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Trigger Warning: This episode talks explicitly about sex…including rape.

This is the last of a three-part series dissecting the documentary “Shiny, Happy People.” The conversation would not be complete without having a conversation about “Purity Culture.”

Our guest today is Jane Ryan—a licensed marriage and family therapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist who works with couples harmed by the culture.

About Jane:

As an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Jane helps clients explore their narratives, emotions, and experiences of sexuality in a sex-positive, non-
judgmental context.

She specializes in helping clients heal from purity culture teachings and sexual shame.

Jane guides clients through a process of acknowledgment of how they have been harmed, research-based sex education, and deconstruction of shame. Clients are gently and fiercely supported as they heal from oppressive beliefs about sex.

Her work empowers clients to reclaim their birthright to pleasure and cultivate erotic liberation.

Connect with her online at and on Instagram.

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Jane Ryan, M.A., LMFT, CST

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