More Tech, More Talking: Evolving Technology & Fidelity Agreements (Recorded Webinar)

More Tech, More Talking: Evolving Technology & Fidelity Agreements (Recorded Webinar)

Sex technology is evolving quickly and will become increasingly available and widely used. Interactive sex toys now allow users to stimulate each other from thousands of miles away. Hyper-realistic 3D virtual reality pornography can now synch with a sex toy, offering an extremely immersive experience. While this brings new excitement, it also has the potential to spark arguments and conflict over what constitutes fidelity. Clinicians and sexuality educators need to be ready to discuss how these new options fit into their clients’ sex lives and relationships. Thinking about and discussing sex tech and how it fits into their sexuality and relationship helps couples better define their fidelity agreement even if they aren’t interested in actually using any of the new sex techs. What a couple ultimately decides may be less important than why.

This webinar will begin by discussing the many nuances of fidelity agreements, the purposes they serve, and how to help couples negotiate effective, adaptive, and sustainable agreements. We will then familiarize clinicians and sexuality educators with the current state of sex tech. The goal is to help attendees support individuals and couples to ask themselves and each other the right questions so that sex tech if they use it, will be a positive addition to their sex lives.

By the end of this course participants will be able to:
  • Explain what makes a fidelity agreement both clear and adaptive.
  • Describe the sex tech options available to individuals and couples.
  • Assist clients/students as they discuss how this new sex tech fits into their relationships and sex lives by incorporating it into an explicit fidelity agreement.

Core knowledge area: cyber sexuality and social media, sex therapy training area: intervention in relationship systems

This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 1.5 CE credits, and is considered asynchronous learning. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Provider #11-113-C. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification.
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Presenter: Ari Tuckman PsyD, MBA