Sexual pleasure is a first-world problem with scientists focused on explicitly sexual problems, like increasing orgasm consistency and desire for sex with long-term partners. Have you ever masturbated to help with a headache? Do you watch porn to get your mind off a stressful work day? The power of pleasure likely extends well beyond simple sexual satisfaction, but very little science supports these applications. That is changing with our data.
Nicole Prause, PhD is a neuroscientist, trained at The Kinsey Institute, licensed psychologist, and founder of Liberos in Los Angeles. Liberos was founded, after UCLA refused to allow Nicole to continue conducting her research on campus. This sexual biotechnology company completed the first, large (N=250) study of couples interacting sexually in the laboratory (Masters and Johnson did not publish ethics-reviewed science). With collaborators across the world, they have designed new instruments to verify the presence of orgasmic contractions in the anus, ran the first genital vibrator into the metal-free fMRI environment, and quantified the strokes used during masturbation using electromyography. They were the first to apply brain stimulation to alter sexual response, the first to 3D print haptic penile models for studies of size studies, and the first to bring genital vibration as a reward into the laboratory in the USA. Their peer-reviewed science challenges assumptions about sex "addiction", "wasted" sex with novel partners, and assumptions about gender differences in sexual response.
At this weekend’s METal, Nicole will discuss the applications of sexual stimulation for improving focus, improving depression, and facilitating sleep.
This Event Does INCLUDE Breakfast!
This is a Men's Only event, No One Under 21 without Approved Exceptions
METal Members - $35
Non-Members/Guests - $50
Please RSVP "YES" (Before 6pm Friday January 19th, 2018)
Members with an RSVP after 6pm will incur a $5 additional fee.
If you RSVP "YES" without attending, you will be CHARGED the Full Admission Fee!
Pre-paid event payments are non-refundable.
9:00am - 10:00am Check In Time / Connecting
10:00am - 12:30pm Speeches / Performances
The Ahrya Fine Arts Theater
8556 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
If you have a service animal, please contact us for arrangements before Friday at 6pm (310) 305-4100.
For membership information and inquiry, please email Membership@METalInternational.com
Parking at for the Ahrya Fine Arts Theater:
There is street (meter parking) available near the venue. A Self-Parking structure is also available near the theater, free all day on Saturday.
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