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Birds and Bees Podcast is a sex positive education podcast with a specific goal in mind, to empower parents and couples to have sexual health conversations with each other and with their children. We strive to meet this goal by interviewing experts in their respective fields to provide listeners with tools to discuss topics in regards to: sexual development, building intimate connection, sexual health and healthy communication. We believe parents should have a source of reliable information they can turn to as they teach their kids about sexuality. Many parents feel they don’t know enough about sex to answer their child’s questions, how to bring up sexual topics, when to bring them up etc. We want this podcast to be your personal reference you can turn to when you have questions.
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Nov 14, 2019

Why do people take birth control even if they’re not sexually active?

As a male, how can I better support my partner in contraception?

How do I even start talking to my teen about contraception?

Do I need to if I just teach them abstinence?

 

Today we’re talking about these questions and more. Its all about contraception how to implement it, understanding it, and teaching it to our teens.

 

Rebecca Simmons  is one of the presenters of the RMSS this event, they will be presenting on Novmeber 16 on contraception and how it affects our choices in sexual practices. Today’s episode is meant to give us a general understanding about contraception with men, how to talk to teens about contraception and laws that affect contraception.

 

This interview is brought to you by The Rocky Mountain Sex Summit. The 2019 Rocky Mountain Sex Summit will be doing a deep dive into reproductive sexual health.

 

Rebecca Simmons, PHD is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Utah in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Simmons directs the evaluation for the statewide contraceptive initiative, Family Planning Elevated, and works on other implementation research. Her research interests and expertise include fertility awareness-based methods, comprehensive contraceptive access, health technology, and implementation science.

 

If you have any questions please feel free to leave a voicemail or text at 385-449-1818 or email me at birdsandbeespodcast@gmail.com

 

I will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden on November 18 to chug mustard to encourage parents to "mustard" the courage to talk to kids about sexual health. I'd love to have you join me!

 

Thank you again for listening. I appreciate you being a part of the hive.

Nov 13, 2019

Dale Miller is a sex educator at The Smitten Kitten and they are on the show today to give us up to date facts about lubrication, dispel myths and answer the questions about lube that you never thought to ask!

 

Dale Miller is one of the presenters of the RMSS this event, they will be presenting on November 16, 2019 on everything you need to know about lubrication. Today’s episode is meant to give us a general understanding of lubrication.

 

This interview is brought to you by The Rocky Mountain Sex Summit. The 2019 Rocky Mountain Sex Summit will be doing a deep dive into reproductive sexual health by bringing in the best and the brightest literally from around the world share the content that is LEADING the conversation on reproductive sexual health.

 

Understanding our reproductive journey?

 

What is the impact of contraceptive choices on our sex life?

 

What's the role of ovulation in the overall health of a female?

 

How is perimenopause influencing sexual health, mental health, emotional health and relationships as a whole?

 

What are the resources and options we can provide to our clients to help them feel informed and empowered as it relates to menstruation, contraception, perimenopause?

 

The RMSS will be covering these topics and more! go to Rockymountainsexsummit.com to get your tickets or find out more.

 

This event is for everybody not just clinicians.

 

On a personal note, I have been invited onto The Late Late Show with James Corden on November 18 to chug mustard. While I won’t be able to explain to the audience that I chug mustard to encourage parents to "mustard" up the courage to talk to their kids about sexual health, I will be up there chugging for all of you to keep the buzz alive!

 

IF you find this episode supportive I encourage you to think of someone who could use this episode and share it with them. We’re all growing together in these discussions and you sharing this may be the support they need to start these important conversations with their kids.

 

If you have any questions please feel free to leave a voicemail or text at 385-449-1818 or email me at birdsandbeespodcast@gmail.com

 

Thank you again for listening. I appreciate you being a part of the hive.

 

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Oct 30, 2019

Do you have painful periods?
How about irregular periods?
Have you taken birth control to "regulate" your periods?
Are you a partner of someone who experiences issues with periods?

Lara Briden is on the show with me today. She has over 25 years experience working with women and issues with menstruation. She has followed the cutting edge research dealing with periods. She's on the show today to give us a sneak peak into her upcoming presentation called "Ovulation Matters" at the Rocky Mountain Sex Summit (RMSS) on November 16.

In this episode we talk about the evidence in research that has been coming out. Some common misconceptions, issues with hormonal birth control, what actions you can take with nutrition to address some common symptoms and the topics she'll be covering at the RMSS.

This is such an important topic because 3.75 billion people in the world are female bodied individuals. Almost all of them experience menstruation. It is such a common experience and has historically been under-researched and many women suffer from PCOS, endometriosis, irregular and painful periods. Frequently told that it's normal and to just "suffer through it." Lara is here to share the news that it does not need to be something to suffer through.

This episode is brought to you by the rocky mountain sex summit. If you'd like to attend the RMSS in salt lake 2019 visit RMSS.com to register.

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Resources from the Show

Laurabriden.com  Her Blog Referenced in the Show

Period Repair Manual  Her book we reference in the show

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Oct 9, 2019

What do I do about Snap Chat and the possibility of my teen sending nudes?
If masturbation is against my beliefs how do I bring it up with my teen while following my values?
How do I get my teen to respect boundaries?

Dr Holly Richmond is on the show with me again, this time to address boundaries with teens.
We are talking implicit and explicit communication in the family, how that affects teen behavior, why the "lockdown" parenting style is problematic and ways to teach your teen boundaries.


This is such an important topic because of the amount of teens who have access to electronic devices now days and how demanding action from a teen can be as easy as telling a baby to stop crying. Dr Holly Richmond and I explore the conversations to be having with your children right now to prep them to become teens who know boundaries, set their own boundaries and respect boundaries. We also explore methods to approach masturbation and values and helpful conversation starters when approaching teens about sexual health.


If you find this episode supportive I encourage to think of someone who could use this episode and share it with them. We’re all growing together in these discussions and you sharing this may be the support they need to start these important conversations with their teens.

If you have any questions please feel free to leave a voicemail or text at 385-449-1818 or email me at birdsandbeespodcast@gmail.com

A listener asked if I give presentations. Yes, I do! I present to religious groups, couples, and parents about masturbation and values, addressing out of control sexual behavior, how to address kids looking at porn, and building intimacy during infertility. Check out my presentation page at birdsandbeespodcast.com I love questions from listeners, keep them coming in!

Thank you again for listening. I appreciate you being a part of the hive.

 

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Sep 25, 2019

Does it feel like sexual connection has taken a backseat to parenting?
Are you just waiting for your kids to get older for better sexual experiences?
Do you ask yourself, "what is appropriate to tell my kids when when they wonder what we do in our room?"

Dr Holly Richmond is a somatic (body-focused) psychologist, Certified Sex Therapist and licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). Dr Richmond has been featured in Vogue, New Your Times, Netflix, NBC News Forbes and many other media outlets helping relationships across the world. She is also a mother of two young children and is putting this topic to work for herself. In this episode we are exploring ways to keep sexual connection alive in the parenting years while also teaching your children about respecting your privacy.

This is such an important topic because of the amount of parents I see coming into my office longing for more physical and sexual connection but being unsure about ways to obtain it with young children. Dr Holly Richmond and I explore quickies, conversations, planning, and other methods to take back your sex life from late night tired and possibly frustrating experiences, to times where it is best for you and your partner.

Often we put our relationship last as we parent children, It can feel selfish or unloving. In this episode you'll find why it's important to challenge that thought and ways to improve your sexual connection starting today.

If you have any questions please feel free to leave a voicemail or text at 385-449-1818 or email me at birdsandbeespodcast@gmail.com

Thank you again for listening. I appreciate you being a part of the hive.

 

Resources from the show. 

Sensate Focused Therapy For couples that are interested in learning more about this method we spoke about on the show. 

 https://health.cornell.edu/sites/health/files/pdf-library/sensate-focus.pdf

Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg Great for 4-8 year olds.  https://www.amazon.com/Sex-Funny-Word-Bodies-Feelings/dp/1609806069 

 

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Aug 14, 2019

What have you been told sex would feel like for the first time?

How do I keep novelty in a committed long-term relationship?

What kind of sex life do I want my child to have when they are adults?

 

Earthly parents are the author of the book “And It was very good” one member of Earthly Parents joins me today to explore these questions and address many of the myths that people believe about sex.

 

Hey everyone, This is Braxton Dutson welcome to Birds and Bees Podcast 

 

This interview is unique because we will be speaking to individuals who identify themselves with a more orthodox religious belief. While his book is directed toward the Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The discussion is relevant to anyone who is planning on being in a committed relationship while participating in religion.

 

As for the last question, “What kind of sex life do I want my child to have when they are adults” We help parents explore this question for themselves as a tool to guide conversations with young adults as they look toward their future relationships.

 

The authors have generously offered their book to The Birds and Bees Podcast listeners for free. All you need to do is email earthlyparents@gmail.comand ask for the book. They’ll email you a copy of the book. I personally have found the book to be a great tool for those who want to address sex in their relationship while being a part of an orthodox religious belief system. Especially if you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

 

 

Jul 31, 2019

In the last episode we learned just how prevalent STD/STIs are and ways to talk to your teens about them. 

Today, on Birds and Bees Podcast, Jenelle Marie Pierce returns with advice/information about what YOU need to know about STDs. Whether you enjoy one night stands, open relationships, celibacy or monogamy you need to know about STIs.

Jenelle tells about her experience with Herpies, what getting tested is like, when you should get tested, and what it means if you contract an STI and other important tidbits about STD/STIs

Many people wonder if an STD/STI is the end of your social/love life?? Jenelle has a few words about what having an STD really means for your future. 

Jenelle is an advocate for sexual health and would love to hear your questions. you can email her questions or email Braxton Dutson your questions about STDs. She has gracefully offered to come back on the show for a Q and A when we get some questions put together. 

 

https://www.thestdproject.com 

https://www.ourbodiesourselves.org 

https://www.amazon.com/X-All-You-Need-Know-Progressive-Sexuality/dp/1600940102 

 

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Jul 17, 2019

What is an STD? What are STIs? What's the difference? Probably one of the first questions Jenelle is asked anytime she speaks about STDs. It's a great question and probably a question your teenager has probably asked you before. 

What do you think of when you think of your child having an STD? Fear? Shame? Distress? What might your reaction to your child be if they were diagnosed with an STD?

These questions, along with many others, are addressed in this episode of Birds and Bees Podcast with Jenelle Marie Pierce. Today she is speaking with Braxton about what teens don't usually know about STD/STIs. She covers what misconceptions are commonly taught, what they need to know and what you need to know as a parent.

"I don't need to have this talk with my child because we teach to wait for sex until marriage." I love that you're having these conversations with your child. However, even if we are teaching abstinence until marriage there are other ways to contract STIs. With how much of a world wide issue this is, it is important that our teens understand STDs. 

Braxton and Jenelle explore how to address STD conversations with your children, continuing curiosity with your teen after a diagnosis of STI, and 

 

Resources spoken about in the show. 

https://www.scarleteen.com

https://www.thestdproject.com 

https://www.ourbodiesourselves.org 

https://www.amazon.com/X-All-You-Need-Know-Progressive-Sexuality/dp/1600940102 

 

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Jun 12, 2019

When someone "comes out" in their sexual/gender orientation one of the first questions is "what does that mean for their relationship with God?" This question is based on the social assumptions of them leaving a religious belief and needing to "gain" a spirituality somewhere else. What if an individual who identifies as "queer" has all the spirituality in themselves? What if this is the case for all of us?

Braxton speaks with Jerry Buie, LCSW about queer spirituality. Jerry gives a history of how queer individuals have been revered in different cultures and indigenous peoples. He explores the way we look and experience "spirituality" in our interactions with others especially if you are, or know someone who identifies as queer. 

In a world where all of us live in a society that has a dominant religious belief, there is room for exploring what spirituality means, how to explore your own spirituality and how to be supportive and connected to your yourself, your child or your grandchild who identifies as queer. 

 

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Apr 24, 2019

Masturbation, There are a lot of euphemisms for the word that makes many people uncomfortable to talk about. Let's face it, many parents are worried about what it means if their child masturbates. 

 

If you are a parent who wants to be able to support your child in building values around masturbation while also avoiding shaming them then this episode is for you. Braxton and Natasha Heifer-Parker, MFT, CST are here to help dispel myths, talk about values, talk about masturbation, and to support parents in creating a value-centric view on masturbation. This is especially supportive for those who live in religious communities and practice themselves. 

 

Many of us have grown up in a religious setting that explicitly or overtly teaches values about masturbation. It is difficult to be able to follow these values while also addressing the reality that the majority of children are participating in self-soothing/masturbation practices. 

 

In this Episode we explore: 

 

The question "when does masturbation usually start?"

 

Speaking to values when addressing masturbation 

 

Different approaches to conversations about masturbation with your child. 

 

Avoiding shame when having these (multiple) conversations. 

 

Creating "I Do's" in what you value, VS following a "to Do" list.

 

Historical views of Masturbation and how they affect us now. 

 

Identifying what we want for our children as a sexual being later in life. 

 

Offering a value-centric view on Masturbation in religious communities while addressing the ways we can best support our children. 

 

Natasha Helfer-Parker, MFT, CST speaks with Braxton about being able to explore these topics, address uncomfortable situations, and improve your understanding about "The M word." 

 

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Mar 28, 2019

On B&BP we talk a lot about teaching your children about sexual health but what if your child is on the autism spectrum? This can bring many new questions to the table. Tara Pennington and I hope to shed some light on autism and sexuality. While we can't cover it all in an hour (or many hours at that) we wanted to start here.

I met with Tara Pennington who has been working with individuals who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for over 15 years. We're here to talk about autism and sexuality, a topic that can be hard to speak about for many parents. We're glad you're joining us. 

Tara and I explore some of the issues that arise when we think of sexual health and Autism. Tara give some helpful tips on parenting a child on the spectrum with ways to interact and support your child. We explore sexual topics that usually create an uncomfortable feeling for parents and we explore resources for parents. 

 

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Resources 

Autism Council of Utah https://autismcouncilofutah.org

Autism Speaks https://www.autismspeaks.org

 

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Mar 28, 2019

Have you been to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for a baby? Do you know someone who's there right now with their child or has been there with their baby? chances are it was a scary situation, unplanned, and difficult to understand what was happening. Devin and Cami found themselves in this situations on a couple of occasions.

 

Interestingly enough Devin is a therapist and Cami works for a hospital who provides services to the NICU. They are sharing their story with us today and the insights they feel other parents need to know if their baby needs to stay in the NICU. 

 

Cami and Devin explore the emotional, mental, and physical stressors they experienced, what to expect in the NICU postpartum, methods they used to seek closure, and advice they would give to any parent going through this scary situation. 

Jan 10, 2019

Braxton Dutson sits down with Lennie Knowlton, CMHC to discuss shame and how it affects everybody. They explore what you don't know about how shame and trauma affect the body, how the body is made to respond, why your therapy may be working against your natural instincts and what you can do to start changing your shame cycle. 

 

Read the Entire script at birdsandbeespodcast.com 

 

Lennie speaks to these specific topics find them around around 5 minutes after the set timestamp. 

00:04:35           NEUROBIOLOGY 

00:07:27           TRAUMA MAKES OUR BRAINS UNWILLING TO BE VULNERABLE 

00:12:28           DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SHAME AND GUILT

00:33:47           THE IMORTANCE OF MINDFULNESS TO ADDRESS DISTRESS

00:35:21           PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM SHAME BY ADDRESSING PARENTAL SHAME.

00:41:20           CONNECTION IS THE ANTIDOTE TO SHAME

00:51:53           HOW DO WE EMPATHIZE WITH OURSELVES

01:00:34           EXCLUSION IS A SHAME TRIGGER "YOU'RE ENOUGH IF"

 

Resources from the show:

Find these on our website in the notes of this episode. We will have links to these resources. 

Dan Siegel "Brain Storm" book

Yohan Hari

Brene Brown "The Daring Way" book 

Kristin Neff (The Art of Self-Compassion)

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Dec 12, 2018

We often see Manipulation in only a negative light. However, in this episode we identify ways you can use manipulation to benefit your relationship, improve your win/win situations with your children, and get what you want without causing damage. It takes a lot of self-awareness and empathy to be responsible with your words while realizing what they could do in your relationship down the road. Braxton and Peter talk about manipulation parents use on each other, teens, and children as well as what manipulation children use on parents. We also cover how to address them so real communication can occur.  

See below for main topics we discuss and where they can be found in the show (maybe add 5 minutes to each because the introduction is taken out\. See bolded sections in transcript to read on the topic or skip to the approximate time in the recording)

OUR BRAINS CANT HOLD TWO THINGS AT ONCE. 09:34                     

FLOODING AND REPETITION MANIPULATION 12:53

RADICAL EMPATHY 17:17

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEENAGERS AND PARENTS 23:43      

HOW TRIANGULATION WORKS and HOW TO DEFUSE IT  27:40                 

CONSENT   37:32         

THIS IS NOT MEANT TO SHAME YOU 48:23

THE WOMAN IN THE RED DRESS, PLAYING INTO THE PATTERN  53:37                                              

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Nov 29, 2018

How would you like to know when you're being manipulated? Have you ever felt like you were manipulated in a relationship? Chances are you, and everyone else you know has felt manipulated at one time or another. What if I were to tell you that you're being manipulated right now? Yes, the people you interact with on a daily basis are manipulating you! But wait, there's more. YOU manipulate too! That's right. Humans manipulate each other each and every day whether we realize it or not.
In this episode, we talk about forms of manipulation and how to recognize them. Now we often talk about manipulation as a bad/negative thing that only mean people do. While manipulation can be used as a tool for control it can also be a tool used for good in a relationship.
Peter Monson was trained as a US army interrogator and works in politics and communications. He has a simple and effective way of identifying how manipulation takes on different forms using Marvel Characters, specifically Spiderman, The Hulk, and Thor.
We talk on the show today about what manipulation is damaging in a relationship, and what manipulation techniques can take you from a win/lose situation to a win/win situation which can positively affect your relationship for years to come. Manipulation can be very harmful and damaging (like the Hulk getting the bad guy) and we are not trying to downplay the harm someone can do with manipulation. We are advocating for collaborative manipulation and using methods to improve your relationship with your children, your partner, your wife, your husband, and anyone else you interact with on a daily basis.
Do you agree with the signs we point out? Do you think manipulation can ever be a positive thing? Let us know by calling 385-449-1818 or texting us at that number.

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Nov 14, 2018

We all go through difficult times in our relationships. But what happens when the challenges take us to our limits? What if this relationships ISN'T meant to be?? These questions were common in Robbert and Kelsey's marriage as big challenges started just a month after being married. We cover what difficulties they experienced that continued to threaten their marriage such as pornography, bankruptcy, emotional disconnection, emotional abuse, unwanted pregnancy, postpartum depression, and others. They walk us through the way their marriage was reduced to ashes and the changes they took for their relationship Phoenix to emerge. 

 

While many relationships face challenges that can be overcome. This episode is not meant to guilt, force, or coerce anyone who feels they need to leave a relationship, to stay. This is one couple's experience on their journey of intimacy. If you are in an unsafe relationship, or otherwise looking to end your relationship please seek professional support and safety. This episode is neither meant to diagnose offer advice or treat difficulties in relationships. 

Thank you for listening, we would love to hear what you experienced listening to the episode. leave us a review or contact us at 3854491818. 

 

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Oct 31, 2018
Teen pregnancy has been decreasing in recent years and there are other challenges that face our teens besides the risk of pregnancy. Kim Cavill is a sex educator and teen pregnancy prevention speciallist who has been teaching high school students about sexual health in Austrailia and the USA for years!
 
 
How many teens are sexually active, how can you help your child wait to be sexually active, how to connect with your child if they are sexually active, and how to reduce risks teenagers are faced with.
 
 
She talks about the 4 main issues that affect teen pregnancy rates, the problem with rising STI/STD rates, HPV vaccinations and their connection to cancers, and how to support teens in creating/following their personal sexualµ health goals and boundaries.
 
 
What does it mean if your teen is pregnant? What do you do next? is their future ruined? Kim covers these questions and topics in this interview. There is a lot to consider when working with teens and sex is no exception.
 
Resources for the show.
 
 
Oct 10, 2018

Braxton meets with Dr. Jenn from Dr Jenn's Den She is a sex therapist, presenter, and mindfulness expert. She is on the show today to explore just how important mindfulness is when it comes to sex. Dr Jenn covers what mindfulness is, how it's different than meditation, how to use it when sexual drive is not where you want it to be, and many other ways mindfulness can increase your sexual expeirences. 

Dr. Jenn discusses her upcoming book "from Maddness to Mindfulness" and places you can go to improve your mindfulness in sexuality. Here are some of the resources discussed in the show

http://www.drjennsden.com/

https://www.sexcoachu.com/

http://www.drjennsden.com/mindfulnessresources/

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Sep 25, 2018

Reva Cook speaks with Braxton about making peace with your body. She explores the research of accepting your body right now. It can be difficult to wrap our brains around body acceptance without the thought of future change. 

Buckle up Hive-Mates Reva is about to challenge your brain, beliefs, and actions for the better.

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Sep 19, 2018

Braxton worked on a collaborative podcast with Digital Adventure Crew. Their YouTube channel creates fun videos with crazy skits as well as interesting conversations on their podcast "digital adventure radio." They were interested in talking to Braxton about "The Talk" how he became a therapist and about the upcoming world record mustard drinking event that Braxton is putting on. This interview is interesting because they are interviewing Braxton about his start, how he got to be a therapist, how he knows the DAC, and why he is attempting to drink over 18 ounces of mustard in under 30 seconds for the world record. 

The coolest part of this episode is you can watch Braxton and the crew making this podcast if you search Digital Adventure radio on YouTube and look for the birds and bees podcast collaboration. You get to see all the reactions, and the interview! Head on over and check out the video of this recording. 

Let me know what you think of the collaborations and the "candid conversations" segments of Bird and Bees Podcast. I am excited to bring you more content like this in the future.

References

Digital Adventure Crew https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWCNvi1oYa_rzlHKqNZ5mBw

Digital Adventure Radio with Birds and Bees Podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUKJbkZorAA

DAC Mustard Chug skit with Birds and Bees Podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0rKlNkp6Dk

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Sep 12, 2018

Braxton speaks with Elliott Kronenfeld, LICSW, CST about his work with couples. Elliott discusses couples by default versus couples by intention. Frequently couples find themselves wondering why they are in a relationship or why they are feeling stuck in boring pattern. Many turn to sex and love to be the "glue" in their relationship. While those two aspects in a relationship are important Elliott offers options for couples that want to build their relationship to last and are looking for the strengthening bond to help their relationship go the distance.

In his book "couples by intention" Elliott explores a 2 column exercise couples can use. He speaks about strategic relationships and curiosity, speaking from "I" in communication, and how "Intimacy is the Balance of Safety and vulnerability."

Braxton learns about "The no helping rule" which helps couples improve their avoidance of assumptions and damaging expectations.

Resources from the show

Find Elliott Kronenfeld's book "Couples By Intention" https://amzn.to/2CNqNMD

Elliott's practice in Brookline MA https://www.insightbrookline.com/elliott-kronenfeld-page

Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel https://amzn.to/2CMvkPr

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Aug 28, 2018

Shannon Hickman Joins Birds and Bees Podcast once again to talk about Male Sexual diagnosis. Today Braxton and Shannon explore erectile dysfunction and delayed ejaculation. They identify the diagnostic criteria from the DSM V, talk about the men that experience these symptoms and what options are out there for men who have been diagnosed or who feel they are experiencing these symptoms. Shannon and Braxton talk about fantasy, research, masturbation, myths, and issues that arise within personal and interpersonal relationships when a man experiences DE or ED.

We're glad to have you as a part of The Hive. Thank you so much for your support and for sharing these episodes with your friends and family. Y'all are the best!

This episode is not meant to diagnose or be used to treat delayed ejaculation or erectile dysfunction. If you feel you or a loved one needs support dealing with either of these issues seek support from your doctor and a mental health professional for specific help in your situation.

Shannon Hickman Core Healing Counseling https://corehealingcounseling.com/

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Aug 28, 2018

Shannon Hickman is a certified sex therapy who has extensive expeirences working with men in therapy who deal with premature ejaculation. Today Shannon speaks with Braxton Dutson about what symptoms constitute a diagnosis of premature ejaculation. They explore some of the issues that can contribute to premature ejacualtion. Shannon also give pratcial exercises that can be used to address symptoms of premature ejaculation. 

This episode is not meant to diagnose or be used to treat premature ejaculation. If you feel you or a loved one needs support dealing with premature ejaculation seek support from your doctor and a mental health professional for specific help in your situation.

Shannon Hickman Core Healing Counseling https://corehealingcounseling.com/

 

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Jul 31, 2018

Birds and Bees speak with April Davis about menstruation. This episode is for all of the hive-mates not just the ones who are female-bodied. That's right guys this one is for you too! Braxton Dutson talks with April about menstrual cups, PMS, benefits to tracking your cycle, how to talk periods with your child (dad's you're included), period panties, myths about periods, why it is so important for boys and fathers to know about menstruation and many other subjects.

April gives The Hive an inside scoop into what is going on during the entire cycle not just "the time of the month." They explore ways to improve period positivity for yourself, young girls, and boys. 

Thank you Hive-mates for listening in. We'd love to hear your experience of learning about periods, what you do to create period positivity in your life, and what your experience with periods have been. Send us a text or voicemail at 385-449-1818.

Resources: Taking Charge of your Fertility https://www.tcoyf.com/

Thinx Panties https://www.shethinx.com/ 

Diva Cup

Check out The Vagina Blog http://thevaginablog.com/ where you can follow April Davis and even ask her personal questions you have after the show. 

Check her out on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thevaginablog/ 

 

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Jul 17, 2018

Stacey Diane A. Litam Ph.D. is back on the show to help us understand how to recognize and respond if you suspect someone is being trafficked or if someone has been trafficked. In this second episode, of a two part series, Stacey lists the signs someone is being trafficked, the challenges in identifying perpetrators, the problems with idolizing "The Pimp Game" and ways traffickers use conduct of control and controllability to gain access to victims. Braxton and Stacey talk about domestic trafficking and ways teachers, therapists, and parents can best report suspected trafficking. Stacey explores what therapy has been helpful to survivors of trafficking and best ways to respond to survivors. 

Stacey reports her findings on the way we use language in working with survivors of sex trafficking and how it affects the way therapists, teachers and parents view/react to a person. 

Shared Hope International (End Sex Trafficking) https://sharedhope.org/

National Hotline for Human Trafficking, Polaris Project: https://polarisproject.org/get-assistance/national-human-trafficking-hotline

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