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Sex Positive Families The Podcast

Melissa Carnagey

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Sex Positive Families The Podcast
Sex Positive Families The Podcast

Sex Positive Families The Podcast

Melissa Carnagey

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A podcast for parents, caring adults and advocates bringing sex-positive content that strengthens sexual health and body awareness talks within families. Together, we will shake the shame and trash taboos around sexual health to increase your confidence and competence around sex talks with the children in your life. Hosted by Melissa Pintor Carnagey, licensed social worker, sex educator, and the founder of Sex-Positive Families.

Latest Episodes

012: Courtney Brame | Shaking STI Stigma

I recently had the pleasure of being a guest on a podcast called Something Positive for Positive People hosted by Courtney Brame. His podcast offers a safe space for people living with or affected by sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like herpes and HIV to share their experiences as a way to shake the shame and stigma that exists around these diagnoses. He originally invited me on his podcast to talk sex ed and SPF but little did he know, I too am a person living with HSV2 (herpes simplex virus type 2), and I’m not at all ashamed. So on this episode, I chat with Courtney about his journey toward the great work he is doing shaking stigma around STIs. Our chat touches on why accurate and open talks at home about sexual health are so important, some tips for managing herpes diagnoses, and he shares a really innovative connection he made between the horror film IT and social stigma around herpes. For additional information about herpes and other sexually transmitted infections, vi...

38 MIN2018 MAR 20
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012: Courtney Brame | Shaking STI Stigma

011: Ryan Dillon | Supporting Trans & Queer Youth

In this episode, we dive into the gender spectrum exploring how parents and caring adults can support transgender youth. I chat with Ryan Dillon, a licensed professional counselor in private practice at Pride Counseling Austin, who specializes in working with trans, LGBQ+ youth and their families. Ryan offers an empathetic safe space for folx to explore their identities and also teaches comprehensive sex ed classes to middle school-aged students with an organization and curriculum called Unhushed. This episode offers empowering perspectives on how we can support gender identity and expression for the children in our lives. Want to connect with Ryan? Check out Pride Counseling Austin and sign up for the monthly newsletterhere. Follow on Instagram hereand like on the Facebook page here. Learn more about the Unhushed organization and comprehensive sex education curriculum here. For additional Austin-area and national resources for transgender and queer youth: OutYouth in Austin, Texas ...

26 MIN2018 MAR 12
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011: Ryan Dillon | Supporting Trans & Queer Youth

010: Kevin Patterson | Polyamory + Parenting

On this 10th episode, I talk with Kevin Patterson- educator, speaker and author- about polyamory. For those new to this, polyamory is the state or practice of maintaining multiple romantic and/or sexual relationships at the same time, with the awareness and consent of all folx involved. Kevin is the creator of an online forum called Poly Role Models and has authored a newly released book called Love's Not Color Blind: Race and Representation in Polyamorous and Other Alternative Communities.Kevin shares his own journey toward polyamory, why this is not just "white people shit," and what parenting in a polyamorous family can look like. Want to connect with Kevin? Check out Poly Role Modelshere. Follow on Instagram hereand like on Facebook page here. To grab your copy ofLove's Not Color Blind: Race and Representation in Polyamorous and Other Alternative Communities,find it on Amazon here. And as always: Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for regular sex-po...

31 MIN2018 MAR 5
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010: Kevin Patterson | Polyamory + Parenting

Latest Episodes

012: Courtney Brame | Shaking STI Stigma

I recently had the pleasure of being a guest on a podcast called Something Positive for Positive People hosted by Courtney Brame. His podcast offers a safe space for people living with or affected by sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like herpes and HIV to share their experiences as a way to shake the shame and stigma that exists around these diagnoses. He originally invited me on his podcast to talk sex ed and SPF but little did he know, I too am a person living with HSV2 (herpes simplex virus type 2), and I’m not at all ashamed. So on this episode, I chat with Courtney about his journey toward the great work he is doing shaking stigma around STIs. Our chat touches on why accurate and open talks at home about sexual health are so important, some tips for managing herpes diagnoses, and he shares a really innovative connection he made between the horror film IT and social stigma around herpes. For additional information about herpes and other sexually transmitted infections, vi...

38 MIN2018 MAR 20
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012: Courtney Brame | Shaking STI Stigma

011: Ryan Dillon | Supporting Trans & Queer Youth

In this episode, we dive into the gender spectrum exploring how parents and caring adults can support transgender youth. I chat with Ryan Dillon, a licensed professional counselor in private practice at Pride Counseling Austin, who specializes in working with trans, LGBQ+ youth and their families. Ryan offers an empathetic safe space for folx to explore their identities and also teaches comprehensive sex ed classes to middle school-aged students with an organization and curriculum called Unhushed. This episode offers empowering perspectives on how we can support gender identity and expression for the children in our lives. Want to connect with Ryan? Check out Pride Counseling Austin and sign up for the monthly newsletterhere. Follow on Instagram hereand like on the Facebook page here. Learn more about the Unhushed organization and comprehensive sex education curriculum here. For additional Austin-area and national resources for transgender and queer youth: OutYouth in Austin, Texas ...

26 MIN2018 MAR 12
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011: Ryan Dillon | Supporting Trans & Queer Youth

010: Kevin Patterson | Polyamory + Parenting

On this 10th episode, I talk with Kevin Patterson- educator, speaker and author- about polyamory. For those new to this, polyamory is the state or practice of maintaining multiple romantic and/or sexual relationships at the same time, with the awareness and consent of all folx involved. Kevin is the creator of an online forum called Poly Role Models and has authored a newly released book called Love's Not Color Blind: Race and Representation in Polyamorous and Other Alternative Communities.Kevin shares his own journey toward polyamory, why this is not just "white people shit," and what parenting in a polyamorous family can look like. Want to connect with Kevin? Check out Poly Role Modelshere. Follow on Instagram hereand like on Facebook page here. To grab your copy ofLove's Not Color Blind: Race and Representation in Polyamorous and Other Alternative Communities,find it on Amazon here. And as always: Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for regular sex-po...

31 MIN2018 MAR 5
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010: Kevin Patterson | Polyamory + Parenting
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