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Understanding Personal Lubricants

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

Presenter: Aly Geisler

This workshop is meant to expand beyond the current base-line understanding of personal lubricants, as researched and presented by an educator working in a health and education based sex store. There is a trend for sex educators to encourage lubricant use for all as a means to reduce shame, enhance the sexual experience, and promote sexual wellness. This prompt often leaves out crucial nuances regarding the possible sexual health implications of the most common personal lubricants. Recommendations to use boutique…

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The Crisis is Now: How You Can Make a Difference in the Fight for Global Health & Rights

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

Presenter: Bergen Cooper

The reproductive and sexual rights and health of people worldwide is in peril.  But you can help address this crisis, here’s how: In December, The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), in partnership with the Global Women’s Institute at the George Washington University, created the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Index: Grading U.S. Global Health Assistance. This first‐of­‐its‐kind index critically assesses the U.S. government’s work on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in global health assistance and holds it accountable…

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Sex Education as a Radical Tool for Criminal Justice Reform

August 17 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Presenters: Jennifer L. Pollitt, PhD, Richard A. Shore, Esq.

This workshop offers participants an opportunity to re-imagine sexuality education as one of the most important tools in revolutionizing our criminal-legal system in the fight towards sexual freedom, equality and transformational justice. We know that comprehensive sex ed is so much more than just public health initiatives, visibility for LGBTQ2SIA communities and teaching about pleasure. When done well, sex ed deconstructs privilege and power, engenders sexual and erotic agency, reduces shame and creates space for accountability, empathy and compassion. These…

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