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Date: February 24, 2016
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
LocationThe Network Hub, 422 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC
Coffee, tea, water and cookies will be provided.

All are welcome. Cost is $6 to help us with the rent of the meeting space.

I am participating in a lively panel to discuss masturbation. Organized by the Company of Disciples, I will present my neuroscience perspectives on masturbation along with an atheist, a humanist, a Christian pastor, and a sex therapist.

Masturbation at a glance, from Planned Parenthood:

  • Masturbation is commonly defined as touching one’s own body, including sex organs, for sexual pleasure.
  • Masturbation is a common and safe way to get sexual pleasure.
  • Masturbation has many health benefits.

For many of us, masturbation is a taboo topic. There are many harmful myths about masturbation that may cause us to feel uncomfortable about it. These myths can cause guilt, shame, and fear.
Let’s get the facts straight. Masturbation is a natural and common activity for both women and men.


Join our panel discussion! Everyone is invited. Bring tour beliefs and opinions; they will be heard!

We will kick off our discussions with Pat O’Brien who will provide an atheist and humanist perspective, Joshua Koh who will provide some of the modern contemporary Christian perspectives, Maureen McGrath (host of CKNW’s Sunday Night Sex Show) will provide her perspectives from a sex therapist, and I will provide perspectives from principles of neuroscience. Jonathan Chan will be our moderator for the entire evening. After our speakers complete their 10 minute presentations we will break out into small discussion groups to discuss some group questions and themes raised by our speakers and conclude with an open table discussion, open mic and Q&A.

Please join us for this discussion on a common but often ignored topic!

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