I’m Speaking at Catalyst Con West!

CatalystCon West '15Two years ago I attended my first Catalyst Con and it was an amazing experience. I met wonderful people like Tristan Taormino, Cunning Minx, Kate McCombs, JoEllen Notte, Epiphora, and more, and even got a writing gig at Kinkly – a job I’m still doing and loving. Those connections, and the things I learned in the workshops, were instrumental in guiding the path my career would take.

Although I was a little less wide eyed, last year’s conference was another wonderful experience, full of inspirational people (Rachel Kramer Bussel, Reid Mihalko, Charlie Glickman, and more) and even more valuable learning experiences.

I’m thrilled to announce that this year I’m presenting and moderating a panel I put together with Annamarie and Alex Morgan. The topic is To Educate, Not Titillate: Live Demonstrations in Adult Sex Ed Workshops.

I’m so excited to bring this topic to Catalyst Con, to share my own experiences and to learn from others. It’s a topic I feel passionately about, because sex is the only complex skill we’re expected to just know how to do, without ever being shown or taught. This silence leads to shame, embarrassment, and to people not having the sex lives they want and deserve. This is something I’m working to change in my teaching and coaching, and I’m honored to be part of a new wave of sex educators who focus on pleasure.

This year’s conference looks like it will be as amazing as ever. I’m so excited by the lineup of speakers and workshops and I only wish I could attend every single one!

Want to attend the conference? Use code STELLA to get $10 off your registration. For those of you who can’t make it to the event, make sure you’re following me on social media and I’ll share as much as I can.

Want something closer to home? I’ve got several classes coming up in Portland for Spartacus, Fantasy, and SheBop!

July 19th – Kink 101 at Spartacus.

August 4th – Foolin’ Around: Introducing toys in the bedroom.

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