Passing along info on an event in NYC this Saturday that I sadly can't attend -- but maybe you can (and can tell me about it!):
Mating in Captivity: Sexuality and Monogamy Roundtable
Participants: Michael Kimmel, Pamela Paul, Esther Perel, Owen Renik (moderator)
September 13, 2008, 2:30 PM
This roundtable will address the ways in which monogamous partnerships affect sexual desire, sexual function, and sexual need. How do secrets and risky behaviors play a role in undermining domestic stability and trust, while potentially enhancing sexual activity? Does domestic partnering imperil our inherent sexual drive? Is it more beneficial to preserve the stability of the family unit than to explore one's sexuality to the fullest? Is it possible to do both? What are the chemical and structural influences that play a role in this dynamic? The multidisciplinary panel will examine these questions and the way that imagination can play a role in the sexual dynamic of marriages and long-term sexual partnerships.
Sponsored by THE PHILOCTETES CENTER FOR THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDY OF IMAGINATION (how's that for the name of an institute?!) at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.
If anyone goes and wants to blog about it here, door's WIDE open :)