Here are our latest podcasts.

Episode 21: Writing the Book on Sex and OT

Listen to Episode 21: Writing the Book on Sex and OTIn 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.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark/support

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

Listen to 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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark/support

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

Listen to Episode 19: Accessible Sex Education: Addressing the Sexual Needs of Individuals with IDDIn this episode we talk to Dr. Elizabeth Schmidt, PhD, OTR/L about addressing sexuality with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark/support

Episode 18: Getting Kinky

Listen to Episode 18: Getting KinkyIn this episode we discuss the BDSM/Kink lifestyle with members of the community and how practitioners can be more kink aware in everyday practice. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark/support

Episode 17: Flirting with the Therapeutic Relationship

Listen to 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. 

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

Listen to Episode 16: Day Drinking with K & JJ: A 2019 ClimaxCome and drink with K & JJ and celebrate the new year as we reflect on our 2019 journey talking about Sex as an ADL! Cheers! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark/support

Episode 15: Getting Schooled on Sex

Listen to Episode 15: Getting Schooled on SexIn 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.   --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark/support

Episode 14: Sex Talk with The Autistic OT

Listen to Episode 14: Sex Talk with The Autistic OTWe 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. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark/support

Episode 13: A Little Foreign Relations in Arizona

Listen to Episode 13: A Little Foreign Relations in ArizonaOT 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. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark/support

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

Listen to 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.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark/support

Episode 11: Let's Talk About Sex Teams

Listen to Episode 11: Let's Talk About Sex TeamsOn this episode we talk with occupational therapist Sam Troia about how he and his team address sex and intimacy in the clinic. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark/support

Episode 10: The Spectrum of Gender

Listen to Episode 10: The Spectrum of GenderOn 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. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark/support

Episode 9: Own Your Own Shit with Dr. Mark

Listen to Episode 9: Own Your Own Shit with Dr. MarkOn 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.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark/support

Episode 8: Putting the ASS in Assessment

Listen to Episode 8: Putting the ASS in AssessmentIn this episode we discuss PROMIS, an assessment tool addressing sexual function and satisfaction. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark/support

Episode 6.9: Getting (ex)PLISSIT with Kate Burke

Listen to Episode 6.9: Getting (ex)PLISSIT with Kate BurkeOn 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.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark/support

Episode 6: OT After Dark meets Disability After Dark

Listen to Episode 6: OT After Dark meets Disability After DarkIn 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.    --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark/support

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

Listen to 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. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark/support

Episode 4: Private Things In Private Places

Listen to Episode 4: Private Things In Private PlacesIn 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". --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark/support

Episode 3: Getting our VIBE on!

Listen to 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. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark/support

Episode 2: Bondage Toys as Adaptive Equipment

Listen to Episode 2: Bondage Toys as Adaptive EquipmentThis week we talk to Tom Stewart from SportSheets about using bondage equipment to help individuals with disabilities get it on. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark/support

Episode 1: Sex is an ADL

Listen to Episode 1: Sex is an ADLIn our first episode we introduce the foundations of sexual activity as an occupation and the gaps in practice. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark/support

Trailer (NSFW)

Listen to Trailer (NSFW)Welcome to OT After Dark. Disclaimer: Trailer and podcast are NSFW, listener discretion advised due to explicit content. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ot-after-dark/support