UK-based Botswana artiste, Lorraine lionheart who released a single on romantic appeal of popular commercial tricycle ‘Keke Napep’ has launched a sex-positive podcast on February 1, 2018, named TASSO.
The name is abbreviation for The African Sex Show Online , and the singer aims to engage mostly the African online community around the world. The podcast will specialise on topics about sex and sexuality in black communities and the singer says she specifically targeted this demographic because she recognises that sex is still a taboo subject among Africans. According to her,the podcast also aims to bring an insight on how sex relates to African spirituality, religion, our culture, history and black consciousness. “I love sex. It’s that simple. I am passionate about sex education, and I have always been the awkward one amongst my friends who talk more openly about sex and often made people uncomfortable.
This is nothing new to me, I am just taking something I do on a daily basis with a small group of people, and sharing it on a larger scale because I feel it is necessary. We are all sex educators. Even if you have only ever had one sexual experience or none at all, your story is vital and there is always someone who needs to hear it , for very positive reasons “The world of sex is full of untold truths, assumptions, myths, confusion and frustrations. These affect our lives by causing us to lose an important sense of connectedness with our bodies and our sexuality. Talking about sex is just as important as having it. Sex in some way or another is something so many people have in common and dropping the stigma about talking openly about it can bring people together”, said Lorraine Lionheart. She explains further, in a chat with Potpourri that the podcast is to cover a wide range of subjects, the good and the bad, exploring fascinating topics and perspectives where nothing is a taboo and there is literally something for everyone.
For each episode, the host will interview a great variety of people from all walks of life, including those with religious views on the subjects and those from medical backgrounds, traditional, spiritual, herbal and the modern. Leading by example, the host shares her own personal experiences, with aim to open a more relaxed lighthearted dialogue and encourage honest conversations on sex, sexuality, relationships and everything in between. The singer also revealed that the first episode of Tasso will be exclusively about sex dolls, something she feels would be a good icebreaker since many Africans are currently talking about sex dolls.