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For Immediate Release: Oct. 24th, 2017 — Susan M. Block, Ph.D., a.k.a., “Dr. Suzy,” internationally renowned sexologist, best-selling author of The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace through Pleasure, and award-winning talk show host, perhaps best-known for her groundbreaking specials on HBO, will give a talk, “The Bonobo Way of Peace through Pleasure,” on Saturday afternoon, November 18th, 2:00 PM, in conjunction with the “Evolution of Human Sexuality” exhibit at the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas.
“In a world beset by mass murder—from Las Vegas to Afghanistan—as well as unprecedented environmental destruction and confusing, sometimes disturbing sexual relationships, The Bonobo Way presents an alternative Great Ape paradigm for human sexuality, war, peace and community, inspired by a role model who isn’t even human: our closest genetic cousin, the bonobo,” says Dr. Block.
The old “killer ape” paradigm, based on common chimpanzees and baboons, has long been used to explain—and excuse—human violence, war, sexual repression, sexual harassment, misogyny, the NRA and the rise of Donald Trump,” Block continues. “However, bonobo apes, who are at least as close to humans as common chimps, rarely rape and never kill each other. Instead, they utilize consensual sex (and lots of it!), female empowerment, sensuous affection and the sharing of resources to defuse violent tensions before they explode into rape, murder and war, thereby cultivating an amazingly effective ecosystem of ‘peace through pleasure’.”
How do they do this, and can we humans learn to “make like bonobos” (not baboons) and live in erotic harmony with each other and the Earth? “At this especially turbulent point in human history,” Block maintains, “it’s worth giving peace—through pleasure—a chance.”
Times are also turbulent for the highly endangered wild bonobos, now in critical danger of extinction. “Bonobo conservation is integral to the Bonobo Way,” asserts Block. “If we lose the bonobos, then we will lose a key to peace through pleasure and female empowerment that we can never find again.”
Dr. Block’s sexual knowledge, relationship insights and pro-bonobo activism are highly respected around the globe, and her Bonobo Way talks and presentations at universities and conventions are legendary. In 2016, at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, she delivered the keynote address to the world’s first Ecosexuality Symposium at an academic institution. At UC Berkeley, she presented “The Bonobo Way of Nonmonogamy” at the 5th Conference on Monogamy & Nonmonogamy, and she gave a talk on “The Bonobo Way of Inclusivity” at AASECT, the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors & Therapists. She presented “The Bonobo Way of FemDom Power” at DomCon LA 2016; and was invited back as a “Guest of Honor” to deliver “FemDoms of the Wild: Bonobo Female Empowerment” at DomCon 2017. In September, she presented “The Bonobo Way of Great Sex” at Adultcon 2017. Dr. Block has also given lectures in Human Sexuality at USC, UCLA & Caltech, as well as at her alma mater Yale University for Sex Week at Yale and other events. A fascinating speaker on multiple subjects related to sexuality, she has addressed a variety of groups from YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) to LSO (Lifestyles Organization) on sex, love, peace, pleasure, relationships, fetishes, fantasies, culture, politics, female empowerment, male well-being and the Bonobo Way.
Dr. Block last visited the Erotic Heritage Museum five years ago when she was honored with a Doctorate of the Arts from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, and she is very much looking forward to returning to this exceptional erotic art museum.
“I’m excited to share a very timely message of hope that just happens to be a lot of fun too,” says Dr. Block. Whether you don’t know bonobos from bananas, or you are already a “pro-bonobo” fan of these amazing creatures, Dr. Block’s Bonobo Way of Peace through Pleasure, including the 12 Steps to Releasing Your Inner Bonobo, will inspire you to develop a happier, healthier, sexier life, and a more peaceful, sustainable culture. Her talk will touch on bonobo and human sexuality, violence, war, peace, Eros vs. Thanatos, the balance of gender power, building loving relationships and inclusive, “bonoboësque” communities.” topped off with an exciting book-spanking or two (as well as traditional book-signings) with the book that’s inspiring a new sexual revolution, The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace through Pleasure. Dr. Block also wrote the definitions of “erotic spanking,” “cuckolding” and “sexual fetishes,” among others, for the Wiley-Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality.
The Bonobo Way of Peace through Pleasure will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas in conjunction with the Museum’s “Evolution of Human Sexuality” exhibit. “The immersive, multi-media exhibit features seven major species that shaped the development of our evolutionary perspective,” according to the Museum’s website.” It includes life-size skull cast replicas, anatomically correct models, media images and a detailed graphic of our evolutionary tree, among other features.” The Erotic Heritage Museum is located on 3275 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109. For information, please call 702-794-4000.
For information about Dr. Block’s appearance or to arrange an interview before or after her talk, please call 310-568-0066.
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
“Awesome book… Excellently written and transformative.”
—Dorion Sagan, science writer and author of Death & Sex
“Brilliant… A great book about human sexuality.”
—Sherry Rehman, Sr. VP of Pakistan People’s Party & former Ambassador to the U.S.
“The Bonobo Way is a pleasure on all counts… and especially significant at this time.”
—Dr. SerenaGaia Anderlini D’Onofrio, co-editor of Ecosexuality
“The Bonobo Way is a refreshing must-read for our times.”
—Dr. Patti Britton, American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) Past President
“Bravo Dr. Block for paving the way to a hopefully more bonobo future.”
—Vanessa Woods, Duke University primatologist and author of Bonobo Handshake
“Amazing! Dr. Susan Block is an ecosexual visionary.”
—Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., ecosexual artist and filmmaker
“The Bonobo Way is marvelous! A happy book for a happy life in a happier world.”
—Xaviera Hollander, author of The Happy Hooker
“Dr. Susan Block has a new understanding of how to enhance our intimate relationships!”
—Progressive News Network interview with Dr. Diana Wiley
“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 with Dr. Susan Block
“AMAZING… The Bonobo Way shines a light on humanity’s capacity for peace.”
—Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, author of Wired to Create
“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 that are 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.
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