Call for Proposals


The CFP for the 5th annual AltSex NYC Conference (which will be held on Friday, May 1, 2020) is closed—stay tuned for next year’s CFP!    

Please note that this year’s theme is Sexual Self-Reclamation. Our goal as always is to provide an open forum to explore topics on the far reaches of sexuality. We are open-minded and open to suggestion on all new, intriguing, and thought-provoking presentations on alternative sexualities, but this year we would especially like to hear proposals on how alternative sexualities have been harnessed as a form of sexual self-reclamation.

Examples of topics that could fit this year’s theme include self-fetishization/objectification, the reappropriation of derogatory sexual terms (like queer and hoe), body modification, or the use of counterintuitive sexual practices to reframe difficult emotions or experiences (i.e., sexualizing shame, for instance).

We request that speakers frame their presentations in an accessible manner, and format clinical information and/or research results in a way that can readily be distributed and consumed by lay audience and media. Selected speakers will receive free entry to the conference. 

If you would like to speak at the 5th annual AltSex NYC Conference, please fill out and submit the form below by September 15, 2019.

  • Please click the button below to upload your CV; maximum file size is 100MB.
  • Include 3 learning objectives (see formatting example below).
  • Include 3 references to the literature that informs your presentation.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, tif, png.
    Please upload a headshot for use on the website; higher resolution photos always work best.
  • Please include any additional information that you would like us to know about you or your work. You may also use this space to ask questions or send comments to the conference organizers.


Please use the following example of learning objectives to format yours, using words such as define, identify, discuss, illustrate, explain, compare, evaluate, apply, analyze to describe specific and measurable behaviors and concepts.

At the conclusion of this event, participants will be able to:

  • Define edge play and identify different types of psychological edge play.
  • Identify several frameworks in understanding the intersection between psychology and sexuality.
  • Discuss different ways that psychological edge play can be experienced as healing and empowering.

Registration Opens December 15, 2020

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