057: Sexual Principle #1: Consent

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Podcast Description:

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.

thi_dbh_photoThe 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 this 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.

IMG_9551Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST can be reached at natashaparker.org and runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She hosts the Mormon Mental Health and Mormon Sex Info Podcasts, is the current past president of the Mormon Mental Health Association and runs a sex education program, Sex Talk with Natasha. She has over 20 years of experience working with primarily an LDS/Mormon clientele.

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