Thumbnail Filmstrip of Panel - Men Using the Program to Further Intimacy (2005) [CD] Images
Marvin talks about learning to be present with a person, reciprocation of sharing, and boundaries. Maternal and extended family still brings up lots of "toxicity," and the old cultural messages of being a Mexican-American male, and the "macho" image, and what that means to him.
Jeffrey shares his recovery from a lifetime of frequent and unsafe sex with people including prostitutes to a life of sobriety. After 11 years of sobriety, a relapse brought him still deeper on his journey. Intimacy, he says, is being fully present with another person and feeling pure love.
George talks about recovering from anorexia as a gay man. He shares a background of feeling hated, of violent homophobia, and being in a society that promotes homophobia. He has worked to try to bridge the gap between heterosexual and homosexual men, and men in general.