The Queer Joy Podcast; two relationship therapists exploring what it looks like to see joy in queer relationships.
In this episode we interview Kris and Sue Braylin of the Self Care Is Sexy podcast. They share how their relationship grew from a foundation different from any other in their pasts, and how they help each other become empowered.
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Keely: Well, hello everyone. This is our third episode and with, you know, the continued theme of queer joy, we're going to talk about sex today. Sex and relationships. It's time, it's time. Because for some reason, people always like, at least in the counts, I shouldn't say everyone, but in the counseling field, and mental health, somehow sex gets like forgotten or talked over when it comes to quote unquote traditional marriage counseling. And so like, we want to have that totally included. Melissa: Absolutely. I find so much stigma and shame, you know, even with the clients who come to us, that I get to work with every time that they've mentioned sex before, it's kind of been just disregarded. And so we want to open that up. This is an important part of being human and certainly can be an important part of relationships. Keely: So before it gets there on that top, but why don't we do a quick introduction? We will continue to introduce ourselves to begin to show, especially when we have guests on for now. We'll just do our quick intros. My name is Kelly C Helmick. . I'm a licensed professional counselor and certified sex therapist. I am one of the owners of Connective Therapy Collective. I am a white gender queer. Queer sex therapist. Somewhat middle-class able-bodied. All the things and I am just so excited. I love talking about sex and relationships instead of gets to like today talking about sex and relationships. Awesome. So, Melissa, you want to introduce yourself again to everyone? Melissa: I'm Melissa. I am a marriage and family therapist and a licensed professional counselor as well. I am a white cisgender female. I'm bisexual polyamorous. Very excited to talk about sex as well. I will name that. It was not always easy for me to talk about sex. So I am very interested in helping people to have that conversation and a really normalized stigma free way. Keely: Yeah. For sure. You know, we alway