All of us grow up with toxic narratives of how our bodies are “supposed to” function and how we “should” experience pleasure, but for trans and non-binary folx these narratives pose particular problems, as they prematurely foreclose the stunning diversity and erotic possibility of trans sexualities. Unfortunately, few therapists are trained to help trans and non-binary folx navigate pleasure-positive sexuality, and the therapeutic relationship is frequently marked by empathic failures concerning their erotic lives. This highly-interactive workshop proposes a model of sitting with trans and non-binary clients and hosting “intimate justice”-centered explorations of erotic embodiment.
Describe three (3) of the “structuring narratives” that negatively impact understanding of trans sexualities.
Define “erotic privilege”
Identify three (3) ways erotic privilege can impact both trans and non-binary clients’ lives as well as the client-therapist relationship.
Describe somatic, pleasure-centered interventions to help clients come into (com)passionate relationship with their sexual selves.
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Trans Sex: Clinical Approaches to Trans Sexualities and Erotic Embodiments