Osunality: African Eroticism and Non-Phallocentric Sex (Recorded Webinar)

Osunality: African Eroticism and Non-Phallocentric Sex (Recorded Webinar)

Learning about Osunality can help us to unlearn western sexuality constructions that support patriarchal views.  Osunality is a sex-critical, post-colonial, African-centered paradigm that affirms the normality of sexual pleasure and eroticism. Through the Osunality paradigm, historically oppressed views are highlighted. For example, there are non-phallocentric narratives of penile-vaginal-intercourse (PVI) available through one of Osunality’s core concepts- “The Devouring Vagina” that engulfs the penis with agency. Dr. Hepworth Clarke, a cultural sexologist, will describe zir studies with Osunality in Salvador Brazil that increased awareness of other non-phallocentric views of sex such as Ecosex.

Learning Objective: By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to identify one non-phallocentric narrative of sex rooted in African thought.

This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for up to 1 CE credit. 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. For further information please contact ce@aasect.org.

AASECT Core knowledge area: Socio-cultural Factors. Sex Therapy training area: Theory and methods of sex-related psychotherapy. Sex Ed training area: Working with Specific Populations

Presenter: Zelaika S. Hepworth Clarke Ph.D., MSW, LSW, MEd