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Yay, two of my proposed panel discussions for Conflation were accepted! Oh, shit, now I have to actually do the work!

I'm signed up to moderate two panels: one on alcohol and drug safety, rape prevention, and safer sex called "How to Get Trashed and Laid (without Wrecking Everything)" and one on the quixotic struggles of early sex researchers and educators called "Those Who 'Came' Before." I need a couple of volunteers, who are already planning to be at Conflation in February, to help me with each of them.

For the first one, I would like a couple of people who have strong opinions about or are comfortable speaking about moderation management, and/or harm reduction, and/or recognizing and combating rape culture, and/or safer sex, who are willing to sit up front with me and take a turn talking before we open the room up to Q&A. We can each pick one of those topics, or I can rant for 25 minutes or so to introduce the whole subject and open it up for the rest of you to take questions from the audience, however we decide to run it based on who volunteers.

For the second one, my proposed curriculum is a brief overview of the sex research by Krafft-Ebing, Jung, Hirshfield, the Kinseys, and Masters & Johnson, especially how each of them had to prove some of the same things over and over again. I'm reserving Magnus Hirshfield for myself, and if nobody pleads for it, I'll take Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, because both of them fascinate me; I would like volunteers to do five minutes or so, each, on the other three.

Knowing something about the subjects and experience teaching them welcome and preferred, but I'll settle for people who are willing to do the reading between now and February and talk about it.



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Nov. 5th, 2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
Damn, if I were gonna be there, I'd so be up for it.
Nov. 6th, 2012 12:35 am (UTC)
I don't know a THING about the other pioneers, but Masters & Johnson, I feel somewhat up on and would be willing to help out.
Nov. 7th, 2012 12:06 pm (UTC)
I will absolutely take you up on that.
Nov. 8th, 2012 10:22 pm (UTC)
Are you ever going to move this over to one of the other blogsites? I refer people to your "Christians in the Hands of an Angry God" series so regularly that I'm afraid that when livejournal finally collapses, your post will dry up and I'll no longer be able to send it to people. :(
Nov. 28th, 2012 11:40 am (UTC)
Have you read 'Bonk' by Mary Roach?

You might want to add it to the list of assigned reading if not. It's a brilliant (and often hilarious) overview of your precise second-panel topic.

Edited at 2012-11-28 11:40 am (UTC)
Feb. 19th, 2013 08:03 am (UTC)
Hi Brad, this is a completely unrelated comment, but I hope you are doing well, as I haven't seen anything new from you in the past few months. Take are and I hope to see more from you again because you have very thought provoking perspectives. Thanks for them.

Mar. 10th, 2013 05:34 am (UTC)
How in all of Xandru's nine hells am I supposed to be up to date on your insights if you aren't posting any? Brad, you need to type more. Conflation was 2 weeks ago and you haven't posted a thing since November. The world has become significantly more boring since your last post.
May. 21st, 2013 05:32 am (UTC)
Aren't you ever gonna post anymore? We miss you.
Jul. 11th, 2013 11:52 am (UTC)
I, too miss Brad's musings and comments. Did you move to a new forum?
Jul. 13th, 2013 05:06 pm (UTC)
Where did you go Brad? I miss your posts :(
Jul. 15th, 2013 05:53 pm (UTC)
I am very sad that you have apparently quit writing and that Sara Robinson also has completely quit writing. Where do I go for this quality of writing and insight? Any recommendations?
Aug. 21st, 2013 12:44 am (UTC)
Still missing you in August. Hope all is well. Thanks for all your work, in any case; I am still in the habit of showing posts of yours to people that need them.
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