• January 31, 2019
  • 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
    1453 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 01/31/2019 6:30 pm 01/31/2019 9:30 pm America/Los_Angeles How to Talk About Sex How to Talk About Sex, A Workshop with Carol Queen California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Registration - $50
Members - $40

This event is part of the How To Workshop Series.


Let's face it, we need to talk about sex, but when it comes to this subject most of us get tongue-tied. Whether we're talking with our partners, our kids, or our students, discussing sex is not always easy or comfortable. Yet, we can all agree that these are important and necessary conversations in which we must communicate openly and honestly. So, how do we do that?

Sex educator and BUST advice columnist Carol Queen provides tools and tips for conversations about sex, from getting the anatomy right, to sharing your desires with your partner, to educating your kids and teenagers. Join Carol for this fun and illuminating workshop.

Carol Queen, PhD is a sociologist, cultural sexologist and co-founder of the Center for Sex & Culture in San Francisco. She is a noted erotic writer and essayist whose work has appeared in dozens of anthologies. She's written four books: the essay collection Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture; the erotic novel The Leather Daddy and the Femme; Exhibitionism for the Shy, which explores issues of erotic self-esteem and enhancement; and most recently (with Shar Rednour) The Sex & Pleasure Book: Good Vibrations Guide to Great Sex for Everyone. She's also edited several volumes of erotica and essays and has appeared in a number of explicit educational videos, notably Bend Over Boyfriend: An Adventurous Couple's Guide to Male Anal Pleasure.

Carol works as staff sexologist at Good Vibrations, the women-founded sex shop, where she has worked since 1990. She has been speaking publicly about diverse sexualities for over 40 years. Her perspective incorporates accurate sex information as well as informed cultural commentary. She has addressed many conferences, including the International Condom Conference, the International Conference on Prostitution, and the International Conference on Pornography; she frequently addresses college as well as general and specialized audiences. In February 2009 she debated the question of promiscuity ("Virtue or vice?") for the Oxford Union at Oxford University, England.

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