Sex Science Social: Infidelity (Pay What You Can) – DrZhana

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Sex Science Social: Infidelity (Pay What You Can)

October 27, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm


“Men are gay if they like anal play.” 
“Female ejaculation is pee.” 
“If your partner watches porn, he doesn’t love you any more.” 
Sound familiar? 

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? 

Join Dr. Zhana for her first Sex Science Social! Every last Thursday of the month, she’ll host an evening of geeking out over sexual science followed by a BYOB social with like-minded folks at the gorgeous Hacienda Villa. Dr. Zhana will present the research on each week’s topic, tell you all you need to know about the science, and hold a group discussion to hear your thoughts and questions. She’ll also have a special guest to provide their expertise, or just make things more fun. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to take your sex education to the next level, ease your sexual concerns, answer your questions, and meet like-minded friends!

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.

Each month, she’ll cover a current, interesting, and useful topic based on research published in peer-reviewed, academic journals about anything from porn to polyamory. The topic for this month’s social is Infidelity:

How prevalent is infidelity? 
Do men cheat more than women? 
Why do people cheat? 
What are the consequences of infidelity? 

This month’s special guest: Karley Sciortino from Slutever! Karley is a writer and filmmaker based in NYC. Since 2014 she has been Vogue’s sex and relationships columnist. She is the founder of the popular website which deals primarily with sexuality and feminism. She also hosts and produces a documentary series about sexuality for VICE media, called Slutever. 

In the spirit of accessibility and inclusivity, all tickets are reserved on a “pay what you can” basis. There are costs associated with producing this Social, and we want to use the money to produce really awesome, high-quality sex education events accessible to everybody who could benefit, so if you have the means, please contribute what you can. Suggested donation is $20-$40. Space is limited.

Two volunteers (or one couple) are needed to help event preparation and cleanup (approximately one hour before doors open and up to one hour after event). Please email if you’d like to help us out!

Snacks and drinks will be provided, BYOB (more sober, more fun). This event will be hosted at the sex-positive intentional community, Hacienda Villa, in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Address will be given upon ticket reservation.

Doors Open: 7:30pm
#legitsexscience Lecture and Q&A: 8:00pm-10:00pm
*doors closed at 8:15
Social: 10:00pm- 11:00pm

See you there!




October 27, 2016
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm


Hacienda Villa (sex-positive intentional community)
Location to be disclosed upon ticket reservation, Brooklyn, NY 11206 United States


Dr. Zhana Vrangalova



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