I am so happy to be hosting this event on September 23, 2016, in San Diego! This is a really impressive documentary (and funny!) around a natural topic that is continually shamed and stigmatized. Plus, I'm really proud to say that I am one of the sex experts interviewed in the film.
As one of the most controversial films of this year, this is the first and only documentary on the world’s most popular taboo: masturbation! The documentary has been featured in New York Magazine, The Daily Beast, Newsweek, The Boston Globe, IndieWire, The Daily Dot, JoBlo, Playboy Radio, Flavorwire, etc. Please join me for the San Diego Premiere of this film!
Time: Doors open at 6:30pm, Film at 7:30pm (Local organizations will be tabling when doors open.)
Tickets: $10 general admission, $7.50 for students. Limited seating - Please purchase tickets in advance.
100% of ticket sales benefit Center for Community Solutions and their prevention work in the San Diego community around sexual assault and domestic violence.
Following the film we'll have a discussion with the Los Angeles filmmaker Nicholas Tana, a representative from the Center for Community Solutions, and myself! The panel will be facilitated by Vera Casey, Sex Doula & Chapter Lead of Sex Positive San Diego.
All attendees will be entered in a free raffle for sexy prizes!
We are thankful for the support of our event sponsors, including Sex Positive San Diego, and me!
Everyone does it; few admit it; now there’s a movie about it! “Sticky” talks candidly about what has been referred to throughout history as both a form of self-love and self-abuse. After being shamed as a child by fellow students for admitting that he masturbated, writer/director Nicholas Tana, interviewed over sixty sexologists (including San Diego’s own, Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus!), authors, religious figures, porn stars, and entertainers to understand what’s so wrong with masturbation.
With Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders, comedian Janeane Garofalo, and, “Hustler” creator, Larry Flynt, “Sticky” answers age-old questions: “Will it make me go blind?”; “Is it “normal”?”; and, “Why are we so afraid to be caught in the act?” The documentary also explores how the world’s major religions disagree about the moral effects of self-pleasuring, and why the sale of sex toys is illegal in Alabama.
When confusion about sexuality remains at the root of so many societal problems – rape, sexual abuse, and the threat of STD's –STICKY pulls no punches in exploring a subject that touches us all.
~Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, San Diego Sexologist, Sociologist, Sexuality Speaker