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sExploration

Sexual issues can be as difficult for clinician to address as they are for clients to share. While it is easy to leave these issues unexplored, they are ever present. sExploration is a yearly event that offers students and faculty an opportunity to explore the intersection of human sexuality with culture, identities and clinical practice. sExploration is produced by PASD as a catalyst for discussions (in and out of classrooms) on integrating sexuality issues into all elements of our work as mental health professionals: assessment, consultation, research, practice, education and development. Scroll down to see the events for this year's sExploration, as well as events from previous sExplorations.

sExploration 2024

Extraordinary Beings: Exploring Sex and Intimacy within the Disabled Community

March 4th - 28th, 2024

Sexuality and disability are not mutually exclusive. Although persons with disabilities (PWD) are often infantilized and desexualized, it is important to validate that they are just like most people: Sexual beings, with identities, relationships, feelings, needs, and desires regarding sex. sExploration 2024 explores the intersections of congenital and acquired disabilities with gender, relationship development, sexual identity and functioning. Our program will include colloquia, discussions, interactive displays and a poster fair.

Past Programs

sExploration 2014: celebrating interSEXions

March 26th - April 4th, 2014 at The Chicago School

​sExploration 2016: Exploring the Intersections of Sex and Technology

March 14th - April 1st, 2016 at The Chicago School

​sExpression 2018: Enactments of Sexual and Gender Identity

March 5th - March 23rd, 2018 at The Chicago School

​sExploration 2020: Sexually Positive 2020

March 7th - March 27rd, 2022 at The Chicago School

​sExploration 2022: What is Sex?

March 2nd - April 8th, 2022 at The Chicago School

​sExploration 2015: Sex & Power

March 2nd - March 25th, 2015 at The Chicago School

​sExploration 2017: AGELESS: Exploring Sexuality Across the Lifespan

March 20th - March 25th, 2017 at The Chicago School

​sExpression 2019: sExtracurricular: Exploring Sex and Sexualities in Youth Populations

March 4th - March 29th, 2019 at The Chicago School

​sExploration 2021: Remaining Sexually Connected While Socially Distanced

March 17th - April 8th, 2021 at The Chicago School

​sExploration 2023: Sexual Justice Now?

March 6th - March 30th, 2023 at The Chicago School

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