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OT After Dark

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We are two occupational therapists talking about all things sex. We are breaking societal views on disability to talk about sex from all angles. Support this podcast:

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Episode 26: Researching Sex with Margaret McGrath

April 13th, 2021


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 …

Episode 25: OPISI: The first OT Assessment of Sexuality & Intimacy

March 8th, 2021


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. 


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Episode 24: #DontBeAbleist

February 1st, 2021


In this episode we talk to Devon Wieters, host of Real Talk: All Things Inclusion, a podcast that explores disability and inclusion related topics.


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Episode 23: A Story of a Transition

January 1st, 2021


In this episode we talk to Gavin, an occupational therapist and trans man, about his transition. Gavin shares his personal experience of socially, …

Episode 22: Creating a Sexy Environment

June 8th, 2020


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 …

Episode 21: Writing the Book on Sex and OT

April 3rd, 2020


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 …

Episode 20: Pelvic Floor 2.0: Dilators, Vibes, & Lube, oh my!

February 23rd, 2020


In this episode we talk to Lindsey Vestel, occupational therapist and owner of The Functional Pelvis, about how dilators and vibrators are used to …

Episode 19: Accessible Sex Education: Addressing the Sexual Needs of Individuals with IDD

February 9th, 2020


In this episode we talk to Dr. Elizabeth Schmidt, PhD, OTR/L about addressing sexuality with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 


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Episode 18: Getting Kinky

January 26th, 2020


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.


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Episode 17: Flirting with the Therapeutic Relationship

January 10th, 2020


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 …

Episode 16: Day Drinking with K & JJ: A 2019 Climax

December 28th, 2019


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!


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Episode 15: Getting Schooled on Sex

December 14th, 2019


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 …

Episode 14: Sex Talk with The Autistic OT

November 10th, 2019


We talk to The Autistic OT about the importance of talking about sex and the Sensory Profile, dating while autistic, and the dangerous intersection …

Episode 13: A Little Foreign Relations in Arizona

October 17th, 2019


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.


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Episode 12: Pelvic Floor Therapy: Moving beyond Kegel exercises!

October 2nd, 2019


In this episode we focus on women's health while talking to occupational therapists Janelle Gullan and Lindsey Kaupp about the role of occupational …

Episode 11: Let's Talk About Sex Teams

September 16th, 2019


On this episode we talk with occupational therapist Sam Troia about how he and his team address sex and intimacy in the clinic.


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Episode 10: The Spectrum of Gender

August 20th, 2019


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.


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Episode 9: Own Your Own Shit with Dr. Mark

July 29th, 2019


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. 


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Episode 8: Putting the ASS in Assessment

July 12th, 2019


In this episode we discuss PROMIS, an assessment tool addressing sexual function and satisfaction.


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Episode 6.9: Getting (ex)PLISSIT with Kate Burke

July 1st, 2019


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. 


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Episode 6: OT After Dark meets Disability After Dark

April 21st, 2019


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 …

Episode 5: Three sex & intimacy champions walk into a bar...

April 7th, 2019


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 …

Episode 4: Private Things In Private Places

March 24th, 2019


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 …

Episode 3: Getting our VIBE on!

March 10th, 2019


In this episode we talk about the history of sex toys, barriers to using sex toys, and accessibility of sex toys.


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Episode 2: Bondage Toys as Adaptive Equipment

February 24th, 2019


This week we talk to Tom Stewart from SportSheets about using bondage equipment to help individuals with disabilities get it on.


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Episode 1: Sex is an ADL

February 10th, 2019


In our first episode we introduce the foundations of sexual activity as an occupation and the gaps in practice.


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Trailer (NSFW)

February 2nd, 2019


Welcome to OT After Dark. Disclaimer: Trailer and podcast are NSFW, listener discretion advised due to explicit content.


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