Sep 272014
 
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Sexual Trauma

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If your partner has had sexual trauma, what is the best way to support them? That’s what Ashley Manta tackles in this clip, starting with her own experience of not-so-supportive family members. She outlines more constructive strategies for giving partners what they need – no more and no less. Ashley also recommends resources such as “Allies in Healing”, a book written for the partners of trauma survivors.

Sep 202014
 
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Sexual Trauma

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In this clip Ashley Manta shares her own past experiences of being molested and raped. It is a disturbing and important testimonial because she also shares how she moved past it. Ashley talks about both the internal struggles and the external reclaiming of her body (through tattoos).

Aug 112013
 
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Communicationg about sex & trauma

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 Kitty Stryker discusses male sexual trauma during this three-minute video. She first comments on gender and then covers some of the common difficulties for male-bodied persons with sexual trauma history. Kitty also recommends what you can do to help your partner(s) feel safer.

Feb 282012
 
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Dr. Heather Howard discusses explicit media during this five-minute video. She answers the oft-put question to her: Is porn bad for me? Dr. Howard defines pornography and notes both its value and limitations. Throughout the clip she comments on sexual fantasy and sexual education – underscoring the reality of a very broad spectrum of healthy sexuality.