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Sex Science Happy Hour with Dr. Kristen Mark

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


What does it mean to be a “furry”? How long really is the average penis? What happens when a woman orgasms? The Institute for Sexual and Gender Health invites you to the first Sex Science Happy Hour, with world-class answers to your questions about sex. Join your host, sex and relationship expert Dr. Kristen Mark, as she brings the science to your burning questions!

Each Sex Science Happy Hour, Dr. Mark will bring a different expert to shed light on what is still a taboo topic: sex! This month, Dan Savage joins us in our quest for knowledge.

DAN SAVAGE (he/him) is an author, media pundit, journalist, and LGBT activist. He writes Savage Love, an internationally syndicated relationship and sex advice column, and hosts the popular Savage Lovecast. He is the author of several books including The Kid, It Gets Better, The Commitment, Skipping Toward Gomorrah, American Savage, and Savage Love. In 2010, Savage and his husband, Terry Miller, began the It Gets Better Project to help prevent suicide among LGBT youth. He has curated the HUMP! Film Festival since 2005, which showcases home-movie erotica, amateur sex cinema, and locally produced pornography.

Instagram: @DanSavage
Twitter: @FakeDanSavage
Facebook: /DanSavage
Website: SavageLovecast.com

Kristen Mark, PhD, MPH, CSE (she/her) is a sex and relationship researcher and educator. She is the current Joycelyn Elders Endowed Chair in Sexual Health Education and Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Health (ISGH). She is affiliate faculty at the Kinsey Institute with a national and international reputation as a sexual scientist and educator. Her research program centers around sexual well-being, specifically the maintenance of sexual and relationship satisfaction and sexual desire in long-term relationships, sexual function and dysfunction, sexual trauma, and sexual desire discrepancy.

Dr. Mark is committed to community advocacy for inclusive comprehensive sexual health education that integrates messages of sexual pleasure and works to change sex education policy at state and national levels. Dr. Mark holds degrees in psychology, family science, biostatistics, and public health and her research and therapeutic approaches are as interdisciplinary as her training. She consistently publishes her scientific research in the top journals and has presented her work through hundreds of talks nationally and internationally. Additionally, Dr. Mark is regularly relied upon as an expert to digest sex and relationship science to print, radio, and television media.


September 29
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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