Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Are gay men getting what we want in terms of sex, intimacy and relationships?

“Love in the Age of Grindr” provides venue to discuss hooking up and shacking up in era of instant, “real time” technologies

Project CRYSP and LifeLube will conduct a community forum called “Love in the Age of Grindr” to discuss hooking up, shacking up, U-Hauls, friends with benefits, and various ways gay men connect intimately.

The free forum is at Rehab, 3641 N. Halsted St., on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 and will explore various perspectives on dating and mating in our community.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for appetizers and socializing and the interactive program begins promptly at 7:00 p.m.

Dr. John D. Moore, Chicago therapist and author, will moderate the forum with a panel of community members who will share their different perspectives on relationships – both monogamous and open – and enjoying life as single men.  Of particular interest will be how intimacy needs are met in a world that is increasingly turning to “real-time” technology like Grindr, a geo-social mobile application that allows gay and bisexual men to connect instantly when within close proximity.

“We are excited to explore and consider a variety of ways in which we can have healthy relationships and fulfilling sexual lives that meet our needs, whatever those may be,”  says Joe Benjamin, psychosocial coordinator at Test Positive Aware Network, and a Project CRYSP partner.

“Love in the age of Grindr” is open to anyone age 21 or over. Space is limited, and advanced registration is recommended.  For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

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