Open Love NY Presents Exploring the Myths of Monogamy, the Nuclear Family, and Human Sexual Nature

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Date(s) - January 23, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Manhattan Theater Club, 311 W.43rd St, 8th Fl


Exploring the Myths of Monogamy, the Nuclear Family, and Human Sexual Nature

Are monogamy and the nuclear family really based on inherent human nature? Is the common narrative of male paternity certainty and female security real? This presentation draws strongly from the works of Merlin Stone, Riane Eisler and the NY Times Bestselling book Sex at Dawn. We will look at the flaws inherent in the study of ancient cultures and sexuality, as well as the possibility of mistakes in the common narrative of sexuality derived from mid-nineteenth century scientists and anthropologists. In this presentation we will explore how sex, power, culture are linked, the influences of patriarchal culture, religion, and morality have greatly influenced the common narrative of sexuality and human relations. We will look at how these narratives have contributed to a disconnect for many people with their own human sexual nature and contributed to many of the challenges inherent in modern relationships and “battle of the sexes,” as well as ways to see our species in a different light.

Tuesday, January 23 – 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Manhattan Theater Club
311 W. 43rd Street at 8th Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Subways A/C/E/1/2/3/N/Q/W/R to Times Square/PABT/42nd Street

$10 at the door (includes 2018 membership bracelet)
$8 for members with bracelet

If you have a financial hardship, please email your name to to request a waiver for the event.

Speaker Bio
Robyn Trask is the Executive Director of Loving More Non-Profit and a national organizer and leader for polyamory awareness. She is a polyamory counselor, workshop facilitator and writer. Since 2004 Robyn has worked to expand media awareness of polyamory and relationship choice appearing in numerous articles, radio shows and TV as well as helping to connect the media with other polyamory activists and individuals. CBN(Christian Broadcast Network), Montel, Baisden After Dark, Lisa Ling, Alan Colmes Radio, NPR, and Tyra Banks are just a few of the shows Robyn both appeared on and helped with casting. Robyn and Loving More were instrumental in the formation of Polyamory Leadership Network. A national speaker and advocate for polyamory she has been a speaker at conferences, taught at universities, and been a featured keynote speaker. Robyn has been openly polyamorous for 25 years, raising three children in a polyamorous family. She began facilitating polyamory support groups, teaching and facilitating relationship and sexuality workshops in 1999. In addition she counsels polyamorous individuals and

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