167 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
    • 4.4 • 16 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.

    167: Porn Star Liam

    167: Porn Star Liam

    Is it possible to break your penis? Yes it is.  
    Today we discuss this tricky penis problem with Liam. This issue is always a problem but even more so when your penis is your livelihood.  
    Listen here to find out how he broke it, what it felt like and the treatment to get back together.  
    This is a fascinating story that will make yours eyes water if you are a penis owner.  
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    Websites: 
    https://melissahadleybarrett.com   Men’s health only 
    https://rshealth.com.au/  All genders 
    http://www.menshealthphysiotherapy.com.au/ 
    http://prost.com.au/ 
      
    Facebook: 
    https://m.facebook.com/p/Melissa-Hadley-Barrett-100085237672685/ 
    https://www.facebook.com/Restorativeshealthclinic 
     
    Instagram: 
    https://www.instagram.com/melissahadleybarrett/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/rshealth_perth/ 
      
    Linkedin: 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-hadley-barrett/ 
      
    Producer
    www.voicemate.com.au  

    • 19 min
    166: Running for life - A prostate cancer story

    166: Running for life - A prostate cancer story

    In this episode of the "Penis Project Podcast," I chat with Jason Phillips to discuss his journey following his prostate surgery. Jason wants to give back, get on with life as he knows it and most importantly raise awareness about prostate cancer for other men.
    His way of doing it?
    Running 129km in rural Western Australia to raise money for research at PCFA.   
    I hope you enjoy this inspiring story. Follow his training and run at his socials below. He leaves the starting blocks 24th April and is hoping to finish on the 25th April (ANZAC day). 
     
    This is the link to Jason’s official PCFA fundraising page: 
    https://fundraise.pcfa.org.au/s/1762/1879 
     
    The following are the links to Jason’s socials: 
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/jason.phillips.5891 
    Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/jason_phillips_05/ 
     
    Episode Summary 
     - Prostate cancer treatment journey  
     - Getting on with life as ‘normal’ 
     - Survival 
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    Websites: 
    https://melissahadleybarrett.com   Men’s health only 
    https://rshealth.com.au/  All genders 
    http://www.menshealthphysiotherapy.com.au/ 
    http://prost.com.au/ 
      
    Facebook: 
    https://m.facebook.com/p/Melissa-Hadley-Barrett-100085237672685/ 
    https://www.facebook.com/Restorativeshealthclinic 
     
    Instagram: 
    https://www.instagram.com/melissahadleybarrett/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/rshealth_perth/ 
      
    Linkedin: 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-hadley-barrett/ 
       
    Producer 
    www.voicemate.com.au  

    • 25 min
    165: Pete and his Dynamo Penis / Penile Implants

    165: Pete and his Dynamo Penis / Penile Implants

    In this episode of the "Penis Project Podcast," I chat with Jenny and Peter to discuss Peter's journey with penile implants following his prostate surgery. They cover various topics related to the decision-making process, surgery, recovery, and post-surgery experiences. Peter details his pre-surgery anxieties, which surprisingly gave way to a smooth recovery with minimal discomfort. Jenny and Peter kindly and openly share their experiences relating to sexual activity, challenging common beliefs about older adults and sex. 
    Episode Summary 
    Initial Diagnosis and Decision-Making 
    Surgery Experience 
    Post-Surgery Challenges 
    Sexual Experience 
    Health Benefits and Aging 
    Future Improvements 
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    Websites: 
    https://melissahadleybarrett.com   Men’s health only 
    https://rshealth.com.au/  All genders 
    http://www.menshealthphysiotherapy.com.au/ 
    http://prost.com.au/ 
      
    Facebook: 
    https://m.facebook.com/p/Melissa-Hadley-Barrett-100085237672685/ 
    https://www.facebook.com/Restorativeshealthclinic 
     
    Instagram: 
    https://www.instagram.com/melissahadleybarrett/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/rshealth_perth/ 
      
    Linkedin: 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-hadley-barrett/ 
      
    Producer: 
    www.voicemate.com.au  
      
     

    • 36 min
    164: Canada calling - for help! A prostate journey.

    164: Canada calling - for help! A prostate journey.

    Today we speak to George all the way from Canada.
    George came to Australia and fixed his continence and got his old fella to remember what he was supposed to do. This man had a very complicated and drawn-out post op recovery but is now on his way to penile perfection, thanks to his physio in Canada recommending he visit Jo Milios and subsequently Melissa whilst he was down under. Listen here to see how his recovery went ahead in leaps and bounds once he hit the ”lucky country” 
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    Websites: 
    https://melissahadleybarrett.com   Men’s health only 
    https://rshealth.com.au/  All genders 
    http://www.menshealthphysiotherapy.com.au/ 
    http://prost.com.au/ 
      
    You Tube: 
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6SkzSkveDXzqUuA1ZONDEg 
     
    Facebook: 
    https://m.facebook.com/p/Melissa-Hadley-Barrett-100085237672685/ 
    https://www.facebook.com/Restorativeshealthclinic 
     
    Instagram: 
    https://www.instagram.com/melissahadleybarrett/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/rshealth_perth/ 
      
    Linkedin: 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-hadley-barrett/ 
      
    Producer 
    www.voicemate.com.au  

    • 30 min
    163: Is that a gun in your pocket…Frisk search gone wrong

    163: Is that a gun in your pocket…Frisk search gone wrong

    If you are a regular listener to The Penis Project then you will probably remember Rod Popcorn from episode 53. If you haven’t listened back that far, then I recommend you go back as this is a funny, honest account of a prostate cancer recovery. 
    Rod will be 4 years post op this April and he joins us today to share a hilarious story about a recent experience that involved a needle, an erection, a motorbike and airport security. This episode is short but it will have you chuckling to yourself for days.  
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    Websites: 
    https://melissahadleybarrett.com   Men’s health only 
    https://rshealth.com.au/  All genders 
    http://www.menshealthphysiotherapy.com.au/ 
    http://prost.com.au/ 
      
    Facebook: 
    https://m.facebook.com/p/Melissa-Hadley-Barrett-100085237672685/ 
    https://www.facebook.com/Restorativeshealthclinic 
     
    Instagram: 
    https://www.instagram.com/melissahadleybarrett/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/rshealth_perth/ 
      
    Linkedin: 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-hadley-barrett/ 
      
    Producer 
    www.voicemate.com.au  

    • 17 min
    162: Online Dating - A first-hand account from an expert.

    162: Online Dating - A first-hand account from an expert.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!
    Since today is the day of love and friendship, I thought it would be a good time to discuss online dating.  
    Today we are talking to Lee, and this is a fun and informative discussion. Lee has been online dating intermittently for two decades, so this guy has experienced it from the beginning.  Any young people listening will be amazed to know what it was like before apps.   
    I learnt a lot from this interview, and I am sure you will too. Even if you are not in the market for a new partner, this is a fun, interesting episode that delves into how humans interact.  
    I would love to hear your feedback on this episode, and I really want to interview a female and non-binary person about their online dating experiences, so if this is you or someone you know please contact me.   
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    Websites: 
    https://melissahadleybarrett.com   Men’s health only 
    https://rshealth.com.au/  All genders 
    http://www.menshealthphysiotherapy.com.au/ 
    http://prost.com.au/ 
      
    Facebook: 
    https://m.facebook.com/p/Melissa-Hadley-Barrett-100085237672685/ 
    https://www.facebook.com/Restorativeshealthclinic 
     
    Instagram: 
    https://www.instagram.com/melissahadleybarrett/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/rshealth_perth/ 
      
    Linkedin: 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-hadley-barrett/ 
      
    Producer:
    www.voicemate.com.au  
      
     

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Abundance Michael ,

a beacon of light

Melissa’s kind demeanor and clinical experience really weaves powerful information into each episode, coupled with relatable stories and talking points. Really great! Penises are sadly underserved by the health community and this is an awesome resource.

noname62825 ,

Great show!!

The information provided is incredible to those men going through a prostatectomy. The shows provide insights that are not easy found in the US. You can use this information to help with your own rehab anywhere in the world!

Rev. Jaymz Waibl, G.E.D. ,

Very informative podcast!

As someone who has struggled with men’s health issues for the past five years, this podcast and the conversations they have, have been extremely helpful! I’m now learning about pelvic floor function, and before this podcast, I was under the impression that those types of exercises were only useful for women and incontinence.
This isn’t just useful for men who have battled prostate cancer. This podcast is for every penis owner and anyone who loves one!

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