With technology being integrated into almost every aspect of life, finally it finds its place in improving sexual health. By addressing risky behaviors such as unsafe sex, apps and their designers are seeking new ways of limiting STD’s and HIV/AIDS. These public health tools are all new to the scene and determined to make sex safer without compromising sexiness.
Deb’s a legend in the world of sex education online–starting with Go Ask Alice at Columbia in the early 1990s and going on to the famous (and soon to change its name) Sex::Tech Conference. Deb’s going to show how Circle Of 6–which won the White House’s Apps Against Abuse Challenge–connects users with pre-selected contacts in unsafe situations.
First introduced two years ago, the Unmentionables covers those topics that aren’t talked about in health care and has quickly become one of our most popular sessions. That first year we covered childhood exercise, divorce and personal relationships. In 2011 we highlighted sleep, caregiving, money, suicide and work stress, with demos from Zeo on sleep, Mindbloom on community and mindfulness with GravityEight to bring it all together. This year we’ll visit even more unmentionables including an overview of the Vulnerability Index, poverty, sex and end of life issues.