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Sexual Psych Workshop: Your Character’s Relationship to Sex, Body + Sexuality

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Price: $10.00 /per person
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Sexual Psychology Workshop with Merissa Gerson: Developing Your Character’s Relationship to Sex, Body and Sexuality

Sex is often a driving plotline of complexity where everything unspoken can come forward. As writers, the page only comes alive when real life is represented, including the complexity and layered nature of sex and sexuality. This class will look at different sexual plotlines and what they imply. This first workshop will be part lecture part discussion, going into the complex worlds of San Francisco’s sexual underground and talking about what they teach us about developing plots in the larger world. Looking at group sex, sex after trauma, PTSD, tantra, porn stars as healers and more. Bring your writing to the next level, whether it be fiction, memoire, screenplays, TV or beyond.

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About Merissa

Merissa Nathan Gerson ( is a freelance sex educator and writer who started her sex education career at 18 when teaching about STD and rape prevention in Washington, DC with a teenaged acting troupe. Her work has appeared in Playboy, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Tablet and beyond and has addressed everything from sex and Dwarfism to Orgasm Meditation, Tantra, Group Sex parties and more. She is based in Los Angeles and specializes in Jewish sexual law and modern interpretation of ancient ritual and has taught sex education workshops at synagogues and Jewish communities across the city including the writer's room at Amazon's Transparent.