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
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.
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.
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 Show, Much Music, The 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