Can you imagine how it would be if you had learned about the importance of pleasure in your sex ed classes at school? Earlier this month, I was honored to present at the AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists) conference in Miami. I offered a workshop entitled “Pleasure Focused Sexuality Education.” Through a series of playful and fun experiential activities, over 75 sex teachers and therapist considered how to teach Sex Ed using PLEASURE as the central curricular tenet. This is a radical thing, right?
Traditionally, AASECT has disallowed members from using touch as an educational modality. By including me, a Sexological Bodyworker, in their line-up, they demonstrated their recognition of Somatic Sex Education as a trend. I was able to discuss Sexological Bodywork and the Professional Code of Ethics at the town hall meeting on the ethics of touch. It was invigorating to welcome the curiosity of my AASECT colleagues, and to educate them about the work I am doing.
Oh yeah, and I took hot-off-the-presses copies of my new zine “Sexual Liberation Front” and gifted them to the wonderful people who received me so graciously. I heart my anarchist roots!