The topic of incurable sexually transmitted disease is a sensitive one – but that doesn’t stop “Is This Normal?” from talking about it! This Thursday, February 23, at 7 p.m. PST, Emily and Simone sit down with Adina Nack, Ph.D., to discuss public perception of STDs and HPV in the media.


Dr. Nack is the author of “Damaged Goods: Women Living With Incurable STDs” and she has been researching and writing about sexuality and stigma since 1994. She writes articles and essays on a variety of sexual health topics and she has appeared on CBS’s “The Doctors” and MTV documentaries. Her findings have also been heard on radio programs such as NPR and FOX News Radio and in print in local and regional newspapers and magazines. She gives workshops on how academic research can help solve social problems.


Don’t miss the show, available live on Ustream at And if you enter the chat room, you will really be part of the action and will be able to interact live with Emily, Simone and Dr. Nack.


“Is This Normal?” is a webcast presented by The Center for Positive Sexuality on sex and sexual issues hosted by Emily Prior and Simone, The Filthy Book Reader.  The show is broadcast on our Ustream Channel. Viewing this show does not require a membership or age verification, however to chat with us during the show, you must create a Ustream Profile, that asks for birthdate, gender, and zip code. Clips from previous shows can be found on our Youtube Channel.

“Is This Normal?” deals with all sorts of sexual topics, ranging from basic sex education to gay and lesbian issues to kink and alternative sexualities. The show features guests from the academic field and from the various alternative lifestyles, reviews on current sex research and recent discoveries, sex in the news from around the world, demonstrations, and other fun stuff.

Ms Prior named the program based on her experiences in teaching and lecturing on sex and sexuality topics. “In all the consulting and teaching I’ve done, the most frequent question I get is “Am I normal?” or “Is this normal?”

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The Center for Positive Sexuality is a non-profit organization dedicated to the idea that people not only need to be educated about sex and sexuality, but that everyone needs to be able to see these topics portrayed from a positive, healthy perspective. Sex and sexuality are normal, natural parts of being human and should be explored as a part of everyone’s development. Our website is: