Embracing Multiple Types of Sex Positive Knowledge
An online workshop on how we build and embody sex-positive knowledge
Registration opens August 1 and will close September 4, or when we hit capacity.
Positive sexuality incorporates knowledge and methods from multiple disciplines, including medicine and public health, social and behavioral sciences, and the arts and humanities.
Our featured panel of scholars and practitioners will highlight different perspectives on doing sex-positive work through fields of academic research, clinical practice, and community engagement. (Speakers to be announced soon!)
This interactive workshop will also invite participants to engage in individual reflection and group discussion. We will explore together the kinds of research and personal experience we use to learn about new sexuality topics, what it means in each of our fields to “know” something about sexuality, and how we can put sex-positive values into practice in all our work.
This workshop is open to students and professionals of all kinds and experience levels.
Established in 2007, the Center for Positive Sexuality is a 501c3 non-profit educational and research association. Our mission is to address social issues through sex positive research and education. We do this through educational presentations, a peer-review journal and conference, support for research affiliates, and a professional certification program.
This event counts for the workshop component of our Sex-Positive Professional Certification Program, but you do not need to be enrolled in the certification program to participate in this workshop. We will provide a brief overview of the certification during the session.
Confirmed Presenters! August 11, 2020
We are happy to announce the speakers for the Workshop!
Prause earned her PhD
in clinical science focused on neuroscience and statistics at Indiana
University, Bloomington. She also is a licensed psychologist in California. Her
research focuses on the physiology of sexual response, from desire through
orgasm physiology, with a goal to identify ways sexual stimulation can benefit
Henry is an educator,
facilitator, counsellor, and theatre artist with university qualifications in
Theatre Arts, Psychology and Human Sexuality. She uses her combination of
specialties for the benefit of her clients and students, in an environment that
is healthy, fun, productive and most of all, safe and non-judgemental.
Hughes is a PhD
candidate at the University of California, Santa Cruz who studies the
psychology of kink, BDSM, and sexual fetishism. His work has appeared in
peer-reviewed academic journals, as well as Vice, The Savage Lovecast,
Psychology Today, and Insider.
panelist to be announced!