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Male Surrogate Partner Helps Women Achieve Relationship Success, An interview with Andrew on MaxVanPraagTV, Empowering Dialogues on Love Intimacy & Sex.

In a recent article about SPT was written "The laws surrounding SPT are vague. There is no one particular law that says it’s legal, and no one particular law to state it’s illegal. But the fact that sex is an element of the therapy leaves a lot of people asking the question, is it prostitution? Those working in the field insist it’s not. Their reasoning? Clients are not paying for sex. They’re paying for therapy." Andrew attempts to make the difference crystal clear in this video:

Margie Nichols, Licensed Psychologist, Certified Sex Therapist, and Executive Director for the Center for Personal Growth, explains, from the perspective of a therapist, that SPT is legal and helpful.



The Male Surrogate Video. The following video, "The Male Surrogate: Past, Present, Future," was shown at the Western Region Conference for the Society of the Scientific Study of Sexuality (San Francisco, April 2011). Andrew speaks about 4 minutes into the video.


"The Sessions." A full-length feature film called "The Surrogate," starring Helen Hunt, John Hawkes, and William H. Macy, made its debut January 23rd, 2012 at the Sundance Film Festival. It is based on a real-life case of veteran Surrogate Partner Cheryl Cohen Greene. It was received by 2 standing ovations and won the Audience Award and the Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting. Its name was changed, and it was released as "The Sessions." This great video shows the cast and director Ben Lewin talking about the movie. For Andrew's opinion, see A Surrogate Partner's Perspective on "The Sessions."


Since the movie, Cheryl Cohen Greene has written a book and has agreed to do many interviews, of which the interview below is my favorite. Her warmth really comes through. She explains what parts of the movie are true to the actual experience and what parts were fabricated. She gives examples of the growth and transformation that can come from SPT, and she describes in an open-hearted way how the surrogate is vulnerable, as is the client.

Here's another great interview with Cheryl. She explains why in the real life situation that "The Sessions" was based on, the client (Mark) only wanted 6 sessions. She also talks about attachment. My favorite parts include when Cheryl talks about "priest juggling" and when the interviewer asks, "Why aren't we all doing this?"


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