Feb 272014
 

Mark your calendars:

I”ll be on Tristan Taormino‘s Sex Out Loud radio THIS Friday the 28th at 8pmET/5pmPT (6pm MST) talking about Your Pleasure Map, sex & disability, and why sex ed should be more accessible, as well as some other fun and fabulous topics.

Click here to listen to the hour long podcast/online radio show.

Don’t worry – if you miss it, you can download it on iTunes and listen to me forever!

More info:

http://tristantaormino.com/2014/02/26/feb-28-shanna-katz-on-passion-for-queer-sex-open-source-sex-education-and-the-intersections-of-sex-disability/

Oct 092013
 

We’re giving away 10 COPIES of Lesbian Sex Positions, by yours truly. It comes out November 19th, and you’ll be one of the first owners. Information below on how to enter!

Shanna

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Lesbian Sex Positions by Shanna Katz

Lesbian Sex Positions

by Shanna Katz

Giveaway ends November 19, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

Sep 222013
 

podcast

Want to hear me talk about everything from anatomy to sex & disability, sex education to how I ended up doing what I do? You’re in luck – check out my quick and dirty, 30-minute or so podcast with the absolutely fabulous sexologist Dr. Gloria Brame on the Gloria Brame show.

Click here to hear the podcast. It also is (or will be) on iTunes for download, for those of you who like to listen to sexual discussion while on the training, at your kids’ soccer practice, or while doing cardio at the gym (or any other time).

Enjoy!

-Shanna

Sep 132013
 

New Mexico Supreme Court sides with Pornotopia Film Festival and Free Speech

Albuquerque, NM (September 12, 2013) – Pornotopia Film Festival won. The NM State Supreme Court decided in a 4-1 decision that The Guild Cinema & Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center have a right to host Pornotopia Film Festival. The court was clear: hosting one erotic film festival, on one weekend of the year does not make the Guild an “adult amusement establishment,” just like a club that plays jazz music once a year would not become a “jazz club.” This ruling guarantees that Self Serve and The Guild Cinema can carry out their festival without fearing that free speech will be abridged. Self Serve is already planning the next PORNOTOPIA UNCENSORED festival for November 1st, 2013.

The Pornotopia Film Festival was a well-attended film festival in Albuquerque from 2007 to 2009. As Director & Self Serve Co-Owner Matie Fricker explains, “Despite its controversy, Pornotopia has received overwhelming community support for being a festival whose aim is to change the way people see sexuality portrayed in film.” She adds, “Much like the environment at our shop Self Serve, Pornotopia featured films promoting a positive, educational and empowering erotic experience.”

In 2008, the Guild Cinema was cited with a zoning violation for showing an erotic film. Today the state’s highest court reversed that citation. In overturning the lower courts’ ruling, the Supreme Court concluded, “Because the Guild engaged in only occasional showings of adult films, the Guild is not an adult amusement establishment as defined in the Albuquerque Code of Ordinances…”

Self Serve thanks to the ACLU of New Mexico, the Guild Cinema, supportive Nob Hill neighbors and all the volunteers who helped create Pornotopia Film Festival. About Self Serve: Self Serve is a woman-owned sexuality resource center & boutique. In a culture where sex is sensationalized and unrealistically represented in the media, we offer a space that is frank, honest and friendly. Our compassionate and non-judgemental sex educators give you the space to ask the questions that make other people blush. Self Serve offers bodysafe toys, intimate lubricants, natural skin care, locally made gifts, books, dvds, classes and private events.

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Contact: Molly Adler

Self Serve: 505-265-5815

molly@selfservetoys.com

Aug 192013
 

It’s that time of month again…no, not Shark Week. It’s time for a giveaway!

What can you win? A Deluxe Bath & Beauty Product and Sample Spice Box by Spicy Subscriptions, which includes both full size and sample items that are body friendly.

Shanna Katz Spicy Subscriptions

 

How do you enter?

Step One: Like Spicy Subscriptions on FB (required)

Step Two: Comment here with your favorite things about bath or shower time (required)

Step Three: Sit back and wait to win (you can also pass the time reading, showering, having sex, etc)

Simple as can be. Must enter by August 31st. Shipping to the US only, must be 18+ to win.

In case you don’t win, or want your own subscription of sexuality products coming to your mailbox every month, you can get 5% off by entering the code SHANNAKATZ at www.spicysubscriptions.com.

 

Shanna Katz Spicy Subscriptions Discount

Enjoy!

Shanna

Jul 252013
 


For the second year in a row, I’ve been voted a top 100 blog (this year, 31 to be specific) about Sex & Love & Dating by GetSTDtested.com. First of all, I’m stoked that a site focusing on STD and STI testing even compiles such a list; frequently, people think talking about safer sex and/or getting tested is dry and boring. And second of all, I’m glad to be on the list in such great company. To see the whole list, check it out here!

Also, they loved the recent series of blog posts by my intern around having a frank conversation about STIs (check out the Intern Corner to read all 5 parts), and are offering a deal for my readers:

As an online STD testing and treatment service, we appreciate your candid discussion of sex, sexuality and relationships (love the most recent articles about STIs!). As a gift to your readers, we would like to offer a unique coupon code for $25 off all STD and HIV testing. Users can enter code SHANNAKATZ at checkout for instant savings.

Yep, so if you perhaps didn’t have insurance, or live somewhere that doesn’t have awesome free HIV testing at Prides and city fairs, then now you can have more affordable testing as well.

Thanks for the award, and let’s keep on keeping on with conversations about safer sex, STIs and more, as part of our overall conversations and about sex and pleasure.

-Shanna

Mar 242013
 

Fabulous news – I’ve been working with MySecretLuxury.com to create a series of sexuality kits to help you optimize your love life with quality, body friendly toys & lubes, and excellently written sex books.  These kits make great gifts, whether to yourself, your partner, or for an event like a birthday, graduation, wedding, civil union, or other such celebration. Each contains everything you’ll need to have a truly wonderful time with toys that you know are of great quality, made by ethical companies, and will not harm your body.

You can see the whole list of kits here, or check out each individual one from this body positive luxurious toy site:

Anal 101 Kit

Captivating Cunnilingus Kit

Fabulous Fellatio Kit

G-Spot Explorations Kit

Sensual Sensations Kits

Strap On Beginner’s Kit

 

Mar 212013
 

Happy March to all of you!

I’ve decided to give away a copy of my first book, Oral Sex That’ll Blow Her Mind.

Oral sex that'll blow her mind

This book is awesome. I mean, granted, I wrote it myself, but still. There aren’t that many how-to books on cunnilingus out there, and even fewer that cater to all orientations, and recognize the diversity of gender identities and presentations that make up women. Plus, I have a ridiculous sense of humor, so if nothing else, it should be an amusing read.

1) Leave comment on this post about why you should win. (1 entry)

2) Tweet about the giveaway. Example: “Win a free book on cunnilingus at http://shannakatz.com/2013/03/20/oral-sex-book-giveaway/. Thanks @shanna_katz!” or whatever you’d like to come up with. Leave a comment with a link to the tweet. (1 entry per day)

3. Post on Facebook about the giveaway with a link to http://shannakatz.com/2013/03/20/oral-sex-book-giveaway/. Leave a comment with a link to the tweet. (1 entry per day)

4. Sign up to receive my monthly newsletter, the Katz Meow. Leave a comment. (1 entry)

5. Write a post on your blog about the giveaway and link to here. Leave a comment with a link to the post (5 entries)

Alrighty, the deadline for all of your entries is Midnight on Friday, April 5, 2013.

Winner must be US based, or can be international if willing to pay for their own shipping. 18+ only please.

Can’t wait and want to buy your own copy? Email me at shannakatz at gmail (dot) com and I can send you your own copy or copies ASAP, signed however you’d like!

Let the games being!

-Shanna

Feb 142013
 

Whether you are single or partnered, who doesn’t love winning a free body friendly sex toy and a bottle of organic lube?

That’s what I thought.

Thanks to some love from Lovehoney and Sliquid, you get the chance to win your very own glass dildo and bottle of organic lube. Here’s what you can win:

The Lovehoney Sensual Glass Waver Dildo

lovehoney glass dildo

A 4 oz Bottle of Sliquid Oceanics Natural Gel

Sliquid Organics Lube

I bet you want to know how to enter. Luckily for you, there are lots of ways you can enter!

1) Leave comment on this post about why you should win. (1 entry)

2) Tweet about the giveaway. Example: “Win free swag from @sliquidllc and @lovehoney at http://shannakatz.com/2013/02/14/v-day-giveaway. Thanks @shanna_katz!” Leave a comment with a link to the tweet. (1 entry per day)

3. Post on Facebook about the giveaway with a link to http://shannakatz.com/2013/02/14/v-day-giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to the tweet. (1 entry per day)

4. Sign up to receive my monthly newsletter, the Katz Meow. Leave a comment. (1 entry)

5. Write a post on your blog about the giveaway and link to here. Leave a comment with a link to the post (5 entries)

Alrighty, the deadline for all of your entries is Midnight on Friday, March 1, 2013.

Let the games being!

-Shanna

Nov 162012
 

Thanks to Westword and all of my readers, I’ve been named the Westword #WebAwards Best Sex Blogger of 2012.

I’m honored that they recognized that blogging about sex education and making sure people have a fun way to medically accurate, useful and interesting information about sex, sexuality, gender, orientation, etc, is just as important as hot blogs full of real life erotica.

I raise my glass to you Denver, and to Colorado! Proud to have won.

-Shanna