Connecting the Dots: Building YOUR Sex Positive Family & Sex Postive Art

March 15, 2011
What: An ongoing Salon Series: What does it mean to be Sex Positive?
Schedule: Third Sundays
When: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: Off site
Who: 18+.
Cost: Free


Imagine a world without sexual shame. Imagine a world accepting of all types of families. Imagine a world where children talk to their parents about the changes in their bodies and their sexual desires instead of looking to media for their sex education. If you are interested in making this world a reality, you won’t want to miss: Connecting the Dots: Building YOUR Sex Positive Family.

Join the director of the Center for Sex Positive Culture, Allena Gabosch and the founder of TantricBirth, Nekole Shapiro every third Sunday of the month as they facilitate a discussion designed to help raise our children without sexual shame.

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At The Little Red Bistro, 400 Dexter Ave. N., between Harrison St. and Republican St.


A side note on art & activism, one of my favorite visual artists is Favianna Rodriguez. Below is a screenprint of hers entitled “Sex Positivity” and you can get it from

Artist’s Statement: “This piece is a statement about unleashing your sexuality, and encouraging a positive, not negative, discussion around what sex means for all of us. The term “sex-positive” embrace social and philosophical attitudes promoting open sexuality with few limits. Sexologist, Carol Queen, explains: ‘Sex-positive is a simple yet radical affirmation that we each grow our own passions on a different medium… Sex-positive respects each of our unique sexual profiles, even as we acknowledge that some of us have been damaged by a culture that tries to eradicate sexual difference and possibility.’

I designed this piece initially for a a Latino conference dealing with sexuality, but then modified the design to make it a woman-centered message about sex liberation overall.”


Screening & Panel Presentation of The Line at the Center for Sex and Culture

October 6, 2010

Join the conversation about sexual boundaries with this screening and panel presentation with the filmmaker.

Told through a sex-positive lens, THE LINE is a 24 minute documentary about a young woman – the filmmaker — who is raped. Refusing to be a victim, the filmmaker confronts her attacker, recording the conversation with a hidden camera. Sex workers, survivors and activists discuss justice, accountability and today’s “rape culture.” The film asks the question: Where is the line defining consent?

The film will be followed by a panel discussion including the filmmaker, Nancy Schwartzman; Good Vibrations Staff Sexologist Carol Queen; Broadsheet’s Tracy Clark Flory; and others TBA.

When: October 12. 2010
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
$10-$12 suggested donation
Center for Sex and Culture – 1519 Mission St (between 11th and South Van Ness)

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