We are pleased to announce that the CFP for the 5th annual AltSex NYC Conference is now open!  The conference will be held on Friday, May 1, 2020, and we are accepting submissions now through September 15, 2019.

Please note that this year’s theme is Sexual Self-Reclamation. Our goal as always is to provide an open forum to explore topics on the far reaches of sexuality. We are open-minded and open to suggestion on all new, intriguing, and thought-provoking presentations on alternative sexualities, but this year we would especially like to hear proposals on how alternative sexualities have been harnessed as a form of sexual self-reclamation.

Examples of topics that could fit this year’s theme include self-fetishization/objectification, the reappropriation of derogatory sexual terms (like queer and hoe), body modification, or the use of counterintuitive sexual practices to reframe difficult emotions or experiences (i.e., sexualizing shame, for instance).

We also request that speakers frame their presentations in an accessible manner, and format clinical information and/or research results in a way that can readily be distributed and consumed by lay audience and media.

If you would like to speak at the 5th annual AltSex NYC Conference, please submit your proposal by September 15, 2019 using this form: We will notify selected speakers by October 1, 2019.