What is ‘Normal’? An Exploration of Sexual Behavior, Diversity, and Judgment

Jacky St. James, Chauntelle Anne Tibbals, PhD #cconnorm CatalystCon West - September 29, 2013


  1. Although we live in an increasingly progressive time, many judgments and limitations surrounding what is considered “normal” and acceptable sexual behavior still exist. At the same time, some of the most categorically “taboo” subjects are currently the most intriguing and, in terms of adult content, the most highly consumed. Why do disconnects surrounding “normal” sexual behavior continue to exist? And what can we as a society do to help alleviate these judgments?

    Jacky St. James shares insight from her experiences working in adult entertainment, offering a positive approach to filmmaking that tackles controversial story-lines in a non-judgmental way. Chauntelle Anne Tibbals, PhD offers a sociological take on porn and society, exploring intersections that occur between different dimensions of adult and various content consumers.