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Science of Desire: Dr. Justin Lehmiller + Special guest, Midori

DENVER- The Science of Desire & Fantasy, Tell Me What You Want w/ Dr. Justin Lehmiller + special guest, renowned sexuality educator, Midori !

ALL sex nerds, friends & advocates encouraged to also attend the Sexceptional Lecture Saturday afternoon!

ALL sex nerds, friends & advocates encouraged to also attend the Sexceptional Lecture Saturday afternoon!


Open to ALL professionals, their partners, friends and anyone that wants to learn more!

Receive up to 15 CEUs for LPC, LMFT, LCSW and AASECT or see below for up to 155 AASECT CEs + Sex Therapy Certification which already includes this weekend!

*Choose 1/2 day, full day or weekend!*

Calling ALL therapists, healthcare providers and anyone that might have clients or patients talk about sex - Get Expert Training.

Are you getting what you want when it comes to sex? Odds are, probably not. Most of us have sexual fantasies that we wish were part of our sexual reality; however, few of us have shared these desires with our partners, let alone acted on them, because fear, shame, and embarrassment are holding us back.

We need to move past sexual shame and learn to communicate our desires in order to establish happy and healthy relationships. Sexual communication has a number of benefits, from establishing greater intimacy and closeness to keeping passion alive for the long haul.

(Working toward AASECT Certification? This training is already included in the full AASECT CE credit for Sex Therapy Certification Educational Training Program (155 AASECT CEs) if you have already registered HERE.)

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Friday, November 30th, 10am - 6pm

- Sexual fantasy vs. sexual desire: What’s the difference?

- The who, what, when, where, and why of sexual fantasies

- How and why fantasies differ across gender, sexual orientation, and age

- The science of sexual fantasy: The most common fantasies, where they come from, and what they say about us

- Reconceptualizing paraphilias: Which sexual desires are truly uncommon and when does a sexual fantasy or desire become a cause for concern?  

- Discussing fantasies and desires in a relationship: Risk vs. reward

  • 6pm Meet & Greet in the hotel lobby

Saturday, Dec 1st, 10am - 6pm (*Sexceptional Lecture 2-6pm w/ special guest, Midori starting at 2pm*)  

- Sexual communication: Tips and icebreakers that will allow you to confidently begin a dialogue with patients, clients or your partner

- Making the leap from fantasy to reality: When and how? What do you need to know?

- Monogamy vs. consensual non-monogamy: What are the unique benefits and challenges of each, and how do you figure out which approach is right for you and your clients?

- The secrets to relationship success: Getting the sex life and relationship you want

- 2pm-6pm, Sexceptional Lecture “The Science of Desire” w/ Dr. Justin Lehmiller + Special guest, Midori with "The Auntie Midori’s Story Challenge!” (For all professionals, friends, partners & anyone else that wants to learn & win prizes & giveaways!)

This professional weekend conference is held at:

Doubletree Hotel at 3203 Quebec Street • Denver, CO 80207

Justin J. Lehmiller, Ph.D

Bestselling Author, Award Winning Educator

Honored three times with the Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Harvard University

Dr. Justin J. Lehmiller received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Purdue University and is a Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He is also author of the new, highly praised book Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life. Dr. Lehmiller is an award winning educator, having been honored three times with the Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Harvard University, where he taught for several years. He is also a prolific researcher and scholar who has published more than 40 pieces of academic writing to date, including a textbook entitled The Psychology of Human Sexuality (2nd edition released in 2017) that is used in college classrooms around the world. Dr. Lehmiller's research focuses on topics including casual sex, sexual fantasy, sexual health, and friends with benefits. His studies have appeared in all of the leading journals on human sexuality, including the Journal of Sex ResearchArchives of Sexual Behavior, and The Journal of Sexual Medicine


Dr. Lehmiller has been interviewed by numerous media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe,, The AtlanticThe Globe and Mail, and The Sunday Times. He has been named one of 5 "Sexperts" You Need to Follow on Twitter by Men's Health and one of the "modern-day masters of sex" by Nerve.

Dr. Lehmiller has appeared on several episodes of the television program Taboo on the National Geographic Channel and is a frequent guest on podcast and radio shows, such as the Savage Lovecast and the NPR programs Radio Times and Airtalk. He is a popular freelance writer, penning columns and op-eds for several major publications, including PlayboyUSA TodayVICE, Psychology Today, and New York Magazine. In addition, the articles he writes on Sex and Psychology have been syndicated on major websites, including Business InsiderHuffington PostMen's Health, and Thought Catalog.

Midori, Sexuality Educator

2013 Winner, Best Sex Educator, in Best of San Francisco by SF Weekly Magazine


Sexuality educator, author and artist from Tokyo, Japan and based in San Francisco, she's made an improbable career out of being the traveling coach on the art of creative and sensual living.

Dubbed "the super nova of sex" by Dan Savage, Midori is known for her hilarious and practical classes on enhancing sexual fulfillment, boosting confidence and expanding personal growth. Native of Tokyo, Japan, she brings a unique perspective pleasure and authentic living.

She wrote the first English language book on Shibari with "Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage", the hot instructional essays in "Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink", and twisted dark science fiction in "Master Han's Daughter". In 2001 she founded Rope Bondage Dojo®. She has trained many cadres and leads many Dojos each year. She also created ForteFemme, a unique women's dominance weekend training and empowerment intensive.

She is an artistic visionary who has touched lives across the globe with her expertise in sexuality, personal fulfillment, and kinky adventures. Using her “head-heart-hands” methodology she facilitates tackling challenging topics and creating space where people are allowed individual self-exploration. Her incredible passion is fully on display in her transformative small group intensives, including Rope Dojo ®, ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Weekend Intensive, and The Wanted Man intensive with Marcia Baczynski.
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This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for AASECT CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification.