Episode 1: Sex is an ADL

American Occupational Therapy Association. (2014). Occupational therapy practice framework: Domain and process (3rd ed.). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(Suppl. 1), S1–S48.

Eglseder, K., Webb, S., & Rennie, M.  (2018).  Sexual functioning in occupational therapy education: A survey of programs.  The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy , 6(3), Article 13, doi:10.15453/2168-6408.1446

Lohman, H. L., Kobrine, A., & Chang, W.  (2017).  Exploring the activity of daily living of sexual activity: A survey in occupational therapy education .  The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 5(2), Article 9, doi:10.15453/2168-6408.1289

MacRae, N.  (2013).  Sexuality and the role of occupational therapy.  Retrieved from:

McGrath, M., & Sakellariou, D.  (2016).  Why has so little progress been made in the practice of occupational therapy in relation to sexuality?  American Occupational Therapy Association, 70, 7001360010, doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.017707

Richardson, D.  (2000).  Constructing sexual citizenship: Theorizing sexual rights.  Critical Social Policy, 20(1), 105-135. 

Episode 2: Bondage Toys as Adaptive Equipment

Episode 3: Getting Our VIBE on!

Annon, J. S.  (1976).   The PLISSIT Model: A proposed conceptual scheme for the behavioral treatment of sexual problems.  Journal of Sex Education and Therapies,  2(1), 1-15.  

Castleman, M.  (2013).  "Hysteria" and the strange history of vibrators.  Retrieved from:

Morales, E., Gauthier, V., Edwards, G., & Courtois, F.  (2016).  Masturbation practices of men and women with upper motor limb motor disabilities.  Sexuality and Disability, 34, 417-431.  doi:10.1007/s11195-0169445-9

Morales, E., Gauthier, V., Edwards, G., Courtois, F., Lamontagne, A., & Guerette, A.  (2018).  Co-designing sex toys for adults with motor disabilities.  Sexuality and Disability, 36, 47-68.  doi:10.1007/s11195-017-9506-8.  

Wibowo, E., &  Wassersug, R. J.  (2016).  Multiple orgasms in men: What we know so far.  Sexuality Medicine, Rev. 4 (2), 136-148.  

Sex Toy Links:

Episode 4: Private Things in Private Places

Episode 5: Three Sex & Intimacy Champions Walk Into a Bar...

Episode 6: OT After Dark meets Disability After Dark

#DisabledPeopleAreHot Store 

Donate to the #DisabledPeopleAreHot Campaign 


Episode 6.9: Getting (ex)PLISSIT with Kate Burke


Annon, J. S.  (1976).   The PLISSIT Model: A proposed conceptual scheme for the behavioral treatment of sexual problems.  Journal of Sex Education and Therapies,  2(1), 1-15.  

Couldrick, L., Sadio, G., & Cross, V.  (2010).  Proposing a new sexual health model of practice for disability teams: The Recognition Model.  International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 17(6), 290-299.

Taylor, B., & Davis, S.  (2007).  The Extended PLISSIT Model for addressing the sexual wellbeing of Individuals with an acquired disability or chronic illness.  Sex & Disability, 25, 135-139.    

Episode 8: Putting the ASS in Assessment

Health Measures

HealthMeasures consists of four precise, flexible, and comprehensive measurement systems that assess physical, mental, and social health, symptoms, well-being and life satisfaction; along with sensory, motor, and cognitive function. 


Weinfurt, K. P., Lin, L., Bruner, D. W., Cyranowski, J. M., Dombeck, C. B., Hahn, E. A., . . . Flynn, K. E. (2015). Development and initial validation of the PROMIS((R)) Sexual Function and Satisfaction Measures Version 2.0. J Sex Med, 12(9), 1961-1974. doi:10.1111/jsm.12966

Episode 9: Own Your Own Shit with Dr. Mark


Haines, S. (2007). Healing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma. San Francisco, CA, Cleis Press Inc.

Maté, G. (2003). When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection. Hoboken, NJ, John WIley & Sons, Inc. (Sex and disabilities)

Rothschild, B. (2000). The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment. New York, NY, W. W. Norton & Company.

S. Pillai-Friedman & J.L. Ashline (2014) Women, breast cancer survivorship, sexual losses, and disenfranchised grief – a treatment model for clinicians, Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 29:4, 436-453,DOI: 10.1080/14681994.2014.934340 

van der Kolk, B. A. (2014). The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. New York, NY, Penguin Books.

Consultants on Sex & Disability:


Shanna Katz-Katari - AP soc. Work and Women’s Studies at UMich.  Academic articles on sex and disabilities, social justice. Trainings and workshops.

Mitch Tepper - Educator and Counselor, consultation, coaching.  

Robin Wilson-Beattie - Sex and disbaility educator, activist (T: @sexAbled)

Bethany Stevens - Disability consultant  - sexual health and politics of pleasure.  


AASECT's web page and list to find sex therapists:

World association of sexual health:

Episode 10: The Spectrum of Gender

Gender Spectrum 

Understanding Gender 

For information on having Gender Spectrum perform a training or professional development workshop you can contact Gender Spectrum at or by clicking the link below!

Episode 11: Let's Talk About Sex Teams

Episode 12: Pelvic Floor Therapy: Moving Beyond Kegel Exercises!

The Wild Orange Tree 

e-motion Therapy 


Episode 13: A Little Foreign Relations in Arizona

Society for the Study of Occupation: USA 

Episode 14: Sex Talk with The Autistic OT

Kupferstein, H.  (2018).  Evidence of increased PTSD symptoms in autistics exposed to applied behavioral analysis.  Advances in Autism, 4(1), 19-29.   

Episode 15: Getting Schooled on Sex

Craig, L., Cameron, J., & Longden, E.  (2017).  Work-related experiences of people who hear voices: An occupational perspective.  British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 80 (12), 707-716, doi:10.1177/0308022617714749

Episode 16: Day Drinking with K & JJ: A 2019 Climax

Episode 17: Flirting with the Therapeutic Relationship


Episode 18: Getting Kinky

Kink Aware Professionals 

Science of BDSM 

Tellier, S. (2017). Advancing the discourse: Disability and BDSM. Sex and Disability, 35, 485-493. doi:10.1007/s11195-017-9504-x

Episode 19: Accessible Sex Education: Addressing the Sexual Needs of Individuals with IDD

Episode 20: Pelvic Floor 2.0: Dilators, Vibes, & Lube, oh my!


OT Pioneers: An Introduction to Pelvic Floor Therapy Online Course

Intimate Rose dilator set

Lindsey's rehab recommendations

30 min lube lecture for OTs

Episode 21: Writing the Book on Sex and OT

Hattjar, B.  (2017).  Addressing sexual activity: A structured method for assisting clients with intimacy.  OT Practice, 22(19).  8-12.  

Hattjar, B.  (2012).  Sexuality and occupational therapy: Strategies for persons with disabilities.  AOTA Press.