St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline (SQSH) with Luka and Esther

July 3rd, 2020

Today's conversation is with Luka and Esther of SQSH, an organization that provides free, confidential, and identity-affirming emotional support and resource referrals, by and for the St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community.

Luka (they/them), a queer non-binary Singaporean immigrant, founded the St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline using a $5,000 grant and their prior experience working on a sexual assault helpline and volunteering at The Trevor Project. Born and raised in Singapore, a highly homophobic and transphobic country, Luka hopes to be able to immigrate to the United States.

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Esther: (she/her) is a trans woman, social work student and future gender therapist who’s lived in seven states and two countries and has no intention of halting her quest for learning and discovery anytime soon.

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Website: http://thesqsh.org/ 
Facebook: http://facebook.com/thesqsh 
Twitter: http://twitter.com/thesqsh 
Instagram: http://instagram.com/thesqsh 
Mailing List: http://tinyurl.com/SQSHList 
Venmo: http://venmo.com/TheSQSH 

 

About Us:

www.aboutsexpodcast.com 

Angela Skurtu is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AASECT certified sex therapist. She is author of the books "Pre-Marital Counseling: A Guide for Clinicians," and "Helping Couples Overcome Infidelity." Her second book released in 2018.  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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Aligning Social Justice and Faith with Daphne Walker-Thoth

June 27th, 2020

My interview today with Daphne Walker-Thoth is another in a series of conversations I've recorded with people of color about their experiences. You'll notice that during this conversation I sometimes have difficulty even knowing how to ask some questions. I've chosen to leave the interview unedited so that my listeners can hear what it sounds like to have raw - and sometimes messy - conversations.

Daphne is a retired substance abuse counselor emeritus. Before recently retiring, she devoted more than 20 years to helping awaken faith organizations to the anguish and despair of social injustice. Twelve years ago, she spoke at the White House as a panelist on the role of faith organizations in addressing social service issues.

 

About Us:

www.aboutsexpodcast.com 

Angela Skurtu is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AASECT certified sex therapist. She is author of the books "Pre-Marital Counseling: A Guide for Clinicians," and "Helping Couples Overcome Infidelity." Her second book released in 2018.  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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Switching Roles with Emily Lane and Michelle Dougherty of Cliterally Speaking The Podcast

June 18th, 2020

Today's episode is a follow up to the last one! Cliterally Speaking The Podcast was generous to ask me to be a guest on their show as well, so today I'm in the interviewee chair. We have a lot of fun talking about (and drinking) wine, our relationships, sex, therapy, and lots more.

 

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About Us:

www.aboutsexpodcast.com 

Angela Skurtu is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AASECT certified sex therapist. She is author of the books "Pre-Marital Counseling: A Guide for Clinicians," and "Helping Couples Overcome Infidelity." Her second book released in 2018.  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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Sex Ed, Kink, Harm Reduction, and Neurodivergence with Worner Leland, MS, BCBA, LBA

May 1st, 2020

Today's guest is Worner Leland. We cover a lot of ground in this episode, touching on topics such as sexual tools and sex toys as therapeutic devices, sex ed and harm reduction, kink and harm reduction, sex ed and harm reduction for neurodivergent clients, and trans-affirming research and education.

Worner is a queer, nonbinary human that spends their time on LGBTQIA affirming research and on sex education. They are a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with Empowered: A Center for Sexuality in St. Louis, MO and with Upswing Advocates in Chicago, IL. They are the current Research and Dissemination Liaison of the Sexual Behavior: Research and Practice SIG of ABAI, a leader of Sex Positive St. Louis, and a cofounder of the St. Louis Non-Monogamy Connection. Worner specializes in transgender health education, harm reduction based sex education for adults with and without disabilities, atypical sexual behaviors, kink behaviors, and atypical relationship styles.

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www.upswingadvocates.org
www.empoweredcenter.com
www.sbrpsig.org

 

About Us:

www.aboutsexpodcast.com 

Angela Skurtu is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AASECT certified sex therapist. She is author of the books "Pre-Marital Counseling: A Guide for Clinicians," and "Helping Couples Overcome Infidelity." Her second book released in 2018.  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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Pornography Literacy with Barb Gross

April 13th, 2020

Today's guest is Barb Gross, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator. We talk about her work with adolescents and adults with autism and related disabilities, and we have an enlightening conversation around pornography literacy.

Connect:

Website - www.empoweredcenter.com

 

About Us:

www.aboutsexpodcast.com 

Angela Skurtu is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AASECT certified sex therapist. She is author of the books "Pre-Marital Counseling: A Guide for Clinicians," and "Helping Couples Overcome Infidelity." Her second book released in 2018.  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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The Battlefield of Love with Marcus O. Boston

March 20th, 2020

Today I speak with Marcus O. Boston. Marcus is a man-about-town and the hilarious host of the Cognac Corner Podcast. Our conversation spans the high of podcasting, strategies for dating and making friends, and Marcus' social experiences living in the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis.

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Instagram - @cognac_corner
Twitter - @CognacCorner
Facebook - CognacCorner
Website - www.cognaccorner.com

 

About Us:

www.aboutsexpodcast.com 

Angela Skurtu is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AASECT certified sex therapist. She is author of the books "Pre-Marital Counseling: A Guide for Clinicians," and "Helping Couples Overcome Infidelity." Her second book released in 2018.  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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