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Sex Positivity and White-Sex Supremacy:

A Book Talk with Carole Clements, MFA, MA

June 6th 2024 // Evening Talk // Live Online

About This Program

Join Carole Clements, Associate Professor of Contemplative Psychology at Naropa University, for a critical—and queer—conversation (and book talk) about sex positivity and race. This talk will examine how White Supremacy shapes bodies, sex, and sexuality through discourse, meaning how we talk or don’t talk about sex. 

Utilizing queering as verb and mindful practice, participants will interrogate (white) normativity biases and problematize race-evasive tactics we unconsciously engage in around sex to increase our awareness and effectiveness at engendering inclusion and belonging.

About The Book

Carol Clements Book Cover

In Sex Positivity and White-Sex Supremacy: Ending Complicity in Black Body Erasure, Clements (the only white author in the book series titled Leading Conversations About Black Sexualities and Identities published by Routledge) examines how the sex-positive movement is complicit in perpetuating White-supremacist discourse and anti-black bias in the field of human sexualities. Introducing “white-sex supremacy” as a critical concept, Clements offers embodied ethical antiracist strategies for disrupting sexual normativity toward creating more just and inclusive sexual futurities.  

Get Your Copy of Sex Positivity and White-Sex Supremacy Here

In Sex Positivity and White-Sex Supremacy: Ending Complicity in Black Body Erasure, Clements (the only white author in the book series titled Leading Conversations About Black Sexualities and Identities published by Routledge) examines how the sex-positive movement is complicit in perpetuating White-supremacist discourse and anti-black bias in the field of human sexualities. Introducing “white-sex supremacy” as a critical concept, Clements offers embodied ethical antiracist strategies for disrupting sexual normativity toward creating more just and inclusive sexual futurities.  

Get Your Copy of Sex Positivity and White-Sex Supremacy Here

Carol Clements Book Cover

In Sex Positivity and White-Sex Supremacy: Ending Complicity in Black Body Erasure, Clements (the only white author in the book series titled Leading Conversations About Black Sexualities and Identities published by Routledge) examines how the sex-positive movement is complicit in perpetuating White-supremacist discourse and anti-black bias in the field of human sexualities. Introducing “white-sex supremacy” as a critical concept, Clements offers embodied ethical antiracist strategies for disrupting sexual normativity toward creating more just and inclusive sexual futurities.  

Get Your Copy of Sex Positivity and White-Sex Supremacy Here

Program Schedule & Cost

Free Evening Talk

Thursday | June 6th 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm Mountain Time

This program is offered live online via Zoom. A meeting link will be provided after registration.

Meet Your Instructor

Carole Clements, MFA, MA

Carole Clements, a former Dean of Naropa College, is Associate Professor of Contemplative Psychology at Naropa University, where they teach courses in Dynamics of Intimate Relationships, Erotic Intelligence, Sexual Narratives, and Human Sexuality. 

Carole is a mindfulness-based LGBTQIA+ inclusive psychotherapist, specializing in gender, sexuality, and intimate relationships for monogamous and consensually non-monogamous individuals, partnerships and relationship constellations. Beyond their work as an educator and psychotherapist, Carole presents nationally and internationally on topics such as erotic justice, erotic resilience, developmental sexual complexity, the impact of White Supremacy on discursive sexuality, and queering sexuality research.

Carole’s book, Sex Positivity and White-sex Supremacy: Ending Complicity in Black Body Erasure, will be published by Routledge in 2023 as part of a book series on Leading Conversations in Black Sexualities and Identities. Carole identifies as queer with a feminine aesthetic and delights in the word “vermillion” and the color chartreuse.      

Carole Clements, a former Dean of Naropa College, is Associate Professor of Contemplative Psychology at Naropa University, where they teach courses in Dynamics of Intimate Relationships, Erotic Intelligence, Sexual Narratives, and Human Sexuality. 

Carole is a mindfulness-based LGBTQIA+ inclusive psychotherapist, specializing in gender, sexuality, and intimate relationships for monogamous and consensually non-monogamous individuals, partnerships and relationship constellations. Beyond their work as an educator and psychotherapist, Carole presents nationally and internationally on topics such as erotic justice, erotic resilience, developmental sexual complexity, the impact of White Supremacy on discursive sexuality, and queering sexuality research.

Carole’s book, Sex Positivity and White-sex Supremacy: Ending Complicity in Black Body Erasure, will be published by Routledge in 2023 as part of a book series on Leading Conversations in Black Sexualities and Identities. Carole identifies as queer with a feminine aesthetic and delights in the word “vermillion” and the color chartreuse.

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