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OT After Dark

OT After Dark

By OT After Dark
We are two occupational therapists talking about all things sex. We are breaking societal views on disability to talk about sex from all angles.
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Episode 28: Sex, Love, and Access 4 All
In this episode, we talk to Katie Rodriquez Banister and Steve Banister from Access 4 All.  Katie talks about her life with a spinal cord injury, including gaining her femininity back, falling in love, and sex!
February 01, 2022
Episode 27: Dating: Cycles of Rejection & Hope
In this episode, we talk to Karen McCarthy, OTD, OTR/L about her research related to dating as an occupation.  Please note this episode was recorded in May of 2021, therefore some COVID references are outdated. 
January 01, 2022
Episode 26: Researching Sex with Margaret McGrath
In this episode we talk to Dr Margaret McGrath, a Senior Lecturer at the Sydney School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, about her research related to sexual rehabilitation.
April 13, 2021
Episode 25: OPISI: The first OT Assessment of Sexuality & Intimacy
In this episode, we talk to Dr. Beth Ann Walker about the development of the Occupational Performance Inventory of Sexuality and Intimacy (OPISI), the FIRST OT assessment of sexuality and intimacy. 
March 08, 2021
Episode 24: #DontBeAbleist
In this episode we talk to Devon Wieters, host of Real Talk: All Things Inclusion, a podcast that explores disability and inclusion related topics.
February 01, 2021
Episode 23: A Story of a Transition
In this episode we talk to Gavin, an occupational therapist and trans man, about his transition. Gavin shares his personal experience of socially, legally, and medically transitioning during graduate school.  We also discuss opportunities for occupational therapy practitioners to support the transgender community. Trigger warning: suicide  
January 01, 2021
Episode 22: Creating a Sexy Environment
In this episode, we talk with Sue Newsome, a sex and relationship therapist from Relational Spaces.  Sue works with individuals with disabilities to help them achieve their sexual desires and needs. Sue talks about the importance of creating an environment that is supportive of sexual and intimate activities.  
June 08, 2020
Episode 21: Writing the Book on Sex and OT
In this episode we talk to Bernadette Hattjar, DrOT, Med, OTR/L, CWCE, editor of "Sexuality and Occupational Therapy:  Strategies for Persons with Disabilities".  We talk to Dr. Hattjar about the importance of maintaining closeness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Hattjar also shares specific strategies for addressing sexuality with diagnoses such as arthritis, cardiac conditions, and anxiety. 
April 03, 2020
Episode 20: Pelvic Floor 2.0: Dilators, Vibes, & Lube, oh my!
In this episode we talk to Lindsey Vestel, occupational therapist and owner of The Functional Pelvis, about how dilators and vibrators are used to address issues related to painful sexual intercourse. We also get a crash course in lube!
February 23, 2020
Episode 19: Accessible Sex Education: Addressing the Sexual Needs of Individuals with IDD
In this episode we talk to Dr. Elizabeth Schmidt, PhD, OTR/L about addressing sexuality with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 
February 09, 2020
Episode 18: Getting Kinky
In this episode we discuss the BDSM/Kink lifestyle with members of the community and how practitioners can be more kink aware in everyday practice.
January 26, 2020
Episode 17: Flirting with the Therapeutic Relationship
In this episode we talk to Dr. Kathryn Ellis from the Institute for Sex, Intimacy and Occupational Therapy about the ethics and boundaries of addressing sexuality with our clients. We discuss how to develop a therapeutic rapport while also establishing boundaries to flirtatious behavior. 
January 10, 2020
Episode 16: Day Drinking with K & JJ: A 2019 Climax
Come and drink with K & JJ and celebrate the new year as we reflect on our 2019 journey talking about Sex as an ADL! Cheers!
December 28, 2019
Episode 15: Getting Schooled on Sex
In this very special episode of OT After Dark we talk with several OT students from around the United States about their experiences with sex and intimacy in the classroom, student research projects,  fieldwork, and in their personal lives. TRIGGER WARNING: There is a discussion of sexual abuse and sexual trauma in this episode.  
December 14, 2019
Episode 14: Sex Talk with The Autistic OT
We talk to The Autistic OT about the importance of talking about sex and the Sensory Profile, dating while autistic, and the dangerous intersection of sexual assault and compliance-based therapies.
November 10, 2019
Episode 13: A Little Foreign Relations in Arizona
OT After Dark teams up with three OT educators from around the globe (Karen McCarthy, Rebecca Twinley, Eoin Gorman) to talk about addressing sex and intimacy in the classroom and in research.
October 17, 2019
Episode 12: Pelvic Floor Therapy: Moving beyond Kegel exercises!
In this episode we focus on women's health while talking to occupational therapists Janelle Gullan and Lindsey Kaupp about the role of occupational therapy addressing pelvic health. 
October 02, 2019
Episode 11: Let's Talk About Sex Teams
On this episode we talk with occupational therapist Sam Troia about how he and his team address sex and intimacy in the clinic.
September 16, 2019
Episode 10: The Spectrum of Gender
On this episode, we talk with Joel Baum and Yarrow Halpern from Gender Spectrum about gender identity and how to be more inclusive in OT practice and in our daily lives.
August 20, 2019
Episode 9: Own Your Own Shit with Dr. Mark
On this episode we have a candid discussion with Mark Levand, PhD, MA, CSE about the field of sexuality educators and how healthcare professionals can talk to clients and patients about sex and sexuality. 
July 29, 2019
Episode 8: Putting the ASS in Assessment
In this episode we discuss PROMIS, an assessment tool addressing sexual function and satisfaction.
July 12, 2019
Episode 6.9: Getting (ex)PLISSIT with Kate Burke
On this episode we are joined by Kate Burke to discuss different models on how to discuss sex & intimacy with clients including the PLISSIT, (ex)PLISSIT, and Recognition models. 
July 01, 2019
Episode 6: OT After Dark meets Disability After Dark
In this episode we talk with Andrew Gurza creator of the podcast Disability After Dark as well as the #DisabledPeopleAreHot campaign.  He shares his experience being a "queer cripple", and his experience bringing up the topic of sex with an OT.   
April 21, 2019
Episode 5: Three sex & intimacy champions walk into a bar...
OT After Dark is in NOLA!! In this episode we are joined by Kathryn Ellis from the Institute for Sex, Intimacy, OT and several clinicians and educators from around the US. Join us as we have a few cocktails and talk about sex from AOTA 2019.
April 07, 2019
Episode 4: Private Things In Private Places
In episode four we have a candid conversation with the mom of a 14-year-old with autism. She shares how her family deals with the topic of masturbation while maintaining dignity and respect for her son's needs and by teaching him to do "private things in private places".
March 24, 2019
Episode 3: Getting our VIBE on!
In this episode we talk about the history of sex toys, barriers to using sex toys, and accessibility of sex toys.
March 10, 2019
Episode 2: Bondage Toys as Adaptive Equipment
This week we talk to Tom Stewart from SportSheets about using bondage equipment to help individuals with disabilities get it on.
February 24, 2019
Episode 1: Sex is an ADL
In our first episode we introduce the foundations of sexual activity as an occupation and the gaps in practice.
February 10, 2019
Trailer (NSFW)
Welcome to OT After Dark. Disclaimer: Trailer and podcast are NSFW, listener discretion advised due to explicit content.
February 02, 2019