Episode 3

I talk to sex work client Eccles and his journey with mental health and seeing sex workers. This episode does cover issues of depression, suicide and mental health, if you need help are are some resources.

In Australia
Lifeline 13 11 14 – http://www.lifeline.org.au
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 – www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au – A free service for people who are suicidal, caring for someone who is suicidal, bereaved by suicide or are health professionals supporting people affected by suicide.
State crisis Numbers
NSW – 1800 011 511- Mental Health Line
VIC – 1300 651 251 – Suicide Help Line
QLD – 13 43 25 84 – 13 HEALTH
TAS – 1800 332 388 – Mental Health Services Helpline
SA – 13 14 65 – Mental Health Assessment and Crisis Intervention Service
WA – 1800 676 822 – Mental Health Emergency Response Line
NT – 08 8999 4988 – Top End Mental Health Service
ACT – 1800 629 354 – Mental Health Triage Service
A more complete list of resources are available here http://www.mentalhealthcommission.gov.au/get-help.aspx
Globally there is a useful list of crisis support services here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines

We also mentioned the importance and relevence of touch in adults, here are some links to interesting articles

http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fdigh.2015.00002/full
http://krieger.jhu.edu/mbi/hsiaolab/Courses/Gallace_2010.pdf
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/hands_on_research
https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201303/the-power-touch
http://www.depauw.edu/news-media/latest-news/details/30978/
http://www.depauw.edu/site/learn/lab/publications/
http://www.in-mind.org/article/that-human-touch-that-means-so-much-exploring-the-tactile-dimension-of-social-life

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Episode 2

I talk to Mia and Maria from Adultshop.com about the reality of selling adult toys and sex supplies.

  • How toys have changed (and gotten so much better)
  • How they support people exploring their sexuality and fetishes
  • Peoples perceptions and the how talking to professionals lift the shame¬†of embarrassment

 

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