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Secular Perspective on Heteronormative Monotheistic Sexuality vs. Secular Hedonism (Grand Rapids)

June 13, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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Organized by:
Jennifer Beahan
Phone: 616-698-2342 x801
Email: jbeahan@centerforinquiry.org


Join us for an intriguing look at sexual identity and orientation by comparing the different perspectives of heteronormative sexuality from monotheistic traditions to Secular Hedonism and other earth traditions.

We’ll begin with an overview of important definitions including heteronormative, non-heteronormative, LGBTQA, and non-binary sexual terms. Wolfgang will then lead us through a comparison of monogamy constructs vs. open and polyamorous relationships from real monogamy, serial monogamy and pretend monogamy, to polyamory and swingers.

He will also address the “Real 50 Shades of Gray” and questions of control and power exchange among participants, the power of church and state over your personal body, and BDSM and will analyze both conscious and unconscious dynamics. Finally, we will look at the “Waves of the 21st Century” and the current state of secular chastity, asexuality, secular hedonism, Cybersex, Face to Face interactions, Hybrid Space, and ultimately to Pandora’s box: Convergence.

Additional Information

Meetings are open to the Public and are held in the Auditorium on the lower level. Please use the door on the south side of the building on the lower level (by parking lot).

After the meeting, join us at Vitale’s Sports Bar, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

The Auditorium is wheelchair accessible via a lift immediately inside and to the left of the lower level door.

Center for Inquiry Michigan values full participation for all attendees at all of our events, including participation from individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting Jennifer Beahan at jbeahan@centerforinquiry.net or 616-706-2029 at least three days prior to the event.

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Cost: FREE / Suggested Donation $5. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online

Contact: Jennifer Beahan, michigan@centerforinquiry.net, 616-698-2342

About Wolfgang

CFI Michigan Member

Wolfgang had his bachelors, masters and doctorate in the US, UK, France and Germany in areas of Anthropology, Biomedical Research and Business.  He studied nontraditional sexual lifestyles such as sexual yoga (Tantra), BDSM (The Real 50 shades of gray) and so called Sex Magick triggered by mutually hypnotic erotic trance (Shamanistic, Animism and other so called Earth Traditions).  Doing field studies in Seattle, Amsterdam, Paris and the Midwest. In a different career he worked on innovation engine challenges of doing next generation medical research for better and more precise discoveries leading into Precision Medicine.  After an MBA he works advising investors which medical science and technologies are most likely to succeed and which risks are worth losing money on in the global markets.