In a world beset by mass murder—from Las Vegas to Niger—as well as confusing, often disturbing sexual relationships, Dr. Susan Block presents The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace through Pleasure, 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, bonobo.

For Immediate Release: Nov. 1, 2017 — , a.k.a., “Dr. Suzy,” internationally renowned , best-selling author of  (Gardner & DaughtersPublishers) and award-winning talk show host, perhaps best-known for her groundbreaking specials on HBO, will give a talk, “,”on Saturday afternoon, November 18th, 2:00 PM, in conjunction with the “” exhibit at the in Las Vegas.

“In a world beset by mass murder—from Las Vegas to Niger—plus unprecedented environmental destruction and confusing, sometimes disturbing sexual relationships, The Bonobo Way presents an alternative Great Ape paradigm for human sexuality, war, peace,ecology and community, inspired by a role model who isn't even human: our closest genetic cousin, 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,” continues Block. “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 ‘peacethrough 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 s, now in critical danger of extinction. “ is integral to the ,” assertsBlock. “If we lose the bonobos, then we will lose a key to and peace through pleasure that we can never find again.”

 

Block has presented the in the form of talks and seminars at various symposia, conferences, and conventions, locally and abroad. In 2016, at the she delivered to the world’s first Ecosexuality Symposium at an academic institution. At she presented “TheBonobo Way of Nonmonogamy” at the , and she gave a talk on the . She presented at ; and was invited back as a "Guest of Honor" to deliver “FemDoms of the Wild: The Bonobo Way of Female Empowerment” at . A few weeks ago, she presented . Dr. Block has been a visiting lecturer in Human Sexuality at USC, UCLA & Caltech, as well as at her alma mater for 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, feminism, culture and the .

Dr. Block last visited the Erotic Heritage Museum five years ago when she was honored with a , 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. Her talk will touch on bonobo and human sexuality, violence, war, peace, Eros vs. Thanatos, the balance of gender power, as well as building loving relationships and inclusive, “bonoboësque” communities.”

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 , will inspire you to develop a happier, healthier, sexier life, and a more peaceful, sustainable culture. And she’ll top it all off with an exciting book-spanking or two (as well as traditional book-signings) with the book that’s inspiring a new sexual revolution, . Dr.Block also wrote the definitions of “,” “” and “,” among others, for the .

Dr. Block will deliver at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at the EroticHeritage Museum in Las Vegas in conjunction with the Museum’s “” exhibit. The Erotic Heritage Museum is located on 3275 Sammy Davis Jr.Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109.  For information, please call 702-794-4000.

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