Gillian Einstein
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
  • June 9, 2017 from 10:30am to 11:00pm

Call for Abstracts Deadline: May 20, 2017

SEXposium is a space where sex and science converge, bringing academic and community audiences together to exchange ideas on love and sex. Serving students, researchers, and the incurably curious, our mission is to spark conversation, connection, and curiosity about love, sex, and gender, and apply new scientific findings to strengthen relationships, health and well-being. We also serve up-and-coming scholars- giving students a public platform to share findings, forge collaborations, and advance their careers.

On Friday, June 9, join us at at the Royal Ontario Museum for a day of provocative dialogue and sexual discovery- packed with talks and posters that explore the science of sex differences, unconditional love, romantic chemistry, and everything in-between.

SEXposium presenters will receive daytime access to talks, panel discussions, and posters (11:00 am – 6:00 pm), and after-dark access to the SEXposium aftershow at ROM Friday Night Live (#FNLROM: Love), featuring ROM galleries and exhibitions, live DJs, drag queens, body painting and more! Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Guest Speakers

Marc Breedlove, Michigan State University. 2017 Keynote Speaker.
The use and misuse of fingers in sex research

James Cantor, CAMH, University of Toronto
Pedophilia being in the brain: The evidence and the public’s reaction

Meredith Chivers, Queens University
Tuning in, turning on, dropping out: Gender and sexual response in the 21st Century

Gillian Einstein, University of Toronto, Women’s College Hospital
Beyond the gender binary

David Feinberg, McMaster University
Unlocking the evolutionary mysteries of the human voice

Cynthia Jordan, Michigan State University. 2017 Keynote Speaker.
From sex to motoneuron disease

Geoff MacDonald, University of Toronto
Gone but not forgotten: Sexual Nostalgia as a response to sexual and relational “dry spells”

Loren Martin, University of Toronto Mississauga
Sex matters: Balancing the Scales in pain research

Amy Muise, York University
Keeping the sexual spark alive

Supported Research Areas

SEXposium welcomes submissions on love and sex from all disciplines. Supported research topics include:

· Love, intimacy & attachment processes
· Desire, arousal, & sexual function
· Genders & sexualities
· Sex differences & sexual differentiation
· Sexual selection & reproductive strategies
· Biological bases of attachment & love

For questions regarding the program or abstract submission, contact the SEXposium Program Committee at