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#MySexPositive Interview Series

Call for Writers, Sexperts, Educators, Activists!  The safer sex collective, Condom Monologues, is running an interview series about sex positivity.

The idea of the interview is to break down the painfully ambiguous term “sex positive” and reflect on the differences WITHIN the movement. This comes at a time when sex positivity is flourishing like never before.  But that abundance also means a crowded and confusing market of vibrators, workshops, lady blogs and sexperts. Some contradictory; some repetitious. Diversity is to be celebrated. But how do each of us sort through to find our own position within the sex positive community?

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Three Core Questions

The interview involves answering these questions.

1) Identify one or two trends, or influential people in the Sex Positive community that you identify with (or are inspired by) and those trends which you relate to not-so-much.

2) How do you define “sex positivity” for yourself and your work? In other words, what is your primary passion and how do you distinguish your writings and interests from other branches of thought within the sex positive movement?

3) What directions do you think sex positivity will take within the next 5 – 10 years? Or what topics and with what platforms would you like to see sex positivity develop more thoroughly within the next 5 – 10 years?

This series is about listening to the differences, the contradictions, the real experiences of sex positivity.  It is an opportunity for people who identify (or do not identify) with the movement to share their standpoints. It’s a way to learn more about ourselves and what matters through each other.

Participate in the series by simply sending us an email.  Hope to hear from you!

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Dates & Submission Deadlines – 2014 Feminist Porn Awards and Feminist Porn Conference

Feminist-Porn-BookFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jennifer DePoe, Good for Her Feminist Porn Awards, Jennifer@goodforher.com

Tristan Taormino, The Feminist Porn Conference, info@fpcon.org

TORONTO, October 23, 2013Good for Her, Tristan Taormino, and The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies announced the dates and submission deadlines today for The 2014 Feminist Porn Awards and The 2nd Annual Feminist Porn Conference.

The 9th Annual Feminist Porn Awards will be held April 3 and 4, 2014 in Toronto. The events include a screening of nominated films with directors, producers, and performers in attendance as well as the Feminist Porn Awards Gala at the Capitol Theatre. The Awards have been celebrating diverse sexuality, desire, and ethically produced porn since 2006. They offer audiences an alternative to mainstream porn and access to provocative sexy films that are sometimes not available to a wider audience.

“We’re very excited about receiving this year’s submissions. Every year we have an even more diverse group of films by people of all sexes, genders, bodies and desires to share with our growing audience. We look forward to seeing what expanded feminist expressions of porn look like on screen, and seeing more locally produced films,” says Carlyle Jansen, founder of Good for Her and The Feminist Porn Awards. The deadline for submissions to the Feminist Porn Awards is January 17, 2014.

The 2nd Annual Feminist Porn Conference will take place April 5 and 6, 2014, at the University of Toronto. The deadline to submit presentation proposals is December 23, 2013. The Feminist Porn Conference brings together academics, students, cultural critics, sex workers, activists, fans, performers, directors, and producers to explore the intersections between feminism and pornography as well as feminist porn as a genre, industry, and movement. The conference includes sessions devoted to both academic and non-academic presentations, film screenings, a keynote talk, and networking time. In addition, this year there will be a business track featuring workshops on production and filmmaking, legal issues, marketing and branding, social media, affiliate programs, and web-based technologies.

“I’m thrilled to return to the University of Toronto for the conference. Last year’s event exceeded all my expectations, and I look forward to expanding to two days of programming this year,” says Tristan Taormino, founder and producer of The Feminist Porn Conference. “Plus, with generous support from The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, we were able to move to a fully accessible building on campus.”

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Search committee formed to name new director of The Kinsey Institute at IU

KinseyBLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A search committee has been formed to identify finalists for the position of director of Indiana University’s famed Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction.

The internationally recognized institute is currently led by Julia Heiman, who has been director since 2004. After two terms, Heiman is stepping down from the director’s position to return to her faculty position in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at IU Bloomington. The search committee is launching an international search for the institute’s next leader.

“The Kinsey Institute is one of IU Bloomington’s most well-known research centers, with a long and storied history of providing insight to the research community and the world,” said Lauren Robel, provost of IU Bloomington and executive vice president. “Julia Heiman has been an outstanding advocate for Kinsey over the last 10 years, and I am confident that the search committee will identify a new director who will further the institute’s extraordinary legacy.”

The Kinsey Institute was established in 1947 by the late Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey, a professor of zoology at IU Bloomington. Since then, The Kinsey Institute, which is supported by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at IU Bloomington, has been a trusted source for research and information regarding critical research issues in sex, gender and reproduction. The Kinsey Institute collections encompass print materials, film and video, fine art, artifacts, photography and data from six continents. Its holdings span more than 2,000 years of human history. In 2004, the institute’s founder was the subject of the Hollywood film, “Kinsey.”

The interdisciplinary research questions pursued at The Kinsey Institute are related to the areas of psychology, neuroscience, biology, gender studies, public health, sociology, behavioral sciences and other fields — a research portfolio that reflects the complexities of studying sexual interests, sexual behaviors and sexual health.

“The Office of the Vice Provost for Research is committed to supporting sex research conducted at The Kinsey Institute,” said Sarita Soni, the vice provost for research at IU Bloomington. “The institute’s interdisciplinary research has great potential to draw faculty and students from across the campus, the university and the world. I am certain we will find a new leader who will further develop the Kinsey Institute’s research portfolio.”

The members of the search committee are:

  • Chair: Brad Wheeler, vice president for information technology and CIO, professor of information systems, IU Kelley School of Business
  • Ellen Ketterson, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Lynn Luckow, president and CEO, LikeMinded, San Francisco
  • Michael Reece, associate dean, School of Public Health-Bloomington
  • Deborah Widiss, IU Maurer School of Law
  • Sarah Wiehe, IU School of Medicine
  • Martin Weinberg, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Brian O’Donnell, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Stephanie Sanders, The Kinsey Institute and the Department of Gender Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Ruth Stone, Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, College of Arts and Sciences

More information about the director search, including the full position posting, is available on the Kinsey Institute director search page.

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Job Opportunities at Good Vibrations

gvLogo_4-1-13Job Opportunities at Good Vibrations

Why work for Good Vibrations?

Our employees love working at Good Vibrations, voting us as one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area in the San Francisco Business Times. We have a strong work ethic, a casual, yet dynamic work environment, and the opportunity to positively transform our society’s attitudes about sex. Good Vibrations values diversity, including all manifestations of gender and sexual orientation in the fulfillment of our sex-positive mission.

Interested applicants, for any of the positions listed below, please email resume@goodvibes.com and indicate if you are applying for Full Time
or Part Time and which location.

Good Vibrations seeking exceptional Sales Associates & Assistant Manager for Good Vibrations store (Palo Alto)

Good Vibrations is the industry leader for over 3 decades providing quality adult products and non-judgmental sex-positive education to enhance our customers’ lives.

We are looking for very friendly, extremely outgoing, motivated, high energy sales associates with a proven track record in retail sales and a passion for exemplary customer service for our newest store in Palo Alto opening soon!

Our ideal candidates will be reliable, dependable, confident in their up-selling and cross-selling skills.

They should have recent experience accurately performing retail processes such as cash handling, processing credit card transactions, communicating offers, promotions, loyalty programs, returns policy, opening/closing registers, re-stock the store and perform daily cleaning tasks in a team oriented retail environment.

Candidates with strong communication skills and non-judgmental comfort with sexuality are essential.

Interested applicants with weekend and evening availability are most desired.

We are looking to fill Full Time and Part Time Sales Associate positions for our new Palo Alto store. We are also seeking to fill an Assistant Manager position.

The rate of pay for our Sales Associate & Assistant Manager is $12.25 – $15.00 per hour Depending on Experience.

Bilingual Spanish/English a plus

Please provide your schedule availability when applying. Applicants MUST BE AVAILABLE NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS

The store hours listed may vary.

DAYS OF THE WEEK HOURS NEEDED:
SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM

EXAMPLE OF YOUR AVAILABILITY: 10AM-10:30PM

To apply send us your cover letter, resume and answers to the below questions in the body of the email reply, as a PDF or an MS Word attachment. Please include “PALO ALTO” & position you are applying for in the subject line.

** Resumes submitted without answers to the questions below will not be considered. **

  1. Describe in detail your retail experience and what things you enjoy about working in a retail environment?
  2. What types of Point of Sale (POS) register and computer skills do you have? Please describe how you have performed these in your retail experience.
  3. Please tell us about your customer service philosophy.
  4. We deal in a subject that is highly charged for many people. Have you had any training or experience working and communicating with people non-judgmentally about human sexuality and anatomy? For example, college courses, seminars, workshops? Please describe.
  5. What would you like us to know about your retail skills and work style? What do you consider to be your strengths and what are your challenges working in a retail environment?
  6. When you first read or heard about this job, what did you find most appealing?

Deadline: Open Until Filled.

Due to the large volume of interest we receive, we are unable to answer questions regarding applications.

Good Vibrations seeking exceptional Sales Associates (SF Stores)

Good Vibrations is the industry leader for over 3 decades providing quality adult products and non-judgmental sex-positive education to enhance our customers’ lives.

We are looking for very friendly, extremely outgoing, motivated, high energy sales associates with a proven track record in retail sales and a passion for exemplary customer service.

Our ideal candidates will be reliable, dependable, confident in their up-selling and cross-selling skills.

They should have recent experience accurately performing retail processes such as cash handling, processing credit card transactions, communicating offers, promotions, loyalty programs, returns policy, opening/closing registers, re-stock the store and perform daily cleaning tasks in a team oriented retail environment.

Candidates with strong communication skills and non-judgmental comfort with sexuality are essential.

Interested applicants with weekend and evening availability are most desired.

We are looking to fill Full Time and Part Time positions at our San Francisco Stores.

Our training wage is $12.00 per hour. Wage will increase to $12.25 per hour upon successful completion of the introductory period (90 days).

Bilingual Spanish/English a plus

Please provide your schedule availability when applying. Applicants MUST BE AVAILABLE NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS

The store hours listed may vary.

DAYS OF THE WEEK HOURS NEEDED:
SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM

EXAMPLE OF YOUR AVAILABILITY: 10AM-10:30PM

To apply send us your cover letter, resume and answers to the below questions in the body of the email reply, as a PDF or an MS Word attachment.

** Resumes submitted without answers to the questions below will not be considered. **

  1. Describe in detail your retail experience and what things you enjoy about working in a retail environment?
  2. What types of Point of Sale (POS) register and computer skills do you have? Please describe how you have performed these in your retail experience.
  3. Please tell us about your customer service philosophy.
  4. We deal in a subject that is highly charged for many people. Have you had any training or experience working and communicating with people non-judgmentally about human sexuality and anatomy? For example, college courses, seminars, workshops? Please describe.
  5. What would you like us to know about your retail skills and work style? What do you consider to be your strengths and what are your challenges working in a retail environment?
  6. When you first read or heard about this job, what did you find most appealing?

Deadline: Open Until Filled.

Due to the large volume of interest we receive, we are unable to answer questions regarding applications.

Good Vibrations seeking exceptional Sales Associates (Brookline, MA)

Good Vibrations is the industry leader for over 3 decades providing quality adult products and non-judgmental sex-positive education to enhance our customers’ lives.

We are looking for very friendly, extremely outgoing, motivated, high energy sales associates with a proven track record in retail sales and a passion for exemplary customer service.

Our ideal candidates will be reliable, dependable, confident in their up-selling and cross-selling skills.

They should have recent experience accurately performing retail processes such as cash handling, processing credit card transactions, communicating offers, promotions, loyalty programs, returns policy, opening/closing registers, re-stock the store and perform daily cleaning tasks in a team oriented retail environment.

Candidates with strong communication skills and non-judgmental comfort with sexuality are essential.

Interested applicants with weekend and evening availability are most desired.

We are looking to fill Full Time and Part Time positions at our San Francisco Stores.

Our training wage is $12.00 per hour. Wage will increase to $12.25 per hour upon successful completion of the introductory period (90 days).

Bilingual Spanish/English is a plus.

Please provide your schedule availability when applying. Applicants MUST BE AVAILABLE NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS.

The store hours listed may vary.

DAYS OF THE WEEK HOURS NEEDED:
SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM

EXAMPLE OF YOUR AVAILABILITY: 3:00 PM – 10:30 PM

To apply send us your cover letter, resume and answers to the below questions in the body of the email reply, as a PDF or an MS Word attachment, with BROOKLINE in the subject line.

** Resumes submitted without answers to the questions below will not be considered. **

  1. Describe in detail your retail experience and what things you enjoy about working in a retail environment?
  2. What types of Point of Sale (POS) register and computer skills do you have? Please describe how you have performed these in your retail experience.
  3. Please tell us about your customer service philosophy.
  4. We deal in a subject that is highly charged for many people. Have you had any training or experience working and communicating with people non-judgmentally about human sexuality and anatomy? For example, college courses, seminars, workshops? Please describe.
  5. What would you like us to know about your retail skills and work style? What do you consider to be your strengths and what are your challenges working in a retail environment?
  6. When you first read or heard about this job, what did you find most appealing?

Deadline: Open Until Filled.

Due to the large volume of interest we receive, we are unable to answer questions regarding applications.

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Announcing www.ISISNetwork.org

ISIS Network
September 19, 2013
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I joyously announce the launch of the ISIS Network, an international collaboration of sexuality professionals dedicated to integrating sexuality, spirituality, and more.
www.ISISNetwork.org
Remarkably, we are all committed to promoting each others’ work as well as our own.
Explore the site to find trainings, retreats, and a broad network.
  • Trainings – to help you expand your practice of sex therapy
  • Retreats – to help you explore your personal issues
  • A Network – connect with experienced ISIS practitioners all over the US and beyond
There are 19 of us so far, and more in training.
  • Explore our lineup of Upcoming Events – it’s impressive and varied.
  • Find out how you can become an ISIS Practitioner
  • Join our lists of ISIS colleagues who have supported ISIS over the years – attending events, promoting ISIS work, offering technical support, and on and on.
Download free information about how you can immediately use the ISIS approach – for yourself and with your clients.
See the books that describe the ISIS approach and (sorry!) wait to read the blogs that are to come.  We have wonderful articles and even poetry in the works, but they’re not on the site yet, so keep on coming back!
“Temple Goddess,” a beautiful documentary on goddess history and the divine feminine, created by Robert Dunlap, ISIS board member and starring ISIS practitioner Linda Savage.
The ISIS Network, along with our website, is still a work in progress.  Write to me if you would like to become an ISIS colleague or if you want to explore what it would take for you to become an ISIS practitioner.
I invite you to explore our new website, download our freebies, write with your comments and questions, and expand our ISIS Circle now!

-Gina (for the ISIS Network)

Gina Ogden, PhD, LMFT

Cambridge, MA
Gina@GinaOgden.com

www.ISISNetwork.org
www.ExpandingSexTherapy.com
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2014 Transcending Boundaries – Proposal Deadline Extended

transboundWe are thrilled to announce that the 2014 Transcending Boundaries Conference is now accepting proposals for presentations! The theme this year is Inclusion in Action. TBC strives to be inclusive to people representing all aspects of the gender, sexuality and relationship spectrum and we’re thrilled to be highlighting that this year.

Transcending Boundaries, Inc. was founded in 2001 to provide education, activism, and support for persons whose sexuality, gender, sex, or relationship style do not fit within conventional categories. The organization serves our ever-evolving communities, including bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, intersex, polyamorous, and kinky persons, as well as allies and those who prefer not to use labels.

This year’s conference will include a variety of programming formats ranging from traditional informational lectures to panels to workshops to discussion groups to performances and everything in between. Whether you’re an experienced presenter or interested in leading a group for the first time, we’d love to consider your proposal.

Time slots for presentations range from 50 to 75 minutes. The 2014 Transcending Boundaries Conference will take place April 4-6 of 2014 at the Hartford Sheraton at Bradley Airport.  The deadline for submission is September October 15, 2013, but please don’t wait till the last minute! Presentations will be accepted on a rolling basis, meaning if we see something we like, we’ll put it in the schedule and programming space MAY fill before the deadline!

We are especially interested in presentations that address one (or more) of the following themes:

  • Activism
  • Relationships, Families and Parenting
  • Spirituality and Religion
  • Interactions with Professionals and Health Care Issues
  • Writing/Creative Arts
  • Identity and Community
  • Any presentation which has relevance to multiple sub-populations within our community
You can view our past program offerings at our Chronicle page.

To submit a Workshop Proposal, please fill out our Presenter Proposal form.

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SSSS Student and Early Professional Ambassador Program

np-col-14The SSSS Student and Early Professional Ambassador Program was developed to recognize future leaders and support the work of students/early professionals. The program hopes to promote professional development by providing learning experiences, mentoring, and advice through active participation in the Society.
During the annual conference, the Ambassador Program provides opportunities for students or early professionals to assist with moderating sessions; welcome new and returning members and attendees; give directions and provide general information; help with registration and events; and provide general support to meeting staff.  In exchange, Ambassadors can earn partial meeting registration reimbursement, develop relationships with established and senior members, engage in networking opportunities, and receive recognition in the program. SSSS also asks the Ambassadors to volunteer/work as a representative of the organization throughout the year.
Ambassadors who go above and beyond in their service to the organization will also be considered for the “Outstanding SSSS Student Ambassador” award (if a student) or the “Outstanding SSSS Early Professional Service” award (if an early professional). Winners will be recognized during the Awards Ceremony and receive a free one-year membership in The Society!
Interested in being a SSSS Ambassador? Apply HERE before September 21st! 
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Write for Dominant Guide

Thanks for your interest in writing a guest post for Dominant Guide.

We’re really looking for guest posts that present new ideas, fresh perspectives, and innovative approaches. We like to present readers with ideas that we haven’t seen elsewhere online.

We’re not able to use everything that’s submitted.  We may decline to use your post because of its quality, the relevance of your topic, because we have more posts than we can use, or because we’ve published a number of posts on the topic recently. We may also decline to use your post if it covers information we’ve already covered on the site.

Please note that it can take up to 10 days for us to review your submission. Please do not send us “reminder” emails within this time—they won’t help us get to your submission any faster.

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Northampton Sex Therapy Associates is looking for a full-time sex therapy associate

now hiringNorthampton Sex Therapy Associates (NSTA) is looking for a full-time sex therapy associate, to work in a busy private group practice. Applicants must hold a mental health license in the state of Massachusetts and be able to demonstrate at least five years post-licensure clinical experience.  In addition, a background and/or demonstrated interest in human sexuality is required. Applicants will be expected to work three evenings each week and one weekend day. 

Please note:  Substantial training will be provided for the right candidate.

 

Applicants must possess the following: 


**  Be licensed in Massachusetts as a Ph.D., Psy.D., LMHC, LMFT or LICSW 

 

**  Give evidence of/or be willing to undergo substantial couples therapy training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Schnarch Crucible Model in Sex Therapy and Dr. Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

 

**  Be used to working with a range of sexuality issues, and be familiar with – or willing to train in -treatment protocols for ED, PE, DE and men and women’s sexual health and sexual pain disorders

 

**  GLBTI friendly, aware and welcoming


**  Be willing to sign a non-compete for personal private practice in couples and sex therapy within a 50 mile radius of NSTA

 

 Benefits to working with Northampton Sex Therapy Associates:

Competitive reimbursement rates
Paid AASECT Membership
Weekly supervision by certified sex therapist counting towards certification as a board-certified Sex Therapist
$500 annual training stipend
Beautiful newly-renovated space

Collegial, friendly working environment

Collaborative practice with training overlap between Northampton Center for Couples Therapy and Northampton Sex Therapy Associates

If you are interested, please send a cover letter and your resume to Jassy Timberlake at the address below:

 

Northampton Sex Therapy Associates
Director – Jassy Timberlake, M.Ed., LMFT, AASECT
40 Main Street, Suite 206
Florence, MA 01062
Tel:   413-587-0095

Sex and Relationship Therapy at http://www.NorthamptonSexTherapy.com

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Porn Studies: Call For Submissions

Routledge-Logo-2-269x300The editors, Feona Attwood (Middlesex University) and Clarissa Smith (University of Sunderland), and Routledge are pleased to announce the launch of a new journal devoted to the study of pornography.

Porn Studies is the first dedicated, international, peer-reviewed journal to critically explore those cultural products and services designated as pornographic and their cultural, economic, historical, institutional, legal and social contexts. Porn Studies will publish innovative work examining specifically sexual and explicit media forms, their connections to wider media landscapes and their links to the broader spheres of (sex) work across historical periods and national contexts.

Porn Studies is an interdisciplinary journal informed by critical sexuality studies and work exploring the intersection of sexuality, gender, race, class, age and ability. It focuses on developing knowledge of pornographies past and present, in all their variations and around the world. Because pornography studies are still in their infancy we are also interested in discussions that focus on theoretical approaches, methodology and research ethics. Alongside articles, the journal includes a forum devoted to shorter observations, developments, debates or issues in porn studies, designed to encourage exchange and debate.

Porn Studies invites submissions for publication, commencing with its first issue in Spring 2014. Articles should be between 5000 and 8000 words. Forum submissions should be 500-1500 words. Book reviews should be between 800 and 1500 words. Submissions will be refereed anonymously by at least two referees.

In the first instance submissions, queries and suggestions should be sent to: editorspstudies@gmail.com