Interactive webinar with Paul Joannides, Psy.D. on Starting with Foreplay—How Sex Education Has Lost Its Way
I believe that sex education has lost its way, especially when it comes to women and sexual pleasure. So much of what we do now is influenced by political considerations rather than by asking “What are the things women and men need to know in order to have good sex?” We have become more concerned about pronouns than about women’s orgasms. We spend more time calling men toxic than we do explaining the differences between men’s and women’s bodies and minds when it comes to sex.
Rather than helping people understand how sex in porn is not the same as sex in real life, we remain locked in a decade-long battle about whether there is or isn’t “porn addiction.” We seem incapable of dealing with the fact that porn is here to stay and it has become the sex educator of almost every middle-school, high school and college-aged male and female on the planet.
In this talk, I will focus on a concept called foreplay. I will try to explain how ignoring this concept is hurting both women and men.
Paul Joannides, Psy.D. is a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst. He created the 90 Seconds on Sex series for Playboy/Sirius Radio and writes blogs on sex for Psychology Today.
Paul is also the author of the Guide To Getting It On, an award-winning book on sex that is used in dozens of college sex-education courses and has won praise in Rolling Stone, Playboy and Oprah Magazine.
The NCAA approved Paul to speak to college athletes on sexuality as part of their speaker’s grant program and has since spoken at Dartmouth, Yale, Tufts, Rice, North Carolina State University, and the University of California at Santa Barbara, among others.
He has been on the editorial boards of the Journal of Sexual Medicine and the American Journal of Sexuality Education, has given the opening keynote address for the CFLE-Planned Parenthood National Sex Education Conference and the Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference, and was presented with the Professional Standard of Excellence Award by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists.
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