The National Sex Ed Conference and Where to Find Online Sex Therapists

From December 7-9 last week, I virtually attended the Center for Sex Education’s National Sex Ed Conference. I also wrote an article about where you can find sex therapists who offer online sessions.

Let’s start with the conference.

The National Sex Ed Conference

The Center for Sex Education puts on the largest conference in the US for sex educators. During the conference, sessions address sex education for all ages in all settings.

This year’s live sessions vividly demonstrated the need for intersectionality in sex education. Experts on accessibility, anti-racism, and LGBTQ+ sexuality hammered home a common message: we need to do better at making sure everyone has access to comprehensive and high-quality sex education.

I took advantage of the special interest group sessions, where we were placed in Zoom breakout rooms based on things like whether it was our first time at the conference or what organization, if any, we worked for. I met Kim Cook, founder of Teen World Confidential, as well as many other educators making waves in sex ed for youth and teens.

I found very few professionals engaged in adult sex ed, and only a handful of us showed up for the small business owners and entrepreneurs group session. I suspect an in-person experience at the conference, which would have more presentations to choose from, might have more relevant information to my journey. Still, this was a helpful and affordable first foray into sex ed networking.

Where to Find Online Sex Therapists

Photo by Yan Krukov

Fewer than 1% of US therapists are sex therapists. That makes them really hard to find!

If you can’t find a compatible sex therapist in your area, online sex therapy is the next best thing.

Where can you find sex therapists offering online sessions? Check out my latest Medium article to find out: Where to Go for Online Sex Therapy.

Coming Up…

As 2021 comes to a close (thank goodness) I’m making a point of taking on fewer new projects. I’ll be taking a break for the holidays and the beginning of the New Year, spending some time with family as well as fleshing out my business plan.

2022 should be filled with exciting projects like sex-positivity workbooks and journals, speaking engagements, and of course, more writing. As always, reach out if you have any questions, ideas, or a desire to work together to create a more sex-positive world.

Stay sexy! ❤

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Published by Shannon Burton

Content creator and sex educator by day, poet and flash fiction writer by night, I occasionally manage to get out of the house to enjoy New Orleans as it's meant to be.

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