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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Everyone’s Favorite Agnostic, Marie D’Elephant joins us August 8th for a conversation about the relationship escalator and how to negotiate the relationship of your dreams. Catch us tonight at 7 CDT as we discuss all things sex and love and how to custom build the love of your life. Take a look and be sure to come back afterwards for some footnotes.Read More
Well we decided to step in it this time. Take a look as I interview Dr. Darrel Ray about the sex addiction industry, it’s problems and its connection to christianity and the twelve steps.Read More
For the Fourth of July we sat down with Dr. Darrel Ray to discuss the real or imagined threat of toxic love in pop culture. We dive into our favorite pop songs and highschool heart breaks to bring you this secular take on love, lust and power ballads. We promise to never give you up, let you down, run around or desert you so be sure to take a look.Read More
This week I actually get to meet, in person, for really reals, the Dr. Darrel Ray, creator of the original Secular Sexuality. We’ll be talking about his work across various platforms including Recovery from Religion, the Secular Therapy Project and this history of the show. Joining us is one of the faces of the ACA, the highly esteemed Matt Dillahunty.Read More
Queer Bomb is an amazing organization and the unofficial kick off of the Austin Pride calendar. We’ll be speaking with Ash about all things Austin Pride as well as the history and um…corporate take over of Pride nationwide. Watch the episode at 7p CST and be sure to check back here for notes after the episode.Read More
Alison and I have circled many of the same people and scenes for awhile now, it was great to finally meet her. All of the kind words I had heard and the voice I saw on her instagram- uplifting, confident and unashamed, were totally confirmed. I really enjoyed our conversation about body acceptance and fat-phobia. Take a look.Read More
The following is presented largely in response to recent issues discussed on Secular Sexuality. It is presented as general information on the controversy at large and is done so without representing the views of Secular Sexuality or the Atheist Community of Austin.Read More
Speaking with Miranda was such a career high for me- the Bedpost stage and stories I’ve heard there have meant so much to me and just like Miranda said, been a beacon in finding my community. I really enjoyed our conversation, have a look-Read More
Reproductive care and reproductive mental health care especially are terribly under utilized fields. Access is really limited because of everything from legislative and financial priorities to social stigma and moral shame. It was really nice to meet Kristin and learn about her passion for this work. Have a look.Read More
As the seasons change and we say goodbye to being S.A.D. we decided to do a little spring cleaning, say hello to a little sunshine and point you towards some of our favorite Secular Sexuality serotonin dumps. Have a look and be sure to check back after the episode for updates.Read More
Brittany definitely surprised me with some of her insights into phone sex operator-ing, it’s fascinating to think of it as a paid hobby and a part of her sex life rather than strictly a job. Have a listen.Read More
Lex is a remarkable, multifaceted person and a great interview. Very much looking forward to having them on again in the future but for now, have a look.
And, while I don’t really feel the need to shine any more light on this one, Joshua Harris apparently made an entire documentary about how foolish I Kissed Dating Goodbye was. You know, in case you wanted to hate watch a treatise on christian dating. Personally I continue to prefer the resource list recommended by Sex Positive Families.
And as it turns out- Steve Martin did hand out business cards to gawkers and passerby. American treasure.
From the moment we started this version of Secular Sexuality this has been one of the episodes I’ve been looking forward to. Movies are such a huge love of mine and a really important part of how I’ve learned to see the world. Take a look.Read More
Got a chance to sit in the host seat while interviewing two pretty great dudes about atheism and what we wished we had known sooner. Take a look.Read More
May be our best episode to date, also, what is up with this thumbnail? Melissa was an incredibly gracious and well spoken guest and the calls were wonderful. You can learn more about her and her work at http://sexpositivefamilies.com/.
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