ADHD Intimate Relationships w/ Sex Therapist & Professor Dr. Sharna Striar
Relationships are hard enough to begin with. Sometimes when people with ADD&ADHD are in relationships with people who are Neurotypical, both parties don’t always know to apply the right lens, or view things for what they really are. They may internalize thoughts, not communicate about their feelings, or completely misread signals, etc. Today we get to talk to a professional who has incredible experience and perspective! Dr. Striar has been on the faculty of many leading universities where she’s taught courses on Group Dynamics, Communication, and Sexology. She has contributed to journals in the field of Sexology and Popular Culture, and has spoken at professional forums, on national television and radio. She studied with Dr. Helen Singer Kaplan, was there at the beginning of St. Mark’s Free Clinic in NYC and was around for the beginning of the Women’s Movement! (A bit more about Dr. Striar here) You probably want to put the kids to bed for this one folks! Here’s hoping you have a positive, if not good Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!
In this episode Peter and Sharna discuss:
1:57- Intro and welcome Dr. Striar!
2:52- How did you get into the study of Sex and Sexuality?
4:15- Let’s talk a little about how ADD&ADHD play a role in sexuality, and in relationships.
7:38- ADD&ADHD, sex and medications. What are you learning from the patients that you are treating?
9:45- What do you find happens whenever kids stop taking their meds, or when their insurance runs out?
10:26- On self regulation and mindfulness
11:22- What advice would you give for couples- one who has ADHD, and one who does not?
14:00- Can you give any tools to help couples who may be arguing, or who haven’t quite learned how to argue yet?
16:20- Give us one more tip about ADHD, or ADHD & Sex- give us your best one?
17:44- Thank you Sharna and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening! You can always reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.
18:10- Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits
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