23 episodes

Introducing Hard Conversations, a podcast about male sexuality. Therapist Tim Norton expands the conversation about male sexuality, adds context to why we struggle as a society to have hard conversations and breaks down how in a sex-positive environment there really is no room for taboos, judgment, or shame when it comes to penises.

Hard Conversations Tim Norton

    • Sexuality
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Introducing Hard Conversations, a podcast about male sexuality. Therapist Tim Norton expands the conversation about male sexuality, adds context to why we struggle as a society to have hard conversations and breaks down how in a sex-positive environment there really is no room for taboos, judgment, or shame when it comes to penises.

    Understanding Sex Addiction and Erectile Dysfunction

    Understanding Sex Addiction and Erectile Dysfunction

    This week Tim speaks with Doug Braun Harvey, creator of the Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior (OCSB) model. This is how certified sex therapists now collectively label what was previously referred to as "sex addiction." The two discuss the general tenets of using sex as a way of coping with anxiety, and of course, the impact of OCSB on erections!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    How to Get Better Erections with Self-Compassion

    How to Get Better Erections with Self-Compassion

    This week Tim interviews internationally recognized author Christopher Germer, PhD about self-compassion and how it can help with erectile issues. They talk about the research that shows innumerable benefits to implementing self-compassion, as well as helpful tips on how to transform rumination into mindfulness, isolation into connection to humanity, and self-criticism to self kindness. Enjoy!

    Hard Conversations is a podcast on all things erectile dysfunction and ed treatment.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Why Somatic Sex Coaching is the Best for Erections

    Why Somatic Sex Coaching is the Best for Erections

    Today Tim interviews Charlie Glickman, PhD, a sex & relationship coach, somatic sexuality educator, and sexological bodyworker. Charlie also co-authored The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure: Erotic Exploration for Men and Their Partners. Tim and Charlie talk about recognizing when what's happening in your body might be adversely effecting your erections, learning to identify anxiety during sex, new ways to approach self-pleasure, and how mind-body techniques can improve your sex life. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    What You Need to Know About Sexual Pleasure and Social Justice

    What You Need to Know About Sexual Pleasure and Social Justice

    Tim talks to Dalychia Saah, an award-winning educator, writer, and speaker. She is the co-founder of Afrosexology, a sex education platform that centers the pleasure, empowerment, and liberation of people of color, and a lecturer at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University.

    Tim and Dalychia discuss social justice, how culture and media impact erectile issues and sexuality (specifically for men of color), alternatives to penile-vaginal intercourse and the importance of sexual pleasure.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    What You Need to Know About Transgender Women and Erections

    What You Need to Know About Transgender Women and Erections

    This week Tim speaks with Dr. Natalia Zhikhareva, also known as Dr. Z, PhD, nationally renowned expert on transgender psychology about the wide range of erectile issues that trans women and trans feminine people experience. They talk about different expectations for genital function (determined by hormones, surgery and sexual orientation), the role gender incongruence and dysmorphia play, and most importantly, how to negotiate a new relationship to sex and intimacy.

    • 57 min
    How to Ruin Your Perfectly Good Erection

    How to Ruin Your Perfectly Good Erection

    Today, Tim talks to psychophysiologic psychotherapist Alan Gordon, who helps patients overcome chronic pain and recover from IBS, headaches, and other mind-body disorders where stress and tension causes physical symptoms. 

    Tim and Alan discuss the way the brain interprets 'danger' and how that can interfere with erections, and roleplay a technique to combat that anxiety. Alan also shares metaphors and stories to demonstrate the role the mind-body connection plays in managing and treating erectile issues

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Sandy Kroger ,

Fantastic!

An awesome and informative podcast! I’m learning so much in a way that has already improved my romantic relations. I love it!

Greeneyedgrin ,

So important and interesting.

Our culture has such a narrow idea of what constitutes sex. These conversations are important to make more people able to create sexual lives that fit their actual bodies and needs. Check it out.

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