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Location: B115  |  Thursday, February 7  |  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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The theme of the sixth annual SPSP Sexuality Preconference is “Sexual Pleasure and Positivity.” A diverse group of scholars will present their latest research through the lens of pleasure and positivity, while also exploring the associations between sexual pleasure, social structural systems, and personal well-being. 

This year’s pre-conference will feature three keynote talks, as well as a one-hour symposium in which three scholars will present a set of shorter talks on several important and understudied sexuality issues.

There will also be a data blitz, in which 10-12 attendees will describe their latest findings in brief. Also, new this year, we will be having a sexuality poster session. See submission details below!


Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Lori Brotto, University of British Columbia
"Mindful Sex: The Science of Present-Moment, Nonjudgmental Pleasure"
Dr. Kristen Mark, University of Kentucky
“Benefits of Prioritizing Sexual Pleasure in Couple Relationships”
Dr. Richard Sprott, California State University, East Bay
"The Invisible Gate: Experiences of Personal Growth and Well-Being in the Context of Kink/BDSM Sexuality" 


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Dana Weiser


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2019 Annual Convention
February 7 - 9, 2019
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97232, USA