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In 2019, in response to growing polarization on social media - especially about sexuality issues - I became interested in how to have productive discussions across differing worldviews. I started my podcast, Indirect Message, to explore nuanced perspectives on digital life, sexuality, and culture with a diverse range of guests.
 

In 2022, I paused my online work to focus on graduate school.

Look out for a new series of videos in 2023!

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I am a secular humanist. I believe that every person on earth has inherent worth, value, and capacity for good. As a society, we should aim to maximize agency so that everybody is able to achieve their full potential and thrive


In addition to humanism, my projects are influenced to varying degrees by the following perspectives: sex positive feminism, radical feminism (radical referring to "root", not to an extreme), multiculturalism, evolution/darwinism, democratic socialism, Buddhism, existentialism, and stoicism. Which...is a lot of -isms! With regard to sexuality issues, informed consent is at the heart of my advocacy.


 

 Critical Thinking

The internet has flooded us with information. In response, we must ask better questions, understand context, and do our best to logically evaluate the ideas we encounter. Watch my guide to thinking critically on YouTube.
 

Social Justice

Everyone, regardless of race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or ability deserves dignity, respect, equal opportunities, and fair representation. 
 

 Viewpoint Diversity

My work embraces a brave space approach. A brave space welcomes diversity of viewpoint and experience, compassionate accountability, and dialogue to reach mutual understanding. Participants are encouraged to opt into and out of challenging conversations as they please, without judgment. We can all benefit from engaging meaningfully, and in good faith, with the experiences of those who are different than us.  

 Curiosity and Humility 

A spirit of curiosity and open inquiry means that it is ok to ask questions, even lots of them! Even silly ones! Becoming informed requires us to understand the limits of our own knowledge and get comfortable with saying "I don't know".
 

Science and Reason

The scientific method is the most reliable tool available to us to help parse truth from fiction. Wherever possible, information and claims should be back up with high quality research. Scientific information should be accessible to all and communicated accurately -- without exaggeration or sensationalism.

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Hi, I'm Laci! 

I am a sex educator and sex therapist in training. Most know me as the creator of Sex Plus!, YouTube's most popular sex education series (2009-2019).

 

After graduating from UC Berkeley, I created award-winning educational series for Discovery Channel and MTV. I have spoken at nearly 200 schools and conferences around the world about sexuality, relationships, and violence prevention. In 2018, HarperCollins published my first book, Sex Plus: Learning, Loving, and Enjoying Your Body. You can check out my portfolio here.

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