Hannah Cross, LCSW, on Sex, Tantra, Psychedelics, and making relationships work



In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined for the third time on the show by Hannah Cross to discuss sex, tantra, psychedelics, and making relationships work.  Hannah is a licensed clinical social worker, expert therapist, reiki master, yoga teacher, ecstatic dance facilitator, and super cool. They discuss the following topics:

(1:45) Introduction to the topic
(2:58) What is tantra?
(5:30) Reserving and channeling sexual energy and "no fap"
(9:57) Non-monogamy and polyamory
(13:03) David Deida
(15:34) Relationship to self and synchronizing your life with a partner
(18:15) Aubrey Marcus and his polyamorous phase
(21:07) The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships, by Neil Strauss
(21:42) The Ethical Slut, by Janet Hardy and Dossie Easton
(21:54) Come as you are, by Emily Nagoski
(21:55) Esther Perel's books
(22:01) Sex at Dawn, by Christopher Ryan
(23:10) Navigating the challenges of romanticism
(24:15) Steve reflects on his marriage
(25:49) Divorce, break-ups, and conscious uncoupling
(27:38) Grow As We Go, by Ben Platt
(28:04) The "soul" of a relationship
(31:00) Polarizing energies in a relationship (feminine and masculine, yin and yang)
(37:40) Kink and BDSM
(38:52) Existential Kink, by Carolyn Elliott
(41:35) Sex, Love, and Goop on Netflix
(45:00) The power of sensuality
(46:16) Embodiment
(47:10) Journeys of Embodiment at the Intersection of Body and Culture, by Niva Piran

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