Sex, Culture and Society Salon
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Thursday March 20 (potluck dinner/snacks and socializing - 7:30 PM) Program Begins at 8:00 PM
Are Polyamory and Cheating All that Different?
Both people aligned with polyamory and those who cheat share important things in common. They both want to maintain the security of their home relationships as well as to entertain the sparks of love, attention and eroticism from others. Poly people endeavor to disclose their whereabouts with all of their loved ones while cheaters fear disclosure will collapse the delicate configurations they have crafted. Based on data collected from a 6,000 person Internet survey, differences in sexual practices and relationship ideologies will be dissected.
Leanna Wolfe, Ph.D.
Dr.Leanna Wolfe holds a Ph.D in Sexology and an MA in Anthropology, has published numerous scholarly articles and books, as well as conducting in-depth field work on polygamy, polyamory and infidelity all over the world. Dr. Wolfe produces these Sex, Culture and Society Salons at La Casa de Pensamiento Libre in Van Nuys and teaches anthropology at Los Angeles Valley College. She has worked as a lecturer at The Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality and California State University Los Angeles. She is a past president of the Southern California Applied Anthropology Network and has been featured widely on television and radio, including Discovery and A&E.
La Casa de Pensamiento Libre
14923 Marlin Place - Van Nuys, CA 91405
(End of the cul-de-sac between 14922 and 14927 Marlin Place)
No Charge ($5 - $10 donation suggested)
Bring Snacks and Drinks to Share!
(Meeting Thursday evenings March-May, 2014)
March 27 – Mitch Metzner, Ph.D. “Fisting and Other Exciting Safer Sex Activities”
April 3 – Chris Donaghue, Ph.D. “Rethinking Sex Addiction Culturally/Clinically and Where to Next”
April 10 – SPRING BREAK
April 17 – TBA
April 24 – Mary Howard, D.C. “Making Sense of Testosterone Replacement Therapy”
May 1 – Regina Perlmutter, LCSW. “Heal, Pray, Tantra: One Woman’s Magical and Mystical Journey to and Khajeraho, the Ancient Tantric Capital of India and Home of the Kama Sutra”
May 8 – Devorah Cohen, M.A. “Understanding How We Match and Mismatch: Accepting Differences using Myers- Briggs Personality Types”
May 15 – Jo Cobbett, “The Dance of Relationship”
May 22 – TBA
May 29 – Charles Muir, “Retrospective on American Tantra”