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Please Try This At Home


  • Persad Center 5301 Butler Street Pittsburgh, PA, 15201 United States (map)

Are you tired of seeing the face of tech advancement be a dude-bro? Are you tired of sex-tech discussions that don’t look at race, class, gender, and ability as important factors? Hankering for a space that will spark your brain with new ideas and connections?

So are we.

Of all the topics that intersect with technology, sexuality is one that brings up amazing questions and debates:

How can biomedical technology help advance people’s bodily autonomy and help us craft the kind of bodies we dream of?
What does feminizing “assistant tech” mean for the objectification of women?
What does it mean to consent when we’re sexting with a stranger?
How can our sex toys be better attuned to our bodies?
How can we make our own medications at home and increase access to life-saving medicine, including HIV and Hep C care?
What devices can help us mediate long distance relationships?
What does privacy for sexual content look like when communications are mediated through third party applications?
What work can we do for sexual freedom when faced with government censorship and increasingly messed up measures like FOSTA/SESTA?
How can we integrate ancestral herbal wisdom into our modern day and understand these as technologies for biohacking, as well, especially when thinking about abortion care, pain remedies, and sexual function?


These and more are the kinds of questions that rattle in the brains of attendees at Please Try This At Home—a collaborative conference about the intersections of radical bodily autonomy and biotechnology. It's happening September 14th & 15th, 2019 at the PERSAD Center in Pittsburgh. We’ll have workshops, hands-on activities, lectures, and even a Solarpunk Spa Day.

Curious? Visit http://pleasetrythisathome.net.

This event is free to attend but it's definitely not free to put on and we rely entirely on community donations to bring it into existence. Whether or not you can come, you can help support accessible, inclusive community forums for these kinds of conversations by contributing to our GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/692643-please-try-this-at-home.

Thanks!
- The Please Try This at Home Team (Fox, Aida, Amanda, Adam, and Jahed)

Earlier Event: September 13
Women of Sex Tech Panel