Symposium: on sexual desire

Saturday 18 July 2015, 10:30-17:00, Wellcome Trust, London

The go-ahead given in the US this week for flibanserina drug for female sexual dysfunction, raises some interesting questions about the nature of female sexuality and what properly constitutes a disorder in this context. For anyone interested in some background to these questions, Dr Katherine Angel at the Centre for the History of Emotions, Queen Mary University, is doing some very interesting work in this area.

The Wellcome Trust is also running a one day symposium on the broad issue of sexual desire: From asexuality to sex addiction, there is a huge spectrum and variety in the experience of sexual desire. Whilst both historical ideas from medicine and psychology, and contemporary research shape our understanding, we are still hugely in the dark when it comes to this often constricted topic. This symposium will illuminate and question ideas from past and present in an effort to explore what is ‘normal’ and what is ‘right’ when it comes to sexual attraction.

Tickets are £15. For further details or to make a booking go here.


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