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 10, 2019

When Your Existence is Resistance: Sexual Expression as an Empowerment Tool for People With Disabilities
9AM  -  10AM
When Your Existence is Resistance: Sexual Expression as an Empowerment Tool for People With Disabilities
210 W 50th St, NYC

When Your Existence is Resistance: Sexual Expression as an Empowerment Tool for People With Disabilities

People with disabilities (PWD) advocate daily for access and inclusion in their communities and society. When PWD express and explore sexuality, it is an act of resistance against the able-bodied culturally-influenced and accepted sexual expressive norms. The development of the elements of resilience in individuals and communities can help protect and promote the sexual health […]

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Break
10AM  -  10:15AM
Break
210 W 50th St, NYC
Domination after Dialysis
10:15AM  -  10:45AM
Domination after Dialysis
210 W 50th St, NYC

Domination after Dialysis

This workshop focuses on ways that people managing chronic illness can use BDSM relationships as a source of resilience, confidence and strength during the adjustment period that necessarily follows major changes to the body. The workshop is presented using the transformative power of personal story telling and centers the story of my mother, whose late-life […]

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Understanding Kink Accessibility
10:45AM  -  11:15AM
Understanding Kink Accessibility
210 W 50th St, NYC

Understanding Kink Accessibility

Many workshops and education facilitators will say that their content is accessible without really thinking about or understanding what accessibility means. What accommodations are included for people with physical disabilities? Mental illness? Chronic illness whose symptoms wax and wane? How to go about attracting, welcoming and adapting instruction to suit people with a variety of […]

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Break
11:15AM  -  11:30AM
Break
210 W 50th St, NYC
Towards a Concept of the Queerly Divine in India
11:30AM  -  12PM
Towards a Concept of the Queerly Divine in India
210 W 50th St, NYC

Towards a Concept of the Queerly Divine in India

As one of the most popular deities in contemporary Hindu worship, representations of Krishna as the divine lover are ubiquitous throughout South Asia. In recent years however, Krishna’s sexualized and eroticized iconography has also become a source of political capital for queer Hindu devotees and activists throughout India, especially those who continue to fight against […]

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Barriers to Coming Out in Immigrant Communities
12PM  -  12:30PM
Barriers to Coming Out in Immigrant Communities
210 W 50th St, NYC

Barriers to Coming Out in Immigrant Communities

As an immigrant from Iran and someone who identifies as polyamorous, queer and kinky, I have noticed different challenges in coming out to family than some of my peers who identify as white and were born in the United States. Most of the barriers I experienced felt personal until I noticed clients and other immigrant-identified […]

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The Flux and Nuance of Sexual Orientation
2PM  -  2:30PM
The Flux and Nuance of Sexual Orientation
210 W 50th St, NYC

The Flux and Nuance of Sexual Orientation

Is sexual orientation just about gender? Can a sexual orientation change? What parts of sexuality are actually fixed? So what counts as a sexual orientation? Identities like pansexual, sapiosexual, asexual, and demisexual reflect shifts in how we conceive of sexual orientation. We can also apply an orientation model to other aspects of our sexual identities, […]

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The Influence of ABDL Behaviors on Negative Emotions
2:30PM  -  3PM
The Influence of ABDL Behaviors on Negative Emotions
210 W 50th St, NYC

The Influence of ABDL Behaviors on Negative Emotions

Age play—also known as ABDL, or Adult Baby/Diaper Lover, in the community—is an umbrella term for those who identify as adult babies, diaper fetishists, littles, middles, and age players. Research shows that while many from this community recommend others seek help from the mental health community, few take their own advice. This is influenced by their […]

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Break
3PM  -  3:15PM
Break
210 W 50th St, NYC
Sex Work After SESTA
3:15PM  -  4:15PM
Sex Work After SESTA
210 W 50th St, NYC

Sex Work After SESTA

In April of 2018, Congress passed one of the most sweeping blows to the health, safety and human rights of people who trade sex in recent memory. In a vast expansion of civil liability through imprecise language and hyperbolic public rhetoric, Congress made it almost impossible for websites which offered some of the most essential […]

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Break
4:15  -  4:30PM
Break
210 W 50th St, NYC
Influences on Trans Desire and Sexual Expression
4:30PM  -  5:30PM
Influences on Trans Desire and Sexual Expression
210 W 50th St, NYC

Influences on Trans Desire and Sexual Expression

My talk will combine personal narrative storytelling with a presentation of data and photographs illustrating resiliency factors in transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) communities. As a transgender person, I experienced so many pivotal moments that shaped my sexuality, not only due to being trans, but also related to the realities associated with having been a […]

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Q&A Panel: Alt Sex and Resistance
5:30PM  -  6:15PM
Q&A Panel: Alt Sex and Resistance
210 W 50th St, NYC

Q&A Panel: Alt Sex and Resistance

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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