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Teaching and Researching Sexual Assault

CA Community College Anthropology Teachers Conference, Paso Robles—January 14, 2017


The Culture of Cybersex and Internet Chat

The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Phoenix, AZ– November 18, 2016


Herpes: Folklore, Fear and Realities

The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Phoenix, AZ– November 19, 2016

Sex, Culture and Society Salon, Los Angeles, CA—November 30, 2014


Why Consent is Ultimately a Fuzzy Matter

Burning Man Center Camp Lecture Series, Black Rock City, CA—September 2, 2016


Cyber Chat: Implications for Multiple Partner Relating

International Conference on Monogamy and Non-Monogamy, Berkeley, CA –February 13, 2016


Negotiating Pair-Bonding, Romantic Love and Jealousy in Polyamorous Relationships

International Conference on Monogamy and Non-Monogamy, Berkeley, CA—February 12, 2016

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Las Vegas, NV – November 10, 2006


Studying and Teaching the Culture of Cyber Chat: How Our Students’ Native Access can Inform Research and Practice

CA Community College Anthropology Teachers Conference, Paso Robles—January 16, 2016


Politics and Culture of Home Sharing

Airbnb Open, Paris, France—November 12 & 13, 2015


Airbnb: Politics and Culture of Home Sharing

Society for Applied Anthropology, Vancouver, Canada—April 1, 2016

Southwestern Anthropological Association, Long Beach, CA—May 1, 2015


The Global Impact of the Gender Flip on Partnering Patterns

International Conference on Monogamy and Non-Monogamy, Berkeley, CA—February 14, 2015


The Negotiation of Ethnicity in Malaysia

CA Community College Anthropology Teachers Conference, Paso Robles—January 17, 2015

Southwestern Anthropological Association, Garden Grove, CA—April 25, 2014


The Impact of New Media on Sex and Relationships

Center for Healthy Sex, Beverly Hills, CA—March 21, 2014


Are Polyamory and Cheating All that Different?

International Academic Polyamory Conference, Berkeley, CA –February 22, 2014

Network for a New Culture, Seattle, WA—November 12, 2012

Open New York City, New York, NY—June 28, 2012

CA Community College Anthropology Teachers Conference, Paso Robles—January 14, 2012


Must Familiarity Breed Erotic Boredom?

Sex and Culture Lecture Series –November 18, 2013


Orgasm in America: Current Beliefs and Practices

Sex and Culture Lecture Series—May 30, 2012 (featured in June 2012 Women’s Health Magazine)

Sino-US Conference on Sexology, Dongguan, China—March 7, March 2013


“Anal Play: Who is Doing it and Why?”

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Western Region Conference, Los Angeles, CA—April 22, 2012


The Oral Sex Void: What Married Men Do

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Houston TX—November 4, 2011


“The Sexual Culture of Baby Boomers”

American Anthropological Association, New Orleans—November 21, 2010

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, San Francisco, CA—April 16, 2011


“Speculations on the Origins of Human Sexual Behavior”

Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, February 9, 2011

Poly Living 2010, Seattle,WA–October 19, 2010


“Who Cheats and Why?”

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Palm Springs, CA—April 10, 2010


“Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples”
Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, San Diego, CA – April 11, 2008


“Today’s Cultural Generation Gap: Coming of Age Armenian, Asian & Hispanic in 21st Century America”

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Las Vegas, NV – November 11, 2006

Southern California Applied Anthropology Network, Los Angeles, CA – December 10, 2006

Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges, Monterey, CA—April 7, 2007

“How the Bough Bends: The Creation of Family, Kinship and Community amongst Users of Donated Gametes”

Southwestern Anthropological Association, Pasadena, CA—April 29, 2006;

Communal Studies Association, Marshall, CA—September 29, 2006

American Anthropological Association, San Jose, CA—November 15, 2006


“Jealousy and Transformation in Polyamorous Relationships”

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Conference, San Jose, CA – April 11, 2003

Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco, CA – June 24, 2003


“Why Women Swing”

16th World Conference of Sexology, Havana, Cuba – March 13, 2003

Lifestyles Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada – July 28, 2001


"Just Below the Surface: The Erotic Power of Jealousy"

Lifestyles-East Convention, Miami, Florida – April 13, 2002

Lifestyles Convention, Reno, Nevada – August 3, 2002 (with Jim Herriot)


“Adding a Co-Wife”

Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges, Santa Fe, New Mexico – April 17, 1998;

Southwestern Anthropological Association, Fullerton, CA – April 16, 1999


"When One Partner Isn't Enough"

National Congress on Women's Health, Washington D.C. – June 22, 1998


"Women Who May Never Marry”

25 lectures and workshops from 1990 -1995 in churches, bookstores, universities, the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting (Nov. 1993), women's organizations, and singles groups.


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