Hard Conversations

Hard Conversations

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Introducing Hard Conversations, a podcast about male sexuality. Therapist Tim Norton expands the conversation about male sexuality, adds context to why we struggle as a society to have hard conversations and breaks down how in a sex-positive environment there really is no room for taboos, judgment, or shame when it comes to penises.
Ep 14 - Pelvic Pain and No Hope? You Need to Know This Expert
Dec 4 • 52 min
This week Tim talks to Stephanie Prendergast, an internationally-acclaimed pelvic floor physical therapist and author of “Pelvic Pain Explained.” It can be hard identify the causes of pelvic pain, so they talk through types of pelvic discomfort and…
Ep 13 - How to Get Your Mind Out of the Way of Your Penis
Nov 20 • 61 min
In this week’s episode, Tim talks to Dr. Steven Hayes, the founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - a groundbreaking update to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that helps people better manage obsessive thoughts and become more mindful of their…
Ep 12 - What You Need to Know About Blood Flow and Penis Function
Nov 6 • 52 min
Today Tim interviews to Dr. Johanna Hannan, an award-winning professor at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine. She studies the internal pudendal arteries (arteries that supply our genitals), and their impact on aging, cardiovascular…
Ep 11 - How to Treat Erectile Issues with Meditation
Oct 23 • 60 min
Today’s guest, Conor Creighton, is an Irish writer living in Germany. Conor opens up about suffering with erectile issues in his twenties, his frustrations with Viagra and how a ten-day Vipassana (silent meditation) retreat changed his life, including how…
Ep 10 - Insights from a Sex Researcher and Neuroscientist
Oct 9 • 69 min
Tim talks to neuroscientist Dr. Nicole Prause about the neuroscience of erections (of course!), the ins and outs of conducting sex research, and how porn and partnered sex affect the brain differently. She dispels myths about the correlation between…
Ep 9 - Learning About Your Penis From a Sex-Positive Therapist
Sep 26 • 59 min
Today, Tim and sex-positive therapist Dr. Hernando Chavez talk about de-emphasizing the focus on the penis, the biopsychosocial (biological, psychological, and social) factors in sexual struggles, porn, therapeutic treatment of erectile issues, peaking,…
Ep 8 - What Happens When a Urologist Talks About Medical Erectile Dysfunction
Sep 10 • 54 min
Today, Tim and urologist Dr. Josh Gonzalez discuss the three basic categories of medical erectile dysfunction (hormonal, bloodflow, and neurological) and why pills aren’t aways the best solution. Dr. Gonzalez talks about why he loves doing penile implant…
Ep. 7 - What Happens When a Sex-Positive, Tech-Nerd Porn Star Talks About Erections
Aug 28 • 44 min
This week, Tim interviews to Ela Darling, a librarian-turned-adult-film-performer and co-founder of VrTube.xx, the world’s first VR webcam software. She talks about the future of VR porn, what it’s like to be on porn sets when men face erectile issues…
Ep 6 - Sex Tips from a Porn Star/’Sacred Intimate’
Aug 14 • 57 min
This week Tim interviews Allen Silver, prolific porn star and graduate of San Francisco’s Body Electric who also works as a ‘sacred intimate.’ They discuss ‘play’ and getting out of your head to maintain erections, and reasons ejaculation could be delayed…
Ep 5 - Interview with Dani Katz
Jul 31 • 51 min
Dani Katz is a writer and Tantric healer (aka Tantrica) who works with penises, sacrums and chakras to help men become more open to receiving sexual energy. She has great insights to what’s going on in the body during sex and erections (or lack thereof),…
Ep 4 - Interview with Max McCullen
Jul 17 • 53 min
Today Tim talks to Max McCullen, a Men’s Sexual Health Consultant, about the biological side of erectile issues and strategies to address them including PDE5s (medications like Viagra, Cialis and Levitra), penile injection therapy, vacuum erection…
Ep. 3 - Interview with Dr. Laurie Bennett Cook
Jul 3 • 46 min
Today, Tim talks to Dr. Laurie Bennett Cook, a former sex-worker, now a sex educator and sex surrogate, aka a surrogate partner therapist. Of her work, Dr. Cook says: “a large part of my job is to be a sex enabler. I assist others in achieving the level…
Ep. 2 - Interview with Giselle Jones
Jun 19 • 70 min
Hello, so excited for my first guest, Giselle Jones, sex therapist. We talk about the ins and outs of erectile issues, what sex therapy is like, what it’s like to work with a female sex therapist, performance anxiety, sexual trauma and its effects on…
Ep. 1 - Introducing Hard Conversations
Jun 5 • 32 min
Introducing Hard Conversations, a podcast about male sexuality. In this episode, host Tim Norton shares his background as a sex therapist, and talks about how he hopes to expand the conversation around male sexuality. He also covers some basic information…