Long Title: Dancing with your Shadow; Fantasy, Reality and points in between
In this episode, I am joined by Dr Michael Aaron, author of the upcoming book, Modern Sexuality: The Truth About Sex and Relationships to talk about sexual fantasies and our shadow self.
This episode will be all about fantasies … where the hell do our sexual predilections come from? When and how do we bring some of them into reality? Or, should we should be actualizing that dark idea at all? We will discuss normativity, overcoming social shame and what the Mental Health Bible (The DSM 5) says about being a sick fucker.
We will also be talking about his upcoming book, which is due to hit bookstores on October 16th. (It is available for pre-order now).
I had the opportunity to read an ARC (Advance Reading Copy) of the book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It explores the history of sexual oppression and the science of sexuality, with the goal of aiding his readers to overcome the shame that is often associated with having an alternative sexual identity. He blends scientific and anecdotal evidence in accessible (lay-person) language coupled with concrete, up-to-date, information to help readers open themselves to their authentic sexual selves.
Michael Aaron, Ph.D., LCSW, CST, is a nationally certified sex therapist and clinical sexologist, specializing in working with sexual minorities, alternative/kink/polyamory lifestyles, sex workers, discordant desire and infidelity in couples, sexual dysfunction and anxiety, gender and orientation confusion, and sexual compulsivity. He holds a PhD in Clinical Sexology from the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, is certified as a Sex Therapist by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sexology. He has been interviewed by numerous media outlets, online podcasts, and magazines, such as the New York Times, Wall St Journal, CNN, Reuters, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Women’sHealth, Men’s Fitness and Vice.com. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Men’s Fitness Magazine. Dr Aaron’s upcoming book, Modern Sexuality: The Truth About Sex and Relationships, is scheduled to be released October 16, 2016.
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