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Dr. Laurie Bennett-Cook: Mother of 8; Grandmother of 4; Wife of 1; Lover of Many; Over the years, and in addition to required course work, Dr. Laurie has purposely exposed herself to many sexual situations which many in our society would find controversial. It is her belief that experiential learning, first hand exposure, and direct conversation offer the greatest understanding of others. Dr. Laurie works with clients in areas of sexuality that include, but are not limited to, BDSM; Polyamory; Swinging; Fetish; and Sex Work; These are areas that she has not only studied academically, but has lived experience as well. With an undergrad in Psychology, Laurie went on to earn her Doctorate in Human Sexuality. In addition to seeing individual clients, she also leads one of the country’s largest Sex Positive social groups, Sex Positive LA, where there is an emphasis on embracing the beauty of our sexual differences through education, discussion groups and social events. • Director Sex Positive Los Angeles (SPLA) • Member of the Chinese Sexological Association • Adjunct Professor – Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality • Group Processor - Sexual Attitude Reassessing (SAR) • Certified Surrogate Partner Therapist (IPSA) Visit Kinkucation for more information.

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Keys to Opening Up

The only real way to know if opening up your relationship is right for you, is to have a fully transparent conversation together.

A recent article came out in the NY Times that posed the question “Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage”. At first glance I was excited to see this. I immediately considered how amazing it is that the topic of non-monogamy has become mainstream enough that the NY Times would feature an article on the topic. And then, I read...