Call for Participants: Time.com Asks “How Did You Learn About Sex?”

TIME.com invites you to the Center for Sex & Culture to tell the story of how you learned about sex. Come be part of this video shoot!
(Note: You must sign a release, and please make sure you are comfortable sharing your story with the world. It’ll be online forever, but you are not required to be identified by name in the movie.)

THIS THURSDAY, August 18, from 10:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.

TIME says: Here at TIME, we are currently at work on a large scale project, the goal of which is to get a good sense of how people of all ages and backgrounds have experienced sex education in the United States. As part of the project, we’re creating a video of people from all over the country telling us their stories of how they learned about sex.  We’re looking for people of all ages and backgrounds to tell us, on camera, their experience of sex education, whether it was in school health class, from their parents, from friends, television, etc.

To be clear: this isn’t a project to learn about the sex lives of strangers, nor is it a political story. We will not ask about orientations, habits, and interests. We will not ask for political opinions. We simply want your stories. We want to hear about their first lessons on sex. Did they have health class? Did they have an awkward sit-down with a parent? Did a friend or a movie or a magazine give them the wrong information?

PLEASE RSVP if you are coming, and if possible let us know what time you can make it, to carol@sexandculture.org. Feel free to pass it on!

CSC is located at 1349 Mission (at Grace Alley, between 9th and 10th Streets). Very good access to public transit; Mission buses,  Market St buses and trolleys, MUNI 3 blocks away, BART about the same. NO street parking between 4 and 6pm. 1 hour limited parking in Grace Alley at all times. There is a pay-to-park lot on the corner of 10th and Mission; it is accessible on 10th St., which is one-way so you must come via Market Street; you can’t get in from Mission. Learn more about CSC (“San Francisco’s Best Emerging Sex Nonprofit,” Best of the Bay) at http://www.sexandculture.org

Dr. Carol Queen

Carol Queen has a PhD in sexology; she calls herself a "cultural sexologist" because her earlier academic degree is in sociology: while she addresses individual issues and couple's sexual concerns, her overarching interest is in cultural issues (gender, shame, access to education, etc.). Queen has worked at Good Vibrations, the woman-founded sexuality company based in San Francisco that turned 35 years old in 2012, since 1990. Her current position is Staff Sexologist and Good Vibrations Historian; her roles include representing the company to the press and the public; overseeing educational programming for staff and others; and scripting/hosting a line of sex education videos, the Pleasure-Ed series, for GV’s sister company Good Releasing. She also curates the company's Antique Vibrator Museum. She is also the founding director of the Center for Sex & Culture, a non-profit sex ed and arts center San Francisco, and is a frequent lecturer at colleges, universities, and community-based organizations. Her dozen books include a Lambda Literary Award winner, PoMoSexuals, and Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture, which are used as texts in some college classes. She blogs at the Good Vibes Magazine and at SFGate's City Brights bloggers page and contributes to the Boston Dig. For more about her at carolqueen.com.

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