On Being Sexual: Innovations in Thought and Science

Seeking top quality speakers in the field of sexology and sexual science? Want to attend workshops on the latest in cutting-edge news in practice, policy, education and research. Do we have a weekend planned for you!

HAVE YOU MADE YOUR RESERVATIONS YET?????? Early reg. ends on April 1st…..don’t be fooled!!!
April 19-22, 2012  at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles

ANNOUNCING THIS YEAR’s Poster Sessions: check out the Poster Session Page online here.

REGISTER FOR PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOPS : Preconference Workshop Info Click Here

Preconference Workshops – Thursday, April 19th 2012 (Registration Fee $50 Each) – (3 CE’s for many eligible professions)

9:00 am to 12:00 pm         Workshop A: Sex Toys: A Health and Pleasure Perspective Sarah Tomchesson and Kristen Tribby from The Pleasure Chest, Los Angeles registration fee of $50 for 3 CE’s  Purpose: Sex Toys are entering the mainstream consciousness like we have never seen before, yet widespread misinformation still exists. This playful and informative discussion will give an overview of sex toys and their applications both for achieving sexual satisfaction and addressing sexual health concerns for all genders. From women-friendly lubricants to BDSM play and Pegging, no rock will be left unturned! Please click here to access the online system.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  Lunch Break (on your own)

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm          Workshop B: Teaching Sexual Literacy: Moving Beyond Traditional Methods Nicole Polen-Petit, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., and Gilbert Herdt, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Purpose: Explore the challenges of teaching human sexuality in institutions of higher education today and find ways for participants to learn new ways of communicating sexually-based information and creating an educational environment that allows for sexual learning to go beyond the acquisition of facts to sexual literacy, personal reflection and life application. registration fee of $50 for 3 CE’s Please click here to access the online system.

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm    Workshop C:  Mental Health and Sexuality: Same Old Problems, Brand New Solutions Stephanie Buehler, M.A., Psy.D. Purpose: Learn new and holistic ways to conceptualize, assess, and treat sex and relationship problems that may be faced by adults with mental illness and their partners. registration fee of $50 for 3 CE’s Please click here to access the online system.

Come join neuroscientist and author, Dr. David Linden; psychiatrist Dr. Timothy Fong; sex researchers Dr. Martin Weinberg and Dr. Colin Williams; Journal of Bisexuality editor Dr. Jim Weinrich; Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen; AVN Hall of Fame inductee Nina Hartley; and adult industry and free speech advocate John Stagliano for riveting presentations in sexual science and sexology.

The Preliminary Program is now available. Click here to see it.

Registration is now open! Click here for more information.

Preconference Continuing Education Workshops are detailed. Learn/register here

Book your hotel now!  Click here for special conference rates.

Check out our confirmed speakers by clicking here.

April 19-22, 2012  Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

In the spirit of the city of Angels, The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Western Region proudly presents their 2012 Meeting; On Being Sexual, at the historic Millenium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. See what else we have in store for conference attendees in addition to the sunshine and diversity LA offers. With the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Beverly Hills, Venice beach, West Hollywood, and one of the west coasts premier entertainment and arts cities, Los Angeles has plenty to offer.

Greetings! The final touches are being made to the schedule, our workshops presenters are hard at work fine tuning their PowerPoint presentions, the pre-conference registrations are coming in and creative events are being planned for your leisure hours. There will be world famous scientists, best-selling authors, adult industry icons, masterful workshop facilitators that will make your weekend unforgetable blend of science and scintillation.

Early Registration closes soon, we want to encourage you to make your transportation and hotel reservations as soon as your fingers can click on the links above.

See you in a few short weeks in the City of Angels,
Michael, Anna, Hernando, Nina, Patti and Chris
plus all the other amazing WR SSSS member volunteers, past and present.
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