2:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Workshop 14: Exclusive VS. Inclusive In Healthy Male Couples: Differences Between Monogamy, Loosening Boundaries, and Deception.

The gay male subculture emphasizes easy sexual hookups as a norm, without questioning whether this is actually healthy for a couple. This workshop will define how male couples choose exclusivity successfully, how healthy attachment is an important component for considering an open relationship and provide guidelines for managing open boundaries within a couple. Norms in the subculture will be compared to stereotypical heterosexual couples, including what actually constitutes deception or affairs, and how transform deception to a deeper intimacy.
Educational Objectives:

  1. Promote greater communication and intimacy in gay male couples.
  2. Differentiate healthy sexual norms from out of control sexual behavior in gay male couples.
  3. Identify guidelines for whether opening up a relationship is advisable and provide suggestions for successful implementation of this when appropriate.

Quick Info

  • April 2, 2017
  • 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM