‘Let’s sex it up’ symposium to explore the multifaceted dimensions of sex beyond the physical act


Recognising the complex impact of sexual dynamics on relationships, Jolly’s Pharmacy, in collaboration with Jolly’s National Clinic (JNC), has taken a proactive approach by organising a pioneering health symposium dubbed “Let’s Sex It Up.” Carlton Languedoc, Chief Pharmacist and Public Relations Officer at Jolly’s Pharmacy, explained to Dominica News Online (DNO) that, considering how important sex is to life, the symposium aims to explore the multifaceted dimensions of sex beyond the physical act itself.

He further revealed that the event will bring to the forefront the urgency of a healthy dialogue surrounding the role of the act within committed relationships. Carlton elaborates, “Many relationships have experienced immense pressures, fragmentations, arguments, even separation due to sexual dysfunction, sexual misunderstanding, sexual arguments, and the list goes on.”

The symposium thus seeks to address these challenges and foster a better understanding of sexual health within the
context of committed relationships. The event will bring together a panel of experts from diverse fields to delve into various spectrums of sexual health. This panel will feature a gynaecologist, a urologist, a psycho-clinical psychologist, and an expert on the sociological aspects of sex, including its intersections with culture, belief systems, and norms. The aim is to examine how these variables influence our perceptions and behaviours related to sex.

“So we’re not just looking at the activity of sexual intercourse. But we’re looking at other aspects, how do we understand our body and our body [responses], and really to sexual stimulation,” he explained.

In tandem with discussing sexual intercourse, discussions will provide insight into topics such as intimacy, the role of intimacy in maintaining a healthy relationship, and the significance of erotism in nurturing lasting connections.
The pharmacist expressed excitement about the event, and its potential to create a positive impact on individuals and couples alike.

“We’re hoping that at the end of the symposium, we will have a sort of renewal of people’s commitment to each other, renewal of people’s passion and attraction to each other, and at the same time many of us will find more creative and diverse ways of satisfying our sexual needs with each other,” he shared.

Marked for September 28, the symposium which aligns with the Caribbean Wellness Month is open to singles and couples alike from the age of 18 onwards. Single adults interested in attending can do so for $40, while couples can engage for $60.

The event will take place in the conference room of the Prevost Cinemall with proceedings kicking off at 6:30 pm.

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  1. Willie Wonder
    September 5, 2023

    Somehow I can’t help wondering why is it usually our effeminate brothers, whom we love dearly, that are at the forefront of sex related events/education 🤔, this is me wondering.

  2. Matt
    September 5, 2023

    Sex is the physical act, and that’s between a Penis and virginal. Everything else is relationship stuff. Go ahead discuss but it has to be left to is simplistic form, that’s How we got here.

  3. Bwa-Banday
    September 4, 2023

    I in that! Ready like Freddie since I must represent my namesake.

  4. An Open Mind
    September 3, 2023

    Too often we focus on the act of having “sex” and mistake it for love. Sex can be had with a prostitute, or forced upon a child or simply using a woman as a plaything. Such sexual acts are bereft of love. I think the point made by Roger about creativity and love is so true as true love stretches the heart and mind towards creativity. Sex, on its own, can be a harsh transaction paid with coin with little creative value. However, to love a another without any expectation of something in return and to share one’s heart with a fellow human being in a non-exploitative way is heavenly.

    I agree with the comments on porn in that it merely arouses prurient interests and seldom leads to wholesome relationships. Rather it hardens the soul and reduces the sex act to a mere commodity as opposed to that which is the pinnacle of loving union between humans.

  5. September 2, 2023

    Congratulations 👏. Emergence of looking at the fundermentals and the once, perceived notion by some, as their Best kept secret. But at the same time, being Hunted by the Realities of life , and how we live it. Great initiative 👏 trust to that goes well.

  6. Roger Burnett
    September 1, 2023

    I applaud this initiative!

    Jon Stallworthy in his introduction to an anthology of love poems writes as follows on the subject of sex and creativity.

    “Given the high premium that artists set upon intensity, and given the relationship between creativity and sexual energy, the artist is likely to have more intense moments and more emotion to recollect than most of his fellow men. An artist, moreover, is a maker; one who assembles existing materials to give substance and a name to something that did not exist before, or something that existed unperceived and in the act of creating he experiences an intensity of awareness and exaltation comparable to those experienced in making love.”

    Jon Stallwothy’s perception of the relationship between creativity and sexual energy can be extended to suggest that the artist in old age has an insight, and hence, a valuable contribution, that younger men lack. Maybe sexual energy, like youth, is wasted on the young!

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 6 Thumb down 3
    • Pat
      September 5, 2023

      Sounds like the artist is a musician.

      • Roger Burnett
        September 5, 2023

        With respect Pat, the artist in this instance is a painter and sculptor.

  7. psycho-clinical psychologist
    September 1, 2023

    They couldn’t come up with a better name or is that just an attempt to attract all the low IQ people that are the main cause of all the problems that exist with relationships today?

    If we were serious about fixing relationships we would:
    – ban or severely limit the use of social media
    – block all porn sites and tv stations and explicity make it illegal in law to create or share pornography (that includes all those nasty whatsapp videos and pictures going around)
    – ban all forms of western media that promote homosexuality and other LGBT garbage
    – make adultery a crime
    – have mandatory paternity tests for any disputes of children and increase legal penalties for delinquent fathers

    But we will never do any of those things because nobody is serious about actually solving the problem. People just like to TALK.

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    • Jay
      September 16, 2023

      For a so called psycho-clinical psychologist, this is a very radical fix to this. I don’t know how you came up with these totalitarian solutions but all we have to do is look to nations who implement, in their society of these so called solutions and see how it affects them in real time. Please stop spreading your intolerant ideals onto people who may not know better.
      This is exactly the kind of rhetoric we need to talk about so that our society does not become a victim of your twisted Ideology.

  8. Upstart
    September 1, 2023

    Ain’t nothing wrong with that!!! Sex is meant to be a natural and wholesome act: therefore, I encourage all enlightening, mature and responsible discussions on this subject that aim to bring about sensible awareness to our people.

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