What’s So Special About Sex?

Ava Mir-Ausziehen #cconspecial CatalystCon East, Sunday March 17, 2013


  1. As professionals in the realm of sex and sexuality, it follows that we think sex is rich, important, fascinating – but have we given it more power than it’s worth? Do we do ourselves and everyone else a disservice by putting sex on a pedestal? This talk looks as everything from Foucault’s classic critique of the Repressive Hypothesis to the proliferation of sexual self-help guides, to question in what ways we do more harm than good by relegating sexuality to a ‘special’ place. In this exploration, sex educator and writer for Sssh.com Ava Mir-Ausziehen plays Devil’s Advocate by opening up the rarely asked question – is sex really such a big deal?