The Guelph Sexuality Conference was last week, and it was excellent. Held at my Alma mater, the University of Guelph, the conference brought together a variety of people from across Canada and the US, all of whom share a passion for human sexuality. I thoroughly enjoyed the conference; it was my first poster session opportunity and it was great to get some exposure for the workshop that I spent so much time developing. Perhaps the most exciting part of the conference (for me!) was the change to meet and network with people who have a great deal of knowledge, skill and experience and are willing to share that expertise with me.
Many of the workshop sessions I chose to attend were heavily focused on providing sexual health education to youth. This youth-focused approach gave me the opportunity to learn about what other people have done and how they have made their programs successful with youth audiences. As well, I left the conference with the realization (or perhaps reminder is the better word) that there is a lot more to human sexuality than I have been addressing in my workshops. My focus has been primarily on risk reduction, and the things we discussed in several of the workshops I attended have broadened my awareness. Stay tuned for more information about this in my “workshop” section!
Now that the Guelph Sexuality Conference is over, it’s time to get back to the real work. If you are looking for more information about my workshops or the work that I have done, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will continue to post updates as things come together.