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High Tech Sex: Therapeutic Challenges and Opportunities

April 4 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

| $81 - $106

3 CE Credits Available

About this Workshop

High tech sex toys and virtual reality porn can both connect us to people far away and also distance us from those close by. How are we to integrate these new options into our relationships and sex lives?

Therapists need to be prepared to help couples find effective ways to negotiate how this new sex tech impacts their relationship. Current and forthcoming sex technology will challenge some clients’ perceptions of loyalty and the grey area between fidelity and infidelity. Moreover, therapists are challenged by their own sexual knowledge, values and beliefs as they facilitate conversations about what activities are acceptable to each couple.

Internet-enabled, interactive sex toys allow users to control each other’s sex toys from anywhere in the world. Hyper-realistic virtual reality porn immerses consumers more than ever possible before. Do these increasingly interactive and realistic experiences blur the line between enhanced solo activities and infidelity? And what do they reveal about how we each define fidelity?

This seminar will familiarize clinicians with the current state of a rapidly growing world of sexual technology and allow ample discussion about what these technological developments reveal about our own beliefs about fidelity.  This greater self-awareness will enable therapists to more effectively help clients negotiate issues of intimacy, fidelity, and sexual satisfaction within the scope of this emerging high tech sex world.


After this seminar, attendees will be able to:

  1. Clarify and express their own beliefs and values about solo sexuality within the context of a relationship in order to see more clearly how these beliefs and values impact their clinical work.
  2. Assist clients in exploring and identifying their fidelity needs in order to better negotiate a sustainable fidelity agreement with their romantic partner.
  3. Describe the current options of high tech porn and sex toys and how these new developments can promote differentiation and a positive discussion about each person’s fidelity needs.

About the Facilitator

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST has given more than 300 presentations across America and in nine countries and routinely earns excellent reviews for his ability to make complicated information understandable and useful. He is a psychologist in private practice in West Chester, PA and graduate of Council for Relationships’ post-graduate sex therapy program. He is the author of three books and is finishing his fourth, based on research he completed on the sexual and relationship satisfactions in couples where one partner has ADHD and one does not.






Regarding AASECT-approved CE credits:

* This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 3 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information about certification, please contact info@aasect.org.

If you wish to receive AASECT credit for this workshop, please be sure to choose the ticket that covers the price of the certificate ($25). 

Please contact Tiffani Smoot regarding rates for CFR alumni, students, and staff. 

Refund Policy



23 available
High Tech Sex - NO AASECT Certificate$81.00

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23 available
High Tech Sex - with AASECT Certificate$106.00

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April 4
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
$81 - $106


Council for Relationships


Council for Relationships – University City Philadelphia Office
4025 Chestnut Street, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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