Bianca Jarvis, MPH, is a sex educator based in Chicago, Illinois. But she doesn't spend all of her time developing sexuality curricula and presenting workshops. Jarvis is also an artist who—as her Etsy profile explains—creates penis, vulva, and skeleton art "to encourage everyone to love their bodies & cherish their sacred sexuality."
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Why Are Older Adults Missing in Sexuality Research?
Those behind both the Australian Study of Health and Relationships (ASHR) and the British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL) recently released their findings, providing an illustration of the sexual practices of today's adults
Is China's Government Opening Up to the Country's LGBTQ Community?
This past May, a lawsuit was filed with Beijing's Haidian District Court by 30-year-old Beijing resident Xiao Zhen, accusing a psychiatric clinic in Chongqing of exceeding the limits of its license by offering a program to "cure" homosexuality.
Children Learning About Sex from Pornography
According to a range of international studies, more kids—and at ever younger ages—are accessing pornography online. How does this affect the sexual outlook of children? On November 17, in Winnipeg, a children's advocacy group called Beyond Borders hosted a symposium to address this topic entitled "Generation XXX, the pornification of our children."
Why Aren't We Talking To Our Doctors About Sexual Health?
A new national survey, conducted by Kelton in collaboration with Men's Health Network, the American Sexual Health Association, HealthyWomen, and Pfizer, shows that people routinely fail to address their sexual health concerns despite acknowledging the importance of sexual health.
Are Your Sexual Fantasies Really Outside the Norm?
Researchers at the Université du Québec and the Philippe-Pinel Institute of Montreal recently conducted a study on sexual fantasies. Conducting interviews with more than 1,500 adults, researchers compared the commonality (or rarity) of a wide range of sexual fantasies.
October 2014: AASECT Congratulates Those Who Have Recently Been Certified
AASECT congratulates the following members on their new certifications:
Caitlin Cantor, LCSW, Robert Embry, LPCC, CADC, Hannah K. Peltz, PhD, LCSW, LMFT, Edita Ruzgyte, PhD, LPC-S, and Amity Walter, LCSW, ACSW were certified as sex therapists. Catherine Schifrin, PhD and Anna M. Tallant, MA, LMHC were also certified as sex therapists under special circumstances.
Wendy Maltz receives the Carnes Award
Wendy Maltz, LCSW, DST, received the prestigious Carnes Award from the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health for "her outstanding work in the field of sexual addiction." Dr. Patrick Carnes presented the award on October 25, 2014 at the SASH National Conference in Portland, Oregon.
AASECT Members Debunk 6 Common Sex Addiction Myths
At DatingAdvice.com, Hayley Matthews interviewed a number of our members, asking them to comment on common sex addiction myths. Among those experts who weighed in are Angela Skurtu, MEd, Alexandra Katehakis, MA, Neil Cannon, PhD, LMFT, CST, Buster Ross, MA, and Joe Kort, PhD, MSW. We've run the introduction below. To read the full piece, follow the link immediately following.