While many sexual taboos have gone out the window, there are still some clear lines that should not be crossed, like sex with children or rape. Growing sexual freedom of women, the influence of gay culture and the internet have changed our sexual mores. As traditional constraints have dropped away, many have been left in a state of confusion. What is normal and what is not? With a menu that now includes hooking up, polyamory, sexting, friends with benefits, online pornography, and fifty shades of everything, where are the ethical boundaries? How should we navigate the minefield of contemporary sexuality? Join our ethical explorers in the realm of sexuality to get a fix on sexual ethics in a time of change.
Chair: Natasha Mitchell is a radio personality, and Vice President of the World Federation of Science Journalists. She was the founding presenter and producer of ABC Radio National’s All In The Mind, and currently presents the show Life Matters.
Emily Maguire is an Australian writer and essayist. She was named Sydney Morning Herald young novelist of the year in 2010 and 2013, and is the author of Princesses & Pornstars: Sex + Power + Indentity.
Tara Moss is a Canadian-Australian best-selling author, journalist, television host, and former model. She has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2007.
Dan Savage is the author of the internationally syndicated advice column Savage Love and host of the popular podcast, Savage Lovecast.
Christos Tsiolkas is the award-winning Australian author of The Slap, Dead Europe, and Loaded. His new novel is Barracuda.