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Sex, tech and therapy: exploring the future of human relationships

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Sep 19, 2023 By WGSN Insider
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Where are sex and relationships heading? Is there still a future for marriage? Find out in this podcast episode with psychosexual and relationship psychotherapist Jordan Dixon.

Jordan joins Carla Buzasi, CEO of WGSN, to explore the nature of therapy, which has evolved alongside human experiences as we open our eyes to polyamorous relationships and the digisexual revolution. We also explore the spaces where artificial intelligence meets relationships and intimacy, such as an AI sex hotel in Berlin, and discuss the ethical concerns arising from virtual companionship.

Tune in for a deep dive into the future of human relationships, from the impact of pornography on our sex lives to the role of marriage in society.

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Navigating gender, sexual and relationship diversity

“What we’re seeing now is diversity within relationships and within gender and sexuality. I’ve been working a lot with polyamorous people and consensual non-monogamy but there isn’t a perfect way to do it. What works for one person might not work for that particular relationship. So it’s working out what’s right for them.”

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Examining the institution of marriage

“When we’re experiencing difficulties and divorce is mentioned, there’s a lot of stigma and shame still attached with that. Marriage can open up things but it can also close down things for people when they are struggling. [We have to] make sure that we are not just romanticising marriage [and treating it as a] gold seal of approval for relationships.”

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Exploring the digiwave of sexuality

“I've just been to Berlin, and I was invited into an AI sex hotel. That was fascinating but a part of me is thinking, ‘This isn’t the new way of how sex technology’s going.’ I feel like we’re going into this digiwave of sexuality. There will be people who are more traditional, who will want to stay within their zone, and there will be people who will be trying these other things and I wonder how they’re going to coexist.”
– Jordan Dixon, psychosexual and relationship psychotherapist

Head to Apple or Spotify to hear the full discussion on our Lives of Tomorrow podcast episode, The Future of Sex, Therapy and Relationships.

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