Consent Dojo 27: David Khalili, LMFT

For this 27th edition of the Consent Dojo, Midori is joined by Therapist, board-certified Sexologist, author of Mental Health Workbook for Men,  David Khalili, LMFT to discuss Shame & Anxiety Concerning Sexual Consent , Especially For Men. 

Most men believe in the importance of consent and respect, but sometimes their own feelings of shame and anxiety can lead to unintentional boundary violations.

In this talk with David Khalili, LMFT from Rouse Relational Wellness, we’ll look at:

      • How are shame and anxiety linked? How do they impact people’s thinking and decision-making?
      • How are shame and anxiety linked? How do they impact people’s thinking and decision-making?
      • How do shame and anxiety affect consent? Is it the same for all genders?
      • How men can be more present and considerate of their partners?
      • How can sexual wellness providers can help address shame and anxiety with consent?
      • How can we create a safe space for individuals to engage in conversations around sexual consent without feeling shame or anxiety?

    Bring your curiosity and questions for Q + A after the conversation!


    Please Note: This event will be at 6pm PST (a bit later than usual)

    Style: Conversation + Q&A
    Props: Bring note-taking tools
    Duration: 60-90 minutes

    Consent Dojo is always free.

    Join us Live on Zoom followed by Q & A or watch the replays on YouTube.

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    About David F Khalili, LMFT

    David F Khalili (he/him) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, board-certified sexologist, author of Mental Health Workbook for Men, founder of Rouse Relational Wellness, a boutique sex and relationship therapy center serving San Francisco and all of California.

    David’s focuses on working with men, couples, group therapy, and multi-ethnic individuals. Before training in psychotherapy, David was a peer sex educator, worked in sex shops in California and Texas, and received his Masters degree in Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University, where his work focused on Middle Eastern queer folks as well as the intersections of kink and trauma.

    You can learn more about David’s practice

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    Consent Dojo is an ongoing project created by Midori where she sits down with a special guest to discuss different aspects of consent, how communication can affect and enhance our relationships, and how consent transcends the interpersonal world and builds more resilient communities and organizations.

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    Aug 08 2023


    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


    Online - Zoom


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