Advanced Erectile Dysfunction Due to Diabetic Neuropathy with an Anonymous Guest

March 16th, 2018

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Our anonymous guest on this episode lost the ability to sustain an erection years ago due to Erectile Dysfunction. His ED was caused by diabetic neuropathy, and in this week's episode wee discuss his journey, including treatment options, intimacy, and finding happiness. His is an interesting story and we hope you can join us for this episode.

 

 

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 released in February. Joshua Skurtu is not a therapist, but brings a sense of humor along with an inquisitive mind.

About Sex now livestreams video of episode tapings on Facebook 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

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Truvada and HIV / AIDS / STI Prevention with guest Matthew Swango

March 14th, 2018

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In the 1980's, an HIV diagnosis was equitable to getting a death sentence. No treatments existed and scientists knew very little about the virus. Today, with advances in education and research, it is not only a preventable disease, but treatments exist that make living with the disease much more manageable. Join us today as we also discuss Truvada, the treatment used in "pre-exposure prophylaxis".  Truvada is a pill that patients can take daily to reduce the chance of HIV infection.

 

Some other interesting things we discuss on this episode include how often people actually use condoms, ways that condoms can fail, dangers of lambskin condoms, latex allergies, STI transmission methods other than during penetrative sex, and much more.

 

About our Guest:

Matthew Swango, LMSW. Program Coordinator for Saint Louis Effort for AIDS

Matthew holds a Bachelors of Psychology and a Masters in Social Work. He is a Licensed Master Social Worker who also is a Board Member for Empower Missouri. Matthew tests clients for HIV and STIs, conducts risk-reduction counseling sessions, facilitates biopsychosocial programs, and provides psychotherapy.

 

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 released in February. Joshua Skurtu is not a therapist, but brings a sense of humor along with an inquisitive mind.

About Sex now livestreams video of episode tapings on Facebook 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

Facebook: About Sex Podcast Facebook Page // Angela Skurtu LMFT, M. Ed, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist // Joshua Skurtu

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A 39 Day Marriage - Secrets to Getting Laid for Guys - with Special Guest Nathan Shaw

February 27th, 2018

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Nathan Shaw joined us this episode to discuss some of his own relationships and his own unique perspectives on sex. For one, he is single and plans to stay that way. He had two previous marriages, one of which only lasted 39 days. He still sexual partners, but only classifies the relationships as "hanging out" and makes it clear to any interested partners. He told us that he estimates he has been with more than 300 different sexual partners.

Topics this episode include: Dating after 40, Relationships after years of not being in one, Turn on’s in your 20’s vs turn on’s in your late 30’s and up, Nathan's 39 day marriage, Nathan's secrets of getting laid to guys that he has shared over the years on radio and more.

Nathan Shaw is one of the hosts of the podcast Brothers on Whatever and a very interesting guest. We hope you can join us for this episode.

 

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 released in February. Joshua Skurtu is not a therapist, but brings the jokes along with a breadth of knowledge. ;-)

About Sex now livestreams video of episode tapings on Facebook 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

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Surviving Sexual Trauma at Six Years Old - Real Life Story with Guest Meredith Dino

February 16th, 2018

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If you cannot tell from the title, this episode needs a bit of a trigger warning. It contains dscussions about rape, stalking, child molestation, and PTSD. Despite the warning, it is actually a wonderful episode with a great story of survival. If you are able to hear stories about those topics, I don't suggest you miss this one. Meredith is an amazing person and we felt very honored that she was willing to share her story with us. 

 

About our Guest:

Meredith Dino

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I was born in St. Louis. At age two my parents divorced and I went to daycare while they worked. My sexual abuse began at age 6 at the daycare center. It continued until I was eight when my mom married and we moved to Detroit. Then the abuse stopped.      

I still struggle but I continue to learn how to live with my Post Traumatic Stress Disorder through therapy, medication, and the support of my family and friends.

 

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 released in February.

About Sex now livestreams video of episode tapings on Facebook 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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HIV and Sex - Life After a Diagnosis - Being in a Romantic Relationship with a Therapist - Special Guest Chris Scarberry, LPC

January 13th, 2018

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We are back from our break and boy is this new year already off with a bang. 

This morning I woke to a phone call. One missed call on screen, from my uncle. When I picked up, my mother and sister were crying and told me that a nuclear missile had been launched at Hawaii. They insisted the threat was real and they only had a few minutes left to live. Most of my family lives in Honolulu, so the news was something of a shock. I definitely freaked out with them. My entire family was going to die in less than a few minutes from an intercontinental ballistic missile sent from North Korea tipped with a nuclear payload capable of leveling the entire city of Honolulu. The idea did not sit well with me, to say the least. That's when I realized I hadn't published this week's podcast episode yet.

Not really, but this week's guest Chris Scarberry, while not as memorable as a nuclear holocaust, definitely provided us with a fun episode for the week. We discussed HIV and sex and being in a romantic relationship with a therapist. We hope you enjoyed listening to this episode just as much as we enjoyed recording it.

 

Edit: I forgot to mention, but my family did not die from a nuclear blast in Honolulu, Hawaii, in case you were worried. It was a false alarm, and we still don't know why it happened. After the hysteria died down, I was left with a numb feeling. In the span of a half hour, I went from shock, to denial, to telling my family where to escape on the island so they could be out of the range of the explosion centered on Pearl Harbor, to crying, to anger, to finally relief. They are safe. For now.

Afterwards, I told my mother, "Next time you call me screaming and crying about your imminent death by nuclear holocaust, it had better be real."

I await their next call with bated breath.

 

About our Guest:

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Chris Scarberry is a therapist in private practice in South St. Louis. He
specializes in working with HIV+ and LGBTQ clients with a variety of presenting
mental health concerns. He has worked as a therapist for 17 years, a crisis
counselor for 11 years until 2015, and has been in private practice since 2007.
He has served as a member of the planning council for regional funding for HIV
services and has presented on HIV and LGBTQ counseling in a variety of
formats. His main personal interests include travelling with his partner Megan,
cooking, music, animals and writing.

Website: www.scarberrytherapy.com

 

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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Legal Services for Sexual Trauma Survivors - With Rachna Goel and the Jane Doe Advocacy Center

November 5th, 2017

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Rachna Goel works with the Jane Doe  Advocacy Center that provides legal services for victims of sexual trauma. Listen in to find out more. :)

About our Guest:

Rachna Goel

Jane Doe Advocacy Center  

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Rachna has focused her career on working with children and families. She holds a passion for helping individuals attain justice through the legal system. Her experience includes work at a university health law clinic, multiple Legal Aid offices, and the prosecutor’s office. Rachna has also worked with private attorneys at solo practices and large firms on issues related to family law including divorce, child custody and visitation, and estate planning. During the course of her career, Rachna noticed the lack of legal and general advocacy services focused on non-domestic sexual violence. She crafted Jane Doe Advocacy Center as a source of long-term legal services focused on safety and recovery for survivors of sexual violence. Rachna provides a unique line of services at Jane Doe including interdisciplinary collaboration and holistic services for clients of all ages regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, or income level. Through such comprehensive services, Rachna provides compassionate, valuable service to her clients and the community at large.

 

From Rachna: "Something we do that people don’t expect from lawyers is our coaching program. For clients who don’t necessarily need a lawyer with them in court, we teach them how to represent themselves and how to handle their case on their own. That way, they have the preparation of a lawyer while still maintaining complete control over their case. It works really well with short proceedings, like orders of protection, because legal fees can add up really quickly there. It also works well with longer cases, like divorce and child custody, where people have the time and ability to do their own legwork and just need some guidance along the way."

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.

We are now livestreaming episodes on youtube a week before the podcast episodes come out. If you just can't wait to listen, the livestream goes out a week before the podcast releases. 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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Angela Skurtu LMFT, M. Ed, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

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