29 min

Tackling the Taboo of Sex Education with Cassandra Rustvold Inscape Quest Podcast with Trudi Howley

    • Mental Health

Welcome to an enlightening episode of the Inscape Quest podcast, where Trudi Howley and special guest, Cassandra Rustvold, a licensed clinical social worker and certified sex therapist, dive headfirst into discussing the importance of comprehensive sex education. A must-listen episode that boldly confronts the damaging silence and shame associated with sexual expression in our society.
The duo addresses vital societal flaws like abstinence-only sex education and our media's influence in shaping adolescents' understanding of sexuality, linking them to an increase in teenage pregnancies, STIs, shame, and mental health issues. They also highlight crucial societal gaps in differentiating sexual orientation and sexuality, thus debunking common misconceptions surrounding them.
This episode compellingly underscores the pivotal role of parents, educators, and therapists in nurturing informed conversations about sexuality, emphasizing the urgent need for systematic changes at the grassroots level, like peer mentorship programs on sexual health.
Cassandra and Trudi boldly explore the complex world of teen sex education, underlining its critical role, especially within the LGBTQA+ community. Their dialogue examines the rapidly evolving dynamics of relationships and sexual experimentation, raising the pressing question: Are young people emotionally prepared to navigate these waters?
From discussing the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on sexuality to addressing sexual addiction's multifaceted nuances, the conversation turns pivotal in shaping a healthier, stigma-free approach towards sex education. An episode that beckons the need for normalized, proactive dialogue around sexual preferences, and fosters inclusivity in the realm of sexual conversations.
 
DISCLAIMER

Welcome to an enlightening episode of the Inscape Quest podcast, where Trudi Howley and special guest, Cassandra Rustvold, a licensed clinical social worker and certified sex therapist, dive headfirst into discussing the importance of comprehensive sex education. A must-listen episode that boldly confronts the damaging silence and shame associated with sexual expression in our society.
The duo addresses vital societal flaws like abstinence-only sex education and our media's influence in shaping adolescents' understanding of sexuality, linking them to an increase in teenage pregnancies, STIs, shame, and mental health issues. They also highlight crucial societal gaps in differentiating sexual orientation and sexuality, thus debunking common misconceptions surrounding them.
This episode compellingly underscores the pivotal role of parents, educators, and therapists in nurturing informed conversations about sexuality, emphasizing the urgent need for systematic changes at the grassroots level, like peer mentorship programs on sexual health.
Cassandra and Trudi boldly explore the complex world of teen sex education, underlining its critical role, especially within the LGBTQA+ community. Their dialogue examines the rapidly evolving dynamics of relationships and sexual experimentation, raising the pressing question: Are young people emotionally prepared to navigate these waters?
From discussing the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on sexuality to addressing sexual addiction's multifaceted nuances, the conversation turns pivotal in shaping a healthier, stigma-free approach towards sex education. An episode that beckons the need for normalized, proactive dialogue around sexual preferences, and fosters inclusivity in the realm of sexual conversations.
 
DISCLAIMER

29 min