Videos & Podcasts


Esther Perel: “If it isn’t Sexual Addiction, what is it?”

Sexual Health
Why do we approach sexual health from a negative perspective? Doug shares his thoughts on this and the connection between sexual health and sexual addiction. We return to the topic again as a way to understand the interplay between safety and pleasure.

Martha Kauppi – Institute for Relational Intimacy

Out of Control Sexual Behavior
Martha discusses Out of Control Sexual Behavior with Doug Braun-Harvey in this 2 hour-long interview.

Clinton Powers Interviews Doug Braun-Harvey and Michael Vigorito

A new video interview of Doug Braun-Harvey and Michael Vigorito on their sexual health approach to working with men concerned with out of control sexual behavior is an excellent 45 minute curriculum resource for undergraduate and graduate classrooms.  Sydney Australia relationship counselor Clinton Power interviews the authors on their book “Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction” and guides the discussion to address the development, implementation and key concepts for therapists interested in collaborating with clients to define and live their personal vision of sexual health. I encourage educators to review the interview as a new educational resource to engage students in exploring sexual health principles as a framework for responding to men concerned about their sexual behavior.

The Missing Link: HIV and Sexual Health Conversation

Six fundamental sexual health principles guide clients toward a greater understanding of their current relationship with HIV. Linking sexual health principles within HIV services is a collaborative sexual health conversation that defines and supports each person’s personal vision of sexual health.

AASECT Summer Institute: Revisiting ‘Sex Addiction’ Faculty Interviews

One of our founders, Heather McPherson, LMFT, LPC-S recently had the privilege of interviewing some of the brightest minds in the sexual health field. This will be a series of videos with 8 faculty members from the recent AASECT Summer Institute which was titled: Revisiting ‘Sex Addiction’: Transformative Ways to Address Out of Control Sexual Behavior.
The first interview is with Doug Braun-Harvey, MFT, CPG, CST, Co-director of the summer institute alongside Susan Stiritz. They accomplished their goal of putting together a wonderful institute!

Podcasts / Audio Only Interviews

The Better Sex Podcast #108

My guest, the sexuality educator, author, trainer, and psychotherapist Doug Braun Harvey is here to share his knowledge on an important distinction in the sexual health realm: Out of Control Sexual Behavior (OCSB).

Intimate Judaism: A Jewish Approach to Intimacy, Sexuality, and Relationships

Join Rabbi Scott Kahn and Talli Rosenbaum as they discuss the six principles of sexual health, and how they conflict with or align with Jewish values.

It’s Not About the Sex

In this informative podcast, we welcome San Diego-based sexual health author, trainer, and psychotherapist, Douglas Braun-Harvey. His recent book “Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction” sets the stage for a lively discussion about his sexual health model. Braun-Harvey offers us easy-to-understand ways of conceptualizing out of control sexual behaviors as a sexual health problem and not a disease or addiction.

Tim Norton – Hard Conversations

This week Tim speaks with Doug Braun Harvey, creator of the Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior (OCSB) model.  The two discuss the general tenets of using sex as a way of coping with anxiety, and of course, the impact of OCSB on erections!

Understanding “Sex Addiction” and Erectile "Dysfunction"

On Listening: with Doug-Braun Harvey

In this episode Doug listens in a manner that is unfamiliar yet highly attuned. We talk about the gift of interrupting, how to receive praise, and the stories we tell ourselves as listeners; stories which interrupt our focus on the person to whom we are listening.

Smart Sex, Smart Love with Dr Joe Kort

A certified group Therapist, Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor and Certified Sex Therapist, Doug chats to Joe about Out of Control Sexual Behaviors, (OCSB) versus “Sex Addiction” on this week’s Smart Sex, Smart Love podcast.

Goopfellas: The Sexual Lives of Men

Braun-Harvey explains how erotic conflicts arise in relationships—and how to work through them. He also makes a case for reframing pornography: Let’s start by calling it sexual imagery, he says. 

Sex Talk with Erika Miley

We cover the distance around how therapists can feel icky about sex because they’re not immune to the cultural shame around sexuality. That shame impacts how we need to challenge the discomfort around sex and clients. We also talk about the 6 S’s.

Therapist Uncensored

Doug Braun-Harvey discusses “Sexual Vitality, Refreshing our Understanding of Sexual Health” on this edition of Therapist Uncensored.

Therapist Uncensored

This is the second half of a conversation with Doug Braun-Harvey,  discussing the six principles of sexual health.

Ignite Intimacy

Addiction, sexuality, the power of learning and facilitating sexual health conversations, consent and pleasure.

Mormon Matters Interview

Doug Braun-Harvey discusses OCSB Theory in Sexual Health and Vulnerability Factors in an interview on Mormon Matters. Audio Only.

Mormon Matters (Part 2)

Doug Braun-Harvey discusses OCSB Theory in Sexual Health and Vulnerability Factors in an interview on Mormon Matters. Audio Only.