Technology has always impacted sexuality—from love potions to dating apps, poppers to erectile dysfunction meds, vibrators to biomedical hacks. These actions are usually taken to optimize our desires, selves, attractiveness, and reproductive fitness. But there are more complex reasons for our motivations. Gender and sexuality are fundamental organizing concepts for the actions we take in making ourselves, and our perceptions of gender and sexuality are constantly shifting.
How do we make sense of ourselves, our bodies, and our society in a new age of media, augmented reality, and biotechnology? Is the rise of sexual fluidity and the rejection of modernist ideas on sexual orientation a response to recent technological advancements?
Join CIIS Professor and Chair of Human Sexuality PhD Program Michelle Marzullo for a unique talk exploring how human sexuality responds to and is influenced by technology. Dr. Marzullo examines emerging trends for insights into how our relationships to ourselves and each other are informed by expanding technology.