Sex Therapy Experts Provide Safe Conversation Space at UW-Stout | Local


Menomony (WQOW) – Before romantic vacations, sex therapists wanted to provide a safe space for people to talk about sex.

On Wednesday at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, anyone could take advantage of Sex Speak Sessions, free one-on-one conversations with certified therapy educators. Conversations were open to everything from safe sex to gender identity, relationships and more.

The idea started three years ago, when Dr. Markie Twist, professor at UW-Stout and graduate program director for the Certificate Program in Sex Therapy, decided to open the conversation to the public. .

“Often times, people’s sex education is not complete in grade school, high school, or even college,” Twist said. “If you don’t go to college, then you don’t even have a chance to go.”

Twist said some of the most popular questions were about testing and consenting for sexually transmitted infections.

Twist said many people are being raised in sexually silent families. So, Twist wants to help people feel more comfortable with the topic.

Anyone 18 years of age or older, or with parental consent, could participate. To learn more about these Sex Speak Sessions, you can visit their Facebook page, email, or follow them on Twitter, #SexSpeakSessions.


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