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Sex, Love, and Addiction: Healing Conversations for Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Men

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The Sex, Love, and Addiction: Healing Conversations for Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Men podcast, featuring Dr. David Fawcett, presents ongoing expert discussions highlighting the life concerns of gay, bisexual, and transgender men. Dr. Fawcett, Vice President of Clinical Programming for Seeking Integrity Treatment Centers, is a licensed psychotherapist and sexologist specializing in co-occurring addictions, notably paired drug use and sex (aka, chemsex). He is the author of Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Men’s Guide to Sex and Recovery. In this podcast, he speaks with global experts in addiction, HIV/AIDS, stigma, gay marriage, relationships, and other pressing life issues directed toward gay, bisexual, and transgender men. This podcast seeks to help listeners heal old wounds while facing today’s challenges.

The Sex, Love, and Addiction: Healing Conversations for Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Men podcast, featuring Dr. David Fawcett, presents ongoing expert discussions highlighting the life concerns of gay, bisexual, and transgender men. Dr. Fawcett, Vice President of Clinical Programming for Seeking Integrity Treatment Centers, is a licensed psychotherapist and sexologist specializing in co-occurring addictions, notably paired drug use and sex (aka, chemsex). He is the author of Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Men’s Guide to Sex and Recovery. In this podcast, he speaks with global experts in addiction, HIV/AIDS, stigma, gay marriage, relationships, and other pressing life issues directed toward gay, bisexual, and transgender men. This podcast seeks to help listeners heal old wounds while facing today’s challenges.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Sex, Love, and Addiction: Healing Conversations for Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Men podcast, featuring Dr. David Fawcett, presents ongoing expert discussions highlighting the life concerns of gay, bisexual, and transgender men. Dr. Fawcett, Vice President of Clinical Programming for Seeking Integrity Treatment Centers, is a licensed psychotherapist and sexologist specializing in co-occurring addictions, notably paired drug use and sex (aka, chemsex). He is the author of Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Men’s Guide to Sex and Recovery. In this podcast, he speaks with global experts in addiction, HIV/AIDS, stigma, gay marriage, relationships, and other pressing life issues directed toward gay, bisexual, and transgender men. This podcast seeks to help listeners heal old wounds while facing today’s challenges.

Language:

English

Contact:

747-234-4325


Episodes

All Your Inner Child Wants is Comfort — Eddie Capparucci

9/14/2020
Eddie Capparucci specializes in treating sexual and pornography addictions and is also the author of the new book, “Going Deeper: How the Inner Child Impacts Your Sexual Addiction.” In this episode, Eddie explains the 9 inner children a lot of men face, some of the common triggers, what to do when your inner child comes up, and how to make changes for the better. TAKEAWAYS: [0:45] A little bit about Eddie and the work that he does. [2:55] What is the Inner Child Recovery process all...

Duration:00:30:12

You’re NOT Damaged Goods! — Mark Anthony Lord

8/27/2020
Mark Anthony Lord is a spiritual teacher and helps the LGBTQ community get in touch with their spiritual side. As a gay man, Mark Anthony was told all his life that he was unloveable and that God hated him. However, Mark Anthony decided he wasn’t going to let that narrative control him anymore. He wanted to be connected to a higher power, he wanted to be spiritual, which is why he decided to redefine his relationship with God. TAKEAWAYS: [2:00] A little bit about Mark Anthony and the...

Duration:00:28:31

Overcoming Childhood Sexual Abuse — Carol Teitelbaum

7/30/2020
Carol Teitelbaum is a Licensed Therapist and has been practicing since 1985. She helps her patients with life issues such as addictions, relationship problems, low self-esteem, self-harm, and men surviving child abuse. She is also the Co-Founder of the Creative Change Conferences, a resource for those experiencing addiction, depression, and who are survivors of child abuse. In this episode, Carol shares her journey and some of the reasons why abuse victims continue the cycle of abuse in...

Duration:00:34:03

Betrayed by Your Body? Heal Your Sexual Self — Suzie Le Brocq

7/13/2020
Suzie Le Brocq is a Board Certified Sex Therapist and Transgender Care Therapist. Suzie has worked in the addiction treatment field for more than 15 years. Currently, Suzie is working on and studying the psychosexual effects women have when they have an ostomy or another major surgery that can deform/change the body. Suzie shares what women typically go through, their concept of sexual self, and how these concerns apply to men and women. TAKEAWAYS: [1:00] A little bit about...

Duration:00:29:05

Stronger Together. You Deserve to be Accepted with Enod Gray

6/8/2020
Enod Gray is a clinical social worker, certified sex addiction therapist, and has been in this work for over 25+ years. Enod specializes in complex PTSD, childhood abuse and neglect, partner trauma, and more. Enod shares her thoughts on how gay men can find themselves and be true to themselves when they’ve grown up in a community that is homophobic or extremely religious. You don’t need to wait until you become an empty nester to live your true, authentic life. TAKEAWAYS: [1:00] A little...

Duration:00:27:02

Ending HIV Stigma — Dave Watt

5/28/2020
Dave Watt is an Outreach Manager at Southwest Center and Founder of Team Friendly, a campaign to help end the stigma of HIV. When he was giving condoms out in bars to strangers, he felt like it was a bit too judgemental. It was hard to create a conversation around HIV and HIV prevention. This is why Team Friendly was born. Dave shares some of the things his campaign has been doing to help people feel more accepted and give them the space they need to talk openly about HIV and stigma on this...

Duration:00:29:52

An inclusive discussion of Stigma and Mental Health with Bryson Kelpe

5/12/2020
Bryson Kelpe is a nurse and a mental health counselor. Currently, he is working on creating a stigma recovery program for people living with HIV and struggling with mental health. Bryson is an American living in Germany with his husband and was crowned Germany’s Mr. Bear in 2020. He was also tested positive for the COVID-19 and shares his experience on what that was like and the work that he is currently doing for the LGBTQ community. TAKEAWAYS: [1:20] How did Bryson go from the United...

Duration:00:27:18

The Impact of Meth Use on Same-Gender-Loving Communities with Dr. David Malebranche

4/9/2020
Dr. David Malebranche is a Board Certified Internist and HIV specialist who worked in academia as a clinician-investigator with Emory University’s Division of Medicine from 2001 to 2012. Currently, Dr. David serves as an Associate Professor for the Morehouse School of Medicine. Today’s topic covers Dr. David’s relationship with his father, how to be intimate during the COVID-19 Pandemic, as well as HIV & meth use demographics and what we can do about it. TAKEAWAYS: [4:00] The book that...

Duration:00:34:20

The Chemsex Scene in Bucharest, Romania — Andrei Dobre

3/12/2020
Andrei Dobre has more than 10 years of experience in the non-government sector and is currently working on his PhD in Sociology. He works as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation, which was originally founded by Linda McCartney, Yoko Ono, Barbara Bach, and Olivia Harrison. Andrei discusses how there’s been a chemsex explosion in Romania in just a short amount of time (two years) and he has already lost friends to it. TAKEAWAYS: [2:55] How did Andrei...

Duration:00:30:23

Kink Awareness & The Practice of Safer Sex — Philip McCabe

2/27/2020
Philip McCabe is a Speaker, Health Educator, and Addiction Professional to LGBTQ communities. He is currently the President at NALGAP inc, which is the National Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Addiction Professionals and their Allies. Philip often speaks on the topics of sexual health, consent, and what it means to safely explore your kinks as someone in recovery. Philip shares what you need to know about BDSM, kink play, and some of the warning signs to be aware...

Duration:00:33:39

A Look at Hawaii’s Meth and HIV Epidemic — Kekoa Kealoha

2/20/2020
Kekoa Kealoha is the PrEP Navigator at the Hawai’i Island HIV/AIDs Foundation and a recovering meth addict. Although Hawai’i is considered a low HIV incident state, there is still an epidemic going on that is fueled further by the meth problem in Hawai’i. An estimate showed that 6 out of 10 people in the Hawai’ian state hospital have experienced meth. Kekoa shares some of his insights as to what is going on in his community and the work that he is doing to create more awareness and best...

Duration:00:27:50

All We Really Want is a Meaningful Connection

1/3/2020
Dr. David Fawcett talks to Dr. Rob Weiss about sex addiction and chem sex in men. Dr. Weiss dives into why we shouldn’t separate the relationship with drugs and sex in therapy because they are often combined and need to be addressed together. He also believes there’s a lot of benefit for hosting gay and straight clients together because the commonality of being men can open up a big dialogue and he believes that for most people in therapy, the biggest thing we are seeking is a real and...

Duration:00:29:33

Is Gay Sex Recovery the Same as Straight Sex Recovery? — Scott Brassart

12/20/2019
Scott Brassart is the Director of Content Development at Seeking Integrity and has worked alongside Dr. David for the last two years. As a gay man himself, Scott discusses the prominent drug use in the gay community, the stigma behind sex recovery, the shame, and trauma young LGBTQ members experience, and opens up a conversation on how to develop healthy sexual patterns while in recovery. TAKEAWAYS: [1:25] Scott shares his story about his struggles with addiction and his journey to...

Duration:00:31:39

Gay Men and Their Struggles with Crystal Meth in the Netherlands — Leon Knoops & Sjef Gay Men and Their Struggles with Crystal Meth in the Netherlands — Leon Knoops & Sjef Pelsser

12/5/2019
Leon Knoops has been an Outreach Worker, Researcher, and Trainer at the Mainline Foundation since 2006. He has focused his efforts on important research in Amsterdam’s gay and bisexual men and their connection to crystal meth. Sjef Pelsser is also an Outreach Worker at the Mainline Foundation and uses his own experience within the worldwide chemsex scene to talk openly about this topic and share his account of what’s happening right now in the Netherlands. TAKEAWAYS: [2:40] What is...

Duration:00:30:17

Words Matter with Butch McKay: He Made a Promise — and That Means Everything — Butch McKay

11/1/2019
Butch McKay, of OASIS and the Positive Living Conference, joins the show today to talk about ways we can reduce stigma and set examples of creating a safe space in the community. Butch is a major force in the work with HIV, has stayed true to a promise he made to a dear friend that he will use every day as a way to help others that suffer. Butch also discusses how the Positive Living Conference started and continues to grow, the groups still most affected by HIV stigma and what we can do...

Duration:00:30:42

Overcoming the Shame and Stigma of HIV and The Importance of Community with Walt Odets

10/21/2019
Psychologist and Author Walt Odets, Ph.D., joins the show this week to share some insight from over 30 years of writing extensively about the psychological and social issues of gay men, immersing himself in the gay community, and practicing with his own clients. Walt has authored two books, Out of the Shadows in 2019, and In the Shadow of the Epidemic in 1995. TAKEAWAYS: [1:31] Walt has had over 24,000 hours sitting with men affected by HIV, letting them actually be and express...

Duration:00:31:51

Looking at HIV and Meth Use in an Academic Setting

10/8/2019
David Pantalone is the Director of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program and Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. His areas of expertise include Clinical health psychology; HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment; substance abuse; LGBT health and mental health. David joins the show today to talk about the statistics between men who are HIV positive, and men that use meth. He discusses why meth is back and easier to get, the correspondence that adverse childhood...

Duration:00:30:46

The Role of Testosterone Treatment in HIV

9/30/2019
Nelson Vergel is an author, speaker, men’s health coach, and former chemical engineer. He also has done and continues to do amazing work in the field of HIV and advocacy. As a Long-Term Survivor, Nelson stepped up out of the dark and shared his findings on how testosterone treatment helped prevent Wasting Syndrome, reversed fragility and got the body healthier overall. Nelson discusses how he got into advocacy work, the stigma around body image and confidence that he has shifted to be a...

Duration:00:32:28

Surviving the Virus and the Epidemic with Tez Anderson

9/19/2019
Tez Anderson is an HIV Long-Term Survivor, Writer, Speaker, HIV Activist and Founder of the Let’s Kick ASS (Aids Survivor Syndrome) grassroots movement empowering HIV survivors. Tez joins the show today to discuss how he went from coming to terms with his own diagnosis and standing as a long-term survivor, to becoming an advocate and running groups to help connect and empower others. Tez talks about how Let’s Kick ASS came to be, where we have made strides in helping long-term survivors, and...

Duration:00:29:34

Setting the Foundation for Ending the Epidemic with Bruce Richman

9/13/2019
Bruce Richman is the founding Executive Director of the Prevention Access Campaign and tireless advocate of the Undetectable Equals Untransmittable (U=U) campaign. He joins the show to talk about what exactly the U=U campaign does, and how it pairs with activists and researchers to make sure the correct science reaches the people that would benefit from it the most. He also talks about what breakthroughs took place in the movement, why the United States is one of the most challenging...

Duration:00:32:48