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Episode 57: Sexual Principle #1: Consent

Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Dr. Doug Braun-Harvey for part one in a 6-part series they are creating to discuss the sexual principles of healthy sexuality developed by the World Health Organization. The first principle of consent is discussed in length and detail. Many assume this is a simple concept, and yet we see in much of our national discussion today, that it's much more complicated than we've assumed in the past. This is a principle the majority of people agree with regardless of culture, race, socio-economic status, gender, etc. And yet it goes profoundly wrong on a regular basis as we can see by the #metoo movement with so many sharing publicly (often for the first time) where they were involved with sexual encounters that were non-consensual. Such an important conversation with implications for ourselves, for our children, for our relationships and for our communities.

Resources mentioned during podcast:
Out of Control Behavior Part 1
Out of Control Behavior Part 2
Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction

Thank you to Jeff Meyers for the intro and Peter & Mary Danzig of Otter Creek Duo for the concluding bumper music. 

Natasha Helfer Parker runs a private practice in Wichita, KS 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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