The Center for Positive Sexuality still has time slots available this fall for presentations. Most presentations include an informative 15-20 minute PowerPoint describing the topic, offering terms and definitions, and information from current research when appropriate. Some presentations include a panel of diverse speakers with many years of informal and formal education experience. This provides a discussion forum to offer your students or group a personal perspective.
Current presentations include: BDSM: Fact & Fiction, Polyamory, and Sex & Disabilities. We also can offer lectures on various sex and gender topics, like paraphilias, transgender, what therapists should know about sexual minorities, etc. For more information, please visit the Presentations page online
You don’t have to be in Los Angeles to take a class with the Center for Positive Sexuality. All you need is a computer and Internet access. The center provides a variety of live, interactive classes through CreativeSexuality.org
The Center in Second Life
The Center in Second Life is a great way to reach out and meet people without leaving your home. There are parties, counseling and discussion groups available. Check with the Second Life page online for details on parties and groups and for info on how to get on Second Life.
Don’t miss these exciting events in Second Life:
Monday, October 17 at 7 p.m. PT – SL Discussion Group
Thursday, October 27 at 7 p.m. PT – Movie Monster SL Theme party
The “Is This Normal?” live webcasts now show on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time. On Friday, October 14, “Is This Normal?” welcomes the lovely ladies of Voluptuous Entertainment. And on Friday, October 28, Emily and Simone will sit down with Adrianne Akers. Catch the show on UStream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/is-this-normal1
Past shows can be viewed on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/IsThisNormalshow
Group Therapy Sessions
The Center for Positive Sexuality is teaming up with Marriage and Family Therapist Andrew Abrams to facilitate group therapy sessions focused on individuals within the following categories:
* female submissives
* male submissives
* Female Dominants
* Male Dominants
* Transgender Spectrum (from cross-dressers to pre-op)
*Polyamourous/Non-monogamous individuals and partners
If you don’t feel comfortable fitting in to one of these groups, don’t worry, we are still interested in you and will help you find the right place and get the right support.
An Open House is being held on October 16 in the Sherman Oaks/Encino, California area for those who may be interested. Please RSVP as space is limited.
Please contact us at Andrew@AndrewAbrams.info or Emily@PositiveSexuality.org for an intake interview and more information about these groups.
We would like to introduce you to Faerie’s Books, a collection of sex-ed books available on Amazon.com. It brings together such fabulous finds as “Savage Love” from popular sex columnist Dan Savage and “The New Our Right To Love: A Lesbian Resource Book” by Ginny Vida. And best of all, proceeds from purchases made through Faerie’s Books benefit the Center for Positive Sexuality. Check it out.