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LGBTQ Study Group: Reimagining the Sexual Body

Date: May 6, 2020 8:30 pm

The LGBTQ STUDY GROUP of the William Alanson White Institute is meeting on ZOOM.

Reimagining the Sexual Body: Sex in a Time of Physical Distancing

Presenter: Amy E. Taylor, Ph.D.

Wed. May 6, 2020

8:30 - 10:00 pm

Via Zoom Only

(Please email Esin Egit at e.egit@wahite.org for the Zoom link.)



Using the episode “Striking Vipers” from Netflix sci-fi series Black Mirror as a jumping-off point, I will discuss technological mediation in sexuality. This includes how various technologies enable different modes of sexual activity that go beyond the possibilities of the physical body, and how these new experiences impact gender and sexual identity. I will also share some preliminary ideas about how this relates to sexuality during a time of physical distancing which I hope will generate further discussion.

(*Please note that participants do not need to watch the episode in order to follow the presentation.)



Amy E. Taylor, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. She is a core faculty member in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Fielding Graduate University and a staff member at the Austen Riggs Center, where in addition to providing therapy to patients in residential treatment, she coordinates the online community, meaningmatterscommunity.org. Her academic and clinical interests are centered on identity development, and particularly how bodily experiences are involved in the ongoing process of identity development, including how these experiences are shaped by relationships, technologies, and political discourses. She may be reached at amytaylorphd@gmail.com.


For inquiries regarding the LGBTQ Study Group please contact

Esin Egit, Ph.D. (Chair): e.egit@wawhite.org


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