Our indomitable sex columnist Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng - affectionately known as Dr T - is passionate about making sexual health and wellbeing services available to all.
You can access her advice in her book
Dr T: A Guide to Sexual Health & Pleasure (Pan Macmillan, R290). We asked her some questions:
Did you always want to be a doctor?
Yes. My earliest memory of wanting to be
a doctor is being interested in the latest band aids when I was shopping with my mom.
I was also obsessed with making my own medical kit at home.
Why did you become a sexual-health expert?
During my community service year, I worked at different clinics every day. I met lots of young people who asked for information ranging from vaginal health to tips on how to break up with their partners.
Many felt that they didn't have anyone else to ask, so I became the person they could trust. Later I decided to go into radio and use social media to provide information to a larger audience.
What's the most common misconception that women have about sex?
That it's something that's done to women - many women have internalised this idea. So, lots of women don't participate in the sexual contact that they initiate, and they're often not able to communicate what's pleasurable for them during sex.