Ina Park on Strange Bedfellows

Books on Pod with Trey Elling | 4 February 2021 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ina Park about her book Strange Bedfellows: Adventures in the Science, History, and Surprising Secrets of STDS. Discusses the science and history of sexually transmitted diseases, including the role of a sex detective, the false stigma around herpes, Ina’s hope that all children contract oral herpes, merkins and other pubic grooming habits, how gonorrhea earned the nickname “the clap”, the miracle of modern medicine via the HPV vaccine, the importance of discussing topics like these with humour and honesty rather than condemnation, and more.

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