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Sexual Intelligence: A New View of Sexual Function & Satisfaction

  • LGBT Community Center 208 West 13th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 Hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs & LCSWs, and will be led  by Marty Klein, Ph.D. 

Most people say they want pleasure and closeness from sex,but during sex they typically focus on how they look, smell, and sound; obsess on what their partner is thinking; try to manage distracting thoughts & feelings; and most of all, attend to their performance.
And that leads exactly to what so many people fear: sexual “dysfunctions” like erection, orgasm, or desire problems. Therapists and self-help books can make things worse, because they’re trying to improve functioning—which is exactly wrong. Better friction doesn’t give people what they really want from sex: a sense of relaxation, playfulness, self-acceptance, and connection. Erections and lubrication don’t guarantee desire or satisfaction. And so treating people’s genitalia is the wrong approach to enhancing their passion or pleasure. 

Dr. Marty Klein has been a Licensed MFT and Certified Sex Therapist for 34 years. A former adjunct instructor at Stanford Medical School, he is the author of 7 books about sexuality. Marty has given over 700 training programs, keynote speeches, and seminars to professionals across the U.S. and in 30 countries. Audiences everywhere describe Marty’s talks as practical, thought-provoking, and entertaining. His 2015 seminar for PPSC on pornography sold out and then got rave reviews, so we’ve invited him back. His website and blog are at


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Earlier Event: April 29
Spring Open House
Later Event: June 3
Promoting Optimal Erotic Intimacy