Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Is ‘tech-sex’ changing Kiwis’ view of intimacy?

November 8, 2018

Why are Kiwis increasingly turning to ‘tech-sex’ such as online, mobile or sugar dating, online sex work or “camming” in the search for love, sex, money or intimacy? And is it harmful to individuals or our society? Or is it just a new way of viewing intimacy?

Dr Pani Farvid, a senior lecturer in psychology at AUT, perhaps better known to the public from her role as a relationship expert on TV’s Married at First Sight and regular newspaper articles, will examine some of the emerging digital technology that could change sex and intimacy as we know it in a free presentation and discussion event in Parnell, Auckland on the evening of November 13. She will be joined on stage by fellow psychologists, Dr Elizabeth du Preez and Juliet Ireland, talking about “living well in same sex relationships” and “Let’s talk about sex …and cancer” respectively.

The event is part of a series of free public events available throughout the country (Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin) during The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) NZ Psychology Week (November 12-18).

“The theme of the NZ Psychology Week is “living life well”. This initiative aims to increase public awareness of how psychology can help people, families/whānau and communities increase their psychological wellbeing. It also aims to raise awareness of the wide variety of roles that psychologists have in the health, Justice, Corrections, educational and other sectors,” explains (NZPsS) president, Dr John Fitzgerald.

Dr Fitzgerald says that NZ Psychology Week is all about changing perceptions.

“Psychology has much more to offer than helping people deal with those difficult times in life. People all around us are feeling emotions, thinking and behaving, which means we can see the application of psychology everywhere, all the time. When we remember something, or forget something, when we make a decision, when we feel excited, we are engaging with psychology. Psychology Week is about helping us all to be more aware of this, and maybe learn something about psychology that we can use in our everyday life to improve our wellbeing.”

The free public events available across the country during NZ Psychology Week cover a broad range of areas including: sex and sexuality; parenting teenagers; mental health; coping with competing life demands; retirement challenges; ageing well and community safety.

Full list of events here: http://www.psychology.org.nz/pd-events/psychology-week/?#.W8-m8vZoSUl

ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Friend Ship Tour Docks In Wellington

A sense of local pride was certainly running high at the Opera House on Saturday night, as the lads ran through a tasty little set drawn mostly from their latest album Friend Ship (splash out for Xmas on the shocking pink extra-thick vinyl edition). More>>


Howard Davis: Avantdale Bowling Club

Auckland rapper and MC Tom Scott brought his stunning jazz-infused Taite Music Prize-winning project Avantdale Bowling Club to the Opera House headlining Wellington's 2020 Jazz Festival. More>>

Howard Davis: Kevin Field Quintet

With the hardest pews in town and an icon of Ruth Bader Ginsburg adorning the walls, St Peter's Church added a distinctly spiritual element to the debut of three new pieces by Kiwi jazz pianist and composer Kevin Field that celebrated our common humanity. More>>


Howard Davis: Three New Art Books for Xmas

Massey University and Te Papa Presses have published three new art books just in time for Xmas: Dick Frizzell's Me, According to the History of Art, Railways Studios, celebrating unique examples of government-sponsored advertising and design, and Nature - Stilled, Jane Ussher's extraordinary photographs of flora and fauna from the museum's natural history collections.
More>>

Howard Davis: Troy Kingi Rules The San Fran

The award-winning Northland musician performed songs from his new record The Ghost of Freddie Cesar, the fourth installment in his 10/10/10 series - ten albums in ten years in ten genres. More>>

Stage: Wellington’s Theatre Awards To Go Ahead

The Wellington Theatre Awards will go ahead despite a devastating year for New Zealand’s creative sector. Wellington Theatre Awards Trust Chair Tom Broadmore said, “the creative sector, and Wellington’s vibrant theatre sector has been gutted by the ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland