The Steam Room

Brought to you by the National Department of Health’s Phila Project.

Targeting MSM through GaySA Radio

The Steam Room is a show specifically aimed at Men who have Sex with Men (MSM). These men could be heterosexual or anywhere on the LGBTQ+ spectrum.

Teaming up with the National Department of Health’s Phila Project, GaySA Radio has devised an interesting and informative look at the world of MSM.

Each episode deals with a different aspect.  Consisting of features, interviews, people’s opinions, a radio drama and music, each hour focuses on a different aspect of MSM sexual and general health in an entertaining and sex-positive manner.

This is a show aimed at adults 18+, and topics will be discussed in a frank and honest way. Online radio is not bound by the usual broadcasting rules, and while every effort is made to keep the content within acceptable norms, tough subjects like those relating to MSM are tackled in a forthright manner while at the same time being controversial in order to start listener conversations and bring the message home.

The content will be shared across GaySA Radio’s platforms and to partners who participate in this project. If you missed any of the shows, you can always listen to the podcast below.

WHAT IS MSM?

The Steam Room is aimed at MSM. What is MSM you may ask? And that would be a very good question.

To kick off the first episode of the Steam Room, we have to first answer this question before we explore the many issues MSM face and how to keep healthy in the process.

Below you will find the information that answers this question in various formats. You can choose which one will work best for you.

AUDIO

Perhaps you want to listen to the full episode as it was originally broadcast, including the music? Well, then this first player is for you.

There is a podcast version of the show available here for those who like to download and listen on demand.

VIDEO

Perhaps you want to listen to it on YouTube. We have broken down the twelve aspects of the show into twelve videos and loaded them into a playlist. If you click on the player below, you can listen to all the sections or just to those that interest you the most. (Due to music rights restrictions, this version excludes the music.)

WRITTEN

For those who like to read, we have two options for you. The first is a short article that gives you the short and sweet version.

Read the short answer to the question “What is MSM?” 

The second is the transcript, so you can read what was said.

Read the transcript of Episode 1 of The Steam Room

RESOURCES

This program is brought to you by the National Department of Health’s Phila Project. 

Johan Meyer is from OUT LGBT Wellbeing. OUT also has a great resource site for MSM and it has lots of information.

Aneleh Fourie le Roux is from the Christian AIDS Bureau of South Africa

FIRST TIMERS

The Steam Room is aimed at MSM. In the first episode, we learned that this acronym stands for Men who have Sex with Men. Now we start at the very beginning, so to speak, as we discuss the first times we had sex. For some it was scary, for others exciting. 

Below you will find the program in various formats. You can choose which one will work best for you.

AUDIO

Perhaps you want to listen to the full episode as it was originally broadcast, including the music? Well, then this first player is for you.

There is a podcast version of the show available here for those who like to download and listen on demand.

 

VIDEO

Perhaps you want to listen to it on YouTube. We have broken down the twelve aspects of the show into twelve videos and loaded them into a playlist. If you click on the player below, you can listen to all the sections or just to those that interest you the most. (Due to music rights restrictions, this version excludes the music.)

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WRITTEN

For those who like to read, we have two options for you. The first is a short article that gives you the short and sweet version.

Read the summary of the episode that deals with first-timers.

The second is the transcript, so you can read what was said.

THE TRANSCRIPT WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON

RESOURCES

This program is brought to you by the National Department of Health’s Phila Project. 

Bruce Little was the expert in this show and he works for the Anova Health Institute.

Our second expert on the topic is Dr Ezio Baraldi.

AFTER 9’S

In South Africa, we have a very specific name for married guys who only come out late at night to hook up with other men. We call them After 9’s, referring to the fact that they only appear after 9 pm when the wife and kids are in bed.

In episode 3 of The Steam Room, we investigate this phenomenon, looking specifically at some of the health risks inherent to After 9’s.

As always there are various formats available for you to listen, watch or read.

AUDIO

The full show with the music is three hours long and was first broadcast on GaySA Radio on a Wednesday evening between 7 and 10 pm. This is the podcast of the whole shebang, the full 3-hour show.

We also edit the show down into its official podcast version without the music.

PODCAST VERSION TO BE LOADED SOON.

VIDEO

Want to watch some pictures while listening? Then YouTube is for you. We have broken the show into its 12 pieces and you can pick and choose what to watch.

 

WRITTEN

We publish two articles about each episode of The Steam Room. The first one is short and gives a quick overview of what the topic covered.

Read the short article.

The second is a transcript that will be published soon.

 

RESOURCES

This program is brought to you by the National Department of Health’s Phila Project. 

Bruce Little is very well informed about MSM issues and we talk to him often. You can find out more from the Anova Health Institute.

The second expert on this episode is Paula Quinsee and you should have a look at her website.

DAYTIME SEX

Daytime Sex is something most MSM know about, don’t you? Slinking away from work or hooking up while the hubby is at work. You know what I’m talking about!

Let’s jump into this episode in its various formats, you choose the best way to consume it!

AUDIO

Perhaps you want to listen to the full episode as it was originally broadcast, including the music? Well, then this first player is for you.

There is a podcast version of the show available here for those who like to download and listen on demand.

AVAILABLE SOON

VIDEO

Perhaps you want to listen to it on YouTube. We have broken down the twelve aspects of the show into twelve videos and loaded them into a playlist. If you click on the player below, you can listen to all the sections or just to those that interest you the most. (Due to music rights restrictions, this version excludes the music.)

WRITTEN

For those who like to read, we have two options for you. The first is a short article that gives you the information in compact form.

You can read the short summary about Daytime Sex right here.

The second is the transcript, so you can read what was said.

THE TRANSCRIPT IS COMING SOON.

RESOURCES

This program is brought to you by the National Department of Health’s Phila Project. 

Find out more from the organisation Anova Health represented in the program by Bruce Little.

Dr Ezio Baraldi is an expert in MSM issues. 

CHEMSEX

Chemsex is a dangerous activity that some MSM indulge in. This controversial episode does not promote Chemsex, we are merely delving into this underworld and finding out as much as possible about it. The Phila Project wants you to be as healthy as possible, so this program contains useful advice for those who are using chems.

Let’s jump into this episode in its various formats, you choose the best way to consume it!

AUDIO

Perhaps you want to listen to the full episode as it was originally broadcast, including the music? Well, then this first player is for you.

There is a podcast version of the show available here for those who like to download and listen on demand.

AVAILABLE SOON

VIDEO

Perhaps you want to listen to it on YouTube. We have broken down the twelve aspects of the show into twelve videos and loaded them into a playlist. If you click on the player below, you can listen to all the sections or just to those that interest you the most. (Due to music rights restrictions, this version excludes the music.)

WRITTEN

For those who like to read, we have two options for you. The first is a short article that gives you the information in compact form.

You can read the short summary about Chemsex right here.

The second is the transcript, so you can read what was said.

THE TRANSCRIPT IS COMING SOON.

RESOURCES

This program is brought to you by the National Department of Health’s Phila Project. 

Find out more from the organisation Anova Health represented in the program by Bruce Little.

Dr Ezio Baraldi is an expert in MSM issues. 

If you are a chem user in need of free clean needles, then (at least in Pretoria) you can find them here.

MENTAL AND SEXUAL HEALTH

Is there a link between your mental and sexual health? Surely there must be! ut what is it and how does it work?

Below you will find the information that answers this question in various formats. You can choose which one will work best for you.

AUDIO

Perhaps you want to listen to the full episode as it was originally broadcast, including the music? Well, then this first player is for you.


There is a podcast version of the show available here for those who like to download and listen on demand.

AVAILABLE SOON

VIDEO

Perhaps you want to listen to it on YouTube. We have broken down the twelve aspects of the show into twelve videos and loaded them into a playlist. If you click on the player below, you can listen to all the sections or just to those that interest you the most. (Due to music rights restrictions, this version excludes the music.)

WRITTEN

For those who like to read, we have two options for you. The first is a short article that gives you the short and sweet version.

Read the short article about the links between mental and sexual health for MSM. 

The second is the transcript, so you can read what was said.

AVAILABLE SOON

RESOURCES

This program is brought to you by the National Department of Health’s Phila Project. 

Paula Quinsee Ati2ud Communications https://paulaquinsee.com/
Pierre Brouard Centre for Sexualities, AIDS, & Gender www.csagup.org
Jean Nel UNISA – Centre for Applied Psychology

SEX CLUBS

Have you ever been to a sex club like Camp David or The Factory? In this episode of The Steam Room we dive head first into sex clubs to find out what happens there, and more importantly, is it safe?

Below you will find the information that answers this question in various formats. You can choose which one will work best for you.

AUDIO

Perhaps you want to listen to the full episode as it was originally broadcast, including the music? Well, then this first player is for you.


There is a podcast version of the show available here for those who like to download and listen on demand.

AVAILABLE SOON

VIDEO

Perhaps you want to listen to it on YouTube. We have broken down the twelve aspects of the show into twelve videos and loaded them into a playlist. If you click on the player below, you can listen to all the sections or just to those that interest you the most. (Due to music rights restrictions, this version excludes the music.)

WRITTEN

For those who like to read, we have two options for you. The first is a short article that gives you the short and sweet version.

Read the short article about Sex Clubs for MSM here. 

The second is the transcript, so you can read what was said.

AVAILABLE SOON

RESOURCES

This program is brought to you by the National Department of Health’s Phila Project. 

In this program we spoke to Jay Van Der Merwe of Netcare Hospital
Bruce Little is from Anova Health Institute 
Prof. Jean Nel is from UNISA – Centre for Applied Psychology 

SMOKING

Are you a smoker? In this episode of The Steam room we talk about smoking and its effects on your physical & sexual health.

Below you will find the information that answers this question in various formats. You can choose which one will work best for you.

AUDIO

Perhaps you want to listen to the full episode as it was originally broadcast, including the music? Well, then this first player is for you.

There is a podcast version of the show available here for those who like to download and listen on demand.

AVAILABLE SOON

VIDEO

Perhaps you want to listen to it on YouTube. We have broken down the twelve aspects of the show into twelve videos and loaded them into a playlist. If you click on the player below, you can listen to all the sections or just to those that interest you the most. (Due to music rights restrictions, this version excludes the music.)

WRITTEN

For those who like to read, we have two options for you. The first is a short article that gives you the short and sweet version.

Read the short article about Sex Clubs for MSM here. 

The second is the transcript, so you can read what was said.

AVAILABLE SOON

RESOURCES

This program is brought to you by the National Department of Health’s Phila Project. 

In this program we spoke to Ezio Barraldi of Maskio
Arno Stadler from Hypnotherapy South Africa
Wendy Gidlow from Smoke Enders

BLOOD DONATION

Do you donate blood or thought of donating blood but wasnt sure? In this episode of The Steam room we talk about blood donation and what it means for you and others.

Below you will find the information that answers this question in various formats. You can choose which one will work best for you.

AUDIO

Perhaps you want to listen to the full episode as it was originally broadcast, including the music? Well, then this first player is for you.

There is a podcast version of the show available here for those who like to download and listen on demand.

AVAILABLE SOON

VIDEO

Perhaps you want to listen to it on YouTube. We have broken down the twelve aspects of the show into twelve videos and loaded them into a playlist. If you click on the player below, you can listen to all the sections or just to those that interest you the most. (Due to music rights restrictions, this version excludes the music.)

WRITTEN

For those who like to read, we have two options for you. The first is a short article that gives you the short and sweet version.

Read the short article about Sex Clubs for MSM here. 

The second is the transcript, so you can read what was said.

AVAILABLE SOON

RESOURCES

This program is brought to you by the National Department of Health’s Phila Project. 

In this program we spoke to Ezio Barraldi of Maskio
Ivor Hobbs from SANBS