Do you remember theÂ Good Vibrations Sex Summit?Â It happened this past October, 2012 â€“ I went, I spoke, and it was awesome!!
Through this â€œGathering Of Great Minds On Sexual Politics, Health, Education, and Culture,â€Â Good Vibrations was working to address the sexual state of the union.Â Accordingly:
From the battle over reproductive freedom to theÂ Fifty Shades of GreyÂ phenomenon, sex is dominating politics and headlines and it is keenly felt in this election year. Pioneering adult retailerÂ Good VibrationsÂ has gathered the brightest minds to explore our sexual state of the union at theÂ Sex SummitÂ on October 27thÂ in San Francisco, CA. Featuring an all-star line-up of authors, journalists, academics, and pop culture commentators, this day-long conference will unpack the many issues and implications in sexÂ and the media, health, pop culture, and politics.
The day-long conference consisted of three keynotes, four panels, and some great moderators. You can read my recap of the entire event right here, and now you can watch a nifty little video montage of the panel I spoke on!! (it’s only eight minutes long, you’ll be ok)
From some Good Vibrations’ press, here is a summary of the panel:
Outspoken/Unsaid:Â Sex & Media – withÂ Brian Alexander; UC Santa Barbara Feminist Studies professorÂ Dr. Mireille Miller-Young; sociologist, USC Visiting Scholar, and PVVOnline bloggerÂ Chauntelle Anne Tibbals, PhD; and writer andÂ founder/Executive Director ofÂ Women, Action & the MediaÂ Jaclyn Friedman – was moderated by filmmaker and correspondentÂ Abiola Abrams. The discussion ranged from our expectations of media sources to tell diverse stories of sexuality (and, sometimes, their failure to do so) to the great range of media available now, from mainstream to online, from porn to popular, and how sex educators and activists can best access it. (here)
I manage to make a couple good points, get some jokes in, and not sound like a total fool – super win!! Enjoy, let me know what you think, and thank you Good Vibrations :)
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