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LECTURE | Unlocking the Chastity Belt 

America still has a pretty puritanical approach to dealing with doin' it. We're inundated with deeply-ingrained homophobia, with transphobia, with body shaming, with "slut" shaming, with rape culture, and with ever-more-specific definitions of identity and categories of sexual behavior. Stop trying to put my box in a box, damn it. The fact that some people think what makes them uncomfortable gives them the right to sic Big Brother on someone else boggles the mind.

On Friday, November 14, Artisan Direct Art Space (565 Blossom Road) will host "Unlocking the Chastity Belt: An Exploration of Shame and Sexuality." The lecture will be presented by members of Turn On CNY, a community of people who gather to have honest conversations about relationships, intimacy, and sex. The organizers will explore some of the ways that sexual shame manifests in our culture and the effect it has on our ability to explore and enjoy our own sexuality and connections with others.

The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 586-3535 or visit


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