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Moving Toward Pragmatic Judgment-free Language in Discussion of BDSM Desires
Description: While the Shades of Grey trilogy brought *BDSM to popular awareness, it failed to provide a realistic vocabulary for discussing the nuances desire, free of judgement, stigma and decoupled from cultural bias. Midori has travelled the world teaching, especially women and couples, how to define, explore and express their desire for power exchange and play. Both clinicians and sex educators will learn how to use the "Appetite Grid" to help couples discuss potential play in an open-ended and precise way.
Objective(s): At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: discuss BDSM thoughts, desires, fantasies, expression and play using open-ended and precise language free from clinical jargon and stigma.