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Presenter(s): Kristine Andersen, Jerry Andersen, Dr. Atom Lesiak

Date: August 20, 2019

Time: 5:43 am - 12:00 am

Room: 614

Conference: Gender Odyssey Seattle

Program: Community

Sexuality, Intimacy, and Our Bodies

Did you have a strong foundation in your sexuality only to find it shifting as you began transitioning? Do you find yourself in a new “brand” of sexual orientation without the rule book? Are you afraid your partner’s interests will shift with their transition? Sometimes a gender shift puts us into a new category where the social cues and behaviors are unfamiliar. Have you experienced a shift in relation to whom you date or partner with? Was this exciting for you, scary, or difficult?

How comfortable are you sharing your body with someone else? Has your ability to express yourself intimately changed with your transition? In what ways? If you haven’t gone through a physical transition, how does this affect your relationship(s)?

Note: As you consider what to say during—and after—this discussion, please be respectful of its intimate nature and aware that it is taking place in a public forum. Share only what you feel comfortable sharing.