A quick glimpse into Switchboard’s log books from the late 70s might make you think that every caller wanted to know about sex. Tash and Adam hear from former volunteers such as Femi Otitoju on advising callers about how to do it, where to cruise, and importing sex toys. Contemporary poems from Michelle Mangal, Annie Hayter and Richard Scott put sex lives into modern words.
Content warning: sexual content.
The Log Books — stories from Britain’s LGBT+ history and conversations about being queer today. Produced by Shivani Dave, Adam Smith and Tash Walker, in partnership with Switchboard - the LGBT+ helpline.
Mooncup by Michelle Mangal
Public Toilets in Regent's Park by Richard Scott, reproduced with the kind permission of Faber and Faber
God-birth by Annie Hayter
For more information about the items in this episode, take a look at:
Mens R Us info for men having sex with men
Unexpected Fluids podcast
Beating about the bush sexual health guide for lesbians
Music by Tom Foskett-Barnes
Artwork by Natalie Doto
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