Episode 17 of Touch Podcast is hosted by Ryan Clark and Nate Novero and they speak with sexologist and psychologist Dr. Bill Stayton about eroticism, masturbation, and the barriers to desire.
Did Jesus have a sex life? How do we combat our own secretiveness? We speak with Dr. Stayton about how our own sexual shame keeps us from communicating and leads to issues with pleasure and problems with consent.
Dr. Stayton contents that in addition to physical sexual trauma, are we sexually traumatized by moral absolutism of our faith culture? What happens when the switch doesn’t work?
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William Stayton, M.Div., Th.D., Ph.D. is an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches of the U.S.A. He is also a licensed psychologist and AASECT certified sexuality educator and therapist.
Formerly, Bill was the Executive Director of the Center for Sexuality and Religion, an organization dedicated to facilitating dialogue between the field of sexology and various medical and religious systems. For 28 years, Bill was affiliated with the human sexuality program at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1998, the program moved from the University of Pennsylvania to Widener University in Chester, PA where he was Professor and Director of the graduate programs in Human Sexuality. During his ten years as Director, the program grew from a masters’ to a doctoral program in human sexuality.
He is a retired Professor in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. He remains Professor Emeritus in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University.