Masters and Johnson Lecture:
The Science of Sex in Long-term Relationships with Emily Nagoski, PhD
Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 5:30pm at GRAHAM CHAPEL at Washington University
Note new location: GRAHAM CHAPEL at Washington University
Emily Nagoski, sex educator and New York Times Bestselling author will reframe an issue many of us struggle with — how to keep sex with our partners relevant over time. In her new book Come Together, Nagoski dispels myths we’ve been taught about sex — for instance, the belief that sexual satisfaction and desire are highest at the beginning of a relationship and that they naturally decline the longer that relationship lasts. However, the most current science affirms that it isn’t about how much we want sex, or how often we’re having it; it’s about whether we like the sex we’re having.
In this talk, Nagoski will describe a transformative approach to “low desire relationships” and offer actionable ideas for helping ourselves and clients sustain (or rebuild!) sexual connection by shifting focus from desire to pleasure and strategies to co-create it.
This event is free and open to the public. The Masters & Johnson Lecture is organized and sponsored by WashU’s Provost Office, The Brown School, MSW Sexuality Specialization, and The Sexuality, Health, and Gender (SHAG) Center.