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Sexuality and Diversity – Bending Rules and Breaking Duals | 7th Sexual Dysfunction Conference

Posted by Philip on 15 May 2016, 11:44 am in , , , , ,

Yesterday I presented at the 7th Multidisciplinary Sexual Dysfunction Conference, somewhat misnamed due to history — as organiser Nic Beets explained, it's become a lot less medicalised over the years. Now it attracts GPs, physiotherapists, counsellors, psychotherapists, sex therapists, sexual health promoters among others. This post summarises my sessions and includes points I neglected to cover.

By chance (or perhaps design on the part of the organisers) I spoke after listening to a presentation by Dr Russell Shuttleworth, Senior Lecturer at Deakin University, followed by a Q&A with Dr George Taleporos, Researcher, also at Deakin University, with whom I've been acquainted for nearly two decades. Their topic was Facilitated Sex for Adults with Disabilities. I pointed out the irony that George and I had been having this conversation for those 15-20 years and, from their presentation, it seems not much has changed.

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On being single, not quite polyamorous, but definitely non-monogamous

Posted by Philip on 14 May 2014, 4:01 pm in , , , , , , ,

puzzle piecesI've never been good with relationships. It seems I have a low tolerance for engulfment and, even after being single for years, if I get it together with someone then suddenly, somebody else turns up within days or weeks.

I used to think I had commitmentphobia. But I realise I commit to lots of things — work, friendships, appointments, drinking regularly, you name it. I may even have committed to exercising daily, but I won't promise — it's only been two weeks (and I missed three days because I was working and had to get up early).

See, I told you I'm committed to work.

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