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American Sex Podcast Episode 57: Bella Bathory- HIV Stigma


Science has never been so sexy! Adult performer, Fem Domme, and Infectious Disease professional, Bella Bathory gives us a peek at safety protocols in the adult industry.

Science has never been so sexy! Adult performer, Fem Domme, and Infectious Disease professional, Bella Bathory gives us a peek at safety protocols in the adult industry. She tells us about the incredibly effective systems performers use to minimize STI transmission on porn sets. We also talk about HIV stigma.

An adult performer tested HIV positive and brought to the surface myths and biases rooted in homophobia and anti-sex work rhetoric. We discuss the damage these falsehoods do and what happens when they spill over into the mainstream community. Bella also gives helpful tips about testing and risks for the mainstream population, plus she explains PREP and breaks down what having an undetectable viral load means.

Ken and Sunny receive a gift from a listener, plus Sunny becomes a CPAP evangelist.


Guest Bio


Bella Bathory is an XBIZ award-winning adult film performer, activist, dominatrix, and Femme Daddy who has worked almost every angle of the sex-work industry. She is an avid scholar and brings sex worker, LGBTQIA, and POC equity into every piece of monetizable sex work and performance she creates.


Sunny Megatron

Sunny Megatron is a sexuality educator, sex & relationship writer, media personality, YouTuber, and sex toy expert. She's also the host and utive producer of the Showtime original television series, SEX with Sunny Megatron plus hosts the hit American Sex Podcast. Named one of the 6 most Savvy sexologists in North America, her work has been featured in Cosmo, Playboy, Jezebel, Buzzfeed, CNN, Refinery29, Playgirl Magazine, and more. She's a three-time XBIZ Sexpert of the Year nominee and has received numerous awards for her sexuality blog including Kinkly's #1 Sex Blogging Superhero of 2017. Sunny's passion is helping people become their authentic, sexual selves by learning to overcome shame and shed inhibitions.
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