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If God Created my Clitoris: Exploring Pleasure Principles and Sex Positivity in Christianity

By Center for Human Sexuality Studies (other events)

Thursday, October 10 2019 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
 
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Workshop Description

Christianity sometimes gets a bad reputation for being sexually restrictive, and/or sex-negative. This workshop is designed to empower individuals to embrace sex and sexuality as a natural and healthy part of life even in Christianity. Additionally, this workshop endeavors to equip practitioners with the knowledge necessary to work with clients who ascribe to the Christian religion. It will address myths and truths as relates to relationships, "acceptable" sex acts and pleasure principles. This presentation’s premise is that holiness and sexuality are not mutually exclusive. The aim is to empower participants (personally or in support of others) to resist the systemic teachings that perpetuate oppressive narratives, reclaim their human right to bodily autonomy that is granted by the sacred text, and redefine their future outlook regarding the discovery, embracing and navigation of their sexual selves that does not compromise their values.  

Learning Objectives

Participants will examine personal biases regarding sexuality and religion
Participants will identify areas of the sacred text that promote the experience of pleasure
Participants will develop an increased knowledge on the 3 biblical intentions for sex

Presenter Bio

Brittany Broaddus-Smith is the founder and lead educator of The Intimacy Firm. The Intimacy Firm is an intimacy consulting and sexuality education organization.  Brittany is an accomplished social worker and sex(uality) educator and speaker.  Brittany earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degrees in both social work and human sexuality education. Brittany is an alumna of Widener University's Center for Human Sexuality Studies.  As a licensed social worker, she has experience providing both individual and couples counseling. Both locally and nationally, Brittany uses her unique personality to tackle “taboo” subjects head on with comprehensive sex education, coaching, and counseling for groups and individuals. Working in the intersection of sexuality and faith, Brittany aims to use both evidence-based and biblically sound practices. The Intimacy Firm's mission is to empower individuals to discover, embrace, and navigate their sexual selves without compromising their values 

Center for Human Sexuality Studies