This class provides a framework for understanding a wide variety of authority-based relationships, as well as intricacies specific to these dynamics such as contracts and collaring. In addition, this class will review specific challenges that these relationships pose as well as personality traits of those who are drawn to these types of arrangements.
- Describe 3 types of authority based relationships
- List 2 challenges posed by authority based relationships
- Compare consent, nonconsent, and consensual nonconsent
Michael Aaron, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist, author, and speaker, specializing in the field of human sexuality. He is a recognized expert on a variety of sexuality issues, including sexual minorities, alternative/kink/polyamory lifestyles, sex workers, discordant desire and infidelity in couples, sexual dysfunction and anxiety, gender and orientation confusion, and sexual compulsivity. He has been interviewed in numerous media outlets, online podcasts, and magazines, such as the New York Times, Wall St Journal, CNN, Reuters, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Men’s Fitness and Vice.com. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Men’s Fitness Magazine and blogs for Psychology Today. He is certified as a Sex Therapist by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sexology. His book Modern Sexuality is an Amazon bestseller in the category of human sexuality.
His website is www.drmichaelaaronnyc.com.