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Family Affairs

smART Studio Licensed Sex Therapist, Lisa Thomas,

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Family Affairs
47 MIN2017 NOV 1
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Shame and Humiliation We've talked about shame and humiliation before - you know, thefun kind? This is a show about the other kind of sexual shame: the kind that leads to people doing the other fun, weird stuff we've discussed in the past. This is about real shame - emotional baggage shame. You don't have to have grown up with strong religious influence to understand sexual embarrassment and discomfort. It's as much a function of puritanical cultural values as it is specifically religious. Most people have beliefs and judgments about sex and the importance of purity that are rooted in misogyny and original sin. Having spent twelve years in Catholic school, I have a well-established relationship with guilt and embarrassment around sex. Why is this such a common experience, it's almost a cliche? The major religions have a lot in common when it comes to sex and the need to control people's