Love and Sex in the 21st century: The theory and practice of personal relationships
WHEN: Aug. 4, 2014
WHERE: Some Velvet Morning - 123 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill, VIC
FORMAT: 45 minute Q & A, 45 minute lecture

How do we talk about love and sex in a world where ‘boy meets girl’ just doesn't cut it any more? As we sift through thousands of years of tradition, how do we know what to throw out – and what to keep? And will our kids all grow up to be bisexual nymphomaniac porn addicts?


State marriage, religious marriage and social marriage: What is this thing called marriage?

Jan. 4, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: Dr Christopher Fox, psychologist and lecturer in sexual health counselling at the University of Sydney

Youth sexuality: Sex and relationships education, peer education and the new national curriculum.

Feb. 25, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: Alexander Tanglao, program manager at Youth Empowerment Against HIV/AIDS (YEAH)

Panel discussion: The nuclear family – a thing of the past? How are people?

March 18, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: Christopher Fox (Sydney Uni), Nelly Thomas (author/comedian), Liz Conor (Monash Uni), Felicity Marlowe (Rainbow Families Council)

The porn factor: Porn has become a default sex educator for many young people, impacting on personal relationships

March 25, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: Maree Crabb, adolescent sexuality expert and documentary maker

The sexuality spectrum: Exploring the diversity of human sexuality and the labels we use to describe it.

April 3, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: Amy Middleton, editor of Archer Magazine

Screening and discussion: Maree Crabb's documentary Reality & Risk: Pornography, young people and sexuality @ The Alderman

Aug. 4, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Polyamory vs monogamy: The benefits and challenges of polyamory compared to monogamy.

Nov. 3, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: Anne Hunter, co-founder of PolyVic, relationship coach and polyamory educator
WHERE: Some Velvet Morning