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Public Event October 4th: Bodies, Pleasure and Capitalism with Brenna Doyle (Streaming-Live)


Wednesday, October 4, 2023
7:00 PM-8:30 PM ET

This workshop explores the ways that capitalism impacts pleasure, both within ourselves and in relationship with others, and focuses on the collective and individual work of imagining a world of anti-capitalist pleasure practices.

Capitalism as a system is rooted in the false idea of scarcity. How does this scarcity mindset show up in our experiences of our bodies, pleasure, sex, and relationships? How would it feel to think of these things in terms of expansiveness, instead of scarcity? What would it look like to build individual and relational anti-capitalist pleasure practices?

Learning Objectives

  • Identify some of the ways that capitalism and capitalist ideas show up in experiences of our bodies, pleasure, sex, and relationships
  • Discuss how we can use pleasure as a tool for dismantling capitalism, inter-personally and in larger community
  • Formulate at least one idea for their own expansive, anti capitalist pleasure practice

Instructor: Brenna Doyle, CHSE Pronouns: she/her

About Brenna

I am a Certified Holistic Sex Educator working with teens and adults. My background is in reproductive
health advocacy, gender-based violence prevention, and disability rights work.

My interest in sex ed work came from my own lack of access to comprehensive, accessible, inclusive sex ed growing up, and the recognition that so many of us reach adulthood without a blueprint for navigating our sexual health from a starting place of curiosity and joy. I want to be a part of helping others access curiosity and joy in their own experience of sexuality.

I am committed to addressing the systemic issues that impact our relationships with our bodies and with
each other, and I bring an anti-capitalist lens to my sex ed work.
I’m based in Portland, Oregon and in my free time, you can find me reading, hiking, or falling down a lot
playing roller derby.

A note on positionality and privilege:

I am a queer, cis, white woman, with a mental illness, who has had access to higher education. Many of
the identities I occupy or am perceived to occupy allow me unearned access to historic, interpersonal, economic, and systemic privilege. I am committed to the ongoing work of better addressing my own
privilege and recognizing and repairing the ways I contribute to the systems that disproportionately benefit me.

Instagram: @Anxious_sx_Educator
Email:[email protected]


This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 1.5 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward the AASECT Certification and renewal of certification. Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Provider #11-113-C. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information please contact [email protected].