How This Sex Scientist is Putting His Post-Election Emotions to Work

How This Sex Scientist is Putting His Post-Election Emotions to Work

The morning after this week’s U.S. Presidential election, I awoke feeling a range of emotions—none of them positive. I was sad. I was angry. I was scared.

I spent the entire day feeling helpless and pessimistic about the future, which I documented in an early morning blog post about seeing this election through the eyes of a sex researcher and educator.

A few days have passed now and I certainly don’t feel any better about the election results, but I’m no longer despondent. I know that the next four years will pose immense challenges, both personal and professional, but I also know that I don’t just have to sit by idly while so many things that I care about are threatened. I can do something—and I’m starting today.

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As a Sex Researcher and Educator, Last Night's Election was Terrifying

As a Sex Researcher and Educator, Last Night's Election was Terrifying

As I watched last night’s U.S. election results come in, I was stunned and shocked. When I work up this morning, I was terrified. 

These feelings are, in part, a function of my personal politics—the details of which I’ll spare you. However, I also feel these very same emotions in my capacity as a sex researcher and educator—and that’s what I’d like to talk about for a few moments. Here’s why what happened last night at all levels of government scares me.

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Check Out The 2015 Juried Art Show At The Kinsey Institute!

Check Out The 2015 Juried Art Show At The Kinsey Institute!

Sex and Psychology is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming 2015 Juried Art Show at the Kinsey Institute. The Juried Art Show is an international competition for art of all forms that involves themes of “sex, gender, eroticism, reproduction, sexuality, romantic relationships, the politics of sex and gender, the human figure, and sexual health.” The show, now in its 10th year, will be held at the Grunwald Gallery of Art on the campus of Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana).

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Check Out The 2014 Juried Art Show At The Kinsey Institute!

Check Out The 2014 Juried Art Show At The Kinsey Institute!

The Psychology of Human Sexuality is proud to be a sponsor of the 2014 Juried Art Show at the Kinsey Institute. The Juried Art Show is an international competition for art of all forms that involves themes of “sex, gender, eroticism, reproduction, sexuality, romantic relationships, the politics of sex and gender, the human figure, and sexual health.” The show, now in its 9th year, will be held at the Grunwald Gallery of Art on the campus of Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana).

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