ReidAboutSex http://reidaboutsex.com Sex and Relationship Expert Reid Mihalko's offical site Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:19:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Woodhull Social Media Webinar and Twitter Contest http://reidaboutsex.com/woodhull-twitter-contest/ http://reidaboutsex.com/woodhull-twitter-contest/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:08:54 +0000 http://reidaboutsex.com/?p=7133

Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance Twitter ContestStill feeling the buzz from Woodhull?

Ready to make a difference in your life and the lives of others by reaching a wider audience and touching their lives?

Join me and Cathy Vartuli of TheIntimacyDojo.com as we show you how to effectively share your message on Twitter (with techniques you can use on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and others), and harness the learning and the our “Woodhull high” to create a contest that will allow us to have fun implementing what we learn AND boost the social media signal of Woodhull for 2015!

When: Tuesday August 19th at 8:30pm EDT (7:30pm Central, 6:30pm Mountain, 5:30pm Pacific)
If you can’t make the call times, no worries! A link to the webinar recording will be sent to you.
Cost: By Donation! Attend for free or pay what you can – All proceeds from this webinar go to Woodhull Alliance)
Register HERE: Woodhull Twitter Contest Webinar!

What we’ll cover:

  • We’ll show you how to quickly and easily generate lots of powerful and engaging tweets
  • How to inspire goodwill in your peers while increasing your own audience reach
  • What Hootsuite is and how to “time release” your tweets and Facebook posts so you can build your audience while you sleep
  • And how to use all of these techniques -even after the event has ended!- so YOU can help pack next year’s Woodhull with amazing people!

Anyone who registers for this donation based webinar (all proceeds go to the Woodhull Alliance), is eligible for a special contest… The person who tweets the most valid tweets between the end of the webinar to September 2nd at 9:30pm EDT, with the hashtag: #SFS15 (fyi, a valid tweet means that it has actual content and isn’t simply tweeting “Woodhull Rocks! #SFS15″ a bunch of times) will win registration for Woodhull 2015! (Registration is transferable).

Please join us on this informational and extremely useful webinar and learn how to increase your social media presence, and possibly reduce your workload at the same time! We’ll even provide all attendees with a template to use for generating and uploading to Hootsuite!

The webinar is Tuesday August 19th at 8:30pm EDT (7:30pm Central, 6:30pm Mountain, 5:30pm Pacific) and will be recorded for those who can’t attend at that time. Learn geeky information while being entertained and help the Woodhull Foundation get the word out!

Register Now!

xxREiD

 

 

 

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And The Winners Are… The Woodhull Sexual Freedom Scholarship Contest Winners Announced! http://reidaboutsex.com/and-the-winners-are-the-woodhull-sexual-freedom-scholarship-contest-winners-announced/ http://reidaboutsex.com/and-the-winners-are-the-woodhull-sexual-freedom-scholarship-contest-winners-announced/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:32 +0000 http://reidaboutsex.com/?p=7068

The Sexual Freedom Video Scholarship Winners are….

We held a contest to promote the Woodhull Alliance’s Sexual Freedom Summit last month, and announced the winners on 4th of July. Why? So we could celebrate, not just America’s Independence Day, but sexual freedom as a basic human right for all!

It was really hard to choose 2 winners from the amazing, diverse, and vulnerably beautiful videos that were submitted. Thank you, each of you amazing Sex Geeks out there, for jumping in front of your cameras and sharing why sexual freedom is important to you and to the world. Your words touched my heart and further inspired my mission! And I can’t think you enough for helping promote awareness of Woodhull Alliance’s amazing mission and work!

That said…

This Year’s Winner of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit Scholarship is:

Bex Talks Sex – Congrats, Bex!!!


“Ignorance does not breed freedom. We’re not truly free to do anything until  we have the information necessary to do safely and without shame.”

~Bex Talks Sex of http://BexTalksSex.com/

This Year’s Winner of the Sex Geek Summer Camp Scholarship is:

Kat “Rainsong” Messenger – Congrats, Kat!!!


Kat Talks: Sexual Freedom from Katrina Rainsong on Vimeo.

“To me, sexual freedom is about education…. From the time we are teenagers, we are walking around with these nuclear power plants in our pants, and taught to ignore them…. Nothing grows in silence…. Innocence and ignorance do not have to walk together hand in hand…. Conversations need to be had…. Sexual freedom is about having and using your own voice.”
~Kat “Rainsong” Messenger of http://RawNudeYoga.com

I’ve included the other amazing video submissions at the bottom of the email for your viewing and sharing enjoyment! Please post, like, share, and tweet your favorite videos, so, together, we can increase awareness about the importance of sexual freedom!

Congratulations Bex and Kat! And congratulations, everyone, who participated. I know it takes courage and generosity to share about such a personal subject and put yourself out there for the world to see. When we talk about Sexual Freedom, we all win!

Our amazing contest runner ups…

Jean Franzblau’s video:


“In a culture w inadequate sexual education and no right of passage, no celebration of this vital life force, I was confused…. That why I’m grateful that organizations like http:://WoodhullAlliance.org exist!”

~Jean Frannzblau, writer/producer “Coming Edsel Out Kinky”

Avid Awake’s video:


“This culture of [sexual] fear has been passed down…. Sexual freedom would mean having a bunch of autonomous people that do what they want to do because everyone understands that everyone is autonomous…. Sexual freedom is a BIG deal! ”

~Avid Awake

Hunter Riley’s video:


“We need people fighting for our sexual freedoms.”

~Hunter Riley of Self Serve Toys and http://HunterRileySexEducation.com

Lisa Kan’s video:

“… In my life, sexual freedom meant the ability to be emotionally safe and physically safe when I expressed myself as a sexual person…. Growing up, sex was not discussed…. What I learned about sexual freedom is that the personal becomes political.”
~Lisa Kan of http://LMKan.com

Lucretia Torva’s video:

"Do you feel any shame in your elbow, or where it's been recently, or what it's been doing?... Sex puts the 'fun' in fundamental!"
~Lucretia Torva, author of "Sex: The Punctuation Mark of Life

Katie Weatherup's video:


"For me, the journey towards sexual freedom is an internal journey of taking advantage of all the amazing resources in the world in order to be able to be in deep choice and expression."

-Katie Weatherup of http://www.handsoverheart.com

Colette Nolan's video:

"We decide here and now to fight the good fight...to be dedicated to shining a light on the stuff that doesn't need to be in the dark anymore....to admit our vulnerabilities with our sexualities....to face our shame-filled mentalities....to own up about our lack of knowledge about our sexual anatomies, so that we can all learn together."

-Colette Nolan

Yuri Kotke's video:

"Sex education promotes sexual freedom.... We need to help each other to love our own bodies, and be free to do it.... Sexual freedom can change the world."
~Yuri Kote, Brazil

 

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Reid Speaks on The Business Behind The Business of Sex Ed at The SFSI Seminars in San Fran, July 22nd! http://reidaboutsex.com/reid-speaks-on-the-business-behind-the-business-of-sex-ed-at-the-sfsi-seminars-in-san-fran-july-22nd/ http://reidaboutsex.com/reid-speaks-on-the-business-behind-the-business-of-sex-ed-at-the-sfsi-seminars-in-san-fran-july-22nd/#comments Sun, 06 Jul 2014 06:15:21 +0000 http://reidaboutsex.com/?p=7061

San Francisco Sex Information logo SFSIBusiness Before Pleasure, Unless Pleasure Is Your Business!

SFSI Seminars is proud to present:

The Business Side of Sex Ed with Reid Mihalko

Being a sex educator and making a decent living can seem at odds. Too many amazing sex-positive professionals are on the verge of financial and emotional collapse from the worry, burnout, and frustration of trying to make ends meet while sharing their calling with the world. What if you could change lives AND get paid decently for it? What if there were ways to reach more people with your message using less effort? And what if there was a learnable approach to the business of being a sex educator that would augment your strengths, make you more prolific with less stress, inspire your fans and clients, free up more time for you to relax and recharge, and help you make money without feeling “salesy,” pushy, or creepy?

The good news: This is all possible, and you can do it, too! Join sex, relationship and business geek, Reid Mihalko for an informative and humorous evening where he’ll show you 3 crushing mistakes most sex educators are making that leave them frustrated, burnout and broke, and the successful business models and practices that will help you turn your calling into a life-long, successful career.

When: Tuesday, July 22nd, 8-10pm
Where: Center for Sex and Culture (1349 Mission St, San Francisco)
Cost: $15 in Advance
Tickets: Get ‘em asap! HERE

Sex and relationship expert Reid Mihalko of ReidAboutSex.com in front of a room full of adults teaching one of his many workshops.About Reid Mihalko: Sex and relationship expert Reid Mihalko of www.ReidAboutSex.com helps adults create more self-esteem, self-confidence and greater health in their relationships and sex lives using an inspiring mixture of humor and knowledge. Reid’s workshops and college lectures have been attended by close to 40,000 men and women. He has appeared in media such as Oprah’s Our America With Lisa Ling on OWN, the Emmy award-winning talk show Montel, Dr. Phil’s The Doctors on CBS, Bravo’s Miss Advised, Fox News, in Newsweek, Seventeen, GQ, The Washington Post, and in thirteen countries and at least seven languages.

Follow Reid on Twitter and Facebook

About SFSI Seminars: Ever wanted to learn more about how to teach or work with a certain topic, but can’t find the right workshop? Sex educators, therapists, and health field professionals work with a constantly evolving body of knowledge. Join SFSI for a night of education on and exploration of a certain topic, led by a specialist in the field. Never stop learning!

Follow SFSI on Twitter and Facebook!

 

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Sexual Freedom Scholarship Contest: Woodhull Freedom Summit and Sex Geek Summer Camp! http://reidaboutsex.com/sexual-freedom-scholarship-contest-2014/ http://reidaboutsex.com/sexual-freedom-scholarship-contest-2014/#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 01:01:11 +0000 http://reidaboutsex.com/?p=7052

Victoria Claflin Woodhull NewspaperSpread The Word About The Importance of Sexual Freedom and Possibly Win a Scholarship So YOU Can Make The World a More Sex-Positive Place!

Ever heard of Victoria Claflin Woodhull, the American suffragist born on September 23, 1838?

There’s a Sex Geek conference named after her, fyi.

The Woodhull Sexual Freedom Conference is one of my favorite sex geeky conferences… It’s fantastic!

Why is it so GREAT? The attendees rock, the presentations are profound and thought provoking, and the after hours events are all kinds of fun. I try to go every year, and I’ll be there THIS year giving a talk with Cathy Vartuli on using “Story to Create Engagement and Participation in Campaigns and Business.”

 

I’m Running a Scholarship Contest To Help You AND To Help Woodhull!

BECAUSE YOU ASKED: Video Submission Deadline EXTENDED to 11:59pm, Wednesday, July 2nd!

I love, love, love Woodhull so much, in fact, that I’m running a contest to help promote Woodhull and give sex educators and advocates better tools to carry on Virginia Woodhull’s mission! I’ll be awarding two scholarships: one to this year’s Woodhull Sexual Freedom Conference AND the other to my Sex Geek Summer Camp in exchange for you helping me promote Virginia Woodhull’s commitment to making sexual freedom available to all people! And if you’ve already registered for Sex Geek Summer Camp or Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Conference, don’t fret! If you’re a winner in this contest, your respective tuition will be refunded. If you’d like to be considered for one of the two scholarships, here’s what I need from you in 5 Easy Steps:

  1. Please use this link HERE to learn more about (and register, if you’re so called) for Woodhull’s amazing conference weekend of awesomeness!
  2. Record a Short Video (no more than 5 minutes long) telling the world (and me) why you think Sexual Freedom is so important. Share what Sexual Freedom means in your life, why YOU value it, and why organizations like Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance are important.
  3. Post Your Video on Facebook or Youtube, and Email Me The Link (email to Reid@ReidAboutSex.com), make sure the email subject line is Why Sexual Freedom Is Important – Woodhull Sexual Freedom Conference, so I don’t miss it! And include in the email if you’d like to be entered into the running for either the Woodhull Scholarship, the Sex Geek Summer Camp Scholarship, or you’d like to be in the running for both scholarships. If you win, you’ll only win one of them, but it’ll help me know which event and which dates work best for you. (And if you just want to shoot a video and not be in the contest, by all means go ahead and email me so I can applaud your support for sexual freedom for all people!)
  4. Submit your video BEFORE 11:59pm, Wed, July 2nd so I have time to review the submissions. I’ll announce the winner on July 4th!
  5. I’ll be choosing the winner based on passion, insight, and vulnerability (how much of you do you share in the video?).

Please be at least 18 years of age by July 4th, 2014 to qualify to win a scholarship to attend Woodhull. Should you win a scholarship to attend Sex Geek Summer Camp, you’ll be required to show proof that you will be 21 or over by Aug 8th, 2014. Each scholarship covers registration for one person. Winner will be responsible for travel, hotel, food and incidentals.

Logo for Sex Geek Summer Camp and Woodhull Sexual Freedom Conference 2014

Why a Contest Like This? I love being meta and stacking functions… Sex Geek Summer Camp (my business retreat for sex educators to learn the business of sex education) is happening the week before Woodhull Sexual Freedom Conference, and camp is happening just 2.5 hours away from where Woodhull’s conference will be.

Since Sex Geek Summer Camp is designed to teach you how to effectively reach more people with your message and make a better living as a sex educator… And because I want to help Woodhull get their message out to the world… I’ve designed a contest that, by your participation, illustrates a snippet of how YOU can be more visible and inspirational as a sex educator to your followers and the world at large while helping Woodhull!

How Does It Help Woodhull? YOU sharing about sexual freedom in a video you upload on Social Media like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc., and invite your friends and followers to Like, Share, post… That spreads the Woodhull message, which may get more people to attend Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Conference. It also gives your followers an opportunity to see and hear you speak passionately about something that has nothing to do with them buying or you selling them anything.

You giving people an opportunity to see you speak vulnerably and passionately about what’s important to you helps them get to know you and what you’re values are, which helps build trust and rapport. We rarely buy things as important as sex and relationship coaching from strangers or people we don’t trust. Videos that showcase you sharing and educating people on what you’re passionate about can inspire people to become the change they want to see in their bedrooms, in their lives.

Videos are just one of the important and powerful tools you should be leveraging today to expand your reach and success as a sex educator.

I’ll be teaching tips and strategies like this and much, much more at Sex Geek Summer Camp in August before I head off to Woodhull. Perhaps you’ll join me for both!!! And whether you can come to Woodhull or Camp, consider shooting a video for Woodhull anyway. It’s just good for your career!

Remember, even if you’ve already registered for Woodhull, (Please use this link if you do need to register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/woodhulls-sexual-freedom-summit-2014-tickets-2084876923?aff=ReidMihalko) you can still win! And if you haven’t checked out Sex Geek Summer Camp, go here: http://SexGeekSummerCamp.com

Tell us why Sexual Freedom is important to you, make a difference in people’s lives, AND possibly win a scholarship to Woodhull Sexual Freedom Conference or Sex Geek Summer Camp! I’ll even deliver a SexGeek T-shirt in your choice of size, personally, at whichever event I see the winners at! Questions? Email Reid at Reid@ReidAboutSex.com

To Creating More Sexual Freedom For Us All!

xxREiD

Ps. Please be at least 18 years of age by July 4th, 2014 to qualify to win a scholarship to attend Woodhull. Should you win a scholarship to attend Sex Geek Summer Camp, you’ll be required to show proof that you will be 21 or over by Aug 8th, 2014. Each scholarship covers registration for one person. Winner will be responsible for travel, hotel, food and incidentals.

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Reid Appearing At Bawdy Storytelling in Portland, June 15! http://reidaboutsex.com/reid-appearing-at-bawdy-storytelling-in-portland-june-15/ http://reidaboutsex.com/reid-appearing-at-bawdy-storytelling-in-portland-june-15/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:48:32 +0000 http://reidaboutsex.com/?p=7043

Reid Appearing at Bawdy Storytelling in Portland, June 15!

PORTLANDIA: SPREAD THE WORD! This is our very First show in Portland; Let’s make sure Bawdy Storytelling becomes a regular thing in your Beautiful City!

Bawdy Storytelling – the Original Sex + Storytelling series – features Real People & Rockstars sharing their Bona Fide Sexual Exploits Live Onstage. Storytellers are an eclectic mix of Authors, Porn Stars, Sex Educators, Comics & More, along with Regular Joes just like you who submitted their stories online and were chosen for their panache and sense of (mis)Adventure.

Bawdy Storytelling features tales of Carnal Wins & Epic Fails with No Scripts, No Nets, and No Holds Barred. These folks aren’t reading from cue cards: this is honest-to-badness story time with true sexcapades and poignant, transformational tales at each and every show. Join Sexual Folklorist Dixie De La Tour & a slew of true storytellers sharing their own stories of Love, Lust, and making you feel funny in your bathing suit area. Hey, you may even go home with a few new tricks for your boudoir arsenal!

More at www.BawdyStorytelling.com

Performers include:

  • ‘The Golden Retriever on Espresso of Sex Education’ Reid Mihalko
  • Infamous CoatCheck Girl Juliana Tobón
  • The Redhead Bedhead JoEllen Notte
  • More Storytellers & Musical acts to come, plus Bang-O, Bawdy’s uniquely pervy audience participation game. Connect!

Bawdy Storytelling features tales of Carnal Wins & Epic Fails with No Scripts, No Nets, and No Holds Barred. These folks aren’t reading from cue cards: this is honest-to-badness story time with true sexcapades and poignant, transformational tales at each and every show. Join Sexual Folklorist Dixie De La Tour, Sexuality Rockstars like Dan Savage, Midori & many more as they share their own stories of Love, Lust, and making you feel funny in your bathing suit area. Hey, you may even go home with a few new tricks for your boudoir arsenal!

 

When: June 15, 2014 @ 8pm (Doors at 7pm)
Where: Dante’s 350 West Burnside, Portland, Oregon 97209
Cost: $15 in Advance
Tickets: Get ‘em asap! HERE

 

Performer Bios:

- - Sex and relationship expert Reid Mihalko teaches adults how to create more self-esteem, self-confidence and greater health and satisfaction in and out of the bedroom. Reid is a sought after speaker who lectures at colleges across the country and has presented and keynoted at dozens of conferences on relationships and sexuality. The workshops he’s designed continue to be taught all over the world and have been attended by over 40,000 people. Reid has appeared on CBS’ The Doctors, Oprah’s Our America with Lisa Ling on OWN, Bravo’s Miss Advised, the Emmy award-winning talk show Montel, Fox News, VH1, Showtime’s Penn & Teller’s Bulls**t!, on NPR, Sirius’ Maxim Radio and Cosmo Radio, and in Marie Claire, GQ, Details, Seventeen, People, Newsweek, The Washington Post and The National Enquirer, as well as media across the globe in twenty-seven countries and at least fourteen languages. His website is reidaboutsex.com, and you can follow Reid on Twitter at @ReidAboutSex or stalk him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ReidAboutSex

- The Redhead Bedhead came to life when JoEllen Notte decided to talk about sex on the internet. Now she writes for multiple outlets including her own award-winning RedheadBedhead.com, travels North America on the Superhero Sex Shop Tour and teaches countless students the wonders of powerful toys, high-quality lube, respectful communication and well-timed Ghostbusters references. As Education Coordinator & Lead Sex Educator for the Portland Academy of Sex Education and co-Emissary of Sex Geekdom Portland, JoEllen works to prove that through constant learning, non-stop dialogue and frequent wise-assery we can save the world from mediocre sex.

- For nine years, the Infamous CoatCheck Girl has been chronicling the ins and outs of Portland dating as an openly kinky, ethical slut. It’s no mean feat—there’s a reason they’re called The Misadventures of a CoatCheck Girl. Her bawdy tales and enthusiastic “field research”, combined with a commitment to education and honest discussion, have earned her a place among Portland’s lusty enthusiasts as a the Dear Abby of Desire. (www.infamouscoatcheckgirl.com)

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Reid Keynotes On Consent at Baltimore’s Touch Of Flavor, July 4-7th! http://reidaboutsex.com/reid-keynotes-on-consent-at-baltimores-touch-of-flavor-july-4-7th/ http://reidaboutsex.com/reid-keynotes-on-consent-at-baltimores-touch-of-flavor-july-4-7th/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:18:54 +0000 http://reidaboutsex.com/?p=7011

ANNOUNCING TOUCH OF FLAVOR 2014 KEYNOTE SPEAKER REID MIHALKO!

Sex and relationship expert Reid Mihalko of ReidAboutSex.com wearing a tux lying in a pile of sex toysIF DR.RUTH AND JON STEWART HAD A SON THIS IS WHO IT WOULD BE.

In a world filled with people who have trouble saying no, how do you know when you can trust someone’s Yes? When does changing one’s mind but not speaking up become the other person’s responsibility? How can we learn to be better at consent without harming others during our learning curve? Can someone say yes to something they’ve never tried before and have it be consensual even though they can’t really know what they’ve agreed to?

Sex geek and relationship expert Reid Mihalko, will be delivering an illuminating and humorous Saturday Keynote titled More Than Yes: The Role of Education in Consent as he shares his thoughts and experiences on how education can provide the knowledge necessary to navigate consent in fraught waters.

Reid Mihalko of from reidaboutsex.com  helps adults create more self-esteem, self-confidence and greater health in their relationships and sex lives using an inspiring mixture of humor and knowledge. Nearly 40,000 men and women have attended Reid’s sex positive workshops and lectures, on topics as diverse as energetic sex and knowing who is a good fit for a partner in play and relationships.

Reid is a renowned sex educator, and has appeared on Oprah’s Our America With Lisa Ling on OWN, the Emmy award-winning talk show Montel, Dr. Phil’s The Doctors on CBS, Bravo’s Miss Advised and Fox News. Reid has also been featured in Newsweek, Seventeen, GQ, The Washington Post, and in thirteen countries and at least seven languages.

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I’m honored to be keynoting and teaching several workshops at 2014’s Touch of Flavor in Baltimore this Independence Day weekend. Freedom to have expansive, erotic sex lives, access to accurate and empowering sexual health information, and to give yourself permission to explore what turns you as adults is as American as it gets for me! Helping men and women free themselves of the tyranny of bad sex so they can have deeper, more fulfilling relationships is a great way to spend Fourth of July!” — Reid Mihalko

Reid will also be presenting two other workshops at Touch of Flavor: a class on Tantra and Energetic sex, and his much-demanded Dating Your Species Class.

 Join us on July 4- 7 at Baltimore’s Hunt Valley Inn to unleash your wild and get educated with Reid Mihalko!

REGISTER NOW! 

 

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Reid Appearing At Bawdy Storytelling in Seattle with Dan Savage, June 12th! http://reidaboutsex.com/reid-appearing-at-bawdy-storytelling-in-seattle-with-dan-savage-june-12th/ http://reidaboutsex.com/reid-appearing-at-bawdy-storytelling-in-seattle-with-dan-savage-june-12th/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:49:23 +0000 http://reidaboutsex.com/?p=7040

Dan Savage with Bawdy Storytelling's Dixie De La TourSome of Seattle’s Sexiest Sex Geeks Telling Their Own Sexcapades!

SPREAD THE WORD! It’s Bawdy’s very first Seattle show, and the prolific Dan Savage is gonna tell it like it is, too!

Bawdy Storytelling – the Original Sex + Storytelling series – features Real People & Rockstars sharing their Bona Fide Sexual Exploits Live Onstage; think of us as a One Night Stand with the Moth & Savage Love. Storytellers are an eclectic mix of Authors, Porn Stars, Sex Educators, Comics & More, along with Regular Joes just like you who submitted their stories online and were chosen for their panache and sense of (Mis)Adventure.

Performers include:

  • Savage Love /It Gets Better’s Dan Savage
  • International Artist & Sexuality Educator Midori
  • The Wet Spots musician John Woods
  • ‘The Golden Retriever on Espresso of Sex Ed’ ReidAboutSex
  • The Center for Sex Positive Culture’s Allena Gabosch
  • ‘Shameless’ author Pamela Madsen
  • Music by Rachel Lark
  • More storytellers to come
  • Sexy cocktails (Schlong Island Iced Tea, anyone?)
  • & Bang-O, Bawdy’s uniquely pervy audience participation game. Connect!

Bawdy Storytelling features tales of Carnal Wins & Epic Fails with No Scripts, No Nets, and No Holds Barred. These folks aren’t reading from cue cards: this is honest-to-badness story time with true sexcapades and poignant, transformational tales at each and every show. Join Sexual Folklorist Dixie De La Tour, Sexuality Rockstars like Dan Savage, Midori & many more as they share their own stories of Love, Lust, and making you feel funny in your bathing suit area. Hey, you may even go home with a few new tricks for your boudoir arsenal!

 

When: June 12, 2014 @ 8pm
Where: Re-bar Seattle1114 Howell St., Seattle, Washington 98101
Cost: $20 Regular Seating, $30 VIP Seating
Tickets: Get ‘em asap! HERE

 

Performer Bios:

- - Sex and relationship expert Reid Mihalko teaches adults how to create more self-esteem, self-confidence and greater health and satisfaction in and out of the bedroom. Reid is a sought after speaker who lectures at colleges across the country and has presented and keynoted at dozens of conferences on relationships and sexuality. The workshops he’s designed continue to be taught all over the world and have been attended by over 40,000 people. Reid has appeared on CBS’ The Doctors, Oprah’s Our America with Lisa Ling on OWN, Bravo’s Miss Advised, the Emmy award-winning talk show Montel, Fox News, VH1, Showtime’s Penn & Teller’s Bulls**t!, on NPR, Sirius’ Maxim Radio and Cosmo Radio, and in Marie Claire, GQ, Details, Seventeen, People, Newsweek, The Washington Post and The National Enquirer, as well as media across the globe in twenty-seven countries and at least fourteen languages. His website is reidaboutsex.com, and you can follow Reid on Twitter at @ReidAboutSex or stalk him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ReidAboutSex

- Allena Gabosch, Executive Director of the Center For Sex Positive Culture (www.thecspc.org) and the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture (www.thefspc.org) has been active in the sex positive movement practically from its beginning; producing educational and social events for the sex-positive community since 1990. She speaks on many sex-positive subjects at colleges and conferences, with an emphasis on BDSM and Polyamory. She is the Producer of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival (www.seattleerotic.org) In her less than mundane non-kinky life she loves good food(especially bacon), politics , Seattle and is a former commissioner with the Seattle LGBT Commission. She is a kinky bisexual, polyamorous switch and considers herself extremely blessed with many amazing and loving people in her “polycule”

- If you ever dreamed of becoming a real life sex goddess, Pamela Madsen will show you the way. She is the living, breathing embodiment of the power of pleasure to transform one’s life. Author of “Shameless: How I Ditched The Diet, Got Naked, Found True Pleasure And Somehow Got Home in Time to Cook Dinner” (Rodale 2011), Pamela has emerged as a leading sexuality coach and Co-Founder of “Back to the Body: Sensuous Retreats For Women”. Pamela speaks directly to women whether it’s on her blog “Shameless Women” on Psychology Today with close to two million readers, or through media appearances on outlets such as The Today Show, Oprah, and 60 Minutes. Pamela may speak directly to women, her message is for all. And that message is about the necessity of accepting sexuality and desire—regardless of their expression—as fundamental to our well-being. She is introducing the unheard of possibility of working with Sexological Bodyworkers, Sacred Intimates as a path to healing the psychological and emotional damage most women sustain around body image, suppressed libido and unfulfilled marriages. Pamela is the founding Executive Director of The American Fertility Association. She has been one of the leading voices in the fight to secure full reproductive rights for everyone, regardless of marital status or sexual preference. You can find Pamela on her websites:www.PamelaMadsen.org , www.backtothebody.org @PamelaMadsen and https://www.facebook.com/pamelalmadsen

- Dan Savage 

 

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Polyamory: Beyond The Basics with Reid Mihalko Snuggles Up To New Mexico, June 23rd! http://reidaboutsex.com/polyamory-beyond-the-basics-with-reid-mihalko-snuggles-up-to-new-mexico-june-23rd/ http://reidaboutsex.com/polyamory-beyond-the-basics-with-reid-mihalko-snuggles-up-to-new-mexico-june-23rd/#comments Tue, 20 May 2014 20:12:58 +0000 http://reidaboutsex.com/?p=7023

Two hamsters dangle from a twig presenting another hamster with a flowerPolyamory: Beyond The Basics with Reid Mihalko… 

  • If you’ve figured out that non-monogamy is right for you, but you could use some advanced tips and perspectives…
  • If you’ve read The Ethical Slut and Opening Up
  • Belong to every polyamory Facebook group known to mankind…
  • If you’re the person all your friends come to for relationship advice…

Then Polyamory: Beyond The Basics with Reid Mihalko is going to be a GREAT night of learning, laughing, and upgrading your relationship kung-fu!

Intentionally designed to cover information beyond Non-Monogamy 101, in Polyamory: Beyond The Basics, Reid will cover:

  • Different “Polyamory-Fits” and how to find poly-styles that match yours!
  • How to navigate Slut/Slut-Lite self-expressions in and out of non-monogamy (Because it’s not always about libido, people!)
  • Advance scheduling and negotiating techniques to make poly life easier!
  • Pre-emptive communication techniques to lessen upset in your “relationship eco-systems” and help make non-monogamy more sustainable
  • How to navigate “Liger Relationships” – When poly people date swingers and visa versa
  • Advanced tips for Poly-Mono relationships
  • And more!

There will be time for Q&A, so please bring your questions, a notebook, and all your lovers!

Come join us for an informative, humorous night so you can take your brown belt poly skills to black belt levels!

Get a discount for poly families!

Call us to get a discount of $2.50/person for groups of 2 or more.

Get your tickets early and TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS!

Date: Monday,  June, 23, 2014
Time: 7:30-9:00pm
Location: Self Serve, 3904b Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
Cost: $25 per person, $40.00 for 2 people, Call Self Serve  @  505-265-5815 for your Triad/Moresome/Poly Discounts!
Tickets: Buy Your Tickets HERE! 

Special Note: Reid’s SEX GEEK tees will be on sale at the store while they last!

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ABOUT REID: Sex and relationship expert Reid Mihalko of www.ReidAboutSex.com helps adults create more self-esteem, self-confidence and greater health in their relationships and sex lives using an inspiring mixture of humor and knowledge.

Reid’s workshops and college lectures have been attended by close to 40,000 men and women. He has appeared in media such as Oprah’s Our America With Lisa Ling on OWN, the Emmy award-winning talk show Montel, Dr. Phil’s The Doctors on CBS, Bravo’s Miss Advised, Fox News, in Newsweek, Seventeen, GQ, The Washington Post, and in thirteen countries and at least seven languages.

Follow Reid twittering as @ReidAboutSex. Like and subscribe to his Facebook page, Facebook.com/ReidAboutSex!

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Difficult Conversations [Video and Transcript] http://reidaboutsex.com/difficult-conversations-video/ http://reidaboutsex.com/difficult-conversations-video/#comments Mon, 12 May 2014 21:02:57 +0000 http://reidaboutsex.com/?p=6356

Make Difficult Conversations Easier!

Join Reid Mihalko of ReidAboutSex.com as he discusses Difficult Conversations with TheIntimacyDojo.com’s Cathy Vartuli!.

You can find the Difficult Conversations article here:
http://reidaboutsex.com/difficult-conversation-formula/ (not safe for all work places, with lots of other juicy content)
or
http://theintimacydojo.com/difficult-conversations/ (safe for work, with other articles about intimacy)

Free Downloadable Diff Convo Worksheets Access at the bottom of this post, too!

Video Transcript:

Cathy: Hi everyone, this is Cathy Vartuli from http://TheIntimacyDojo.com and we’re here with reidabout – I did it again. We are here with Reid Mihalko from http://ReidAboutSex.com.

Reid: You can call me reidaboutsex.

Cathy: Yeah, it’s just shorter. It saves time.

Reid: My last name’s dot com.

Cathy: So, Reid has an amazing article on difficult conversations and how to have them. They’re really effective on opening up conversations in a relationship of any kind, whether it’s romantic or not, and saying the things that haven’t been said and getting all of the landmines out of your relationship.

Reid: Well, I don’t know about all the landmines, but—

Cathy: –getting a bunch of them out.

Reid: Yeah, well, and thank you. It’s a good formula for practicing how to initiate difficult conversations when you’re in relationships, and I think it’s what’s not being said that’s destroying your relationships, which also includes the positives, the affirmations, the acknowledgements, and those withheld positive things over long term relationships are also very difficult for folks.

Cathy: Right.

Reid: But certainly the negative things that you’re not saying are—

Cathy: The things you’re afraid of …

Reid: Mmhmm.

Cathy: So I put the link for your article below the video so people can find it. Can you give a brief synopsis of the article?

Reid: Sure, what you do – it’s not a long article. I can’t write them. The idea is that it’s fear that’s keeping us from saying things, and we don’t necessarily have a way to initiate difficult conversations, and so in the absence of a particular formula or a script, and combined with the fear, most people just get stumped. If you figure out what you’re afraid of, and what you actually want to say, it starts to become a little bit easier, and if you figure out what you’re trying to create by sharing the thing that you want to share, it creates context, which can be really useful when you’re surprising somebody with new information.

The idea with the difficult conversation formula is you literally write down or type out what it is you’re not saying; what you’re afraid might happen if you say it, two or three things; what you’d like to have happen by sharing blank; and then what you do is your rearrange the formula. So you go to your partner or your boss or your mother-in-law or whatever, and you go, “Mom, there is something I’m not saying. What I’m afraid of and why I’m not telling you is A, B and C. I’m afraid that you’ll hate me even more because you’re my mother-in-law and I’m not your child. I’m afraid that you’ll never come visit us again when your daughter loves you so much, and I’m afraid that you’re going to just bad mouth me all over Facebook. What I’d like to have happen by telling you this is that you know that I’ll never lie to you, or if I do lie I’ll come clean as quickly as possible, so I want you to be able to trust me, I want you to know that your daughter is in good hands, and hopefully by me being honest with you it’ll deepen the intimacy and the connection that we have, even though we don’t love each other.”

I’m playing on the typical stereotype of mother-in-laws. No offense if you’re a mother-in-law. I’m not a mother-in-law-ist. So then when you say what you’re afraid of, what you’d like to have happen, and then you say, “And what I’m not telling you is your daughter and I are going to never have children and so you will never have grandkids.” Whatever that is. When you have that script and once you practice it a little bit, it’s a lot easier to get the ball rolling and let the cat out of the bag. Once you get really good with this, you can actually, when you sense hesitation for sharing something, you can actually do this in your head and be like, “Okay, what am I not staying, what am I afraid of? What do I want to create.” And you can be like, “Oh.” And you can actually have – initiate difficult conversations on the fly.

Cathy: Reid has great step-by-step instructions in the article, and I actually had a conversation with you I wanted to hold and I was like [makes scared noises] so I went thought that and I actually emailed it to him and we went through it, and it was really helpful to have it written out because I was nervous.

Reid: Yeah.

Cathy: And it went great.

Reid: Yeah.

Cathy: But the first few times can be kind of nerve-racking, it’s not how we’re taught to talk in our society.

Reid: Yeah. And you can use the same formula for emails too. Once you write things out, you do want to change the order, because me sharing what I’m afraid of, what I’d like to create, and then sharing what I’m not sharing, that helps create some context and it allows people to see or sense what your intention is, what you’re actually going for, that can be really helpful in written communications as well. And then the only thing you have to prepare yourself for is that people for who you are initiating difficult conversations, it might actually be difficult for them.

Cathy: Right. Or you can train them, they learn over time that you’re going to do this and that can actually be reassuring, but the first time, like, “Hi, I want to talk to you about something.” We’re like, “Oh, God.”

Reid: Well, hello, anybody if you go to, “Um, we need to talk.” Everybody goes into that detention, “I’m getting called down to the principal office” place and no one thinks it’s a good thing. Especially me. You know, “Reid, we need to talk.” I’m like, “What did I do wrong?”

Cathy: Yeah. And I found just going through the process other times, sometimes it gave me clarity and it kind of changed the way I was holding it, so when I did have the conversation with someone, it was in a totally different space. I wasn’t as triggered, I wasn’t as caught up in it. I was like, “Yeah, I want to share this with you.” But a lot of the intensity was already gone.

Reid: Yeah, once you get things out in the open and out of your head, they have a lot less power, you have more clarity, and then once you practice this conversation style a couple of times, you actually start to build into your relationships, “Oh, we can have difficult conversations.” The other important thing is that you’re role-modeling for the people around you, “This is how you can come to me.” And then when you’re having those difficult conversations, there’s less eggshells to walk on, because a lot of that stuff has already been dealt with.

Cathy: Yeah, it’s like you get it over it and it clears a space and you have a different relationship that’s really powerful.

Reid: Yeah.

Cathy: Leave comments below and check out Reid’s article.

Reid: Yeah.

 

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Intro to Sex10x Educates Oakland, CA, May 7th! http://reidaboutsex.com/intro-to-sex10x-educates-oakland-ca-may-7th/ http://reidaboutsex.com/intro-to-sex10x-educates-oakland-ca-may-7th/#comments Thu, 01 May 2014 20:11:38 +0000 http://reidaboutsex.com/?p=7015

Logo for sex and relStart Taking Your Sexual Self-Confidence and Skills To The Next Level!

Be here for an introduction to the launch of Reid Mihalko’s exciting new offering: Sex10x! Learn how to increase your sexual self-confidence ten-fold and start becoming a more attractive, self-expressed and fearless person in all your relationships! If you’ve ever asked yourself… Am I normal in the sex department? Am I good in bed (and how can I be better)? Am I broken when it comes to sex? How can I get my partner to be better in the sack? Learning better sexual technique will boost your sexual self-confidence, raise your self-esteem, and make you more confident and competent in sex and love! Being THAT kind of person is attractive in AND out of the bedroom! If you worry about sex and want to enjoy it more (or if you think your loved ones do), then please join sex and relationship expert Reid Mihalko for a humorous and informative, PG-13 introduction to his premiere Sex10x Online Course! In this 3-hour, no nudity, interactive course (with hilariously “edutaining” demonstrations), you will learn:

  • 3 Powerful Perspectives that will help you understand pleasure and orgasm, and how to give and receive both!
  • 5 tips that will give you oral sex super powers!
  • How to use fantasy to turbo-charge a lover’s orgasm…
  • 2 BIG differences between penises and vulvas, and 1 thing that’s the same that will make you 10-times better in bed…
  • How to listen to your partner’s body in bed…
  • 3 ways to use your hands sexually that will drive your partner wild AND leave you feeling more confident as a lover!
  • How to create your own “sexual positions decoder ring” so you naturally “think” about lovemaking in an exciting, Kama Sutra way!
  • And more!

Introduction to Sex10x (with plenty of time for you to get your questions answered!) is designed for men and women, the shy and the extroverted, straight/gay/bi/poly/kinky/vanilla/woo-woo/skeptics, couples and singles, beginners and advanced Sex Geeks… All you have to do is be over 18, bring a note book, wear something comfortable, and show up ready to learn from the Sex Geek himself! And while you’re at it, invite your friends! Like all of Reid’s programs and products, Introduction To Sex10x come with Reid’s “Your Satisfaction Is Important Guarantee!” If, at the end of the workshop, you’re not completely satisfied with your experience, just let Reid know and he’ll be glad to refund your class tuition. Mark it on your calendar. and be some of the first to gain these transformational tools. Space is limited.

When: May 7th, 2014, 7-10pm
Where: Oakland, CA – Exact Address Upon Registration Cost: $40 ($50 at the door) No one turned away for lack of funds, please contact Monique at TeacherDarling@gmail.com before the event
Tickets: Please Save Your Space HERE before We Sell Out! Space Limited!  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reid-mihalko-presents-an-introduction-to-sex10x-tickets-11487464315

 Please join Reid and Monique for two nights of juicy events in the Bay Area and Invite your friends…

Tue, May 6 (7-10pm): Dating Your Species, Applied… with Reid Mihalko & Monique Darling : https://www.facebook.com/events/1494423767452997/

Wed, May 7 ((7-10pm): Reid Mihalko Presents an Introduction to Sex10x : https://www.facebook.com/events/496308567162492/

Important House Info for Sex10x Intro: *Please don’t use any scented products, including shampoo/conditioners/body products/fabric softeners with strong fragrances, as some people are very allergic/sensitive to them. *If you’re feeling like you may have a cold or something contagious, please wait until the next time we do this! *This space has 5 cats, 3 of which have Siamese blood.

ABOUT REID: Reid Mihalko of www.ReidAboutSex.com helps adults create more self-esteem, self-confidence and greater health in their relationships and sex lives, no matter what their self-expression of those happen to be. From his rated-PG/PG-13 workshops (Cuddle Party, Speed-Flirting) to the rated-R (Iron Slut Sex Educator Showdown) to his explicit, NC-17 rated, Show-N-Tell sex education workshops (where audiences get to watch, take notes, and ask questions), Reid’s workshops have been attended by close to 30,000 individuals from myriad walks of life, orientations, relationship styles, countries and religions. Known for his charisma, wit and emphasis on integrity, Reid travels the country teaching, coaching, consulting and collaborating on fulfilling his mission: Create more self-esteem, self-confidence and health for adults in and out of the bedroom. Reid has been a featured speaker at dozens of conferences on relationships and sexuality and is a sought-after presenter and teacher at colleges and sex positive stores across the country. Reid has been a writer and producer on a number of films and television projects about sex and relationships, and appears regularly in the media. He has also appeared on the Emmy award-winning talk show Montel, Fox News, VH1’s Scott Baio is 45 and Single, Showtime’s Penn & Teller’s Bulls**t!, Canada’s The Sex Files and SexTV, and the short-lived Life & Style, on NPR, Sirius’ Maxim Radio and Cosmo Radio, and in Marie Claire, GQ, Details, People, Newsweek and The National Enquirer, as well as media across the globe in thirteen countries and at least seven languages. Follow Reid twittering as @ReidAboutSex.

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