The Rev. Ted McIlvenna, whose pioneering work in the 1960s helped inspire the sexual revolution and the gay rights movement, has a new crusade.
Next month, the 80-year-old Methodist rebel will lead a delegation of 10 sex experts to China to help an emerging class of financially independent Chinese women achieve female sexual empowerment.
‘What about our sexuality?’
“The second sexual revolution is about female sexuality,” said McIlvenna, a San Francisco preacher who owns what may be the world’s largest collection of sex books, erotic art and vintage pornography. “And the women of China are starting to say, ‘What about our sexuality?’ ”
McIlvenna’s delegation includes experts from his Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, on Franklin Street, where scholars and sybarites have been studying sex since the 1970s.
They have been invited by Dr. Xiaonian Ma, deputy chairman of the China Sexology Association, to give a series of talks at the Advanced Sexology Conference…
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