to muscle through talking to your teens,
even when they push you away.
*What is Social Savviness? Why your kid is desperate to
learn it from you!
*What is the Man Box?
"Pornography induced erectile dysfunction (PIED): Understanding the scope, science, and treatment." Dr. Pacha is seeing an increase in young men screwing themselves over by, well, screwing themselves over and over again with porn.— Huffington Post
*4 C's of addiction, "red flags" for anyone who thinks
they have a troubling porn habit
*5 ways porn today is vastly different from a generation
*Tips and tricks you can try if you have PIED to begin to
heal your body, before you see a urologist
*A urologist perspective on the porn pandemic today
*How to make it to 90 years of age with great sexual
Sex Therapist, TEDx Speaker,
Research and Training Lead for The Light Project
"Porn on the internet is "sexually aggressive" and perpetuated oppressive gender roles for men and women. "You're not talking about a really nice love-making scene, you're talking about 'gonzo' porn – which is quite aggressive, it has no plot, there isn't very much consent, there's barely any condom use, there's manipulation, there's coercion." — Jo Robertson, Stuff NZ
*Statistics on younger teen porn use
*How the most popular genres of porn are pushing
*How easily kids can access porn from Instagram and
*How the porn industry is marketing to children
*Why it is important to acknowledge the pleasure of sex
when talking to teens, for their healthy development
*How porn is shaping young people’s approach to sex
*How porn reinforces gender stereotypes
*What is more concerning about porn use than erectile
dysfunction and addiction?
Award-winning Author, Playwright, Educator
Two Nights, a show created by Beckett and Anna Flaherty, takes a frank look at pornography use and modern culture. The show is based around the growing relationships of two young couples – one where romance and intimacy is free to evolve uninhibited, the other where pornography use has become increasingly unhealthy.
“[this play] is excellent in so many ways. To have the power of drama to demonstrate the impact of this cyber world on relationships and how we engage with one another is a stunning opportunity.” -Reviews from the Times-Age New Zealand
*What stories do we tell around sex, culturally, in our
families and thru mainstream media?
*How giving a new story about sex can undo the
disempowering narrative from porn
*How do high school kids react when they are able to
compare intimate relationships from today and one
*As a father to three boys, what does he feel about the
role of men as educator when it comes to the porn