Standard Talks

Special Arrangements: The Changing Face of the 21st Century Relationship

Standard Talks and co-host Sunny Bates are pleased to announce the first talk of the season, "Special Arrangements: The Changing Face of the 21st Century Relationship." Three experts will be discussing the evolving nature of relationships: commitment, sex, love, and everything in between. Our diverse panel of experts will put everything on the table as they navigate the ever-shifting sands of modern coupling.

Meet the Experts:

Esther Perel:
Recognized as one of the world’s most original and insightful voices on couples and sexuality across cultures. She will tell you all about work-life balance, cross-cultural relations, conflict resolution and identity of modern marriage and family. Her TED Talk, "Esther Perel: The secret to desire in a long-term relationship" has over 2 million views.

Diana Adams:
An out-and-proud polyamorous, queer, bisexual woman. Diana works as a NYC-based attorney and fierce activist for sexual civil rights and nontraditional families. She advocates for unbundling legal partnership benefits from marriage, so that those who choose not to marry are not disadvantaged in terms of taxes, health insurance, and other legal benefits.

Reid Mihalko:
Former founder of the Cuddle Party, Reid is one of the only male sex and relationship experts touring the country today. He helps adults create more self-esteem, self-confidence and greater health in their relationships and sex lives using an inspiring mixture of humor and knowledge.

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