Sep 042012
 

What: In Pursuit of Pleasure – An All Encompassing Sex Ed Class

Why: To raise money for the Center for Sex Positive Culture in Colorado and the Center for Sexual Pleasure in Health

Who: Shanna (me!) is putting it on, and anyone who would like to (18+) may attend

When: September 16th, 4pm

Where: Denver’s Dangerous Theatre

2620 W. 2nd Ave. #1, Denver, Colorado 80219
Cost: Sliding Scale of $5-$25 – pay what you can afford (extra donations welcome!)
Bonus: Everyone who attends will be entered in a raffle for sex toys, a massage gift certificate, and more!

From the ins and outs of anatomy, to the basics of blow jobs and eating out…and the intricacies of anal to a 101 of kink and what it is, this is a class about pleasure. Sexual Pleasure.

We’ll talk about butts, penises, vulvas and more (and yes, of course the puppets will be there!). We’ll talk sex toys. We’ll talk communication skills, and tips and techniques for sexual activities. We’ll talk BDSM, what it is, and some beginner level toys will be shared. Basically, it’s like a one-size-fits-all sexual education adventure, taught by Colorado Sexologist Shanna Katz.

It gets better: 100% of the proceeds will be split between the Center for Sex Positive Culture Colorado and the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health. It’s sliding scale $5-25 (CASH OR CHECK PLEASE!), so pay what you can afford, and it will ALL get donated to sex positive organizations doing great work in the community. Everyone who attends will get a raffle ticket to win awesome prizes!

Must be 18+. Otherwise, open to all ages, sexes, genders, sexualities, orientations, races, ability levels, religions, ethnicity, relationship statuses, family statuses, etc. The workshop space IS wheelchair accessible; please contact if you’ll be needed an ASL interpreter or need a reserved space for accommodations. Invite everyone!

Shanna Katz, M.Ed, ACS is a queer kinky disabled feisty femme board certified sexologist, sexuality educator and professional pervert. From topics like vaginal fisting to non-monogamy, and oral sex to how sexuality and dis/ability intersect, she talks, writes and teaches about the huge spectrum of sexuality, both from personal and professional perspectives. She’s using her Master’s of Sexuality Education to provide accessible, open-source sex education to people around the country. For more info, please visit her sexuality education site, www.ShannaKatz.com. Questions about the class? Please email shannakatz@gmail.com

***Note: I am aware this is on Erev Rosh Hashannah. However, that is when I was able to get the space donated for free by the generous Dangerous Theater. Ergo, that is when it will be. My apologies if that interferes with your high holy day plans, and I don’t blame you if you’ll be at Schul instead!***

Aug 202010
 

Below is a letter from one of my absolutely favorite people, and one of the best and brightest sex educators in the field, the lovely and talented Megan Andelloux. In addition to traveling the country providing sexuality education to colleges, medical schools, toy stores and more, she is also the founder and operator of the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health in Rhode Island. This year, the Center will be putting on its 2nd Annual conference in October, and if you at all have the means to do so, I highly suggest to mark your calendars and head there on October 10th for an educational experience that just cannot be missed.

-Shanna

Hi!

I’m writing in hopes that you will be able to attend The 2nd Annual Conference held at The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health on October 10th, 2010.

As a certified sexologist and sexuality educator, I know how difficult it can be to locate sex positive information and so, for the 2nd year in a row, The CSPH will gather the sex-positive community together again for a few hours to promote sexual health, pleasure and advocacy issues.

Titled “Talking About the Taboo: Discussing Difficult Issues in Human Sexuality” The CSPH hopes to highlight the current day challenges, achievements and hot topics that the sex positive world works with.  This annual event finds the commonalities between the different communities and services all of the invited guests provide.  It seeks to bring the different fields of sexuality together in hopes of supporting one another while educating the public.

The CSPH is dedicated to empowering and educating individuals about sexual health and pleasure.  With a brick and mortar location created for individuals to access reliable and relevant resources regarding sexual issues, The CSPH offers sexual health resources, counseling, lesson plans, and education materials, creating an environment where community members can come together to advocate for sexual health, pleasure and education. There is no other group on the East coast that combines advocacy, education, and healthcare all under one roof.

The 2nd Annual Conference will be held in The Grant Building (where the CSPH resides) located in historic downtown Pawtucket.  http://www.thegrantat250.com.  The event itself is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 10th, from 1:00-5:00pm.  Our plenary speakers include: Dr. Charlie Glickman, Dr. Logan Levkoff, Dr. Anita Wagner, Princess Kali and Sinclair Sexsmith.

Last year we had over 250 people attend and had thirty organizations present.   Health care providers and medical schools set up booths providing medical information and sex toy companies showed off their wares.   This year we have new professional organizations dealing with aging, gender, sexual exploration, addiction, sexuality journals, and sexual assault prevention to add to our roster.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health at the number below.  This event is open to both the community and professionals for it’s not often we can gather the many different components of sexuality issues together,  so we hope that you will join us!

To help ease in your attendance there is plenty of free ample parking,  and a silent auction will take place ensuring that participants who would like to go home with some goodies will be pleasantly excited.

Please feel free to pass this information along and we hope to see you there.

Sincerely,

Megan Andelloux

Sexuality Educator, AASECT
Board Certified Sexologist, ACS

The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health
250 Main Street, Box 11, Pawtucket, RI 02860

www.TheCsph.org
TheCSPH@gmail.com