Kinky Sexceptional Weekend – Sexual Health Alliance

Get ready for 2 days of unique deep dives into the challenges and realities of how your clients practice BDSM.

We will unpack the personal assumptions, unspoken expectations, general cultural stereotyping, and kink subcultures’ own mythologizing narratives. These biases may be held by clients as well as clinicians. For the clients, these may lead to unproductive, unfulfilling or even toxic sexual experiences or relationships. For clinicians, this course fills many gaps in the therapy discourse of BDSM sexuality, where clients often go unserved.

Midori will introduce one practical framework around the language of play and strategy navigation of desire as well as help you become proficient in an effective model of sex and BDSM negotiation where mutuality and collaboration are emphasized. 

Midori’s presentation will be frank and we are encouraging everyone’s first-person perspective discussions. Expect break-out discussions, role-playing conversations, lectures, and Q&A.

 

 

Over these two days, you will dive into:

  • What BDSM practitioners are seeking and the challenges that they experience

  • Practical, judgment-free framework and language of BDSM

  •  Improving cultural proficiency of North American BDSM

  • Understanding how clients may use Midori’s “BDSM Appetite Grid” for better play and pleasure

  • Learning Midori’s method of collaborative and co-creative BDSM negotiation

  • Considering constructive versus destructive erotic humiliation play

  • Gaining a working knowledge of a model to conceptualize and discuss humiliation play

  • Frank and illuminating discussion with a subject matter expert educator with decades of lived experience

      

    Can’t attend live? No problem! This event will be recorded and made available within 7-10 business days. Make sure to purchase a ticket that includes the recording prior to the workshop as it will not be available to purchase after the workshop ends.

    Continuing Education Units: 16 LPC, LMFT, LCSW and AASECT* CEs for the Entire Weekend

    CEs for AASECT, Texas, Colorado, and other state licenses are included in the CE ticket(s) price options. For all states and licenses, check with your board if they will accept SHA CEs or AASECT CEs.

    Please note: If you purchased CEs, you will receive asynchronous credit.


    This event is 100% Virtual

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    ABOUT OUR GUEST EDUCATORS

    Lee Harrington (he/him) is an internationally known spiritual and erotic authenticity educator, gender explorer, eclectic artist, and award-winning author and editor on erotic and sacred experience. He has been teaching and talking about sexuality, psychology, faith, desire, and more, and brings a combination of playful engagement and thoughtful academic dialogue to a broad audience. A nice guy with a disarmingly down-to-earth approach to the fact that we are each beautifully complex ecosystems, he examines the human experience from that lens. Lee has been a passion instigator, delighted academic, world-class sexual adventurer, outspoken philosopher, and has been blogging about sex and spirit since 1998.

     

    Sunny Megatron (she/her) is an award-winning Sexologist, Kink & BDSM Educator, Certified Sex Educator and Relationship Coach, and media personality. She’s the host and executive producer of the Showtime original television series, SEX with Sunny Megatron, plus co-hosts AASECT Award-winning American Sex Podcast and Open Deeply Podcast. Sunny was also named XBIZ Sexpert of the Year 2021 and is Editor-in-Chief of kink-focused Zipper Magazine.   

     

     

    Ley David Elliette Cray, PhD (she/they) is a sex counselor, mindfulness coach, philosophical consultant, therapeutic game master, and trauma-informed yoga instructor offering integrative services through her private practice, Transentience Coaching. In addition to maintaining an internationally recognized scholarly profile, she also facilitates Trans Yoga, Queer Mindfulness, Mindfulness for Sexual Health, and other specialized classes. Ley is currently based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where she watches a lot of horror movies with her cats.

     

     

    Joe Zarate-Sanderlin, MA, LMFT (they/them) came of age in the New York City kink scene in the late 1990s and early 2000s and they have connections in the Boston & SF kink communities. They are a California Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with a private practice in SF where they specialize in working with gender, sexuality, and relationship diversity. They teach several courses at Golden Gate University and were recognized as an Outstanding Adjunct Professor for 2022. They provide training & consultation regarding Talking to Clients about Sex, Gender in Psychotherapy, Open Relationships, BDSM Relationships, & other topics. Their clinical experience includes being supervised by Dossie Easton and volunteering at a low-fee clinic for many years.  They worked for the Burning Man Emergency Services Department for ten years, both in the Nevada desert and in the streets of San Francisco. 

     

    More Info + Registration

    Date

    Feb 24 - 25 2024
    Expired!

    Time

    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Location

    Online

    Organizer

    Sexual Health Alliance
    Phone
    (512) 766-7603
    Website
    https://sexualhealthalliance.com/
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