This week for a special bonus episode I got to sit down with Dr. Eric Sprankle. Dr. Sprankle is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Sexuality Studies At Minnesota State University, a licensed clinical psychologist with the Secular Therapy Project and an AASECT-certified sex therapist with the Minnesota Sexual Health Institute. Most importantly you know him from instagram and twitter as @DrSprankle. Check out our conversation below.
In the wake of The God Virus psychologist Dr. Darrel Ray lead a small group therapy session around the loss of faith and the pain of religious trauma. When that quickly filled up he started a path towards the Recover From Religion Foundation that now offers a number of incredible services to people all around the world. Gearing up for the first ever Fall Excursion, Dr. Ray gives us a sample of his Recover Your Sexuality Workshop. Join Vi and I while class is in session, 9/5 7p CDT and check back here afterwards for footNOTES!
This week Vi and I celebrated the first year of Secular Sexuality on the Atheist Experience Network and discussed why we do the show and what we look forward to in the future. Have a look and let us know what you’d like to see more of!
This week Vi and I explore the sometimes confounding world of liberal christianity with our tour guide Kevin Garcia. In the past we’ve shied away from conflict and debate with theists, leaving the crossfire to other ACA programs but tonight we just had to know, how can you be christian and queer? Kevin describes themself as a digital pastor and life coach, clothier and tarot reader. We’ll uh… see how it goes.
Calling all skeptics, you may want to sit down for this one. This week we speak with Scott McClure of Ecstatic Hearts to peer through the cloud of ancient mysticism and find out what tantric sex has to offer our very sensible audience. We take your calls and turn our woo sensors up to 11 as we learn more about the wild world of tantra.