The Metamorphosex Difference
Sexuality education — either “abstinence-only” or “comprehensive” — historically has not incorporated ethics with depth or breadth. The difference in Metamorphosex comprehensive sexuality education is that it helps participants
design a contextualized sexual ethic for themselves. A contextualized ethic is one that takes into consideration a person’s uniqueness — how you were raised, your gender identity or orientation, your religious affiliation or lack-thereof, your culture, ethnicity, race, age, etc. Metamorphosex sexuality education workshops uses facilitation, information, and interactive learning within a supportive community setting to hold space for you on your journey towards sexual wholeness.
Ethics are the: “moral principles that govern a person’s behavior.” Metamorphosex first provides space for participants to develop a contextual sexual ethic and second, guides participants to “stress test” that ethic in every workshop, across topics ranging from body image to communication to sexual pleasure.
Practices are: “activities, behaviors, or exercises done repeatedly in order to improve or maintain one’s proficiency (in sexual ethics).” This is almost like rehearsing. For example, a basketball player will practice shooting hoops every day in the hopes that during the big game, they will score lots of points. Metamorphosex will help participants identify which practices can keep them on track with their sexual ethic. In other words, how do we live this stuff out?
Our group’s shared purpose is: “to develop a community that holds space for each other on the journey towards ethical sexual wholeness.” Metamorphosex is unique across the spectrum of conservative-to-liberal sexuality curriculums, because unlike academic, religious or political organizations, our goal is never to enforce conformity of beliefs or behaviors. We simply provide accurate, scientifically-backed information and hold space so that each individual can explore and define the beliefs and behaviors that are appropriate for their own sexual lives. Being pro-choice may fit deeply within one person’s sexual ethics, while being pro-life fits within another’s — and some folks may not even know what they think yet! All positions are ok here at Metamorphosex. Remember, the point of doing sexuality education in community is not to agree; it is to hold mutually beneficial space for each other’s journey.
Schedule and Topics
Live stream classes will be held once per week in the evening for 2.5 hours, for a total 10 weeks. Live streams will be broadcast through Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. Participants will log in, interact directly with the trained facilitators and really get to know the cohort of participants. Your name can be anonymous and you never have to discuss your sexual experiences or participate if you feel uncomfortable. The live stream looks something like this (except with 30 people instead of three!):
Week 1: CREATING YOUR SEXUAL ETHIC
Week 2: BODY IMAGE
Week 3: GENDER & ORIENTATION
Week 4: SEXUAL PLEASURE
Week 5: LOVE & COMMITMENT
Week 6: COMMUNICATION
Week 7: CONSENT & BOUNDARIES
Week 8: HEALTH & FAMILY PLANNING
Week 9: SEXUAL VARIETY
Week 10: ETHICS CHECKUP & CLOSING
Want More Information?
We’re currently putting the finishing touches on our curriculum and live-stream workshop design, set to launch in 2020. If you’d like to learn more or be put on the waiting list about our first class, please sign up in the pop-up box on this site.
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