Secular Sexuality



Aaron Ferguson tells about growing up in the Children of God cult. From multiple wives to public sex, but don't dare be homosexual, and women don't have a choice. Also, see the Wiki page.


  • Secular Sexuality 08.35 09-09-21 with Christy Powell, Nate Smith, and Dianna Anderson

    10/09/2021 Duration: 01h29min

    “Put your feet up and slide down the table” types and “turn your head and cough” people clearly have different medical needs. And since no matter how you experience or present your gender the basic biological hardware generally comes in two fashions, it stands to reason that a two check box system would have our medical forms covered. How well those boxes capture the beauty of human beings and the latest buzz in non-binary healthcare brings writer and researcher Dianna Anderson back to the show to take your calls and talk about what’s turning us on this week.

  • Secular Sexuality 08.34 09-02-21 with Christy Powell, Laura Magee, and Helen Greene

    03/09/2021 Duration: 01h29min

    If there’s anything the internet is good for it’s nuanced political discussions about which lives matter and responsibly teaching your children about sexuality. But since PewdiePie can’t do all the heavy lifting and we have no idea how to use TikTok we thought we’d go in a slightly less men’s rights direction for ways to talk to kids about birds, bees, bears, otters, twinks and the nature of sex. This week Christy Powell is joined by Laura Magee and Helen Greene for a conversation about parenting beyond belief and talking to your kids about (secular) sexuality, plus what’s turning us on this week and your calls!

  • Secular Sexuality 08.33 08-26-21 with Christy Powell, Puck and Sinn Sage

    27/08/2021 Duration: 01h26min

    Like VHS and the internet before it, Only Fans was pioneered by the hard working lunch-pail no-collar mentality of dedicated performers and artisans. Considering our politicians and culture struggle to understand the goods and services this under-studied industry sector entails, SecX decided to go a little deeper with one of our favorite sinners. P*ck and Christy celebrate adult studio owner and performer Sinn Sage’s return to the show to talk to fans and skeptics alike about the ins and outs of porn production, plus your calls!

  • Secular Sexuality 08.32 08-19-21 with Christy Powell and Emily Maynard

    20/08/2021 Duration: 01h20min

    It’s no small feat to stare down thousands of years of human culture and perhaps a lifetime of Sunday School before proudly declaring “There Is No GOD.” Whether you’ve taken that step or not it’s an entirely different thing to look at your marriage and accept “they are not my soulmate” or “no amount of sex is going to fundamentally change me as a human” or perhaps harder still “my relationship ended- and it still mattered.” The trappings of purity culture and a christian worldview don’t always die easy and that’s okay- healing is an aspiration, not a destination. Here to help us on our journey is Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Emily Maynard, joining Christy in taking your calls and deconstructing the myths, assumptions and expectations of a dated worldview. Catch the episode live and be sure to call in for a purity culture deconstruction deep dive on August 19th’s SecX!

  • Secular Sexuality 08.31 08-12-21 with Christy Powell, Nate Smith, and Noah Garcia

    13/08/2021 Duration: 01h07min

    This may not shock you but after 3 years of taking calls about sex from the internet, we’ve heard a thing or two. Is this okay? Is this normal? Is this weird, but like in a good way? In all that time our #1 question is usually some form of “I just found out I’m X… how do I tell Y?” Noah Garcia of the NextQuest Podcast is a psychotherapist and transition mentor with more than a little insight on the matter. Catch the episode as he joins Nate and Christy in cleaning out the closet and staying safe in a tangled world of complicated adjectives, public bathrooms and family prayers. All that plus your calls on tonight’s Secular Sexuality!Need more SecX on Coming Out?Unpacking Your Kinks ( (As) An Atheist Activist (

  • Secular Sexuality 08.30 08-05-21 with Puck and Gutsick Gibbon

    06/08/2021 Duration: 01h19min

    Tonight, we're going to turn our attention to some of our nearest relatives in the tree of life - primates. Our special guest, primatology student Erika aka Gutsick Gibbon, is here to share some insight on primate sexuality. What behaviors have been called 'unnatural' by conservatives, but we actually see running rampant in nature? What can we learn about human sexuality by studying primate sexuality? Find out the answers to all this and more on an episode that's more fun than a barrel of....nope. not gonna go there.

  • Secular Sexuality 08.29 07-29-21 with Christy Powell, Nate Smith, and Amberly Rothfield

    30/07/2021 Duration: 01h31min

    Admittedly, shadowbanning and deplatforming sound a little like fake 21st century problems. Imagine explaining to your psychiatrist that models, politicians and *ahem* sexually educational talk shows may be secretly held back from their audience or selectively prevented from communicating in the digital world. But since truth is stranger than fiction and SecX just so happens to have an absolute data boss on hand we thought we’d poke behind the curtain and seek to understand why so many sex workers are being shut out of the modern marketplace. It’s digital conspiracies and sexy mysteries with Christy, Nate and Amberly plus your calls!►Question everything and dive deeper into the episode at

  • Secular Sexuality 08.28 07-22-21 with Christy Powell, Nate Smith, and PUCK

    23/07/2021 Duration: 01h30min

    They say that happiness is like peeing on yourself- other people can see what’s going on but only you can feel the warmth. At the same time, here at SecX we’d like to think that we’re just happy you’re happy- gay/straight, mono/poly, ace or aro. If only there was a word for such a thing… join the conversation as Christy, Nate and P*ck examine the poly-centered concept of compersion and consider the art of happiness, jealousy, autonomy and control. All that, dumb jokes and your calls! ►Expand your vocabulary or dive deeper into the episode at Secular Sexuality show is LIVE every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30pm Central TimeIf you'd like to be on the show, use your phone ☎ and call 1-512-991-9242 or use a computer

  • Secular Sexuality 08.27 07-15-21 with Christy Powell, Amberly Rothfield, and Ro

    16/07/2021 Duration: 01h26min

    Tribal drums don’t bring rain anymore than claps bring Tinkerbell back to life or diet coke keeps Matt Dillahunty from hanging up on your ass. Fake or not, it’s kind of amazing how many cultures and ultimately religions rely on music, dancing and rhythm to occasion the divine and the power of song to elicit a mystical experience shouldn’t be slept on. Recording artist and former Music Minister Ro joins Christy and Amberly this week to discuss the magic of music and the hustlers of Hamelin, walking us through the tricks of the trade, all that plus your calls!

  • Secular Sexuality 08.26 07-08-21 with Christy Powell, Dr. Darrel Ray, and Andy Lane

    09/07/2021 Duration: 01h37min

    Finding a good therapist is hard- half the counselors on TV are weirdo crackpots, the other half are frauds and yet somehow I’d rather tell my secrets to most of them than half of the faces and blurbs I find on the internet. Dr. Crane? Dr. Jacoby? Dr. Lectur? Hold up- is my therapist supposed to be a doctor? With all the many ways religion, love and life can leave us nicked and cut it’s no wonder that many of us are looking for a healing professional, but which one? And why? This week SecX’s resident sex therapist Christy Powell is joined by counselors Dr. Darrel Ray and Andy Lane in a conversation about therapy, therapists and the hunt. It’s matchmaking for your brain plus your questions and calls on this week's Secular Sexuality!

  • Secular Sexuality 08.25 07-01-2021 with Christy Powell, Puck, and Melissa Hargrave

    02/07/2021 Duration: 01h27min

    Your charming smile, your graceful moves, your enormous pe-rsonality- totally natural to have a little performance anxiety from time to time. But what do you do when sex itself has you nervous or worse yet, your anxiety encroaches in on an already fragile sexuality? Writer and Hill Country Therapist Melissa Hargrave joins P*ck and Christy in exploring our un- sexiest fears and unlocking a world of erotic relaxation, all that plus your calls in this therapist led ‘very special episode’ of SecX!►Relax, don’t do it, when you wanna go to it for more at

  • Secular Sexuality 08.24 06-24-21 with Christy Powell, Serafina Smith, and Tallulah Breslin

    25/06/2021 Duration: 01h08min

    Whether you are gently whispering those three little words into your lover’s ear or passionately yelling “TAKE IT ALL” our voice does more than set the mood, it lets people know who we are and what we have to say to the world. The tiniest muscles, bones and hairs help to make up this remarkably precise and diverse communication system empowering humans to not just communicate but co-regulate in ways we are just beginning to understand despite millions of years of practice. This week returning hero Serafina Smith introduces us to speech language pathologist Tallulah Breslin to better understand our voices and ourselves plus your calls!

  • Secular Sexuality 08.23 2021-06-10 with Christy Powell, Amberly Rothfield and Sinn Sage

    11/06/2021 Duration: 01h35min

    ‘LESBIAN’ is perhaps the number one porn search term of all time (which, honestly, has to put it in the top 5 key words on the internet right?) and yet there is very little PRIDE to be found in our search results. Girl-on-girl content generally seems to be like most everything else online and off- straight, white and male centered. What’s a horny lesbian to do? Christy is joined by adult industry expert Amberly Rothfield in a conversation with the ACA’s newest favorite sinner- studio owner and 2 time AVN award winner Sinn Sage. Catch our conversation about strap-ons, the male gaze and the economics of porn plus your calls!

  • Secular Sexuality 08.21 06-03-2021 with Nate Smith, Rudy Bee, and Lianna Walden

    04/06/2021 Duration: 01h29min

    Whether we attend therapy on a sofa, a zoom call, or if we are exploring sexual dimensions, sex and relationship counseling is for useful for everyone. While we disagree on more of the out there claims, we welcome an interesting conversation with our guest tonight. Lianna Walden is a sex and relationship coach and is joined by Nate and Rudy. Tonight we explore the depths of sex and relationships along with the more “spiritual” practices in some counseling sessions.Find more from Lianna Walden at► Jump-start your recovery at’s Link Corner:Is past-life regression ethical? Life Regression: Secondary Identity enactments during hypnotic past-life regression Guideline: Treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy

  • Secular Sexuality 08.21 05-27-2021 with Christy Powell, Arden of Eden and Kara Griffin

    28/05/2021 Duration: 01h16min

    If this year has taught us anything, it’s that for better or for worse, the world we’ve created doesn’t look like the one we were born into. There is little in our evolutionary history that has prepared us for Zoom meetings and 4chan conspiracies and while the next big idea may be just around the corner it’s worth remembering that our culture isn’t necessarily in step with our biology. What this means for the way we understand gender is anybody’s guess but this week Kara Griffin from Recovering From Religion joins Arden and Christy in exploring enby identities through different cultural lenses, unpacking our assumptions and taking your calls!

  • Secular Sexuality 08.20 with Christy Powell, Nate Smith, and Helen Greene

    21/05/2021 Duration: 01h28min

    What do you call a baker without an oven, a butcher who turns vegan or a plumber that doesn’t… plumb? How about someone who is alosexual and between relationships or a swinger who doesn’t swing? This week Helen Greene from Recovering From Religion joins Nate and Christy in understanding monogamous bisexuals, single poly people and dusty and rusty personal adjectives. Identity politics, unused labels and your calls on this week’s SecX!► Jump-start your recovery at► Dive deeper into the episode and find more information at Intelligence: What We Really Want from Sex--and How to Get It by Marty KleinCome as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski

  • Secular Sexuality 08.19 with Christy Powell and Puck

    14/05/2021 Duration: 01h26min

    Love is love, whether you make it while looking into someone’s eyes or clean it up with a mop and bucket. That holds true no matter how many whips, chains or octopus dildos we involve but as we work to untangle the web of love and sex and god it’s natural to lose the thread. This week The Non-Prophets’ own P*ck joins Christy in sorting through the often tricky and always sticky strings that bind us together in caregiver-little relationships. Everything from mommydommes to playful puppys, loving relationships and silly sex plus your calls on this week’s episode of Secular Sexuality!

  • Secular Sexuality 08.18 with Christy Powell, Nate Smith and Janice Selbie

    07/05/2021 Duration: 01h26min

    Purity Culture. Homophobia. Organ music. There’s a lot to despise about religion and the trauma that it creates but in between dunking on theists and working to unplug minds from the religious Matrix there’s healing to be had. Janice Selby, a religious trauma therapist and Conference on Religious Trauma organizer joins the show to walk Christy and Nate through the therapeutic process, to talk about the future of religious trauma healing and to offer some advice on how we can all help, plus your calls!►Find Janice on Twitter @Wise_Counsellor and CORT at► Dive deeper into the episode and find healing at Leaving the Fold: A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving Their Religion by Marlene Winell

  • Secular Sexuality 08.17 with Christy Powell, Nate Smith and Jack Parker

    30/04/2021 Duration: 01h16min

    After to much time beating around the bush and conversations with some of the most successful legal sex-workers of our era, it’s past time we discuss the decriminalization of sex work. Why is sex legal until it costs money? Why are sex workers adamant that legalization will lead to even greater injustice? What wind is the political wind blowing and please won’t anyone think of the children? Jack Parker joins the show to answer these questions, your questions and more!

  • Secular Sexuality 08.16 with Christy Powell, Rudy Bee, and Kevon Cameron

    23/04/2021 Duration: 01h17min

    On a scale of Marsha P. Johnson to Tyler Perry, just how is queer acceptance progressing in black communities? And does that change if you believe in heaven or ride Lil Nas X’s pole down to Montero? Black Nonbeliever, atheist and activist Kevon Cameron joins Rudy Bee and Christy in breaking down the double duty of racism and homophobia inside and outside of black churches, and to recommend a way away from hate across queer culture, plus your calls!►Find Kevon and Black Nonbelievers, Inc. @BlackNonbelievers or at► Dive deeper into the episode and learn more about homophobia and black communities at

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