Revolutionary Sex

April 14 – 17, 2011
Hilton San Francisco Financial District Hotel

The modern American sexual revolution began 50 years ago. Still considered a crime scene by some, San Francisco launched a national reinvention of sex. In this city by the Bay from which sprang the Summer of Love, polyamory, hippies, sexual experimentation, the gay rights movement, BDSM communities, and the unionization of sex workers-to name just a few-we’ll gather to take a breath and reflect upon what has been accomplished, where we are, and directions for the future. Prepare yourself for the 2011 SSSS-WR conference: Revolutionary Sex.

We’ve witnessed the repudiation of long held misconceptions about sex and established a science of sex that now forms a complex body of epidemiological, biomedical, psychological, sociological, anthropological and clinical knowledge. This was accomplished through alliances and collaborations, amid conflict and controversy. Today we’re contending with polarities and commonalities among sexologists, clinicians, researchers, educators and policymakers. The visionaries among us will continue this legacy through imagining and predicting the innovative cultural and scientific paradigm shifts essential for this ongoing revolution.

As of this date, confirmed plenary speakers include: Josh Sides, Ph.D., author, Erotic City: Sexual Revolutions and the Making of Modern San Francisco; Michael Reece, Ph.D., co-author, National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D., author, Prime: Adventures and Advice on Sex, Love, and the Sensual Years; and Irwin Goldstein, M.D., Director, San Diego Sexual Medicine and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Sexual Medicine.