Rame Abdulkader

Temperature play involves using heat and cold during sex, usually during foreplay. This broad kink can come in many different forms—it’s usually a part of BDSM, but doesn’t have to be by any means.

Susam-Saraeva explained to the audience that pregnancy and parturition is almost treated like a disease in Turkey—birth in Turkey is something that women fear—which is what she tried to reflect in her translation.

“It isn’t enough to have one or two classes about consent in high school. We need to be constantly encouraged to challenge the messages around us that teach folks—particularly women and gender non-conforming folks—that it’s on them to protect themselves.”

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