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Be a Sensualist like Kelly Rowland

Did you see Kelly Rowland on the Lovers and Friends podcast? Its tagline says, “Intimacy expert and sexologist Shan Boodram takes a deep dive into anything and everything about sex, relationships, and the science of attachment every week..” And, baby, that is just what she

Sex Education

It’s Not Just About Sex Education

“Wait, I thought I need to have sex and get pregnant so I can get food stamps for my family.”  This is what an eleven year old girl told me during a sexual education session at a local middle school.  I was asked to speak

Woman on video call

Black Women are Goals

During this time of global pandemic, my Sister n’ Love hosted a zoom meeting to check on the mental health of all the black women in her friends and family circle. The people on the conference call ranged from a doctor; to a geneticist;  to

Intimate Partner Abuse

A Woman’s Pain in Intimate Partner Violence

As a woman, I lived through and survived intimate partner violence. I remember the day we met. He was so charming and sweet. After moving in with him, he was the perfect mate. Within six months, he started beating me every day. He sat in

Mom talking to daughter

“The Talk”

As a sexual health educator and parent, I have frequent discussions with family, friends, teachers, and etc. asking me when should trusted adults have “The Talk” with the children/youth/young adults in their lives.  My answer is simple, “it’s not just one talk, but several.” If