America's War On Sex and the 2012 Election: Does It Matter Who Wins? - #cconelection

CatalystCon Dr. Marty Klein Saturday, September 15, 2012 9:00am-10:10am


  1. Sex and religion are constantly in the news this election year. But the political uses—and abuses—of sexuality are nothing new. With razor-sharp wit and 30 years of clinical experience, Dr. Marty Klein will analyze the news, describing what he calls America’s War On Sex. “The Religious Right is using the issue of sexual regulation to undermine secular democracy,” he says. “Its War On Sex uses phony categories, dangerism, and a broad Sexual Disaster Industry. It is successfully re-conceptualizing private sexual expression into public behavior, which is therefore subject to public control.”

    Birth control, sex education, strip clubs, pornography, broadcast indecency, sex research—they’re all subject to increasing regulation and a massive, highly effective disinformation campaign by the Religious Right, supported by cynical politicians and the amoral mass media. It isn’t just a war on women or a war on liberals, says Dr. Klein—it’s a war on sex.

  2. Dr. Marty Klein is a psychotherapist, sex therapist, and international lecturer in sexuality and public policy. He has been an expert witness or invited plaintiff in many important state and federal obscenity and anti-censorship cases. His award-winning book America’s War On Sex was honored as Book of the Year by AASECT. His latest Book, Sexual Intelligence, has gotten a broad range of rave reviews, including from Psychology Today (“Read this book if you want to improve your sex life”). His website and blog are at