The Heart of Jacks Podcast
Episode #12 - Talking Shame with Dr. Eric Sprankle
Guest: Dr. Eric Sprankle
Released March 1, 2021
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Important lessons for a nine-year-old snoop
Missing lessons in mid-century school
And talking shame with Dr. Eric Sprankle
Segment 1: Paul talks about how he learned about sex before most of his friends did (hint: It wasn’t from his parents or school) and about the ways that queer kids learn nothing at all about sex or relationships and are still left to kludge their lives together without guidance, a monologue inspired by his conversation with today’s guest.
Segment 2: Dr. Eric Sprankle is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Co-Director of the Sexuality Studies program at Minnesota State University, Mankato, as well as a licensed clinical psychologist and an AASECT-certified sex therapist affiliated with the Minnesota Sexual Health Institute. He joins Paul to talk about shame and sexual shame.
Questions that we chewed on:
- What is shame?
- Is sexual shame unique from other kinds of shame?
- Where does sexual shame and overall sex negativity come from?
- Is shame ever a good thing?
- What’s a good alternative focus?
- What's behind the cultural pressure to feel shame?
- Is the rise of secularism alone a solution to sexual shame?
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Dr. Sprankle at Minnesota State University
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