Sessions

PROGRAM APPROVED: The AltSexNYC Conference has been approved by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as a continuing education provider (# 0314) for licensed social workers. Attendees will receive 6 NYS SW CE Credits.

PROGRAM APPROVED:  This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 6 AASECT CE Credits. These CE Credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

May 14, 2021

JOIN US ON ZOOM
9AM  -  9:30AM
JOIN US ON ZOOM
Zoom

JOIN US ON ZOOM

Please join the conference from the unique link that will be sent to you from Zoom. Please do not share this link with anyone, as only one person per link will be admitted, and you will not be allowed to attend if someone else uses your link.

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Sex Is More than Sex
9:45AM  -  10:45AM
Sex Is More than Sex
Zoom

Sex Is More than Sex

Sexuality is more than the act of sex, it is actually self-expression, who we are and where we are in society today.

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Kinky Somatics and the Diverse Bodymind
10:45AM  -  11:15AM
Kinky Somatics and the Diverse Bodymind
Zoom

Kinky Somatics and the Diverse Bodymind

Somatics and vagal toning are two known ways of reducing anxiety and regulating the nervous system. Somatics is, very basically, gentle movement and/or intentional bodily engagement, while vagal toning refers to the act of stimulating the vagus nerve, the 10th cranial nerve and a fundamental component of the parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system. […]

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Healing The Erotic Self: Somatic Sex Therapy
11:15AM  -  11:45AM
Healing The Erotic Self: Somatic Sex Therapy
Zoom

Healing The Erotic Self: Somatic Sex Therapy

Somatic sexology is not a new concept to sexology (sex education & sex therapy), but often seen as fringe because it teaches client’s how to improve their mind-body connection (experience-focus) which is unlike traditional sex therapy’s sensate focus (i.e. outcome/orgasm-focus). Like many other helping professions, sexology must undergo a transformation to disrupt and de-center dominant […]

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Human Sexuality through the Lens of Participatory Creativity
12:15PM  -  1PM
Human Sexuality through the Lens of Participatory Creativity
Zoom

Human Sexuality through the Lens of Participatory Creativity

There it was, right in the description of the event itself: “Be creative.” We have taken the instructions very seriously. What does it mean to be creative and how does the idea of creativity apply to sexuality, sexual practices and sexual therapeutics. First, we need a definition of creativity that can be operationalized with respect […]

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Pandemics and Pacifiers: Ageplay in the Age of COVID
1PM  -  1:30PM
Pandemics and Pacifiers: Ageplay in the Age of COVID
Zoom

Pandemics and Pacifiers: Ageplay in the Age of COVID

It is already well established that regression is a common behavior in response to prolonged stress. But what happens when this regression occurs in individuals who are already regressed? This presentation will explore the practices of ageplay, with particular focus on how these practices have played out during the COVID-19 pandemic. The outcomes of these […]

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Menopause – Agent of Queerness?
1:30PM  -  2PM
Menopause – Agent of Queerness?
Zoom

Menopause – Agent of Queerness?

We are still not taught properly about menopause, and much suffering is caused by both its sometimes slow, yet constantly surprising, appearance, and its impact on the body and sexual desire. Unfortunately, the way menopause is portrayed in the mainstream media is highly cis het normative and ageist, and is alienating to many queer people […]

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Tracing Masculinities through European Gay Ethnic Pornography
2:15PM  -  2:45PM
Tracing Masculinities through European Gay Ethnic Pornography
Zoom

Tracing Masculinities through European Gay Ethnic Pornography

As a relatively common phenomenon in European representations of gay sexuality and masculinity, ‘ethnic’ pornography has been a constantly growing market over the last 30 years. As part of this phenomenon, Germany has also produced around 49 films of gay ‘ethnic’ pornography that are produced in Turkey. All of these films were produced by two […]

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Queer(ing) Sex Spaces/Queerly Reimagining Sexual Spatialities
2:45PM  -  3:15PM
Queer(ing) Sex Spaces/Queerly Reimagining Sexual Spatialities
Zoom

Queer(ing) Sex Spaces/Queerly Reimagining Sexual Spatialities

Shared social and socializing spaces remain critical sites of validation for sexual and gender identities. Who is permitted through the door and which bodies are taken into consideration of site specific design and instrumentation informs their legibility and subsequent legitimization. These constituting dynamics are even more imperative for non-hetero and/or non-cis communities whom the public […]

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Playing in Purpose: The Art of Designing Adult Play
3:15PM  -  4:15PM
Playing in Purpose: The Art of Designing Adult Play
Zoom

Playing in Purpose: The Art of Designing Adult Play

What do a professional dominatrix/somatic sexologist and a game designer have in common and what can we learn form their art forms for our own date nights? Join Allen Turner, Afro-indigenous game designer/dancer and Artemisia de Vine, retired sex worker, turned erotic psyche specialist and purposeful play date choreographer as they discuss the intersections of […]

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Q&A Panel: Sexuality and Creativity
4:15PM  -  4:30PM
Q&A Panel: Sexuality and Creativity
Zoom

Q&A Panel: Sexuality and Creativity

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 […]

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