On Episode 10 of the Men, Sex and Pleasure podcast, I chatted with depressed Heavy Diesel Mechanic and Male Stripper turned Agency Owner, Gym owner and Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Josh Hardy. Josh lived a life making decisions ruled by fear of not being enough, and self pity from not meeting high standards. He quit his job to pursue his passion in health & fitness, hand built his gym from scratch and is still on a huge journey of personal growth to become a better human, role model and leader. Josh and I recently connected again at a men's group after 15 years of lost contact. As kids, we used to play soccer together and now Josh offers me a fascinating peek behind the curtain into the stripping industry, from the hen's nights and dance shows to the pressure to perform to the insecurities.
- Josh's beginnings in Stripping
- Reconciling Stripping with a day job
- Being open, honest and sure of yourself
- Fitting in in male dominated spaces
- Fantasy and the popularity of Strippers
- The emphasising of physical appearance
- Insecurities in the industry
- Performance anxiety
Josh's Instagram - @thejoshuahardy
Josh's Instagram - @smacademyaus
Josh's Website - www.smacademy.com.au
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The intention with this podcast is to platform people who perhaps haven't been part of the discourse around masculinity and sexuality in the mainstream, spiritual, Tantra and sacred sexuality communities. From sex workers, male strippers, and relationship coaches to psychosexual therapists, transgender educators and indigenous men, "Men, Sex & Pleasure" is a podcast discussing all things masculinity, sexuality, male bodies and men's experience of pleasure.