Aired Thursday, 1 June 2017, 4:00 PM ET
Animated Sex: The Spirituality of Eros with Dr. Jakob Pastoetter
Although there was never in the history of mankind more visual sex and general information about sex readily available, many people suffer from low libido and general disinterest in sex. Sexologists usually try to cure this with even more information and concentration on sex, and for many people that might be helpful because they have no words of their own to articulate their sexual needs and desires. But there are those others for whom this doesn’t work because they suffer from a kind of sex poisoning. This can only be cured by going back to the roots which aren’t anatomical, technical, or visual but primordial, archaic, and spiritual. Sex as “just sex” quickly becomes empty and shallow if the connection to Eros gets cut. Eros is not just the chubby little angel with bow and arrow but is the primordial god of procreation who emerged self-formed at the dawn of creation. Eros was the driving force behind the generation of new life in the cosmos. With Martha Lee Jakob Pastoetter will discuss his importance for cultivating polarity, nourishing creativity, and developing spiritual connectivity with life to discover our full sexual potential. Excursions will lead to Astrology, Sex Magick, Qigong, Tantra and the Jungian concepts of Animus and Anima.
About the Guest: Dr. Jakob Pastoetter
Dr. Jakob Pastoetter started as a very spiritually interested teenager, delved then into cultural anthropology, developed a taste for sexology while doing research at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, wrote his doctoral thesis on Hardcore Pornography and the Constrain to Self-constrain Mechanisms of the Civilizing Process it is entangled in – Question: Why were Sexually Explicit Pictures only developed as an Entertainment Medium in the Postindustrialized Western societies. He got his Ph.D. in Education at Humboldt University, and finally became an ABS certified Clinical Sexologist at the American Academy of Clinical Sexology in 2003, teaching and tutoring there since 15 years while doing research, media work, and sex, couple, and life counseling as President of the German Society for Social Scientific Sexuality Research. He started organizing the prestigious biannual conferences of DGSS. Since 2014 he also provided sexual counseling for bi-national couples in English and German via Skype.
Right now he is the Editor of a German-English book series “Sexuality Crosswise” with Springer Science and is writing a book on “The Development of German Sex Education”.