120 episodes

The Penis Project is for everyone who has a penis, knows someone who has one or would like to have one. In other words – EVERYONE!
The aim Is to provide a podcast series and monthly newsletter that links science and the real stories of everyday men, by kick-starting a conversation on any topic that may impact on male health. There is a cultural shift happening – men are happy to talk, but how and where do they start a conversation about problems in their private parts? At the pub? By the pool? On their push bike? Not likely………. That’s why we have started The Penis Project.

The Penis Project Sexologist Melissa Hadley Barrett and Physiotherapist Dr Jo Milios

    • Health & Fitness
    • 3.0 • 2 Ratings

The Penis Project is for everyone who has a penis, knows someone who has one or would like to have one. In other words – EVERYONE!
The aim Is to provide a podcast series and monthly newsletter that links science and the real stories of everyday men, by kick-starting a conversation on any topic that may impact on male health. There is a cultural shift happening – men are happy to talk, but how and where do they start a conversation about problems in their private parts? At the pub? By the pool? On their push bike? Not likely………. That’s why we have started The Penis Project.

    120. Presley is getting his Mojo back, A Movember Episode in January

    120. Presley is getting his Mojo back, A Movember Episode in January

     
    Though a bit late, we’re sharing this Movember episode with you - a reminder that every day should be a health day.  
     
    For this episode, we talk with Presley.  
    Presley was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer a year ago. Prior to his surgery, his doctor suggested that he meet with Dr Jo.  
    So three months before his surgery, he was able to start his pelvic floor exercises.  
    Fast forward to today, Presley is feeling ok.  
    But this has not always been the case for him.  
    Prior to diagnosis, Presley suffered from depression, anxiety, and separation.  
    Luckily, he found a new love… but this season of change for Presley still came with a few hurdles. Why? His medications were affecting his intimacy and what he could do down there.  
    But with an understanding partner and a change in medication, Presley is beginning to get his mojo back!  
    To listen to Presley’s story, click the button below. 
    To see full show notes, please visit The Penis Project website. 
     
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    Websites:
    https://thepenisproject.org/
    https://rshealth.com.au/
    https://www.prostaterehabilitation.com/
    http://www.menshealthphysiotherapy.com.au/
    http://prost.com.au/
     
     
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/Restorativeshealthclinic
     
    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/rshealth_perth/
     
    Linkedin:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-hadley-barrett/
     
    Music
    David Mercy
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/1HbvnltKu4XbWTmk0kpVB9?si=D1xP5dDVQK-zzNU3rViRWg
     
    Producer
    Thomas Evans: The SOTA Process
    https://www.instagram.com/thesotaprocess/
    https://open.spotify.com/show/4Jf2IYXRlgfsiqNARsY8fi

    • 41 min
    119. Young Peter Pan’s Prostate Cancer Journey

    119. Young Peter Pan’s Prostate Cancer Journey

     
    Today, we speak with Peter Pan.  
    Peter was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer at the age of 56, thanks to his GP noticing a slight increase in his PSA. Given his family history of Prostate Cancer, they did further investigations immediately. 
    The news was devastating and a bit shattering. However, Peter got himself ready for treatment and surgery. This part is what he found the most frustrating - deciding the next steps.  
    Peter considers himself lucky throughout the process. Post-op, his continence was perfect according to Dr Jo. He also had some return of erectile function in just a few months.  
    Peter’s story today will discuss how he decided which treatment was best for him.   
    You can consider this episode an A-Z of one mans journey, which may assist you in yours. It's also a reminder of why it is important to get yourself tested as early as possible.  
    Various topics that were discussed in this episode include the following:
    Why having Dupuytren Contracture (please see here for image) predisposes you to develop Peyronies (penile curvature)
    How and why  penile pumps are so important
    Org*sms after prostate cancer surgery 
    To see what a Dupuytren Contracture is, please visit the full shownotes here >>
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    Websites:
    https://thepenisproject.org/
    https://rshealth.com.au/
    https://www.prostaterehabilitation.com/
    http://www.menshealthphysiotherapy.com.au/
    http://prost.com.au/
     
     
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/Restorativeshealthclinic
     
    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/rshealth_perth/
     
    Linkedin:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-hadley-barrett/
     
    Music
    David Mercy
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/1HbvnltKu4XbWTmk0kpVB9?si=D1xP5dDVQK-zzNU3rViRWg
     
    Producer
    Thomas Evans: The SOTA Process
    https://www.instagram.com/thesotaprocess/
    https://open.spotify.com/show/4Jf2IYXRlgfsiqNARsY8fi
     

    • 49 min
    118. Farm Life Fitness with Louise, Specialised Fitness Programs for Farmers

    118. Farm Life Fitness with Louise, Specialised Fitness Programs for Farmers

     
    Today, we speak with Louise, the owner and founder of Farm Life Fitness. Louise is more than just a health and wellness professional because she’s also a farmer. She lives and breathes the agricultural lifestyle. Her lived experience means she understands the challenges to health and wellness that farming and living rurally can present. Melissa had the pleasure of meeting Louise at a speaking event in December 2022 and was so impressed with her story she invited her to speak on The Penis Project.
     
    The aim of Farm Life Fitness is to create a space for anyone living in rural areas who wants to connect with others and improve their health. This model was inspired by the experience of Louise and her husband which she shares in this episode.
     
    Combining her experience as a sports physiologist and the observations she had made in her workplace where she noticed that despite therapy, clients were not always achieving their desired results, so Farm Life Fitness was born. Programs are designed to help people who are living remotely to have access to programs that improve not just their physical health but most importantly, their mental wellbeing.
     
    Louise’s initiatives and programs highlight the need of folks in rural locations. If you live in a rural or remote location this one is for you, but if you live in a metro area, this will make you think and help you understand the lifestyle of the people who grow our food.
     
    Enjoy listening!
     
    For more info about Louise’s programs, visit her website at https://farmlifefitness.com.au/.  
     
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    Websites:
    https://thepenisproject.org/
    https://rshealth.com.au/
    https://www.prostaterehabilitation.com/
    http://www.menshealthphysiotherapy.com.au/
    http://prost.com.au/
     
     
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/Restorativeshealthclinic
     
    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/rshealth_perth/
     
    Linkedin:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-hadley-barrett/
     
    Music
    David Mercy
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/1HbvnltKu4XbWTmk0kpVB9?si=D1xP5dDVQK-zzNU3rViRWg
     
    Producer
    Thomas Evans: The SOTA Process
    https://www.instagram.com/thesotaprocess/
    https://open.spotify.com/show/4Jf2IYXRlgfsiqNARsY8fi
     

    • 44 min
    117. Why Exploring Yourself Makes Sense - With Body Curious owner, Jonn

    117. Why Exploring Yourself Makes Sense - With Body Curious owner, Jonn

     
    For today’s episode, we talk with Jonn, the founder and owner of Body Curious.  
     
    Following an accident, Jonn was left with 15% whole body permanent impairment. However, through a combination of rehabilitation and yoga, he was able to restore his body function. This inspired him to create Body Curious in 2014, a men's only yoga studio committed to improving health outcomes for men. He is a qualified Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage teacher & Practitioner, and a Sexological Bodywork Practitioner. 
     
    Early on, Jonn realised that his studio was attracting more men than women. So, with this information, he decided to focus on men.  
     
    This opportunity to cater to only men brought about the first of his now many Naked Yoga sessions. His 1st class of Naked Yoga was attended by 20 naked men.  
     
    In case you’re wondering, yes, naked – meaning complete, pure natural bodies showing.  
     
    Jonn also talked about his sexological work, how it works, why it’s different from the others, and what it can and can’t do.  
     
    Interestingly, the discussion also touched upon personal pleasure, why it’s important to understand how to explore yourself and how to teach children about this quite taboo but important topic.  
     
    How early should a child use a cellular phone? What happens if they get exposed to porn? When is the best time to discuss sex and pleasure with them? Why is it important to let children know that they should not be ashamed of pleasure? And so many more compelling topics that we know you’ll surely relate to.  
     
    Listen to the exchanges between Jonn, Melissa, and Dr Jo through the button below. Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments as well!  
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    Websites:
    https://thepenisproject.org/
    https://rshealth.com.au/
    https://www.prostaterehabilitation.com/
    http://www.menshealthphysiotherapy.com.au/
    http://prost.com.au/
     
     
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/Restorativeshealthclinic
     
    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/rshealth_perth/
     
    Linkedin:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-hadley-barrett/
     
    Music
    David Mercy
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/1HbvnltKu4XbWTmk0kpVB9?si=D1xP5dDVQK-zzNU3rViRWg
     
    Producer
    Thomas Evans: The SOTA Process
    https://www.instagram.com/thesotaprocess/
    https://open.spotify.com/show/4Jf2IYXRlgfsiqNARsY8fi
     

    • 57 min
    116. Melissa at the PUC Masterclass; What patients want to know about sex and how to raise the subject?

    116. Melissa at the PUC Masterclass; What patients want to know about sex and how to raise the subject?

     
    For this episode, we will listen to Melissa’s talk at the Masterclass for Urologists last June.  
     
    We all know that talking about sexual health can be a bit awkward. But it's important to remember that patients are sexual beings too! GP's play a vital role in ensuring their patients' sexual health and wellbeing, and part of that is being able to talk about sexual function openly and comfortably.  
     
    On June 11th 2022, Melissa was invited to be a guest speaker for a Perth Urology Clinic’s Masterclass and her topic was “Why patients are embarrassed to ask their GP about sex”.  
     
    We sent out a survey asking our audience various questions on the subject which received an overwhelming response, with over a quarter taking the time to fill it out (we really appreciate this)!  
     
    To know the results and how Melissa nailed her presentation, have a listen!  
     
    You can also view the results here:  
    https://rshealth.com.au/rshc-survey-sexual-function-discussion-with-your-gps/ 
     
    And Melissa’s video:  
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkQiZGyH8Nw 
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    Websites:
    https://thepenisproject.org/
    https://rshealth.com.au/
    https://www.prostaterehabilitation.com/
    http://www.menshealthphysiotherapy.com.au/
    http://prost.com.au/
     
     
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/Restorativeshealthclinic
     
    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/rshealth_perth/
     
    Linkedin:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-hadley-barrett/
     
    Music
    David Mercy
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/1HbvnltKu4XbWTmk0kpVB9?si=D1xP5dDVQK-zzNU3rViRWg
     
    Producer
    Thomas Evans: The SOTA Process
    https://www.instagram.com/thesotaprocess/
    https://open.spotify.com/show/4Jf2IYXRlgfsiqNARsY8fi

    • 32 min
    115. Merry Christmas, Everyone! See what’s in store for 2023

    115. Merry Christmas, Everyone! See what’s in store for 2023

     
    A lot of exciting things coming this 2023 for Men’s health - in and out of Australia!
    Join Dr Jo and Melissa talk about the highlights of this year and what to look forward to for 2023.
    Exciting times are ahead so buckle up, Penis Project listeners!
     
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    Websites:
    https://thepenisproject.org/
    https://rshealth.com.au/
    https://www.prostaterehabilitation.com/
    http://www.menshealthphysiotherapy.com.au/
    http://prost.com.au/
     
     
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/Restorativeshealthclinic
     
    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/rshealth_perth/
     
    Linkedin:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-hadley-barrett/
     
    Music
    David Mercy
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/1HbvnltKu4XbWTmk0kpVB9?si=D1xP5dDVQK-zzNU3rViRWg
     
    Producer
    Thomas Evans: The SOTA Process
    https://www.instagram.com/thesotaprocess/
    https://open.spotify.com/show/4Jf2IYXRlgfsiqNARsY8fi

    • 33 min

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