Sigga Dogg is presenting Genitals and orgasms and anal, oh my: sex education in Iceland. Check out Sigga’s bio here.
1. How do you see yourself as a catalyst for change?
I think that changing peoples perception about sex is done on a
grass-root level by talking to them with out nonsense and by challenging stereotypes but allowing people to loosen up and let go of negativity by giving it a sense of humor, there by making the conversation easier and more relatable. Laughter unites and gets people really talking about things that matter but can be difficult to discuss.
2. Who or what was a catalyst for you?
I would have to say that the women in Iceland are quite strong
and they speak their mind, endure the toughness of the weather and just get things done. There really isn´t a “it cannot be done” but more of a “well go do it, what are you waiting for?” sense and for that I am truly grateful. There are no limits on what can be achieved if you keep on working, just like Björk says, you have to put in the hours and stand true to yourself.
3. What do you feel are some of the most important/valuable changes that have been made in our current society and the field of sexuality? & 4. What
do you feel are some of the biggest challenges or concerns facing us in society and the field of sexuality today?
The advancement in grass root organizations, some media figures finally telling it like it is and the LGBTQI communities struggle. Everybody needs to be allowed to be an individual and being different isn´t a bad thing as we are all unique. The messages of talking about sex with your partner and understanding consent is one of the biggest issues the field of sexuality faces and by making sex ed available to as many people as possible, we will facilitate that change.
5. Why is your CatalystCon presentation topic importation to you?
Learning about your body and sex before you get into it is really important to me because I want sex and the exploration of your body to be a natural thing, without shame, as this is something
that will follow you through your life in one way or another and effect your relationship with others. By making the language of sex more accessible, people will get more accustomed to talking about it and thereby shattering the number of taboos surrounding it.
6. Share one unknown (or little known) fact about yourself?
I love all things Halloween even though it is not an Icelandic holiday and I wake up singing every morning (type A,you got it!)!