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10/19/23 Destigmatizing Size and Sex Work

10/19/23 Destigmatizing Size and Sex Work

Sex Work Solidarity. Rachel Yukimura


This presentation is intended to educate surrogate partners on different kinds of sex work, with an emphasis on destigmatization and solidarity.  Topics covered include the whorarchy, decriminalization, elements of social positioning/ privilege/ oppression in the context of sex work, and sex workers as SPT clients.  We will end the session with a conversation, allowing trainees to discuss amongst themselves whether or not they consider SPT to be a form of sex work.  Regardless of how they answer that question, I would like them to come away from this presentation understanding how SPT fits into the complex history of sexuality-related professions, and how to be in solidarity with more marginalized practitioners.


Working with Fat Clients in SPT, Carlene Ostedgaard


In this presentation, surrogate partners will be able to investigate the ways in which fat people are affected by fatphobia across myriad contexts such as media and the broader culture, the medical industry, and their interpersonal relationships. In doing so, we can then explore ways to guide our clients to healing their relationships with their bodies, their sexuality, and their ability to connect with others.


We will explore:


  • How fatphobia is linked to white supremacy and the reason fat liberation is often not a part of broader liberation movements

  • Terminology that is supportive when working with fat clients

  • Potential challenges that fat clients may be experiencing

  • Unique needs of fat clients

  • Skills and tools that may assist fat clients

  • How the safer sex talk looks different with fat clients

  • Resources


About the Presenters


This session will go from 3:30 to 6:10 Pacific time, which includes 2.5 hours and allows for a 10-minute break somewhere in the middle, at a time that is appropriate for the material.


SPC Members can attend for 50% off. To get the member price, sign in to your account and select Member CE from the Membership Menu. Become a Member


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