January 8, 2019 5:30PM-8:30PM
Paraphilic behaviors, such as exhibitionism or voyeurism, can be scary, shocking, and even traumatic. And yet others, like sexual sadism and masochism, can be part of a fun, thrilling, and connecting experience between two consenting partners. This course explores the absence of boundaries in specific paraphilias, and the importance of boundaries and consent in the pleasure experience of others. Various treatment methodologies will be explored for those paraphilias that may be deemed harmful or deviant.
Social and Cultural Aspects of Sexuality in Families
February 5, 2019 5:30PM-8:30PM
How you were raised, where you were raised, and familial, societal, and religious messaging around sex play a huge role in one’s sexual development and approach toward sex. This course explores the impact of these dimensions, looks at current societal attitudes as well as others, discusses sex-positive parenting, and teaches students methods for working with, and either strengthening or healing from the social and cultural aspect of sexuality.
February 12, 2019 5:30PM-8:30PM
How has technology changed the way we “do” intimacy? How has it influenced one’s relationship to their own sexuality and their partner’s? How does cyber sex enhance and/or hinder sexual expression? This course will provide exposure to various cyber sexuality venues and the latest in technological advancements expanding this arena.