Just last week, AASECT's 47th Annual Conference took place in Minneapolis, allowing sexologists from far and wide to mingle in the spirit of building contacts, knowledge, and professional skills. Here, we spotlight one attendee's experience at the conference,with an excerpt from a piece Buster Ross wrote for the Huffington Post, on how AASECT helped him find his voice:
It was one of those moments where every ounce of my being longed to capture what was unfolding before my eyes. I knew I might forever regret letting it pass without taking a picture. But I knew that a picture might scare away the magic.
People go to great lengths to join thousands of other admirers in an auditorium to see either Dan Savage or Esther Perel. These same people form long lines afterward, to express a simple "Thank you," or to take a selfie with their idol.
What lengths, you may ask, did I go to in order to find myself alone with both of them?
I think the answer is really important, but not nearly as important as the reason today's most influential sex educator and sex therapist—one known for writing about monogamy, the other about infidelity—were there together in the first place.
(To read the rest of this piece, click here.)
If you have a conference experience you'd like to share on the blog, please email AASECT's Senior Writer and Editor Steph Auteri.