Episode 55: Defining Sexual Shame
Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Dr. Tina Sellers
in regards to her work with clients and students from religiously
conservative cultures and her experience noticing a recent increase of
sexual shame coming from what she calls the purity movement. She
recently published a book called Sex, God and the Conservative Church: Erasing Shame from Sexual Intimacy where she addresses sex-positive approaches people can reduce harmful shame and adopt both Christian and Hebrew traditions that can enhance, heal and edify their sexual relationships. She will be presenting at the Rocky Mountain Sex Summit coming up this very week, September 22-23 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Sellers is the Director of Medical Family Therapy at Seattle Pacific University and has been teaching the sexuality course for the Family Therapy program.
Resources Mentioned During the Podcast:
Al Vernacchio: Sexual Educator
Sex, Mom and God: How the Bible's Strange Take on Sex Led to Crazy Politics by Frank Schaeffer
Girls and Sex: Navigating Complicated Landscape by Peggy Orenstein
Natasha Helfer Parker runs a private online practice Symmetry Solutions and writes at The Mormon Therapist for Patheos: Hosting the Conversation of Faith. She also hosts the popular podcast, Mormon Mental Health.
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