Gender and Sexualities
Since the beginning of time, sexuality has had an overwhelming influence on how human life is organized. In different cultures and at different times in history, sex has been regarded in greatly varying ways, ranging from a complete physical and spiritual experience to a deadly sin. Since regulating sexuality and sexual behaviour is exercising power and control, there has always been stigma associated with a variety of sexual orientations, acts and practices, stigma that has sometimes even led to the exclusion, imprisonment or even death of their exponents. In spite of this, sexual variety exists even in the most oppressive kinds of society, as nature prevails over prejudice and repression. This project seeks to explore and discuss the various kinds of sexuality, sexual orientations and sexual practices and to identify ways to paint sexualities in a positive and stigma-free light.
Sex educator, therapist, and consultant practising in the Philadelphia PA area in the US. With nearly ten years experience in the sexual violence field, she has expanded her expertise to include providing therapy to individuals and couples experiencing anxiety, communication and intimacy issues, depression, grief and loss, infidelity, relationship issues, sexual abuse, sexuality concerns, and trauma. Kristine is an LGBTQIA+ ally and is kink and poly aware and affirming.
Natalia Kaloh Vid
Assistant professor at the Department of Translation Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor in Slovenia. She holds a Ph.D. degree in translation studies from the University of Maribor (Slovenia) and also another Ph.D. degree in contemporary Russian literature from the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).
She is the author of the books Ideological translations of Robert Burns’s Poetry in Russia and in the Soviet Union published in 2011 and The Role of Apocalyptic Revelation in Mikhail Bulgakov’s Prose, published in 2012.