As part of a series of blogs to promote Eroticon speakers, today we’re chatting to Hannah Witton.
Hannah Witton is an award-winning Vlogger & influencer, with her vlogs attracting more than 24 million unique views on YouTube. She uses her unique blend of positivity, optimism and knowledge to talk about a range of topics including sex, relationships, feminism, body image, gender and sexuality.
With her first class degree in History, Hannah specialised in sexual history and her dissertation focused on the History of Sexology and Sex Manuals. Hannah was a finalist in the 2013 Guardian and Oxford University Press Very Short Film Competition, where her short was on the “History of Homosexuality”. Her debut book Doing It was published in Spring 2017.
What inspired you to start vlogging?
What inspired me to start vlogging was simply being an admiring viewer and feeling like I wanted to try it myself. And then what inspired me to start making sex and relationships content was realising that the small audience I’d built were young women. I wanted to use my platform for good and sex and relationships education was something that I was already really passionate about so it made sense to start making sex ed content.
If you could give one piece of advice to aspiring sex bloggers/vloggers, what would it be?
Having a niche is really useful when it comes to standing out from the crowd.
The way we talk about sex and relationships has changed a lot over the last decade – what changes do you hope to see in the next 10 years?
I would like to see young people able to use the anatomically correct words for all parts of their body, including their genitals, without cringing. “Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself” – Albus Dumbledore.
Hannah Witton’s Eroticon talk: Vlogging 101
Your chance to have all your questions about vlogging answered. Talk + Q&A all about how to start, creating a channel, coming up with video ideas, scheduling, advertisers and brands. We’ll have a look at what other channels are creating content on YouTube around sex and take a practical look at your filming setup and what equipment/editing software you’ll need.