Compulsive Sexual Behaviors - Sex / Porn Addiction - Hypersexuality - with Eric

July 8th, 2018

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Our next guest identifies as "Powerful Eric." His name is Eric and after twenty years of going through 12 step programs he no longer identifies as a sex / porn addict.  He feels the label itself was a problem.

While there is no clinical diagnosis for sex addiction, some people stil feel out of control when it comes to their sexual compulsions and seek help. Many people go into twelve step programs, which are known to have high rates of failure. Eric talks to us about his own journey through dozens of twelve step programs, how they didn't help at all, and how he has found mindfullness techniques that help him with his issues.

 

Our Guest:

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Find him at:

http://www.powerfuleric.com/

 

About Us:

www.aboutsexpodcast.com 

Angela Skurtu is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AASECT certified sex therapist. Her second book released in FebruaryJoshua is not a therapist. He is a writer and podcaster and brings a sense of humor along with an inquisitive mind to the show.

Get marriage therapy and sex therapy in the St Louis area with Angela Skurtu LMFT M.Ed. at: www.therapistinstlouis.com

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Therapy for Sexual Trauma and PTSD, Women’s Issues, Guest Megan Garza

January 25th, 2018

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Every time I speak with someone that helps people recover from physical or sexual trauma, I am in awe. I ask them all the same question; How do you do it? How do you hear stories of abuse every day and still find a way to drive home and live a normal life? The answer is always something about self-care, but I have a feeling it’s also something about what kind of person they are. They are the kind of person that dedicates a big part of their life to helping people that need it the most. Something in them is able to hear those stories and still find a way to not break down, to not become disillusioned with humanity, and to not become cynical.

Therapists throw around a term called compassion fatigue. It’s when a therapist hears the same stories over and over again and it does get to them. They are very empathetic people, and when their empathy has been bombarded with trauma after trauma, their brain has one solution to solve this problem: Apathy. They become apathetic, meaning they give zero forks about anyone or any problem that other people may have. It’s not because they don’t care. It’s because they cared too much and have been overwhelmed by their work.

I have to assume that therapists that work with trauma victims have to be at a higher risk for compassion fatigue. Something drives them to this work. I have to assume trauma specialists simply have a lot of love to share and so they decided to find the people that needed it the most.

Our guest this week, Megan Garza, is a trauma specialist that works with the YWCA. Apparently, their organization offers free counseling to those that need it the most. These are some amazing people. I hope you enjoy the episode.

 

About our Guest

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Megan Garza is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Specialty
Trauma Care Supervisor with experience working in the mental health and violence
against women field since 1999. She is a graduate of Pepperdine University with a
Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy and University
of Missouri St. Louis with a 2 nd Master’s degree in Psychology. She works as an
individual and group therapist treating sexual trauma survivors as the Lead Therapist
for the YWCA Women’s Resource Center. Megan also works for Behavioral Health
Response as a Mobile Outreach Crisis Counselor performing suicide and homicide crisis
assessments, providing stabilization support in the community, and facilitating
inpatient psychiatric hospitalization admission, when necessary. She is on the Board of
directors of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan
(NPEIV) and serves as co-chair of the Practice committee working on policies and
research related to Trauma Informed Care. Megan is an American Association of
Marriage and Family Therapist’s (AAMFT) Board Approved Clinical Supervisor an active
member of the St. Louis chapter of Marriage and Family Therapists. Megan has spoken
at National conferences on sexual trauma and PTSD and has published research in the
area of sexual trauma, weight, and sexual behaviors.  Her specialty areas include:
sexual trauma, PTSD, women’s issues, crisis intervention, and children & adolescents.
She is an outspoken advocate for the Endometriosis community. Megan is a long time
active volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Humane Society of Missouri. She
is an avid traveler and has been to 1/7th of the globe.

 

About Us:

Angela Skurtu is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AASECT certified sex therapist. She is a published author, with her second book releasing in February.

About Sex now livestreams episodes on Facebook a week before the podcast episodes come out. // Visit us at: www.aboutsexpodcast.com // Get marriage therapy and sex therapy in the St Louis area with Angela Skurtu LMFT M.Ed., a Licensed Marriage and Sex therapist at: www.therapistinstlouis.com

Also, we have facebooks and twitters and all that stuff, but if you read this far i seriously doubt you have time to read any more.

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The Myth of Sex Addiction, Ethical Porn for Dicks, and Trump’s Banned CDC Words with Special Guest Dr. David Ley Ph.D.

December 18th, 2017

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About Us:

Angela Skurtu is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AASECT certified sex therapist. She is a published author, with her second book releasing in February.

About Sex now livestreams episodes on Facebook a week before the podcast episodes come out. Check us out at our new YouTube Channel. // Visit us at: www.aboutsexpodcast.com // Get marriage therapy and sex therapy in the St Louis area with Angela Skurtu LMFT M.Ed., a Licensed Marriage and Sex therapist at: www.therapistinstlouis.com

Also, we have facebooks and twitters and all that stuff, but if you read this far i seriously doubt you have time to read any more.

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Pain During Sex and how Pelvic Floor Physical Therapists can Help - Special Guest Dr. Brooke Kalisiak

October 1st, 2017

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Sex feels great. Your body hums with energy, your mind reels with pleasure, and you feel bliss in its purest form. But what if it hurts? You probably won't be as excited to get back in the ring if you know it will only lead to pain. Many women suffer from pain during intercourse, known as Dyspareunia, and this can make women avoid, reduce the frequency, or outright stop having sex. Luckily, there are people that can help. Some physical therapists help you get your shoulder back in working order. Our guest in this episode works with women to revitalize their sex life by reducing pain with exercises and other therapies.

 

About our guest:

Dr. Brooke Kalisiak PT, DPT, WCS Legacy Physical Therapy

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Brooke Kalisiak is the owner of of Legacy Physical Therapy LLC. She is a board
certified women's health physical therapist with a passion for treating pelvic issues such
as pelvic pain, bladder leakage, painful intercourse, and bowel dysfunction. She created
Legacy Physical Therapy to provide compassionate care and hope for women and men
with pelvic issue. She has a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and a Master of Science in
Physical Therapy from Washington University in Saint Louis. She completed her
undergraduate degree at Princeton University in New Jersey, where she also played
NCAA Division I basketball. Besides treating patients, Brooke also enjoys mentoring the
next generation of physical therapy students at Washington University. When not
working she enjoys spending time with her husband and 11 year old son hiking, bike
riding, or doing taekwondo.

Website URL
www.legacytherapystl.com
Blog URL
www.legacytherapystl.com/blog
Facebook URL
www.facebook.com/legacyphysicaltherapystl

 

We are now livestreaming episodes on youtube a week before the podcast episodes come out. If you just can't wait to listen, check us out at our new YouTube Channel.

Visit us at: www.aboutsexpodcast.com

Get marriage therapy and sex therapy in the St Louis area with Angela Skurtu LMFT M.Ed, a Licensed Marriage and Sex therapist. You can talk to her about sex or other therapy needs at: www.therapistinstlouis.com

Also, we have facebooks and twitters and all that stuff, but if you read this far i seriously doubt you have time to read any more.

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Joshua Skurtu

 

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Sex Surrogacy with Special Guest Kendra Holliday

July 16th, 2017

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Sexual dysfunction can be very deflating. Or is it defeating? I think both work. Either way, disabilities or dysfunctions that negatively affect your sex life can be difficult to live with. Some people are able to work with their doctors or work with talk therapists to solve these problems. Others need more a more "hands on" approach. That's where sexual surrogates like Kendra Holliday can help.

For someone not in a relationship, someone without a sexual partner, having a sexual dysfunction means any time they try to date or begin a relationship they might feel like they have an asterisk attached to their sex lives. Not only do these individuals have to deal with the dysfunction itself, but they also have to deal with any shame or other "feelings" humans have when it comes to sex. It's hard enough to find a mate without an asterisk.**

Sexual surrogates give these individuals an outlet to work through, manage, or even cure what ails them, asterisks be damned! Surrogates like Kendra Holliday create a safe space for these people to heal. A place free of shame, judgement, and one that fosters positive views on human sexuality. 

 

About our Guests:

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In this episode we speak with Kendra Holliday, a sexual surrogate and her partner Matthew. Kendra describes herself as a passionate bisexual sexplorer when it comes to kinks, fetishes, BDSM, swinging, sex work, and polyamory. She is also a mother, daughter, sister, friend and volunteer.

Kendra is a 44 year old woman located in St. Louis, MO and is the Editor of The Beautiful Kind, her personal blog. She is also co-founder of Sex Positive St. Louis. She has a professional consulting site Be Open and Honest, where she offers sex and relationship advice and sex surrogacy services (talking and hands on intimacy).

Her life experiences include monogamous marriage, divorce, sex work, parenthood, as well as being fired and sued for her sexuality. A nudist and sex-positive activist, she is in a polyamorous BDSM relationship with her long-term partner, Matthew.

 

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Get marriage therapy and sex therapy in the St Louis area with Angela Skurtu LMFT M.Ed, a Licensed Marriage and Sex therapist. You can talk to her about sex or other therapy needs at: www.therapistinstlouis.com

 **Josh's note: Josh wishes no ill feelings toward any asterisks or other punctuation marks, but he is still not on speaking terms with the ampersand.

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Married to a Sex Therapist, OMG and more! Guest Monica Houttuin joins us again,

July 9th, 2017

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How can I love thee? Let me count the ways... Three? Is that all? I probably need to do better than that. Let me see, there is poking, rubbing, spitting. That's love, right?

Luckily, I'm married to a sex therapist. I'm sure she can help. This week we talk about being married to a sex therapist and we also cover how sex therapists can help us talk about sex.

 

About our Guest: 

Monica Houttuin, LCSW, CST at Counseling Rediscovering Connections

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Monica is a Couples and Intimacy Specialist, Certified Sex Therapist and Educator.

She works in private practice in Union Missouri and specializes working with couples struggling with issues of sex and intimacy.  Her area of expertise is reviving sexual injury from affairs and helping couples make adaptations to their sexual connections as a results of chronic illness or just the regular effects of long term relationships and living a long life together.

Monica  earned her Master's Degree From Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri with an emphasis on Family Therapy and Mental Health.  Upon completion of that degree, she earned a Certificate in Sex Therapy from the University of Michigan. Combining those credentials with many  years of experience intense Clinical Supervision, she earned her certification as a sex therapist through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). She has pursued advanced training in research proven effective methods to treating couples such  approaches for couples therapy, including Crucible™ Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) and Gottmann Methods.

Find her at:  

https://www.crcmo.com/

https://jumpstartyourhearts.com 

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www.facebook.com/CounselingWithMonica/

twitter.com/monicahouttuin

 

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Visit us at: www.aboutsexpodcast.com

Get marriage therapy and sex therapy in the St Louis area with Angela Skurtu LMFT M.Ed, a Licensed Marriage and Sex therapist. You can talk to her about sex or other therapy needs at: www.therapistinstlouis.com

 

References:

https://www.omgyes.com/en/how-it-works#/pricing

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