|this is the sort of thing that happens to me at sex therapy conferences
||[Jun. 30th, 2008|04:08 pm]
at my last conference, a director (Mark Schoen) was so happy to meet a jewish masturbating woman from Alabama that he gave me an unreleased copy of Betty Dodson's movie, as long as I promised to email a response to her. as you may recall, i poured out my heart and cunt to her in an email. she is my heroine, the mother of masturbation. at the opening reception at this conference, i met Betty and cried on her shoulder a little. she hugged me and gave me her Perrier. i later ran into Mark, told him that i met her and he asked, "did she realize who you are?" she really didn't... he told me that she was moved by MY email and had forwarded it to him at one point!!! so he marched me over to her and explained who i was. her demeanor changed and the hugging was back on. followed by, in her best Alabama accent, "son of a bitch...I knew they were jerkin off down there!" she liked that since my first study had started a conversation about masturbation on my campuse, my second study raised the percent of masturbators drastically. "it works!" she is the most beautiful 79 year old woman imaginable, inside and out. my lively and life-loving than most of us. as she walked on she told me, "the future is in your hands...literally!" I replied, "CLITORALLY!!!" she loved it.
I became Tantric. three workshops on tantra, and i'm hooked. i'm also now in a special interest group devoted to the practice. that night, the Council for Relationships (CFR) took about 20 of us to dinner. the master's program i'm attending is a collaboration between CFR and Jefferson. the group consisted of the director of my program, several sex therapists from the Council, one staff person, and four students from the class ahead of me. what a wonderful time! i have good gut feelings. and some nice genital ones haha.
After two workshops, i went as deep into the Quarter as i could go. we were in New Orleans. I had just been in a session, So You Want to Write a Sex Book, with two best-selling authors speaking. it turned into seasoned writers in the group complaining about their publishers and marketing and blah dee blah doo doo, so after an hour and fifty minutes i was out of there. met with the tantra SIG (special interest group) and then went to the tribute to Candida Royalle, the first female director of erotic film. she was a pornstar and then got so sick of the mechanical, predictable stories and acts, that she started Femme productions. some good hot scenes were shown. and Candida is so lovely. then i had some hot times of my (plus one other) own.
Kissed Betty Dodson goodbye on the cheek. and heard four speakers, including Betty, discuss the history of sexuality and our field.
I am in my element and ready. Any questions?