Title of Presentation: Sexual Intelligence: 10 Things Humanists Need to Know About Sex
Date & Time: Friday, May 31 1:45 pm
Location: Mission Bay E
Presentation Summary: Religion talks about sex obsessively. Why don’t Humanists talk more about sex? And what should we say? Is there a Humanist vision of sexuality? Does it include pleasure, fantasy, power dynamics, taboos? What’s our vision of “normal sex”?
When it comes to sex, Humanists and religious people have a lot in common—too much; American culture is ruthless in creating guilt, shame, anxiety, and confusion—especially confusion. How does America’s moral panic around sex undermine our pleasure, intimacy, and ability to think creatively so we can make good sexual decisions?
How are male and female sexuality more similar than different? Why are infidelity rates—and the reasons— similar among Humanists and religious people? What about kinky sex, anyway?
In this entertaining, provocative talk, a veteran sex therapist shares the thoughts and feelings of the men and women he’s listened to during 35,000 sessions of sex therapy and couples counseling.
Biography: Dr. Marty Klein is a licensed psychotherapist, certified sex therapist, and international lecturer in sexuality and public policy. He has been an expert witness or invited plaintiff in many important state and federal obscenity and anti-censorship cases. His landmark book America’s War On Sex, with a foreword by the ACLU’s Nadine Strossen, was honored as Book of the Year by AASECT, and has since been released in an updated second edition.