May 072013
 

Hello all!

I will be taking one or two interns for the Summer 2013 and here is the post about it, as many have asked. Please read below, pass on to anyone you think may be interested.

Pay: Unpaid, but happy to work on getting college credit. Free toys, etc, as bonuses, as well as a reference/future letters for future employment.

Time commitment: Approximately 5-8 hours a week. Schedule is flexible.

Location: Telecommuting interns welcome. Must have access to internet, preferably Skype or at least G-chat, and/or phone. Skype or in-person (Denver) meeting required on monthly basis.

Description (these are all of the things I’m looking for — am happy to divide it more into a sex ed intern and a marketing intern, if that’s what people applying tend to want) – inclusive but not limited to:

*Work on managing/organizing social media; creating press release lists, etc

*Streamline, create and mail monthly newsletters.

*Work on creating a one sheets for my books (as well as signings, podcast interviews, etc).

*Create marketing plan for both sex education and relationship counseling parts of job.

*Contact national schools, universities, sex toy stores, dungeons, kink conferences, book stores and more regarding bookings (involves procuring contact information).

*Create pamphlets on specific activities, safer sex, communication styles, and more.

*Help to write/create posts on healthy and enjoyable anal sex, g-spot play, kink basics, understanding gender and orientation, and more for website and handouts.

*Organize demo sex toys – catalog, etc.

*Work with gaining sponsorship, raffle items and bookings for Fall semester 2013/Spring semester 2014.

*Compile resource lists (inclusive of queer, kink and poly communities) for relationship violence, sexual assault/violence, doctors, therapists, etc.

*Work on translation of posts into Spanish

*Work on offering video workshops in both English and ASL

*And more as the needs may arise.

If interested, please send your answers to the following inquiries and a writing sample (blog post, paper, press release, etc) to shannakatz at gmail dot com by May 25th.

Name:

Age (must be 18 due to nature of some content):

Social media contact info:

Location:

Language(s) spoken:

Other jobs/activities you have/participate in:

Sexuality education/experience:

Internet experience:

Marketing experience:

Why you’re interested (and what parts you’re interested in particularly):

What you could bring to this internship:

What makes you a unique applicant:

Apr 222013
 

This is a post by one of my Spring 2013 interns, Natalie. Find more posts from her and other current and former interns under the Intern Corner section.Shanna

College students–and high school students at that–hold a longstanding trend of hookups. Formerly more generally referred to as one night stands, hookups vary from having a main squeeze to friends with benefits to one night stands. At my school at least, the contradictory element of hookups lies in a belief many students hold: that hookup culture dominates and everyone participates, while the truth indicates it’s fewer students then everyone seems to think. Whatever the numbers, a survey done earlier in the year showed that during hookups, females on my college campus orgasmed during hookups only a fraction of the frequency time their male counterparts did (not implying only straight people here, just that men orgasmed in hookups regardless of the gender of the person they were hooking up with, and women didn’t, also regardless of their partner’s gender).
The myth of the vaginal orgasm has long pervaded us, and people are starting to see that. Few and far between seem to be able to satisfy woman identified folk, and it can be difficult to have a satisfying hookup without satisfying sex–which just leads to awkwardness and tension on both sides of the spectrum. I mean, this is why Shanna wrote her book on cunnilingus, after all! So what can we do to promote the female orgasm and better our hookups in general?

Communicate!
Yeah, this one gets thrown at you over and over. But that’s cause it’s important. Even just “that feels good” or “what are you into?” can open the door to way better sex than you’d have in the first place.

Experiment.
Experiment with various safe, sane, and consensual sexy acts. You might find a position or toy you’ve never tried before, and it might become your new favorite way to play.

Masturbate!
Know your body so you can show others how to make you feel great. This may include looking at your genitals: how can you know what you might like if you don’t even know what you look like “down there?”

Talk to your friends about sex.
In a nice, non-objectifying way. By asking others what they do to talk about having safe sex in the context of a hookup you can learn how to protect yourself and help others at the same time. Plus, these chats generally lead to hilarious stories.

I also recommend reading Pat Califia’s “42 Things You Can Do to Make the Future Safer For Sex” in his book, Public Sex. A comprehensive list of acts that will open your own views on sexuality, from pleasure to politic, each act will make you think–at the very least. I’ll list a couple for you here:

*Study sex.
*Find a new fantasy.
*Make art about how sex feels.
*Teach somebody how to come with a rubber barrier.
*Vote.
*Write a love letter to an unloveable part of your body.
*Hand out clean needles and free condoms. If you can’t do this, give money to the people who are doing it for you.

Nov 282012
 

Hello all!

I will be taking one or two interns for the Spring 2013 semester, and here is the post about it, as many have asked. Please read below, pass on to anyone you think may be interested.

Pay: Unpaid, but happy to work on getting college credit. Free toys, etc, as bonuses, as well as a reference/future letters for future employment.

Time commitment: Approximately 2-6 hours a week. Schedule is flexible.

Location: Telecommuting interns welcome. Must have access to internet, preferably Skype or at least G-chat, and/or phone.

Description (these are all of the things I’m looking for — am happy to divide it more into a sex ed intern and a marketing intern, if that’s what people applying tend to want) – inclusive but not limited to:

*Work on managing/organizing social media; creating press release lists, etc

*Streamline, create and mail monthly newsletters.

*Work on creating a more inclusive press kit and one sheets for my books.

*Create marketing plan for both sex education and relationship counseling parts of job.

*Contact national schools, universities, sex toy stores, dungeons, kink conferences, book stores and more regarding bookings (involves procuring contact information).

*Help creating power points for pre-established workshops.

*Create pamphlets on specific activities, safer sex, communication styles, and more.

*Help to write/create posts on healthy and enjoyable anal sex, g-spot play, kink basics, understanding gender and orientation, and more for website and handouts.

*Organize demo sex toys – catalog, etc.

*Work with gaining sponsorship, raffle tiems and bookings for Spring and Fall semesters 2013.

*Compile resource lists (inclusive of queer, kink and poly communities) for relationship violence, sexual assault/violence, doctors, therapists, etc.

*Work on translation of posts into Spanish

*Work on offering video workshops in both English and ASL

*And more as the needs may arise.

If interested, please send your answers to the following inquiries to shannakatz at gmail dot com by December 20th.

Name:

Age (must be 18 due to nature of some content):

Social media contact info:

Location:

Language(s) spoken:

Other jobs/activities you have/participate in:

Sexuality education/experience:

Internet experience:

Marketing experience:

Why you’re interested (and what parts you’re interested in particularly):

What you could bring to this internship:

What makes you a unique applicant: