SF’s Club Exotica featuring Sex At Dawn’s Chris Ryan and Reid Mihalko, et al, Nov 9th!

by Reid on November 5, 2011

Sex At Dawn poster of Eve with a fig leaf for Club Exotica event featuring sex and relationship expert Reid MihalkoReid geeks out on non-monogamy with Sex At Dawn’s Christopher Ryan!

Club Exotica presents Sex at Dawn

Featuring a talk by Christopher Ryan, author of  Sex At Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality • sexatdawn.com

Wednesday, November 9th

SupperClub, 657 Harrison Street

Doors open at 7pm

Talk & panel start at 8pm

Dance party  at 10pm to 2am

Proudly Supported by Good Vibrations!

Panel with…

Performances by

 Knowa Knowone

(Street Ritual, Muti Music, SF, CA)

streetritual.com

 knowaknowone.com

Dj Jocelyn soundcloud.com/dj-jocelyn-1

El Papa Chango

 Aerial Act

by

Fuego y Rosa

El Circo Beefing Up The Sound

 For Your Eargasmic Pleasure

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Join Club Exotica for a very special evening with Christopher Ryan, author of the bestselling book “Sex At Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality” Ryan will discuss his work and then join Center For Sex And Culture co-founder Carol Queen and a panel of modern relationship luminaries to review the implications of his findings: that humans have never been a naturally monogamous species.

Independent scholar Ryan presents only the data. He does not suggest how to change your life to live in accordance with his reading of human nature. The panelists will pick up where Ryan’s work ends to discuss how people are working to develop new relationship models that are both in line with our nature and work within our modern social context. There will be extensive Q&A and a forum to continue the dialog with panelists late into the evening. This is a unique opportunity to hear Ryan and others address complex, intimate relationship issues in an informal yet elegant setting and meet others working to manage similar challenges and enjoy open intimate partnerships.

The discussion will be followed by live performances and one of San Francisco’s sexiest “second base” dance parties, produced by Club Exotica.

Panelists include:

About Sex At Dawn:

  • A New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback
  • One of NPR’s Favorite Books of 2010
  • Winner of the 2011 SSTAR Consumer Book Award (Society for Sex Therapy & Research)
  • A Best Book of 2010 (Audible.com)

“The single most important book about human sexuality since Alfred Kinsey unleashed Sexual Behavior in the Human Male on the American public in 1948.” — Dan Savage

“Funny, witty, and light . . . the book is a scandal in the best sense, one that will have you reading the best parts aloud and reassessing your ideas about humanity’s basic urges well after the book is done.” — Newsweek

On an almost daily basis we are inundated with stories about the collapse of the latest celebrity marriage—and infidelity is almost always the cause of the break up. Is it even possible for two people to stay together happily over an extended period of time? Since Darwin’s day, we’ve been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. But it doesn’t, and never has.

Mainstream science—as well as religious and cultural institutions—has long maintained that men and women evolved in nuclear families where a man’s possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman’s fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and fewer couples are getting married and divorce rates keep climbing while adultery and flagging libido drag down even seemingly solid marriages.

In SEX AT DAWN, renegade researchers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá debunk almost everything we “think we know” about sex.

Ryan and Jethá show how our promiscuous past haunts our current struggles regarding monogamy, sexual orientation, and family dynamics. Some of the themes they explore include:

  • Why long-term fidelity can be so difficult for so many;
  • Why sexual passion tends to fade even as love deepens;
  • Why many middle-aged men risk everything for an affair;
  • Why homosexuality persists in the face of standard evolutionary logic; and
  • What the human body reveals about the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality

Ryan and Jethá show that our ancestors lived in egalitarian groups that shared food, child care, and often, sexual partners. Weaving together convergent, often overlooked evidence from anthropology, archeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality, the authors show how far from human nature sexual monogamy really is. They expose the ancient roots of human sexuality while pointing toward a more optimistic future illuminated by our innate capacities for love, cooperation, and generosity.

In the tradition of the best historical and scientific writing, SEX AT DAWN unapologetically upends unwarranted assumptions and unfounded conclusions while offering a revolutionary understanding of why we live and love as we do. A controversial, idea-driven book that challenges everything you know about sex, marriage, family, and society.

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