Only rare freaks are kinky.
Kinky people are mentally disturbed.
Kinky desires are a result of sexual assault.
Women are submissive, men are dominant.
Every day we are bombarded with inaccurate, moralistic, and pseudo-scientific information and advice about sex and relationships. How do you figure out what’s true and what’s not? You go to the scientific research published in peer-reviewed academic journals. And if you don’t have access to or can’t be bothered to read all the boring science? You come to one of Dr. Zhana’s Sex Science Socials!
If you were unable to attend in person and missed the Live stream on Facebook, here is your chance to check out Sex Science Social: Kink!
The topic of this month was KINK/BDSM, which has been popularized by the unprecedented success of 50 Shades of Grey while continuing to be misunderstood, stereotyped, and stigmatized. Joining me is sex therapist Dulcinea Pitagora, MA, MSW, ME. In the videos, we share what we know from the latest published research to debunk some of the most common misconceptions about kink/BDSM, answering common questions like:
– How many people are kinky?
– What are the most common kinks?
– Are kinky desires a result of sexual assault or violent tendencies?
– Are kinky people less psychologically healthy than vanilla folks?
– What are the gender differences in sexual submission vs. dominance?
Due to some technical difficulties, the videos had to be broken up into smaller pieces, but the full talk from our Sex Science Social is here!
More Sex Science Socials are on the way, so stay tuned for the next live event coming soon!
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Check out the videos below:
Dulcinea Pitagora is the founder of Manhattan Alternative; holds a Master of Arts in Psychology from the New School for Social Research, a Master of Social Work from New York University, and a Master of Education from Widener University; and is currently pursuing AASECT certification in sex therapy and a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality at Widener University. Pitagora has a practice in New York City that includes individual, couples, poly/leather family, and group therapy. Pitagora’s practice is holistic and integrative, person-centered and strengths-based, focuses on self-determination and empowerment, and is informed by personal involvement in the kink/BDSM, poly/CNM, queer/non-straight, trans/GNC, and sex work communities. Pitagora has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences on the topics of alternative sexuality and gender diversity. Pitagora also conducts research, lectures, and seminars pertaining to these communities; and is a co-organizer of the AltSex NYC Conference and the Sexuality Speaker Series.
Dr. Zhana is a sex researcher, NYU professor, and writer with a passion for bringing accurate sex science to the modern world. She’s doing the work of sifting through the long, complicated research papers to bring you the key takeaways with real-world application. Her goal is to use evidence-based information to help you make sense of your own sexuality, clear up confusion, discuss things you don’t feel comfortable asking your friends about, and help you navigate the diverse and fascinating world of sex.