Talking sex and love in the pub

Sex educator Linda Kirkman. Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN

Sex educator Linda Kirkman. Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN

FRIENDS with benefits and other non-traditional relationships will be on the agenda this Thursday at a Psychology in the Pub session at Tap House Bendigo.

Sex educator and academic Linda Kirkman will lead a discussion about relationship diversity, including polyamorous relationships.

Ms Kirkman said it was important health professionals, including psychologists, didn't judge people for their sexual practices.

"Hetero-monogamy is not the only thing that can work for people," she said.

"If you are a human services practitioner of any sort you should be accepting of diversity of relationships and not make assumptions.

"The most interesting people look unremarkable."

Ms Kirkman said she would talk about strategies that helped make relationships successful.

The session was organised by get Psyched!, a La Trobe University psychology students organisation, and the Australian Psychological Society.

The session starts at 8pm and entrance is free. It is open to all people over 18.

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