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The 4Cs in a Pandemic

Each of us at the Center for Positive Sexuality are feeling the effects of COVID-19 in different ways.

We tend to do a large portion of our work remotely in the best of times because our amazing volunteers (and interns!) are spread all around the country,

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A Quick Overview of What’s to Come at #SexPosCon2020

Positive Sexuality Encourages Peacemaking. Not only is this the theme of our second SexPosCon, but it is also one of the 8 Dimensions of Positive Sexuality. Another dimension is that Positive Sexuality Welcomes Multiple Ways of Knowing.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Andrew Pari, LCSW

Andrew Pari, LCSW, distinguished speaker, and Center for Positive Sexuality Board Member, is not one to shy away from difficult topics. In fact, he likes to address them head on. Where many see taboo or controversial topics, Andrew sees access points to understanding and healing. As we talked about in our interview,

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Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Jeremy Thomas

The Center for Positive Sexuality is strengthened and enriched by each of our board members, researchers, interns, and volunteers. This month’s Spotlight interviewee is no exception.

Dr. Jeremy N. Thomas, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Positive Sexuality, received his Ph.D.

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What is ‘Positive Sexuality,’ Anyway?

At the Center for Positive Sexuality, we’re excited so many people are participating in the “sex positive” movement. However, it seems like “positive sexuality” or being “sex positive” are ubiquitous terms these days and as often happens with buzzwords the core meaning gets lost in translation. Being sex positive doesn’t mean being positive or enthusiastic about sex,

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Call for Proposals | #SexPosCon18

The First Positive Sexuality Conference Call for Proposals: “Strengths, Well-Being, and Happiness”

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Proposals for the first Positive Sexuality Conference is now open!  The conference will be held May 18-19, 2018 in sunny Burbank, CA. We are accepting submissions through October 31,

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Center for Positive Sexuality to Present on ‘BDSM as Leisure’ at 2017 CARAS Conference

We are pleased to announce that there will be a strong presence by Center for Positive Sexuality at the upcoming 2017 CARAS Alternative Sexualities Conference in Chicago. The theme of this year’s conference is Cultural Shifts: Media, Identity, Diversity and Alternative Sexualities.

Executive Director Emily Prior and Director of Research DJ Williams will be joined in a panel presentation by fellow researchers Thea Alvarado,

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Center for Positive Sexuality at UCLA’s #Sextravaganza for the Third Year in a Row

Last week, Center for Positive Sexuality was thrilled to attend UCLA’s Sextravaganza event as a part of their larger Sex Week. This was our third year tabling at the event, sharing information with students, faculty, staff, and others about all the education and research our organization does.

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Volunteer Spotlight: CPS Executive Director Emily Prior

My first exposure to the Center for Positive Sexuality happened when I was an undergrad at CSUN. As a psych major minoring in human sexuality I was in my element the day that a panel came to my class. I felt a bit like an outsider because I was genuinely,

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Movie Review: Best and Most Beautiful Things

Disclaimer: This post is not meant to be a review of documentaries in general or whether they could have dived deeper into Michele’s story and sex and disability in general. (Spoiler: Of course they could have.) Center for Positive Sexuality is not a group who claims to be film critics.

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