Middlesex: Queer Week: The Future of Sex
As our attitudes to sexuality become more open and accepting, we’re seeing an increasing range (rainbow, even) of sexual identity and expression become recognised. We’ll be talking bisexuality, polyamory and ethical non-monogamy. What are the freedoms of these different modes of sexuality? Is white-picket-fence monogamy stopping us from being happy? How might sexuality evolve even further in the future … what’s next?
Hosted by Cyndi Darnell.
Cyndi Darnell is a holistic sex & relationship therapist, counsellor and sex educator, with advanced degrees in Counselling and Sexual Health and a Bachelor in Adult Education. She has presented her work locally and internationally and is a published academic author and media commentator. Cyndi counsels individuals and couples, runs workshops and seminars on sex and the human condition, and offers insight into the quandaries of the erotic to transform fear into freedom.
Sexuality educator and researcher Linda Kirkman has investigated sexuality, sexual health, and social change in relationships through teaching, academic research and life experiences. Through teaching and writing, she advocates for awareness of and respect for diversity in sexuality, gender and relationships.
In 2005 James Dominguez founded the Melbourne Bisexual Discussion Group, a monthly support and social group for people attracted to more than one gender, and almost a decade later the group is still flourishing. In 2010 he co-founded Bisexual Alliance Victoria Inc, an activism and advocacy group for this often-forgotten segment of the LGBTI community.
Anne Hunter is a passionate relationships coach and is one of Australia’s most experienced polyamory educators. She has been poly for over two decades and with her partner Pete, she co-founded PolyVic, Melbourne’s thriving polyamorous community, in 2004.