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From the Streets to the Screen- Sex Work and Activism with Nina Hartley and jessica drake

August 16 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Yes, All Genders: How to Normalize and Include Trans Bodies and Pleasure in Adult Sex Ed

August 16 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm


WORKSHOP CANCELLED While trans rights are making huge strides globally at present, many sexual health and pleasure resources for adults still reference "male" and "female" sexuality in ways that link genitals with gender experience. Transgender men, women, and non-binary individuals-as well as their partners-are often left out of sexuality workshops and sexual health messaging, in part because educators aren't sure how to best address their needs without alienating a general audience. Transgender sex educators Alex S. Morgan and Liam Marcus…

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Aro Eros Arrows

August 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Mx. Michón Neal

WORKSHOP CANCELLED If aromantic people primarily desire friendship or nonromantic partnerships over romance, then how can they practice any recognized form of non-monogamy? And polyamory - the practice of having multiple intimate, loving relationships - is just for romantic people, right? The truth is, being aromantic or asexual usually means there's an emphasis on friendship, which is inherently non-monogamous. Being aromantic means loving a bit differently, but in ways that matter just as much. Knowledge about these experiences and identities…

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Balancing Your Becky: Continuing White Female Accountability

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Presenters: Lindsey Cain, Bryce Komaroff

Balancing Your Becky seeks to continue a critical conversation started last year at #SFS18. During our last session, Acknowledging Your Becky: An Exercise in White Female Accountability, participants were eager to discuss and demonstrate knowledge of the ways in which white women create and perpetuate racial tensions within the media, history, and popular culture. While this is a start, many participants left asking for more, realizing more work needs to be done in order to assess the role all white…

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Talking to Religiously Conservative Teens about Sex

August 17 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Presenters: Mariam I. Williams, Janielle Bryan

As many of us embrace this era of sexual liberation, we often forget about populations whose religious beliefs permit sexual activity only within heterosexual marriage. We may also forget that many people within these populations are teenagers--the very group that may have the most questions about sex and sexuality. We know proper sex education empowers teens and helps them prevent pregnancy and STDs, but what about when the information teens desire about sex is also spiritual in nature. What is…

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Talking Kink with a Shrink

August 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenters: Ignixia Roberts, Colby A., MFT

Ever wonder how to talk kink and alternative relationships with your therapist? For this discussion you'll be able to ask those nerve-wracking questions to two sex positive professionals: a licensed marriage and family therapist and a professional kink educator! We'll talk about overcoming shame, unlearning default judgments, and how to best open up communication.Attendees will have the ability to ask questions anonymously, or directly if they'd like, as well as hear some of the more common questions we get online…

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