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CatalystCon West

by Jason Stotts

The deadline for CatalystCon West speaker submissions is coming up soon and I’m planning on attending after hearing so many good things about the prior Catalystcons.  However, I need some feedback on my proposal.  I feel like it’s just a little off and needs some fine-tuning.  Take a look at it and if you have any suggestions, let me know! 

Requirements http://catalystcon.com/call-for-speakers/

Speakers should prepare for sessions that run an hour and ten minutes, including at least 20 minutes of open discussion.  Panel submissions should consist of no more than four speakers (including a moderator, if applicable) and all speakers for panel sessions must be confirmed prior to submission.

Speaker submissions should be sent in plain text in the body of your email. Email all submissions to: CatalystConSubmissions@gmail.com.

Session description: (250 word max)

Speaker Information

Name: Jason Stotts

Email: Jason(at)JasonStotts.com

URL: www.JasonStotts.com

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ErosophiaBlog

Twitter: @jstotts

Bio: (200 word max)

Photo (300-500px wide)

Prior Conferences:

–       Conference of the Atlanta Objectivist Society (ATLOSCon): 2012, 2011

–       Chicago Objectivist Society Conference (COSCon): 2011

–       University of Northern Florida Philosophy Conference: 2006

AV requirements: None.

Session Information

Title of Session: Reclaiming the Sexual Moral Narrative

The war against sex rages on with fundamentalist christians on the offensive and us on the defensive, against the ropes.  But, it doesn’t have to be this way.  The weapon they are using against us, against which we have no defense is morality: they have claimed the moral high-ground and we are defenseless without it.  Consequently, in the field of sexual ethics, we see nothing but a bleak landscape: prohibitions against this and condemnations about that.  But, isn’t there more?  Couldn’t sexual ethics actually tell us how to incorporate sex into our lives in a healthy way that serves to improve our lives?  It can and it should.  Moreover, it was our ceding of the moral high ground to the anti-sex side that weakened our position and forced us to always argue on the defensive.  By reclaiming the moral narrative, we can not only have better sex lives, but we can help to reclaim sexual ethics from those who hate the body and our enjoyment of it.  We can, in one fell swoop, improve our lives and put the arguments about sex back on fundamental principles.

In this talk I’m going to lay out what a philanthropic (pro-human) sexual ethic looks like and show how this foundation can restructure the field.  I will also show how restructuring the arguments in different fields of sexual ethics can take us from being on the defensive to making real headway in the culture.  We may not be able to “win” against pundits who would never change their minds anyway, but if we can change the culture, it doesn’t matter. We will have won what we really wanted: a world where sex is a real value in human life.

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Announcement: I won’t be Speaking at ATLOSCon

by Jason Stotts

I made the decisions today that I will not be speaking at ATLOSCon this year. Let me say only that it is not an issue of personal animosity between myself and the organizers, nor is it that I have some sort of issue with the conference itself.  ATLOSCon is a great conference and I do recommend that people check it out.

(Edited from original.)

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Google+ Hangout

by Jason Stotts

Last night I hosted an impromptu Google+ hangout and answered questions that people emailed to me and asked in a live chat.  The video is up now on YouTube if you want to check it out.

For anyone wanting a link to the essays I referenced, they’re here:

– “On Polysexuality

– “Objectivism, Masculinity, Femininity, and Homosexuality: Initial Thoughts

– “Sexual Ethics and Objectivism (ATLOSCon 2011)

The books I referenced are:

Anal Pleasure and Health

The Ethical Slut

Sex at Dawn

Opening Up

If I missed anything, feel free to call it out in the comments.  If you have follow-up questions, you can ask them below.

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Announcement: Live Hangout on Google+

by Jason Stotts

I will be hosting a Google+ hangout tomorrow night at 6PM PST (9PM EST) for anyone wanting to ask me questions, discuss a subject related to sexuality, or generally have a good time. All are welcome and no RSVP is needed.

How often do you get to ask questions of a top sex-blogger for free?

G+ profile: https://plus.google.com/109407775097493524750

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/385062111582107/

You can also like Erosophia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ErosophiaBlog

UPDATE: Several people have contacted me and said that they won’t be able to make the Hangout, but would still like to ask questions (the video will go on YouTube after the Hangout is over).  For anyone who wants a question answered but can’t make the Hangout, you can email me at Jason(at)JasonStotts.com or send me a tweet (@JStotts) and I’ll try to fit your question in.

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Mistakes Couples Make about Sex: Philosophy in Action Interview with Diana Hsieh

by Jason Stotts

Last night I was interviewed on Diana Hsieh’s Blog Talk Radio show Philosophy in Action and we talked for about an hour on issues in sexual ethics and four common mistakes that couples make about sex.  It was really interesting being interviewed.  I’ve been writing for many years now, I’ve presented at multiple conferences, I even (briefly) started a podcast for Erosophia, and yet none of that was the same as someone else interviewing me.  I’m not sure if it was because I wasn’t in charge of the proceedings (since it was Diana’s show) or whether the knowledge that it wsa being recorded for posterity, but honestly I felt a little nervous.  Not in my beliefs or material, mind you.  Rather, just in that I would be able to present my views well in an interview setting and make it interesting.

Happily, I think the show went really well and the discussion was lively and interesting.  Diana later told me that we had over 90 live listeners!  And, so far, the feedback has been very positive.  If you want to listen to the interview yourself, check out this link: “Mistakes Couples Make about Sex.”  I also encourage you to leave feedback here after you listen to the interview, whether positive or negative.  While you’re on Philosophy in Action, you should check out some of Diana’s other episodes.  She does good work and I’m sure that there will be something of value to you there.

I want to thank Diana for having me on Philosophy in Action and hopefully it won’t be the last time.  I had a really good time and it might even have been what I needed to restart the Erosophia Podcast.

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Live Interview on Philosophy in Action

by Jason Stotts

I’m being interviewed on Diana Hsieh’s Philosophy in Action Talk Radio show on Wednesday night at 6PM PST/9PM EST on the topic of on “Mistakes Couples Make about Sex” and then we’re going to answer your questions live. You can also email (Jason-at-JasonStotts.com), facebook message, or tweet (@jstotts) me questions and we’ll answer them on air.  This is your first chance to ask me questions live and get them answered right away.  If everything goes really well, I might even revive the Erosophia Podcast.

In Wednesday evening’s live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Talk Radio, philosopher Dr. Diana Hsieh will interview Jason Stotts on “Mistakes Couples Make about Sex.”

* What: Philosophy in Action Talk Radio: Jason Stotts on Mistakes Couples Make about Sex
* Who: Dr. Diana Hsieh, with Jason Stotts, plus live callers
* When: Wednesday, 1 August 2012, 6 pm PT / 7 pm MT / 8 pm CT / 9 pm ET
* Where: http://www.PhilosophyInAction.com/live

** Is your romantic relationship and sex life hampered by wrong ideas and bad habits? Are you inadvertently sabotaging your relationships? Find out how to stop holding yourself back with some simple tips. Then, have your questions on love, sex, and relationships answered. **

Jason is an aspiring philosopher, one of the top 100 sex bloggers in the world with his blog Erosophia ( http://jasonstotts.com/ ), and author working on his first book titled “Eros and Ethos: The Ethics of Modern Sex.” He holds a BA in Philosophy and Economics from Denison University and is an autodidact in the field of Sexuality.

To join the live broadcast and its chat, just point your browser to http://www.PhilosophyInAction.com/live a few minutes before the show is scheduled to start. By listening live, you can call in with your questions and experiences, as well as post comments and questions in the text chat.

If you miss the live broadcast, you’ll find the audio from the episode posted here:

http://www.philosophyinaction.com/archive/2012-08-01.html

Join us on Wednesday evening for an engaging discussion of the application rational principles to the challenges of real life!

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One Week until the Practical Sexuality Workshop in San Diego

by Jason Stotts

Update: Cancelled

Just a reminder that I’ll be presenting my Practical Sexuality Workshop in just one week in San Diego on July 3rd at 8:00pm.  We’re going to discuss some anatomy, orgasm play, and anal play.  Afterword, there will be a Q&A where you can ask any questions you want.

You can register on Facebook or by emailing me at Jason(at)JasonStotts.com.  The cost of the class is only $10 and it was very well received in Atlanta for ATLOSCon.

Hope to see you there!

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Reminder: Practical Sexuality Workshop in San Diego

by Jason Stotts

Just a reminder that I’ll be presenting my Practical Sexuality Workshop in just two weeks in San Diego on July 3rd at 8:00pm.  We’re going to discuss some anatomy, orgasm play, and anal play.  Afterword, there will be a Q&A where you can ask any questions you want.

You can register on Facebook or by emailing me at Jason(at)JasonStotts.com.  The cost of the class is only $10 and it was very well received in Atlanta for ATLOSCon.

Hope to see you there!

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