BBC launches podcast to inspire British Asian women to open up about sex


Brown Girls Do It Too will be available on BBC Sounds from July 25.  (Photo: BBC)
Brown Girls Do It Too will be available on BBC Sounds from July 25. (Photo: BBC)

A NEW podcast aimed at inspiring young women to talk openly about sex is set to debut on BBC on Thursday (25).

Deep, Down & Desi: Brown Girls Do It Too will be hosted by Poppy Jay, Roya Eslami and Rubina Pabani and their podcast will cover all aspects of sex, including masturbation, orgasms and virginity. They hope to address some of the taboos associated with female sexuality.

“A lot of British Asians in this country come from more traditional patriarchal backgrounds and being a woman means there are certain roles we must play – sultry sex goddess is not one of them,” Pabani told The Independent.

She continued: “We’re not seen on screen in the UK unless we’re doctors in a soap or a scientist in Panorama, so it’s hugely important to highlight we are sexual beings too, in control of our bodies and with urges just like everybody else.

“Basically, we like sex – and not just to make babies, for pure pleasure – and that should not be a radical thing to say.”

All three women are from diverse backgrounds. Jay’s family is British-Bangladeshi and Eslami’s parents are from Iran. Pabani’s, meanwhile, are from East Africa.

Eslami says people are often shocked to find how open she is about sex, despite being a “brown woman.”

“I’m tired of society looking at us as sexless,” she said.

The first episode, which will be available on BBC Sounds, will see the girls talk about how they all lost their virginities.

“Expect both funny and shocking stories that involve ex-husbands, sex via tinder and an annoying salwar kameez that keeps getting in the way,” the BBC said.