What is Sex-Positivity?

Carol Queen and Charlie Glickman #cconsexpos CatalystCon West - September 28, 2013


  1. Lots of people talk about sex-positivity, but what does it really mean? What does it look like, and what can we do with it? There’s a lot to unpack, which means we have a lot of different ways to work with it. Carol Queen and Charlie Glickman have been discussing sex-positivity and participating in the conversation for years, and they’ll explore some of the pieces of the puzzle. They’ll talk about some of the negative ideas towards sex that shape personal and cultural attitudes, take a look at what sex-positivity is and isn’t, explain some useful tools for integrating it into our work, talk about the limits of sex-positivity as a concept, and discuss some of the controversies around the idea of sex-positivity. The more you understand what sex-positivity means to you, the more easily you can discuss it with others and use it in your work. Whether you’re new to the idea or you’ve been working with it for years, come get some new ways to talk about sexuality and sex-positivity!