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Understanding the impact of porn as a coping mechanism

  • 22 Feb 2021
  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (AEDT)
  • Zoom

The South Australian branch of the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS) cordially invites clinicians, therapists, educators and researchers working in the fields of sexology and sexuality to our next online meeting on:

Understanding the impact of porn as a coping mechanism

Nina Booysen is a Social Worker, Counsellor and Clinical Psychosexual Therapist. She has worked in South Africa, the United States, Canberra and is now based in Darwin, NT. During her therapeutic career she has worked in Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Protection areas. She has a special interest in trauma and focuses on EMDR and IFS therapeutic interventions for clients who present with issues from depression to erectile dysfunction. She was privileged to be selected for scholarship to attend the European School of Sexual Medicine training in 2018 and attained the accreditation in 2020. Nina is also the current Vice President of the Society of Australian Sexologists, SA / NT.

Monday 22nd February 2021

7.30pm – 8.15pm

Online, ZOOM

This presentation looks at the impact porn has when used a coping mechanism on sexual development and relationships. Using current research, we look at the mechanisms involved neurobiologically as well as the psychological and social influences. Lastly, we touch on how to support clients navigating this when porn use has become problematic in their lives.

Cost:   Free for all members of SAS.

$10 for non student members and $20 for non-members

Documentation of attendance and receipts available.

RSVPs and enquiries:

Dr Tessa Opie (President – SAS-SA/NT) 

M 0407 614 645 or

The Society of Australian Sexologists Ltd (SAS) represents health and allied health professionals working in the area of sex therapy, sexuality education, sexual health and sexology.

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