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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 33: Beyond Bedpans, Getting Comfy Talking Sex

OT After DarkJun 01, 2023

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Episode 33: Beyond Bedpans, Getting Comfy Talking Sex

Episode 33: Beyond Bedpans, Getting Comfy Talking Sex

In this episode we talk with Robin Chilton, OTD, MBA, OTR/L about getting comfortable talking about sex in OT education and her work addressing sexuality and intimacy with older adults.
Jun 01, 202332:49
Episode 32: Pleasure and Joy

Episode 32: Pleasure and Joy

In this episode we talk to Joseph Christian Ungco, OTD, OTR/L about the upcoming text “Sexuality and Intimacy: An Occupational Therapy Approach”, power of pleasure and joy, and putting the OT in erOTic.
Apr 03, 202357:28
Episode 31: Doin' it: An Occupational Perspective of Sex

Episode 31: Doin' it: An Occupational Perspective of Sex

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Claire Lynch about applying the Occupational Perspective of Health model, including the concepts of doing, being, belonging, and becoming to sexuality.
Dec 08, 202231:49
Episode 30: What is your fantasy?

Episode 30: What is your fantasy?

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Sakshi Tikoo (she/her) an occupational therapist practicing in Mumbai, India who runs the website Sex, Love, and OT. Sakshi talks about fantasies and sex, and how OT practitioners can use fantasy in practice.
Sep 09, 202245:45
Episode 29: From Idea to Sex Champion

Episode 29: From Idea to Sex Champion

In this episode we talk to Erin Jakubow, OTD, OTR/L. Erin talks to us about her doctoral capstone experience, where she developed a relationship and sex education program for students with intellectual disabilities.
Clarification: In this episode the guest states the program she developed was 6 weeks when in actuality it is 16 weeks
Jul 18, 202233:32
Episode 28: Sex, Love, and Access 4 All

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!
Feb 01, 202243:14
Episode 27: Dating: Cycles of Rejection & Hope

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.
Jan 01, 202201:01:51
Episode 26: Researching Sex with Margaret McGrath

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.
Apr 13, 202149:44
Episode 25: OPISI: The first OT Assessment of Sexuality & Intimacy

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.
Mar 08, 202151:13
Episode 24: #DontBeAbleist

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.
Feb 01, 202117:30
Episode 23: A Story of Transition

Episode 23: A Story of 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
Jan 01, 202154:39
Episode 22: Creating a Sexy Environment

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.
Jun 08, 202048:35
Episode 21: Writing the Book on Sex and OT

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.
Apr 03, 202051:07
Episode 20: Pelvic Floor 2.0: Dilators, Vibes, & Lube, oh my!

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!
Feb 23, 202054:38
Episode 19: Accessible Sex Education: Addressing the Sexual Needs of Individuals with IDD

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.
Feb 09, 202043:59
Episode 18: Getting Kinky

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.
Jan 26, 202049:28
Episode 17: Flirting with the Therapeutic Relationship

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. 

Jan 10, 202043:53
Episode 16: Day Drinking with K & JJ: A 2019 Climax

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!
Dec 28, 201951:08
Episode 15: Getting Schooled on Sex

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.
Dec 14, 201959:59
Episode 14: Sex Talk with The Autistic OT

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.
Nov 10, 201952:48
Episode 13: A Little Foreign Relations in Arizona

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.
Oct 17, 201944:46
Episode 12: Pelvic Floor Therapy: Moving beyond Kegel exercises!

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.
Oct 02, 201951:27
Episode 11: Let's Talk About Sex Teams

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.
Sep 16, 201947:20
Episode 10: The Spectrum of Gender

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.
Aug 20, 201944:01
Episode 9: Own Your Own Shit with Dr. Mark

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.
Jul 29, 201901:02:01
Episode 8: Putting the ASS in Assessment

Episode 8: Putting the ASS in Assessment

In this episode we discuss PROMIS, an assessment tool addressing sexual function and satisfaction.
Jul 12, 201941:26
Episode 6.9: Getting (ex)PLISSIT with Kate Burke

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. 
Jul 01, 201958:07
Episode 6: OT After Dark meets Disability After Dark

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.
Apr 21, 201942:14
Episode 5: Three sex & intimacy champions walk into a bar...

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.
Apr 07, 201952:55
Episode 4: Private Things In Private Places

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".
Mar 24, 201931:49
Episode 3: Getting our VIBE on!

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.
Mar 10, 201931:20
Episode 2: Bondage Toys as Adaptive Equipment

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.
Feb 24, 201927:22
Episode 1: Sex is an ADL

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.
Feb 10, 201922:26
Trailer (NSFW)

Trailer (NSFW)

Welcome to OT After Dark. Disclaimer: Trailer and podcast are NSFW, listener discretion advised due to explicit content.
Feb 02, 201901:01