Community Education

One of our primary goals is to make scientifically-sound information accessible to the public, translating sexual and gender health science for the masses. We believe our scientific findings should not be held captive behind an academic paywall. Our faculty strive to do this through engagement with the community, providing expert commentary to media outlets, or writing for open access.

Sex Science Happy Hour with Dr. Kristen Mark

Kristen Mark, PhD, MPH, CSE

What actually happens when a person orgasms? How do I find accurate information about sex for my kids? What about for me? How do you maintain sexual desire in long-term relationships? Am I normal? These are just a few of the incredibly common questions that people have about sex and sexual health. And where do people go to get answers? Well, the Eli Coleman Institute for Sexual and Gender Health invites you to Sex Science Happy Hour, with world-class answers to your questions about sex. Join your host, sex and relationship expert Dr. Kristen Mark, as she brings the science to your burning questions!

Each Sex Science Happy Hour is hosted at a different Twin Cities brewery, and past guests have included author and podcaster Dan Savage, author Peggy Orenstein, sex therapist Dr. Joe Kort, and comedian and sex educator Khadijah Cooper, as well as several ISGH faculty.

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Previous Shows

Sex Science Happy Hour with special guest Dr. Sofia Jawed-Wessel
September 2023

Special guest: Dr. Sofia Jawed-Wessel
Location: Fulton Brewing Taproom

Carolyn Torkelson
July 2023

Special guest: Carolyn Torkelson, MD, MS
Location: Urban Growler

Sarah Auna
May 2023

Special guest: Sarah Auna, queer birth advocate and poet
Location: Barrel Theory Beer Company

Sawyer Plotz and Kristen Mark
March 2023

Special guest Sawyer Plotz, sex educator and health mentor at Family Tree Clinic

Location: Sociable Cider Werks

Drs. Kristen Mark and Leonardo Candelario Perez
January, 2023

Special guest: Leonardo E. Candelario-Pérez, PhD, LP, Sexual Health Consultant at Health Partners
Location: Fulton Brewing Taproom

Khadijah Cooper
November, 2022

Special guest: Khadijah Cooper, sex educator and comedian
Location: Fire & Nice Pizza and Beer

Ryan Rahm-Knigge SSHH
September, 2022

Special guest: Dr. Ryan Rahm-Knigge, ISGH faculty and expert in compulsive sexual behavior (CSB)
Location: Sociable Cider Werks

Joe Kort
July, 2022

Special guest: Dr. Joe Kort, clinical sexologist, author, and TikTok star
Location: The Saloon

katie Spencer at fulton brewing
May, 2022

Special guest: Dr. Katie Spencer, ISGH faculty
Location: Fulton Brewing Taproom

Upcoming Shows

Dr. Jennifer Vencill & Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy

Sex Science Happy Hour

with special guests Jennifer Vencill, PhD, LP, and Lauren Fogel Mersy, PsyD, MP

Thursday, November 28, 2023
7:00-8:00 p.m.

Fulton Brewing Taproom