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October 2018

How To Be In An Open Relationship

October 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Assemblage NoMad, 114 E 25th St
New York, NY 10010 United States

Open relationships might sound like a lot of fun — and they can be — but they are also more complex and uniquely challenging. Join me, as I use scientifically-backed information to help you figure out whether consensual non-monogamy is right for you, and, if so, guide you through the 5 key steps for how to design your perfect open relationship, and the best practices to making it work long-term. This event, part of the Touchpoint Sex Ed Series in partnership with The…

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Debunking Sex Myths That Ruin Lives

October 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hacienda Villa (sex-positive intentional community), Location to be disclosed upon ticket reservation, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Brooklyn, New York 11206

"Women never want casual sex; men always do." "Most women orgasm from penetration alone." "If your partner is 'the one,' your sexual desire for them will never wane." 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? About the Event: One special evening each month, Dr. Zhana hosts an evening of geeking out over sexual science on a current, interesting, and useful…

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November 2018

Busting myths about the female orgasm

November 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Subject, 188 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002 United States
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Tickets available here: https://www.drove.com/action/5bc4b05d3af7640001eb3477?via=5a98702d8c66a009178d6cde&utm_medium=copy+link&skey=.Fa3  All women (should) orgasm from penetration alone, and other myths about the female orgasm debunked by science. Living in a world where candid information about female sexuality is often suppressed, distorted, or manipulated to advance various ideological agendas, many of us grow up with inaccurate and often harmful beliefs about what women desire and enjoy when it comes to sex and love. Join sex researcher and NYU professor of human sexuality, Dr. Zhana Vrangalova to debunk 7…

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December 2018

Doctor’s Orders: Real Doctors Debate Your Toughest Questions

December 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Assemblage NoMad, 114 E 25th St
New York, NY 10010 United States
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The Mars/Venus Debate: Are Men & Women THAT Different When It Comes to Sex?

December 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The V. Club, 152 West 25th Street Suite 602
New York, NY 10001
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February 2019

Monogamy – Is It for Everyone?

February 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Subject, 188 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002 United States
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We live in a world that glorifies monogamy and vilifies nonmonogamy. Yet many of us fail miserably in our attempts to remain completely sexually and emotionally monogamous with long-term partners, suggesting that some re-evaluation of our beliefs--and perhaps our behaviors--might be in order. How common are consensually nonmonogamous desires and relationships? Is monogamy really better (and consensual nonmonogamy worse) for couples’ relationship quality & sexual satisfaction? And perhaps most importantly, which one is right for you? Join me on Tuesday,…

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March 2019

The Science of Sex and Dating

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Columbia University – Pupin 428, 538 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Confused by dating norms in 2019? Wondering if non-monogamy is right for you? Frustrated by online dating or casual sex? Interested to learn more about the science behind our sexual choices? Join Colloquia in getting answers to these questions from psychologist Lawrence Ian Reed and sex researcher Dr. Zhana Vrangalova. The event will be moderated by Prakhar Gupta and followed by an audience Q&A.  Dr. Zhana Vrangalova is an NYC-based sex researcher, writer, and educator. She holds Ph.D.hD in Developmental…

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Playing It Safer: Navigating Sexual Health and Difficult Emotions in Open Relationships

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good Vibrations Brookline, 308 Harvard St A
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Opening your relationship to other sexual and romantic partners can increase your risk of sexually transmitted infections and difficult feelings like jealousy, insecurity, and fear. Yet contrary to most people's beliefs, research finds that people in consensually non-monogamous relationships have similar rates of STIs as those in monogamous relationships, and when difficult emotions arise, they often handle them better and more constructively. So, how exactly do you mitigate sexual health risks and tame difficult emotions? In this workshop, join open…

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May 2019

Emerge – Self & Sex showcase

May 16 @ 12:00 am

Join Dr. Zhana at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas for Emerge, where she will be speaking in the Self & Sex showcase on Saturday, June 1st! For more information and tickets, click here.

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July 2019

Making Open Relationships Work: Challenges and Best Practices

July 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bon Courage, 82 Reade St
New York, NY 10007 United States

Growing numbers of people are curious about exploring consensual nonmonogamy (CNM). While there are many benefits to this alternative relationship style, there are also unique challenges inherent in it - jealousy, catching feelings, sexual health, social stigma, uneven desires... How do you make open relationships work in a way that is healthy, safe, and ethical for everyone involved? In this talk, join open relationships coach, researcher, and educator Dr. Zhana Vrangalova, to discuss best practices for navigating some of the…

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I recently posted an IG story which asked “What are the three most important components of a relationship for you?” The answers were so diverse, I decided to compile them into one giant list. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did!

Self respect
Trust
Sexual chemistry
Mutual interests
Honesty
Emotional safety
Communication
Sexual compatibility
Sex
Courage
Support
Respect
Shared values
Love
Joy
Happiness
Fun
Intimacy
Compatible sex drive
Humor
Kindness
Open mindedness
Patience
Authenticity
Companionship
Vulnerability
Knowledge of oneself
Mutual understanding
Teamwork
Friendship
Equality
Reliability
Generosity
Loyalty
Feeling comfortable
Enjoying each other’s company
Empathy
Passion
Transparency
Laughter
Adventure
Effort
Understanding
Independence
Curiosity
Growth mindset
Commitment
Connection
Sacrifice
Realism
Intellect
Freedom
Peace
Stability
Care
Emotional balance
Common interests
Different interests
Space
Security
Affection
Shared goals
Playfulness
Confidence
Acceptance
Openness
Dedication
Compromise
Attraction
Camaraderie
Safety
Positivity
Quality time
Spontaneity
Flexibility
Adaptability
Consistency
Reciprocity
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