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Gender—broadly considered a two dimensional phenomenon described as male-or-female—is both the site of and cause of great personal and cultural suffering. The reason for this is that multi-dimensional understanding of gender by an increasing number of people has reached a cultural tipping point resulting in a painful clash of belief systems. The resolution lies in […]Click for more information on 'Trans, Just For The Fun Of It: The Compassionate Practice of Gender in Four Dimensions'
Queer and Trans [qt] Porn embodies the symbolization of sexual self-reclamation through objectification of the self as subject-object, as other. We will explore some current qt porn makers and T4T as a self-fetishization/objectification, as it embodies reclamation, self-love and community-love that is healing. The empowerment of disabled qt individuals in sex work as a means […]Click for more information on 'Queer and Trans Porn Embody Sexual Self-Reclamation through Objectification of the Self as Other'
For most of us, sex is a subjective, lived experience that is as unique as our genetic make-up, our upbringing, our thoughts, values, feelings, beliefs and ideas. It is through our erotic interactions, or the absence thereof, that we form aspects of our fluid and mutable erotic paths and identities. Despite the abundance sexually explicit […]Click for more information on 'Reclaiming Shame—When Porn Informs Therapy'
Convenience samples, social media, and anecdotes suggest that sexual behaviors sometimes described as rough sex have become more common in the United States. However, little has been known about these behaviors at the population level. In a US nationally representative probability survey of Americans ages 14 to 40, we examined the prevalence of diverse sexual […]Click for more information on 'Diverse Sexual Behaviors in the United States'
In an era of “toxic masculinity,” sex panic, social isolation, and the eradication of safe spaces for men, it’s all the more critical that we identify and create opportunities for men to connect and heal from sexual repression. Bate culture, centered on the social network Bateworld, offers men a community grounded in mutual affirmation and […]Click for more information on 'Bate On, Bros: A Safe Space to Heal Sexual Shame for Men Who Like to Masturbate'
Can sex work be a healing modality? What does hands-on sexual healing look like? In my own life, unprocessed trauma both led me to sex work and was healed by it. Sex work was a place where I could re-learn bodily autonomy and boundaries and overcome body dysmorphia – while being financially rewarded for the […]Click for more information on 'Healing Through Whoredom: From Patriarchy to Embodiment'
A few days after Backpage was shut down by federal authorities, Public Law 115-164, better known as FOSTA-SESTA, became US law in 2017. The stated goal of this law was to reduce human trafficking by amending section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. What the law has actually done is put increased pressure on Internet […]Click for more information on 'Erased – The Impact of FOSTA-SESTA and the Removal of Backpage 2020'
We live in a technology-driven and fast pace age in which we are constantly one swipe away from our next relationship and flooded with options upon options for hookups. But what about the people who have a different way of you’ve ever found yourself to be one of those people who rarely develop crushes, can’t […]Click for more information on 'Can You Be Demisexual and Still Swipe Right?'
Relationship Anarchy works to relate to others in a way that is less defined by expectations, assumptions, rules, and obligations. It is a philosophy and practice grounded in respect for autonomy, authentic co-willing, consent, and anti-authoritarianism. It questions the conventional social norms, beliefs, and customs around relationships such as ownership, scarcity and entitlement. Relationship Anarchy […]Click for more information on 'Relationship Anarchy as a Tool for Empowerment'
In some poly relationships, individuals believe that they should invest more time in relational building and maintenance and they have difficulty negotiating and navigating appropriate boundaries with forming attachments with partner(s). In these relationships, partner(s) may want time or space in order to take care of themselves differently than they would if their partner is […]Click for more information on '“I love you but you need to take yo’ ass home”—Boundary Formation, Maintenance, and Severance in Polyamorous Relationships'
The Q&A panel is not included in the continuing education credits, which means that professionals who would like 6 CEs have the option of leaving after the last speaker preceding the Q&A panel. Having said that, the Q&A is everyone’s opportunity to ask any and all questions about any of the speakers talks, or anything […]Click for more information on 'Q&A Panel: Alt Sex and Sexual Self-Reclamation'