fuck freedom.

4 Jun

my first online course

How To Start A (Sexual) Revolution

Taught by Conner Habib, featuring Samuel Delany, Duncan Trussell, Buck Angel and Tristan Taormino!

June 19th, 26th, and July 3rd

brought to you by Evolver and The Center for Sex and Culture

HTSASR

So excited to offer my first online course via Evolver Learning Labs, and to be joined by such amazing guests speakers – and we’re talking about sexual revolution; investigating how sex and new perspectives on it can help create a better world!  Each episode features a live video and audio session, where you’ll get to interact with me and the guests – You’ll also get sex-related exercises between episodes (it’s not homework, if it’s about sex, right?) and unlimited access to recordings of the course afterward.  If you sign up before June 7th, you get 10 bucks off the already super cheap price of 50.00.  This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity; all you need is a computer (which you have if you’re reading this) and an interest in sex (which you have if you’re human)!  To sign up and for more information, follow the link.

Session by session:

First Session – Samuel Delany

Our first session will explore the furthest reaches of the sexual imagination with iconic and visionary author, Samuel Delany.

Samuel Delany is the considered by many to be one of the most important writers of our time, and is the author of nearly fifty books, including science fiction novels (Dhalgren; Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand), memoir (The Motion of Light in Water; Heavenly Breakfast) and social criticism (Times Square Red, Times Square Blue).
Delany’s writing investigates lust and desire, and the sexually explicit nature of our imaginations.  Because of this, his work has frequently been banned and scrutinized by lawmakers.  Taking no boundary or concept for granted, we’ll discuss what it means to  incorporate sex into creativity, how to confront societal norms around sex and art, and the power that comes from understanding transgression.
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Second Session – Duncan Trussell

Duncan Trussell is a stand-up comedian, mystic, and host of the wildly popular podcast, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour.  He’s also a regular guest on the Joe Rogan Experience, and has appeared on Drunk Historyand Mad TV.  Each week on his podcast, Duncan explores the spiritual, political, and social landscape blending humor with deep thinking.

In our second session, we’ll explore the everyday nature of sexuality and openness, sexual feelings of longing and anxiety, and how humor intersects with the sex in our lives.  We’ll also look at the intersection of sex and spirituality – both taboo subjects in polite conversation – and how radical openness and honesty can create change in ourselves, invite others into new types of conversation about the sexual experience, and inspire new perspectives on the intertwining of sex and spirit.
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Third Session – Buck Angel and Tristan Taormino

For our third session, Conner will be joined by Buck Angel and Tristan Taormino to talk about sexual activism, sexual identity, and sexual images.

Buck Angel is a filmmaker and educator, as well as an adult film star and transgender activist.  His popular culture appearances include The Howard Stern ShowMuch MusicThe Tyra Banks Show and more.  His critically-acclaimed documentary, Sexing the Transman, explores the lives of FTM men and was featured at festivals worldwide.
Tristan Taormino is an author, pornographer, and feminist.  She’s the author and editor of many sex-related books, including the recently-released Feminist Porn Book (which features an essay by Buck Angel) andA Girl’s Guide To Taking Over the World.  Her internationally-acclaimed radio show, Sex Out Loud explores the intersections of sex and culture.
Together with Buck and Tristan, we’ll undo the cultural programming of sexual identity politics, and work towards creating our own sexual identities.  We’ll examine how sexual imagery and pornography can be a healing force for many marginalized communities and how the can enhance rather than hinder our sexual lives and imaginations.  We’ll end by discussing on-the-ground ideas for activism against sexual repression and for sexual – and ultimately cultural – freedom
Special thanks to the amazing Center for Sex and Culture for their support!

7 Responses to “fuck freedom.”

  1. spicy June 4, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    question! is there a space limit in class? I am interested in seeing the videos and whatnot but don’t know if I would be able to actually “attend” on the specific nights. so I’m wondering if I could sign up and watch everything later…
    you can respond here or twitter or email
    xoxo
    @spicy_marmot

    spicymarmot@gmail.com

    • Conner Habib June 4, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

      Hey there –
      Yes! If you sign up, even if you miss a session, you have unlimited access to all of them afterwards! So sign up, attend what you can, watch the rest later!
      CH

      • spicy June 4, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

        thanks luv! i signed up. :)

  2. Lord Patrick June 20, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    I think that this is an excellent idea of yours and needs to be made known as widely as possible. I saw it mentioned on “ENHANCED MASCULINITY”. I’m an old gay man myself and it took me many years to come to accept all that that means. I also have a blog, MORE OF THE SAME (pjsmsc.com.au). Trust this will be a great success, Patrick

  3. Sean July 9, 2013 at 2:21 am #

    Hey Conner. I’ve become a big fan of yours lately. Heard you on various podcasts…mainly Duncan’s and David Seaman’s. I heard on David’s podcast you were just on about this…but when I go to the Evolver website, the page for your class is down. Can’t access it at all. Any idea what’s going on there? I’d love to hear you and Duncan talk. The two of you gel well.
    Thanks!

    • Conner Habib August 1, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

      Hey there Sean,
      Sorry, I don’t know – you’ll have to contact them!
      CH

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