How Sex Got Dirty (Thanks a Lot, Plato!)

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Podcast: Sex Education | 4 comments

Church folk have a reputation for being sexually repressed. Thank goodness it’s not always true! But unfortunately it’s true often enough. All that sexual repression came from somewhere — and Greek philosophy played a major role. If we religious folk are going to have a place at the table as our society rethinks sex education, we have to come to grips with the toxic parts of our heritage. Have a listen, Doug 1. Subscribe to the podcast:  click HERE 2. Get an email notice for new episodes:      Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Talking About Sex is Tough!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Podcast: Sex Education | 0 comments

The sexual journey is a tough one. Young folks could really use someone who has been on the journey a while. They need a road map to help them navigate what’s coming. But that’s easy to say . . . not so easy to do. There are a lot of reasons it’s tough to talk about sex. Not least, our society no longer has shared sexual norms, or a shared sexual narrative. That’s what this project is about, framing a viable narrative together, that works for us. If we succeed, we will have something helpful to offer our young people....

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Going All The Way: The Sexual Journey

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Podcast: Sex Education | 5 comments

. The Climax of The Sexual Journey… Doesn’t Happen During Intercourse The sexual journey culminates in our deep and primal desire to connect being fulfilled. Erotic hunger serves that deeper desire. Biology, and loneliness, and chemical madness — all serve our deeper desire to connect. Uninformed of the journey’s destination, it is easy to get lost along the way. Many do. In this podcast, we are looking at how our deepest human desires are fulfilled — and how rethinking our approach to sex education can help get...

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Sex for a Lifetime: Finishing Well

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Podcast: Sex Education | 3 comments

In the last several episodes, I’ve been making the case that our sexuality thrusts us forward on a journey much more expansive than the singular experience of eroticism. When we don’t see the whole picture, we limit our sexuality — which costs us. It inevitably shortchanges the full experience our sexuality offers us. Finishing well, then, demands a full understanding of the destination. Thus informed, it’s much easier to get there. Have a listen, Doug 1. Subscribe to the podcast:  click HERE 2. Get an email notice for...

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Sexuality Interrupted: A Story

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Podcast: Sex Education | 4 comments

There’s More to Sex Than the Orgasm Sexuality is a life-long journey encompassing a profound depth of our humanity. Over a lifetime, eroticism comes and goes. Even romantic friendship waxes and wanes. The ancient Greeks taught us an important stage on the sexual journey — that doesn’t look sexy at all. However, by ignoring it (as our culture has), we limit the full experience of the sexual journey. Have a listen, Doug 1. Subscribe to the podcast:  click HERE 2. Get an email notice for new episodes:        Podcast: Play...

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Evolution, Brain Chemistry, and the Stages of Love

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Podcast: Sex Education | 5 comments

Chemical Love Is a Real Thing… But Not the Whole Thing It turns out, that the powerful and intoxicating brain chemicals that make us crazy-in-love, serve another purpose as well — they are actually bonding agents. They help two people make long-term attachments, one to another. From a brain-evolution perspective, it turns out that the story many women tell: “all men want is to get laid” isn’t the whole picture. Have a listen, Doug Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Margaret Mead and the Sexuality of the Greeks

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Podcast: Sex Education | 4 comments

   Sexuality Is Progressive — Not Static If we’re paying attention, our sexuality carries us along on a journey. Eroticism is only the first stop (a really nice one, but only the first). Margaret Meade suggested that all women need three husbands. The first for great sex, the second for stability as we raise children, and the third for joyous companionship. The ancient Greeks made a similar suggestion. They taught us several stages through which our love journey grows, and suggested that if we pay attention to developmental...

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Push-Up Bras and Six-Pack Abs

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Podcast: Sex Education | 4 comments

Sexuality is Deep.  Really Deep! As a culture, we tend to reduce our most primal drive to connect and to create — we tend to reduce it to push-up-bra eroticism, and then use it to sell cars. Not the best way to experience our deepest humanity. How are we not leading with this …when we teach our young people about their sexual energies? Have a listen, Doug 1. Subscribe to the podcast:  click HERE 2. Get an email notice for new episodes:      Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Rethinking Sex Ed. What We’re Doing Isn’t Working

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Podcast: Sex Education | 13 comments

  Welcome to this new podcast on Rethinking Sex Education. In this episode, we explore the five core institutions that make up a society. When there is a society-wide problem, this is who we call upon to solve it. With personal stories and a few statistics, we look at how all but one of our five social institutions have their hands tied behind their backs when it comes to sexually educating our young. The one that is unfettered and working hard, is the very one we don’t want on the job. We have a problem! Have a listen. And as always,...

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Reposting Sex Podcast

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Reposting Sex Podcast

A lot of new people have joined our community since we moved downtown  last year. Consequently, many haven’t seen the podcast on rethinking our approach to sex education. Over the next few months I’ll be reposting the...

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