Loving more: Research on consensual non-monogamy

Loving more: Research on consensual non-monogamy

20th Jun 2017 7:15pm - 10:30pm

Event Details

Empirical Sex London’s only monthly public exploration of the science of sex, sexuality and gender differences. Join us every month to satisfy your curiosity about the science of sex with our lectures from the edge of academic research. Each event consists of a 45 minute lecture from an invited speaker followed by a brief break and a Q&A session with the audience. Our aim is to increase public awareness of current sex research presenting up to date information in a fun and accessible way for everyone.

In this talk Christine Campbell will introduce the audience to the concept of consensual non-monogamy. You can’t choose who you fall in love with, we’re told, but are there alternatives to traditional monogamous relationship structures? What might they look like and what might the challenges be? Using data from her research with people who identify as swingers, being in open relationships or being polyamorous to talk about the “swings” and roundabouts of these relationships.

Chris Campbell is a senior lecturer in Psychology at St Mary’s University in West London. She’s been an academic for sixteen years and has been researching non-traditional relationships for about the last five years. Her work focuses on romantic relationships, sex and sexuality and particularly those areas that we don’t hear a lot about like bisexuality and non-monogamy. She’s done research on swinging, and in her spare time she swings about on a flying trapeze.

Time: 7.15pm - 10pm

Price: £7 ADV // £5 student - grab your tickets here.