Join Emily and Simone at 7:30 p.m. PDT on July 12 for “Is This Normal?” as they sit down with Dr. Hernando Chaves and discuss men’s sexuality. “Is This Normal?” airs live on Ustream at If you enter the chat room you will REALLY be part of the action!  

Dr. Chaves is a clinical sexologist, therapist, and sex educator in Los Angeles and he maintains a private practice in Beverly Hills. He is a professor of human sexuality at Orange Coast College and writes sexuality articles for He holds a psychology degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of San Diego and a human sexuality degree from the Institute for the Advanced Study for Human Sexuality. He is also on the board of directors for the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS).

Dr. Chaves has led workshops nationally and internationally and has been on TV, radio and the Internet promoting sexuality issues in a sex-positive and nonjudgmental manner. He can be found online at and and on Twitter at @Hernando_Chaves.

“Is This Normal?” is a webcast presented by The Center for Positive Sexuality on sex and sexual issues hosted by Emily Prior and Simone, The Filthy Book Reader.  The show is broadcast on our Ustream Channel. Viewing this show does not require a membership or age verification, however to chat with us during the show, you must create a Ustream Profile, that asks for birthdate, gender, and zip code. Clips from previous shows can be found on our Youtube Channel.

“Is This Normal?” deals with all sorts of sexual topics, ranging from basic sex education to gay and lesbian issues to kink and alternative sexualities. The show features guests from the academic field and from the various alternative lifestyles, reviews on current sex research and recent discoveries, sex in the news from around the world, demonstrations, and other fun stuff.

Ms Prior named the program based on her experiences in teaching and lecturing on sex and sexuality topics. “In all the consulting and teaching I’ve done, the most frequent question I get is “Am I normal?” or “Is this normal?”

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The Center for Positive Sexuality is a non-profit organization dedicated to the idea that people not only need to be educated about sex and sexuality, but that everyone needs to be able to see these topics portrayed from a positive, healthy perspective. Sex and sexuality are normal, natural parts of being human and should be explored as a part of everyone’s development. Our website is: