This fall I hosted the San Diego Premiere of the fantastic first-ever documentary on masturbation, called Sticky: A (Self) Love Story. From the prop photo booth, to the audience's laughter (and silence during a heart-wrenching part) during the documentary, and the vulnerable and informative panel discussion afterwards hosted by Sex Positive San Diego...Read More
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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.Read More
Let's here it for masturbation! I am so pleased to report that the documentary about masturbation I was interviewed for in 2008 has finally been released this month...and it's fantastic! Masturbation is literally a sticky topic, and writer/producer Nicholas Tana had a difficult time finding support to complete Sticky: A (Self) Love Story because it is still such a taboo topic.Read More
As a society, we are talking more openly about sex and sexuality, and there is increasing tolerance for sexual differences. However, the increasing public dialogue around sexual topics can lead both women and men to believe they are not keeping up...Read More
I think sex is complicated. Actually, to clarify that, I think that sexuality is complicated. Sexuality encompasses the physical act of sex, as well as gender roles, values, beliefs, cultural learnings, orientation, attraction, desire, orgasm, power, exploitation, and pleasure, among other things. Like i said, it's complicated.
But the complication around sexuality, particularly female sexuality, is one of my favorite topics to discuss, particularly when I can delve into both theory and practice. I got to do just this in a recent interview with Cynthia Luois on her new podcast show Redefining Revolutions. Cynthia brought a fantastic vibe to the interview, from her intellectual questions, to her reflective feminism, and her vulnerable stories. These are the main topics we discuss in the podcast below:
1. Mindful sex and how to have it
2. Masturbation - the ecstasy and the shame and how to break that shame
3. Sex and sexuality as it relates to race, religion and gender
4. The empowerment and objectification of woman - well which is it, damn it!?
5. Some of Dr. Jenn's favorite myths and plays to have long lasting relationship sex
6. Sexual violence and knowing pleasure from a safe space again
~Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, San Diego Sexologist, Sexual Health Speaker, Sociologist