Press Release – Dr. Susan M. Block’s “The BONOBO WAY” to Keynote at UPRM
For Immediate Release:
Contacts: David Rossi Phone: 310.568.0066 Email: Bonoboville@gmail.com, Serena Anderlini: Phone 787 538 1680, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Susan Block to deliver “BONOBO WAY” Keynote at UPRM ECOSEXUALITY Symposium
Los Angeles, California: January 7, 2016 — Susan M. Block, Ph.D., a.k.a., “Dr. Suzy,” internationally renowned sexologist and best-selling author of The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace through Pleasure (Gardner & Daughters Publishers), will deliver the keynote address for the first Symposium on Ecosexuality in the Caribbean, to be held on-campus at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (UPRM).
Block’s keynote, “The Bonobo Way: An Ecosexual Paradigm for Humanity,” poses the question, “Can we learn to make ‘peace through pleasure’ from our Great Ape cousins?” Inspired by the real bonobos, it presents these fascinating close genetic cousins of ours as a new primate model for humanity in terms of sexuality, war, peace, gender equality, community and “ecosexuality.”
“The ‘killer ape’ paradigm, based on competitive, male-dominant common chimpanzees, has long been used to explain and excuse human violence, rape and war,” says Block. “Bonobo apes are at least as close to humans as common chimps, but rarely rape and never kill each other. Instead, they utilize consensual sexual activity, sharing resources, female empowerment, recreational play, hedonic kindness and lots of hugs to diffuse violent tension before it descends into murder. Can we humans learn to ‘make like bonobos (not baboons)’ and live in harmony with each other and the Earth? At this turbulent point in human history, it’s worth a try. Perhaps, if we learn from these amazing creatures—as well as save them from the seemingly imminent extinction that humanity’s bad habits have forced upon them—we can crack the bonobo code of ecosexual peace through pleasure.”
Other Ecosexuality Symposium speakers include UPRM Professor Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, Ph.D. and Lindsay Hagamen, co-editors of Ecosexuality: When Nature Inspires the Arts of Love, the collection that brings together the voices of 30 leaders of the ecosexual movement; Marsha Scarbrough, author of Honey in the River: Shadow, Sex and West African Spirituality; Music Director Mariá Virginia Sánchez Cintrón; award-winning author and UPRM Professor Linda M. Rodriguez Guglielmoni, Ph.D.; “Conscious Communication” Master Trainer Taber Shadburne, M.A.; Aguadilla-based author Dr. Anya Trahan; Ecosexual poet and activist Karen Hery; Puppetry artist Camille Cortes and more, along with a screening of Drs. Annie Sprinkle’s and Beth Stephens’ documentary, Good-bye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story.
If you’re interested in Te Amo Playa Azul I Love You Two, the Plural Wedding of Ecosexual Love that follows the Symposium on Jan 30, view and download this program here.
Block’s Bonobo Way Keynote is scheduled for 10:45 – 11:45 AM on January 28, 2016, at UPRM’s Teatro Figueroa Chapel, the first event of the Symposium. She will also conduct a workshop on January 29, 3:30 – 4:15 PM, entitled, “Release Your Inner Bonobo: A Different Kind of 12-Step Program,” weaving stories, studies, theories and fantasies into possibilities and a practical path of action that enables a very personal “Ecosexual RƎVO˩ution,” deepening “bonobo awareness” of our global interconnectivity through empathy, eroticism and play.
David Rossi Phone: 310.568.0066 Email: Bonoboville@gmail.com
Dr. Serena Anderlini Phone: 787.538.1680 Email: email@example.com
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING about THE BONOBO WAY
“Impactful, often hilarious… wildly entertaining…
The Bonobo Way just might hold the key to world peace.”
—HUFFINGTON POST book review by Steve Karras
“The Bonobo Way is sexy and fun… damn smart too.”
—”TANGENTIALLY SPEAKING” with Christopher Ryan, Ph.D.
Podcast Interview with Sex at Dawn author Chris Ryan, Ph.D.
“Dr. Susan Block has a new understanding of how to enhance our intimate relationships!”
—PROGRESSIVE NEWS NETWORK interview with Dr. Diana Wiley
“Bonobo eroticism doesn’t discriminate”
—ALTERNET Why Group Sex? by Carrie Weisman
“Adventure, optimism, and love is what Dr. Susan Block is all about… Patients become fans, and fans become evangelists.”
—CITIZEN LA Inside the Pleasure Compound I Dr. Susan Block
“The Bonobo Way is a refreshing must-read for our times.”
—Dr. Patti Britton, leading sexologist & past American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) President
“Bravo Dr. Block for paving the way to a hopefully more bonobo future.”
—Vanessa Woods, author of Bonobo Handshake
“The Bonobo Way is a pleasure on all counts… fun, humorous… meaningful, persuasive and especially significant at this time.”
—Dr. SerenaGaia Anderlini D’Onofrio, co-editor of Ecosexuality
“The Bonobo Way is marvelous! A happy book for a happy life in a happier world.”
—Xaviera Hollander, author of The Happy Hooker
“Brilliant book. Enjoyed it thoroughly.”
—Sherry Rehman, Sr. VP of Pakistan People’s Party & former Ambassador to the U.S.
“I love every page of The Bonobo Way!”
—Christian Bruyère, producer of Champions of the Wild
The Bonobo Way is available in kindle and paperback on Amazon or direct from the publisher. A portion of all proceeds from book sales goes to Lola ya Bonobo and The Bonobo Conservation Initiative, as well as other organizations actively helping to protect and save the highly endangered wild bonobos from extinction.
Tired of conventional sexuality experts? Dr. Block is available for comment or interview. Would you like to review The Bonobo Way? Contact us today.
Phone: 310.568.0066 Email: Bonoboville@gmail.com Web:thebonoboway.com
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