Scientific Boners: Sexual Pleasure in Research and Professional Societies
Since Kinsey’s groundbreaking work on human sexual behavior, the scientific study of sexual pleasure has often been ridiculed. In the modern field of sexual education, a huge gulf exists between the culturally safe subject of sexual health and the risqué research on sexual pleasure. The professionals who attempt to do credible work on the latter are often shamed, discredited, or even ostracized for their endeavors.
Is there a way to make these two worlds co-exist? Yes!
In this workshop, participants will learn about the leading organizations and individuals working to bridge the gaps between sexual pleasure and health, as well as how to advocate for the inclusion of sexual pleasure into scientific inquiry. Attendees will walk away with skills to better handle the backlash that can (and often will) erupt when discussing “controversial” matters. With style and grace, you too can learn how to stand strong and proud for sex positive education.