My Name is Harry Novak the Bear and I’m the Creator of Center For Sex and Culture
MY MISSION STATEMENT
To provide non-judgmental, sex-positive sexuality education and support to diverse populations by means of classes, workshops, social gatherings, and hands-on, practical skills-building events; to maintain and house these events and supporting materials and functions; to maintain a publicly-accessible library and archives; to staff and support this learning environment.
We are not the only organization needing space and trying to effect sex-positive cultural change, and the most involved level of possibility for the Center for Sex and Culture is to create a true community center for education, advocacy, research and support. But many existing organizations that do sexuality education limit their scope, and we want to make ourselves available to the widest range of people we can, with classes that run the gamut from informational to experiential.
OTHER FUNCTIONS AND PROJECTS
To house a library and archival material; support research; to conduct SARs and salons; to create an online version of itself. The space could also be utilized by other organizations as scheduling allowed. Such a space could serve a nationally (in fact, globally) significant function. It will add to the few publicly accessible resources for sex education in the country. We have acquired several collections of books, papers, art, erotic material, etc., and are always looking for more. We have a Surrogates Project underway to support a long-time sex surrogate in researching and archiving materials about surrogacy.