Dear Friends and Colleagues,

This is to let you know that Emily E. Prior is going to be the featured guest on the Reverend Mel Live Show on on Monday, June 8 at 8 p.m. PST. The topic for the evening will be how BDSM and other alternate sexualities are taught today at the university level.

For a very long time the only context in which alternate sexuality was taught in colleges and universities was as a form of abnormal psychology. Alternate sexualities such as homosexuality, polyamory, fetishism and SM were considered to be and taught as deviant and pathological. With the advent of new research and the changing of classifications in the DSM Manual, most alternate sexualities are taught differently today, from a fresh approach that seeks to understand rather than judge; that seeks to enlighten rather than prejudice the minds of future therapists and investigators.

Drawing from her personal experiences in the academic field, Ms. Prior will discuss how things have changed for the better in the university setting, and what more change still needs to take place.

We invite everyone to listen to the program and call in with questions and comments!

Emily Prior is Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Positive Sexuality. She holds a degree in Psychology, with studies in Human Sexuality that have taken her from The Center for Sex & Gender Research at Cal State Northridge to The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender & Reproduction located at Indiana University. Most recently, she presented a paper on behalf of the Community-Academic Consortium for Research of Alternative Sexualities (CARAS) at the most recent conference of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT) in Phoenix.

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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: .