The Why & How of Sexual Consent - Workshop in San Diego

You know how yoga is a body bend? This workshop was a mind bend! 
— Male workshop participant
 A sexual consent training in San Diego by sociologist and sexuality speaker, Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus.

A sexual consent training in San Diego by sociologist and sexuality speaker, Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus.

At one time or another many of us have said yes when we wanted to say no, no when we wanted to say yes, and maybe when we really didn't mean it. At one time or another, we've pushed someone's boundaries, invaded their personal space, or accepted a lukewarm yes or quiet acquiescence, when we knew they didn't mean it. Also, many of us have been taught that a "real man" doesn't take no for an answer and pushes through objections, and if a woman didn't feign disinterest, she was a slut.

In light of #MeToo, we need to question WHY this is SO common in the United States. Why are we so bad at consent and this sexual communication? And what can we do differently?

This interactive workshop, led by sociologist and sexologist Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, leads with a story of a personal consent violation she experienced, and then follows with lecture, reflections, interactive activities, and discussion. You will definitely leave this workshop with a new view on consent and communication, in our society and for yourself. Arm yourself with tools to feel better about yourself and more respectful, compassionate, and in-tune with others.

  • Sunday, May 20, 2-5pm*
  • Pacific Beach area (address will be provided after registration), $35
  • This workshop is hosted through Sex Positive San Diego, but you do not need to be a member to attend. Register for Bawdy Boundaries here.

*Out of respect for our facilitator and host, please arrive no earlier than 1:40 pm and no later than 1:55pm. We plan to start promptly.

~Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, San Diego Sexuality Speaker, Sexologist & Sociologist