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Join therapist, coach and creator Buck Dodson (LCSW) for Gay Men's Life Lab, a podcast that extends the brave and bold conversations he’s been having with other gay men for over 15 years about what matters most to us, and how to follow our own paths to feel alive and aligned – mind, body, heart, and soul. Each episode, Buck and his guests dive deep into the issues facing gay men today, including relationships, self-worth, purpose, a healthy body, sex, and more. Together we take an honest look at what’s working, what’s not and what to do about it. We get real with each other, about ourselves and our lives, and we open up about our struggles and our successes. Along the way, we learn from each other and grow together, feeling inspired and connected. This is your Gay Men’s Life Lab. Welcome!

Gay Men's Life Lab with Buck Dodson Buck Dodson

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 32 Ratings

Join therapist, coach and creator Buck Dodson (LCSW) for Gay Men's Life Lab, a podcast that extends the brave and bold conversations he’s been having with other gay men for over 15 years about what matters most to us, and how to follow our own paths to feel alive and aligned – mind, body, heart, and soul. Each episode, Buck and his guests dive deep into the issues facing gay men today, including relationships, self-worth, purpose, a healthy body, sex, and more. Together we take an honest look at what’s working, what’s not and what to do about it. We get real with each other, about ourselves and our lives, and we open up about our struggles and our successes. Along the way, we learn from each other and grow together, feeling inspired and connected. This is your Gay Men’s Life Lab. Welcome!

    Refresh How You Date by Becoming “Pro Dating” Part 2

    Refresh How You Date by Becoming “Pro Dating” Part 2

    In part two of my pro-dating, pro-relationship guide, I dive further into energizing your dating and relationship life. I cover the key topics my clients and I work on and offer practical ways you can beef up your relational dating skills. 
    Check out the episode to hear…
    How to approach pacing in dating so you can stay “sober” in the early stages of loveMy suggestion for approaching sex The communication styles and skills you need for dating and relationship successHow to work with unfinished business before you start dating or when you’re datingWhy we don’t find Mr. Right, we create Mr. RightResources:
    Check out Wired for Dating by Dr. Stan Tatkin for more detail on secure functioning dating. 


    Want to share your thoughts? Have ideas for episodes? Leave a message on the Phone Line at 512.808.0849 .
    Learn more about me and how I help gay, bi and queer men – and allies too - live, love and lead powerfully by visiting www.buckdodson.com and Gay Men’s Life Lab on Facebook. 
    If you found this episode helpful, please ‘gay it forward’ by subscribing and leaving a quick review and rating. This helps more gay men find Gay Men’s Life Lab! 
    Thanks!
    Buck

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Refresh How You Date by Becoming “Pro Dating” Part 1

    Refresh How You Date by Becoming “Pro Dating” Part 1

    In the first of this two-parter, I invite you into a conversation about becoming or rediscovering hope and eagerness about dating. Join me for this deep dive into how becoming “pro dating” and a pro at dating means could radically shift your perspective on dating and creating long term relationships. 

    Tune in to hear…
    What it means to be Pro-Relationship rather than Pro-SelfHow to approach dating like you would in a relationshipThe 5 characteristics of “Secure Functioning Dating”Developing a Pre and Pro-Dating MindsetIdeas for meeting dating partners IRL rather than relying solely on apps
    Resources
    Check out Wired for Dating by Dr. Stan Tatkin for more detail on secure functioning dating. 

    Want to share your thoughts? Have ideas for episodes? Leave a message on the Phone Line at 512.808.0849 .
    Learn more about me and how I help gay, bi and queer men – and allies too - live, love and lead powerfully by visiting www.buckdodson.com and Gay Men’s Life Lab on Facebook. 
    If you found this episode helpful, please ‘gay it forward’ by subscribing and leaving a quick review and rating. This helps more gay men find Gay Men’s Life Lab! 
    Thanks!
    Buck

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Gay Men and Porn with Don Shewey

    Gay Men and Porn with Don Shewey

    Join me for this engaging and important conversation about porn, sex, masturbation, and most importantly, pleasure. I’m talking with Don Shewey, a psychotherapist, pleasure activist and author of The Paradox of Porn: Notes on Gay Male Sexual Culture.
    Tune in to hear Don and I discuss:
    His journey to being a pleasure activist and Sacred IntimateThe integral yet complex role pornography plays in gay men’s self-discoveryHow porn both helps and hinders our views of our bodies, sexuality, and relationshipsLearning to distinguish sex, porn and masturbationThe role of pleasure and desire in addressing issues with porn

    RESOURCES:
    Learn more about Don Shewey at http://bodyandsoulwork.com.
    Purchase your copy of The Paradox of Porn here.


    Gay Men’s Life Lab Phone Line – 512.808.0849
    What do you think about this episode? I’d love to hear your thoughts about the role of porn in your life and in gay make sexual culture. Drop us a line at 512.808.0849 .


    About Buck Dodson, Host
    Learn more about how I help leading edge gay, bi and queer men and allies find joy, deep connection and gay superpower by visiting www.buckdodson.com and following Buck Dodson Coaching on Instagram.
    If you found this episode helpful, please ‘gay it forward’ by subscribing and leaving a quick review and rating. This helps Gay Men’s Life Lab reach more men like you! 

    Thanks!
    Buck

    • 56 min
    Highly Sensitive Queers with Brian Torres

    Highly Sensitive Queers with Brian Torres

    Join me for this enriching conversation with licensed psychotherapist, Brian Torres, on what it means to be a Highly Sensitive Person and how embracing this part of your nature can help you create a more optimal lifestyle.  
    Some of the topics Brian and I discuss:
    The core traits of highly sensitive peopleWhat D.O.E.S. - Depth, Over-Arousal, Emotional Responsiveness, and Sensitivity to Subtleties – has to do with high sensitivityMisconceptions that high sensitivity isn’t backed by science, is the same as introversion or is a mental health diagnosisThe parallels of living with high sensitivity and living as LGBTQ individualsThe “Five to Thrive” tenets of self-care for Highly Sensitive people

    RESOURCES:
    Learn more about Brian Torres and his work with HSPs at www.briantorrestherapy.com. 
    Read about HSPs in Dr. Elaine Aron’s book, The Highly Sensitive Person. 
    Check out Dr. Aron’s documentary, Sensitive: The Untold Story featuring HSP, Alanis Morissette 


    Gay Men’s Life Lab Phone Line – 512.808.0849
    What do you think about this episode? I’d love to hear your thoughts about Highly Sensitive People. Drop us a line at 512.808.0849 .


    About Buck Dodson, Host
    Learn more about how I help leading edge gay, bi and queer men and allies find joy, deep connection and gay superpower by visiting www.buckdodson.com and following Buck Dodson Coaching on Instagram.


    If you found this episode helpful, please ‘gay it forward’ by subscribing and leaving a quick review and rating. This helps Gay Men’s Life Lab reach more men like you! 

    Thanks!
    Buck

    • 54 min
    Erotic Liberation with Craig Cullinane of Body Electric

    Erotic Liberation with Craig Cullinane of Body Electric

    You won’t want to miss this enlivening conversation about tapping into your erotic energy as a pathway to healing, aliveness and joy. Join me and my guest, Craig Cullinane from The New Body Electric School as we dive deep celebrating our erotic potential. 
    Some of the topics Craig and I discuss:
    The role of “conscious eroticism” in self and collective healingHis own journey from body shame to celebrationThe intersection of pleasure, desire, power, and unmet needsThe foundational tool that superpowers inner growth Healing that happens when erotic exploration is not limited by physical attractionThe dance of shame and pleasure that builds intimacy with ourselves and our bodiesHow Body Electric courses help GBQT write new stories about our lives through erotic liberation practices
    Learning more about Body Electric and other resources discussed in this episode:
    The New Body Electric School
    Easton Mountain
    Healing Body Shame Online Course 


    Gay Men’s Life Lab Phone Line – 512.808.0849
    Want to share your thoughts on your conscious eroticism, self healing and body transformation? Drop us a line at 512.808.0849 .


    About Buck Dodson, Host
    Learn more about how I help leading edge gay, bi and queer men and allies find joy, deep connection and gay superpower by visiting www.buckdodson.com and following Buck Dodson Coaching on Instagram.
    If you found this episode helpful, please ‘gay it forward’ by subscribing and leaving a quick review and rating. This helps Gay Men’s Life Lab reach more men like you! 
    Thanks!
    Buck

    • 52 min
    Codependence and Love Addiction with Jodi White, LPC

    Codependence and Love Addiction with Jodi White, LPC

    In this episode, I unpack codependence, developmental trauma and love addiction with Jodi White, a psychotherapist, sober recovering love addict and host of “Journals of a Love Addict.” 
    Jodi and talk about:
    The 5 core symptoms of codependenceHow dysfunctional families set the stage for being over or anti-dependentWhat love addiction is and how it’s different from codependencyDeveloping a Functional Adult Self to care for our “inner woundeds”How experiential learning bypasses the ‘thinking brain’ to heal trauma

    Jodi White, LPC
    Learn how you can work with Jodi White, LPC at www.jodiwhitelpc.com
    Subscribe to Jodi’s podcast Journals of a Love Addict.
    Follow Jodi on Instagram. 
    Read Pia Mellody’s books on Codependency, Love Addiction and Intimacy. 

    Gay Men’s Life Lab Phone Line – 512.808.0849
    Want to share your thoughts on codependence or love addiction? Have ideas for episodes? Leave a message on the Phone Line at 512.808.0849 .
    Have you had experience with codependent relationships or love addiction? Let us know your thoughts about this episode or any other topics by leaving a message on the Phone Line. 

    About Buck Dodson, Host
    Learn more about how I help leading edge gay, bi and queer men and allies find joy, deep connection and gay superpower by visiting www.buckdodson.com and following Buck Dodson Coaching on Instagram.
    If you found this episode helpful, please ‘gay it forward’ by subscribing and leaving a quick review and rating. This helps Gay Men’s Life Lab reach more men like you! 
    Thanks!
    Buck

    • 48 min

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