Positive Sexuality and Sexual Violence Prevention

With as many as one in four women and one in six men experiencing sexual assault during their lifetime, it is clear that we need new strategies and models for positive sexuality and healthy relationships.  Jamie's workshops offer fun, sexy, engaging, exciting, and sex-positive ways to prevent sexual violence on college campuses.  Best of all, they are based in research about sex positivity and healthy relationship and on Jamie's experience as a Sexual Assault Survivor's Advocate.  Each workshop offers a unique perspective and set of tools to help people of all genders engage with sex and relationships in safer, more fulfilling and enjoyable ways.

To understand some of the research and work behind Jamie's workshops, check out his piece, "How We Can Address Sexual Violence on Campuses," from Everyday Feminism.

Read Jamie's article entitled "An Open Letter to the Rapey Frat Brother and the 'How to Get Laid' Generation" at The Huffington Post.

Check out the local media coverage from Jamie's work with San Diego State University:

What does “Sex-Positive” mean anyway?

Sex-Positive refers to anything that encourages positive, affirming, consensual sexual relationships, characterized by open, honest communication and attention to the needs and desires of oneself and one's partner.

Yes Please! Making Consent Fun and Sexy

Too often, asking for and giving consent is treated like a wet blanket in sexual relationships, but consent has the power to be one of the sexiest and most exciting aspects of any sexual relationship.  Jamie turns traditional consent conversations on their head with fun, engaging conversations and activities guaranteed to make sexual consent clearer and far sexier.  For a preview, check out Jamie's article entitled, "Want the Best Sex of Your Life? Just Ask!"

Party On! Building Sex-Positive Party Culture

Jamie's most popular sex-positive workshop, Party On pairs participant experience and opinion about what makes a great party with research about safer, more sex-positive party culture to offer constructive tools for making your next party simultaneously more fun and safer and more sex-positive.

Man Up: Building Positive Masculinity

Long overdue is a reconstruction of masculinity. The time has come for a more inclusive, non-violent, loving, and positive masculinity.  Traditional understandings of masculinity restrict men to tiny boxes that not only hurt those around us but that keep us from fully realizing ourselves as men.  Man Up engages men in a critical reevaluation of their masculinity in hopes of changing the role that masculinity plays in our lives, leading men in a groundbreaking change with powerful implications for our communities.

Constructing Women

Considering that more than 90% of survivors of sexual violence are women, it's time we take a more critical look at how we've been taught to view and value women. Constructing Women engages participants to draw upon their own experiences and socialization to rethink how women can and should be understood, depicted, and treated in our daily lives. This workshop is guaranteed to give participants tools for making change in their own lives and communities.

Voices of Survivors

With 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men surviving sexual violence in their lifetime, each and every one of us knows a survivor, whether we know it or not. Voices of Survivors is an active listening training program that uses the stories of survivors to help participants understand the power they have to help others when they simply open themselves up to listen.  Participants will walk out with active tools for better listening in all areas of their lives and with new understandings of the experiences of survivors.            

The 10 Take-Aways

The Ten Take-Aways is a fun, engaging way to ensure that the wisdom and learnings of the above workshops are put to good use.  Best paired with at least two of the workshops above, The Ten Take Aways leaves participants with a tool kit for going back to their community to encourage more sex-positive relationships and to work to end sexual violence.

Trained Sexual Violence Survivor's Advocate

Jamie is a highly trained sexual assault and intimate partner violence survivor's advocate with the Sexual Violence Center in Minneapolis, MN.  As such, Jamie has extensive experience in leading conversations about sexual violence prevention and is responsive to the needs of survivors in all of his workshops.