Friday, July 19, 2024

Sexpert Panel: Open Relationships: Understanding Polyamory, Monogamish & Unicorns

By Dr. Ava Cadell

Did you know that there’s a spike in Open Relationships and Polyamorous Marriage?

Much of it may be due to the Covid quarantine, as couples are calling it quits after spending so much time together that they’re getting on each other’s nerves. Even newlyweds are separating, but there’s a new alternative approach that’s becoming popular and that is adding a consensual person or people to your relationship.

This event has passed, but you can watch the replay below.

I will be moderating this esteemed panel of Sexperts and taking questions from viewers, so think about what you would like to ask on the topic.

When you register, you will also automatically get put into our raffle for free gifts, like an adult toy basket from Lelo and you will get a link to a fabulous yoga video donated by Dr. Nancy Sutton Pierce. She is a Clinical Sexologist and Yoga Therapist with a Degree in Nursing. Her background as a registered nurse, health educator, sex & relationship author, radio talk show host and yoga therapist all enhance her passion as an International speaker and sensuality educator. Dr. Nancy’s counseling practice includes giving guidance and advice to singles for dating in a socially distanced world. Dr Nancy also hosts Exotic Lifestyle Retreats, intimacy oasis at Hedonism Jamaica, where she teaches couples about Conscious Living Sexuality, promoting good communication so that you can share your wants and desires with your partner and enjoy a healthy connection together. If cruising is more your style, you can join Dr. Nancy on a Bliss Cruise for adults.You can join Dr. Nancy for her upcoming event in Jamaica for singles and couples at 26th https://drnsp.com/exotic-lifestyle-retreats/

Dr. Elisabeth Sheff will share her vast knowledge an Academic & Legal Expert on Polyamorous Families with Children. Dr. “Eli” Sheff is a researcher, expert witness, coach, speaker, and educational consultant. With a PhD in Sociology (University of Colorado, Boulder, 2005) and certification as a Sexuality Educator from the AASECT (the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, 2012), Dr. Sheff specializes in gender and sexual minority families, consensual non-monogamy, and kink/BDSM. Sheff is the foremost academic expert on polyamorous families with children, and her 20+ year Polyamorous Family Study is the only longitudinal study of poly families with children to date. Currently lecturing at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, Sheff has also taught at the University of Colorado, University of Montana, Georgia State University, Oglethorpe, Emory, and the University of Zurich.  In her book, When Someone You Love Is Polyamorous, she describes the personality of people who are best suited for Open Relationships and on the panel, she will share her bonding project survey to find out if you are a good candidate for an Open Relationship https://www.bondingproject.com/. Dr. Eli is a prolific writer and speaker, so check out her website.

Carol & David, Radio Hosts of The Sexy Lifestyle

Carol and David are the hosts of The Sexy Lifestyle on VoiceAmerica radio, a leading provider of Internet talk radio. Each week Carol and David, A fun-loving swinger couple, share their own personal experiences with sex, love and marriage. Their show aims to help listeners have stronger, more meaningful relationships through clear communication, pushing boundaries, exploring limits, and fulfilling fantasies. Through uncensored and honest discussions about great sex, passion, and intimacy, gain insight into a sex-positive and female-centric view of the modern-day couple. The show airs every Thursday at 4pm PT on the VoiceAmerica Variety channel. Tune in for their sex tips, wild stories, and live call-in advice about living a happy, healthy, and horny life! They will give us insight on how their Swinging has improved communication, boundaries and sex in their relationship. They are also giving away a free gift of their Tom Waterproof Blanket to one lucky raffle winner.

Dr. Carol Queen is an Award-winning author, activist and sex educator with a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality, Carol Queen has been a part of Good Vibrations since 1990. She currently serves as both Staff Sexologist and Chief Cultural Officer. Queen curates Good Vibrations’ Antique Vibrator Museum. In 1975, Carol Queen co-founded GAYouth, one of the first LGBT youth organizations in America. In 2000, she became the Founding Director of the Center for Sex & Culture, a non-profit organization that provides sex-positive educational classes, as well as a sexuality library and archive accessible to the public. As a presenter, she is offering Sex Positivity classes at https://renegadeuniversity.com/product/sex-positivity/. She is also the author of eleven books.

Erika Jordan is a Certified Love and Relationship Coach, author, media personality and leader in the field of Digital Romance and Online Dating. Well known as a personal trainer for dating, she helps men and women maneuver through the ups and downs of dating and helps them find the love of their lives. Erika has created a renowned 6-week course, entitled The Art of PickUp, designed to help men acquire the skills to approach women with confidence. Erika hosted a show for Playboy TV called, ‘Totally Busted’ and she has had starring roles in various movies on SyFy, HBO, Cinemax. Erika is giving away her 6-week Dating Course for Men, The Art of Pickup. http://erikajordan.net/ and you can listen to her podcast here.

Tamara Bell who was one of the first Loveology University graduates in 2008, is now the Student Ambassador & Mentor for LoveUniv.com ready to help coach you to a successful career! Tamara is also a master networker and an industry leader helping grow positive businesses. She founded The Home Pleasure Party Plan Association (HPPPA) in January 2005 to establish a network between pleasure party company owners, distributors and manufacturers. Tamara said, “Our goal is to be one voice to our distributors and manufacturers and continue to be viewed as a strong entity in this growing industry.”  Now a Certified Loveologist & Love Coach working with couples, singles and business owners in developing positive relationship enhancement techniques, Tamara is loved and admired by all who work with her. Her website is https://ladytcoaching.com/ and she hosts a Podcast with LU graduate, Viloshni Moodley, called Real, Raw & Uncut on YouTube.

Sexpert Panel: COVID: Love, Relationships and Sex

Join Loveology University’s Sexpert Panel–COVID: Love, Relationships and Sex

The Sexpert Panel will talk candidly, as if you were meeting face to face over drinks and discuss fully and openly the most intimate details of topics you are interested in.

Best of all, renowned Sexperts will share their wisdom to help ease your concerns, lower your inhibitions and transport you to sexual empowerment.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, give yourself the gift of love with a special panel in February 2021. 

Playmate Pickup PodcastMODERATOR Erika Jordan, Host of Playmate Pickup Podcast
is an internationally published relationship expert, who has a web series answering sex and dating questions which has been running for 10 years.

She is a Certified Relationship Coach, Master Sexpert and Love Coach, as well as an NLP Practitioner and ACE Certified Health Coach and Fitness Trainer.

Erika is currently in the process of getting her Masters in Clinical Psychology.

Meet Tamara Bell who was one of the first Loveology University graduates in 2008, now she’s the Student Ambassador & Mentor, ready to help coach you to a successful career! Tamara is also a master networker and an industry leader helping grow positive businesses. She founded The Home Pleasure Party Plan Association (HPPPA) in January 2005 to establish a network between pleasure party company owners, distributors and manufacturers. Tamara said, “Our goal it is to be one voice to our distributors and manufacturers and continue to be viewed as a strong entity in this growing industry.”  Now a Certified Loveologist & Love Coach working with couples, singles and business owners in developing positive relationship enhancement techniques, Tamara is loved and admired by all who work with her.

Dr. Hernando Chaves is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a clinical focus on individuals, couples, or families of unique erotic/sexual communities such as LGBTQQI, QUILTBAG, kinky, fetishistic, alternative sexual expression, unique identity and orientations, and members of non-traditional erotic communities.
He also works clinically with sex therapy concerns focusing on anxiety reduction, mindfulness, challenging sexual comfort, sensate focus, pleasure education, using insight-oriented psychotherapy methods for a variety of sexual concerns such as anorgasmia, vaginismus, low desire, early & inhibited ejaculation, erectile concerns, dyspareunia, performance anxiety, intimacy difficulties, partner communication, & partner relational difficulties.

Viloshni Moodley is a Certified Sexpert practicing as an Online Intimacy Coach. She is the founder and owner of Ultimacy Online, since leaving her over 25 years of management experience within Corporate. Her passion for empowering individuals with positive sex education and breaking the cycle of negative conditioning has influenced her change in career path. She believes relationships are the most important factor to overall wellbeing, and thus passionate about making a change to ensure people have more fulfilling relationships. Having a happy, healthy relationship provides balance in individuals and couples. Her work specializes in coaching individuals or couples who wish to achieve certain goals in the bedroom and short courses in different areas of sexuality.

Dr. Diana Wiley is a certified Sex Therapist and licensed MFT for more than 30 years.

As a licensed marriage & family therapist and board-certified Sex Therapist, she provides counseling services for couples and individual adults to help them with relationship and sexuality issues. She is also the author of “Love in the Time of Corona: Advice from a Sex Therapist for Couples in Quarantine” (C4C, 2020, available as a paperback or e-book on Amazon). The book covers ten of my most useful strategies for couples to explore a more sensual and sexual connection with their partners to relieve stress and strengthen their relationship. She also writes the online advice column “Dear Dr. Diana” and has a weekly podcast, Love, Lust and Laughter. Dr. Diana has graciously bestowed her book to Loveology University students and alumni, so we thank her very much!

Last but not least, Dr. Ava Cadell, is a Clinical Sexologist, past faculty at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, AASECT Certified Sex Counselor, Author, global speaker and Founder of Loveology University. “My mission is to contribute to the betterment of human rights in the world through my work and to promote the benefits of sexual health and pleasure.”

The Sexpert Panel will have new participants with new topics to edify and entertain you, so be sure to join us in March for Open Relationships and in April for Sexual Healing.

Register for the event below:

PleazeMe Interview: Dominnique Karetsos & the Future of Sextech

Join us for an intimate interview with one of the pioneers innovating pleasure and sexual wellness. Dominnique is CEO and co-founder of The Healthy Pleasure Group, a pioneering collective that seeks to define, reshape and revolutionize the sexual empowerment of all generations and pave the way for healthy sexuality and healthy pleasure for everyone.

She and Heather discuss how alliances could be formed and education that can be shared to help the leaders of social media and search online to better support this incredibly important part of our lives. Her inspiring passion for serving women and humanity is refreshing. We need more passionate people willing to speak up and set the example that pleasure and sex should be celebrated and enjoyed.

You can follow her channel at https://pleazeme.com/channel/Intimology/

About Dominnique Karetsos:

A born entrepreneur and seasoned brand and business architect, Dominnique has represented companies across beauty, retail and health for longer than she cares to remember. Beginning her entrepreneurial journey at 13 years old. She went on to graduate with degrees in International Marketing Management, Logistics Management from the University of Johannesburg . and a masters in Maritime and International Trade from Sweden International Business School, JIBS.

She has worked in more than 35 markets globally to help startups and market leaders improve and increase their sales, marketing and distribution channels through smart strategic planning to great success. Never afraid to turn her hand to reshaping and revamping a brand’s strategy, Dominnique has spent the past 20 years working for, supporting and advising major players on how to structure, outperform their competition and shape their narrative for both market growth and investment opportunities.

Eight years ago, Dominnique left her successful career and fell in love with the dark side of the sexual health industry. She saw its potential and future as it got into bed with technological innovation and knew then she could make a difference. Since then she has been a change agent for real and genuine education for and from (SH&T)brands that has raised the industry up together. She has never looked back.

Dominnique has seen the (SH&T) category grow at a rapid rate (now standing at £40bn globally) and chosen to face continual resistance with education and patience each time she has spoken with a VC, a journalist or a c-suite executive who showed prejudice towards one of the oldest industries in the world, casting judgement and marginalising The industry based on its taboo nature and divisive history.

Nearly a decade later, she is an established industry leader now seen as a talking head in the likes of Forbes, Oprah, BBC and Playboy and regularly presents her work at international conferences. She is also invited to speak annually at business conferences representing SH&T.

Seeking out, investing and sitting on the boards of some of the most successful businesses in SH&T when they were startups less than five years ago has meant Dominnique has been instrumental in changing behaviour.

About Pleazeme:

Have you checked out PleazeMe.com? It is a social media platform where adults can be adults. We created the 7 Worlds of PleazeMe so that every person would have a place to privately explore their sexuality with like-minded people. We believe in love, sexuality, and the power of inclusion. People of all shapes and sizes, colors and ethnicities, genders and sexualities are valuable and deserve to feel included. Everyone should have a safe place they can go to connect, discover and express themselves without fear of being judged, censored or discriminated against.