25 episodes

We are two occupational therapists talking about all things sex. We are breaking societal views on disability to talk about sex from all angles.
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OT After Dar‪k‬ OT After Dark

    • Sexuality
    • 4.6 • 28 Ratings

We are two occupational therapists talking about all things sex. We are breaking societal views on disability to talk about sex from all angles.
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark/support

    Episode 24: #DontBeAbleist

    Episode 24: #DontBeAbleist

    In this episode we talk to Devon Wieters, host of Real Talk: All Things Inclusion, a podcast that explores disability and inclusion related topics.

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    • 16 min
    Episode 23: A Story of a Transition

    Episode 23: A Story of a Transition

    In this episode we talk to Gavin, an occupational therapist and trans man, about his transition. Gavin shares his personal experience of socially, legally, and medically transitioning during graduate school.  We also discuss opportunities for occupational therapy practitioners to support the transgender community.

    Trigger warning: suicide  


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    • 53 min
    Episode 22: Creating a Sexy Environment

    Episode 22: Creating a Sexy Environment

    In this episode, we talk with Sue Newsome, a sex and relationship therapist from Relational Spaces.  Sue works with individuals with disabilities to help them achieve their sexual desires and needs. Sue talks about the importance of creating an environment that is supportive of sexual and intimate activities.  

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    • 47 min
    Episode 21: Writing the Book on Sex and OT

    Episode 21: Writing the Book on Sex and OT

    In this episode we talk to Bernadette Hattjar, DrOT, Med, OTR/L, CWCE, editor of "Sexuality and Occupational Therapy:  Strategies for Persons with Disabilities".  We talk to Dr. Hattjar about the importance of maintaining closeness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Hattjar also shares specific strategies for addressing sexuality with diagnoses such as arthritis, cardiac conditions, and anxiety. 


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    • 50 min
    Episode 20: Pelvic Floor 2.0: Dilators, Vibes, & Lube, oh my!

    Episode 20: Pelvic Floor 2.0: Dilators, Vibes, & Lube, oh my!

    In this episode we talk to Lindsey Vestel, occupational therapist and owner of The Functional Pelvis, about how dilators and vibrators are used to address issues related to painful sexual intercourse. We also get a crash course in lube!

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    • 53 min
    Episode 19: Accessible Sex Education: Addressing the Sexual Needs of Individuals with IDD

    Episode 19: Accessible Sex Education: Addressing the Sexual Needs of Individuals with IDD

    In this episode we talk to Dr. Elizabeth Schmidt, PhD, OTR/L about addressing sexuality with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Ooooookkkkkaaaaauyyyy ,

Love!!

Love this podcast so so much! Such important conversations & thoughtful interviewing.

Reina Lewis ,

Important!!

Absolutely wonderful! Sooo exciting to hear occupational therapists talk about sex and intimacy in such a candid, educational, and inclusive way. This is what we need in the field! Brave practitioners who put their duty as holistic care above their own stigma or biases! I love OT now, but this podcast has given me a wonderful vision of what it could be in the future! 💗

TulaHulala ,

Finally!!!

I am so excited about this podcast! Sex is such an important ADL that is often avoided or overlooked in the clinical setting. I dedicated my graduate program research project to researching this topic as it pertains to elder populations and learned so much. This podcast helps to normalize sex as well as open the discussion among professionals and patients! Thank you OT After Dark!

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