Positive Sexuality Day 2022 Presentations

10:15-10:30 Brad Sagarin: The Hormonal Effects of Consensual BDSM Activities

10:15-10:30 Brad Sagarin: The Hormonal Effects of Consensual BDSM Activities

Recent evidence suggests that a substantial minority of people fantasize about or participate in BDSM (Bondage & Discipline, Dominance & Submission, Sadism & Masochism). In this workshop, we review research on the hormonal effects of consensual BDSM activities, including the impact of topping and bottoming on cortisol and testosterone and a comparison of BDSM practitioners and non-practitioners on beta-endorphins, endocannabinoids, and cortisol.

10:30-11:00

11:00-12:00

12:00-12:15 CPS Programs

12:00-12:15 CPS Programs

Meet some of our volunteers and learn about our programs.

12:45-1:15 River Drosera: Embodied pleasure- Guided journey into the body

12:45-1:15 River Drosera: Embodied pleasure- Guided journey into the body

Your entire body has the potential to be a source of pleasure and erotic enjoyment. For many of us, we have been told that pleasure and sexual feelings are restricted to just our genitals, but pleasure can be much more expansive than that. We can experience pleasure all over our bodies! In this practice, River will gently guide participants into bringing loving awareness and attention to their bodies and sensations. River’s intention is that participants leave with a practice they weave into their daily life with simple tools to track and talk about their body’s sensations.

You are welcome to show up to this as you are and can participate in as little or as much of this as you like. It’s recommended to bring water and a journal, and wear comfy clothing.

River Drosera is dedicated to supporting queers and women with embodied boundary and consent practices, scar tissue remediation, and re-connecting to the erotic body after trauma.

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