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Learn about (non)monogamy & meet others interested in alternative relationship structures

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The Open Smarter Socials are FREE* online events where people with different levels of experience with open relationships come together, share personal stories, and discuss the topic at hand. So book your ticket and join me as we make smarter decisions about sex and love together.

Our next Open Smarter Social event will be about:

#12. Overcoming Sexual Shame & Stigma

Social stigma against alternative sexual desires and lifestyles remains pervasive in many parts of our world. We all internalize those sex-negative messages in the form of shame and guilt for being who we are.

How do we undo this shame and feel free to be ourselves?

Slowly and gradually, with the help of a) accurate information and b) a supportive community.

Come to the Open Smarter Socials this month to get some of both! I'll be running it on 2 different days, so you can choose the date that suits you best! Join me and the community on:

Wed May 18th at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

and/or

Wed May 25th at 2pm ET / 8pm CET

And if you still can’t attend live, no worries! The event recording will be available to all ticket-holders afterwards, so make sure to get your ticket.

*We care about accessibility, so these events are FREE to join. They do take a lot of work to put together though, so please consider supporting us with a donation if you can. No donation is too small. Thank you!**The Zoom video, audio and chat will be recorded and the recordings may be used in whole or part for future podcasts, articles, or other publicly available uses. By purchasing a ticket you are agreeing to our Uncensored Code of Conduct.

For a very long time we were all told there was only one relationship option: complete monogamy. In recent years, our options have expanded dramatically, with apps (like Feeld - the first truly inclusive dating app for couples and singles with nontraditional interests), articles, books, and podcasts popping up everywhere encouraging us to give some version of consensual nonmonogamy (CNM) a try.

Join me, Dr. Zhana Vrangalova, professor of human sexuality at New York University and creator of the Open Smarter online course, for a monthly online event series where we discuss everything and anything related to (non)monogamy and open relationships.

Combining a mix of scientific data, personal stories, two-way conversations with the audience, and small-group discussion in breakout rooms, the Open Smarter Social is your place to get accurate information about nonmonogamous desires and lifestyles and mingle with other sex-positive, curious folks from all over the world.

Let's start making smarter decisions about our sex and love lives.

I can’t wait to chat with all of you!

- Dr. Zhana

Upcoming dates & topics

#13. June 15th - Group Play

#14. July 20th - Breakups & Relationship Transitions

Past dates & topics

#1. June 25th - Busting Myths about Open Relationships (in partnership with Feeld)

#2. July 30th - What's Your (Non)Monogamy Relationship Style? (in partnership with Feeld)

#3. Aug 27th - Swinging vs Polyamory (in partnership with Feeld)

#4. Sept 29t - Can Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell work? (in partnership with Feeld)

#5. Oct 20th - Keeping Monogamy Hot (in partnership with Feeld)

#6. Nov 17th - How to Bring Up Nonmonogamy (in partnership with Feeld)

#7. Dec 15th - Catching Feelings (in partnership with Feeld)

#8. Jan 19th - Navigating Sexual Health (in partnership with Feeld)

#9. Feb 16th - Gender Differences in Nonmonogamy

#10. March 16th & 23rd - What's Open Monogamy?

#11. April 20th & 27th - Conquering Jealousy

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