Reid and his cadré of collaborators (2004 to…)

Reid is one of the only male sex and relationship experts touring the country today who appeals to audiences of all ages, orientations, and backgrounds.

Reid has 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.

Reid would also like you to know that, in early 2018, some very brave people came forward during #MeToo making Reid aware of how past actions of his had harmed them and others. Reid stepped down from teaching and initiated a transformative justice-based accountability process to address his misconduct and make amends if and where possible. The formal, year-long process along with Reid’s apology and resources were shared publicly and can be found at

A sought-after presenter and teacher at colleges, sex-positive stores and events across North America and Canada, Reid is known for his charisma, integrity and emphasis on using humor to make people comfortable talking about sex, intimacy and relationships. Whether he’s doing his Stand-Up Sex Education Comedy routine for colleges, facilitating a Cuddle Party or his hilarious Iron Slut Sex Educator Showdown, or mentoring other sex educators in how to be better at their jobs, Reid’s ability to present information in a comedic and knowledgeable manner is unparalleled.

Reid has been a featured speaker, presenter and keynote at dozens of conferences on relationships and sexuality. The workshops he’s designed continue to be taught all over the world and have reached tens of thousands of people. He has been a writer and producer on a number of films and television projects about sex and relationships, and appears regularly in the media as an expert on subjects ranging from consent to jealousy to sexual confidence and relationship self-esteem.

Reid’s work is fresh, bold, ballsy and compassionate. His message is simple and he leads by example: Sex and intimacy don’t have to be scary, and here’s how you can create more self-esteem, self-confidence, health, humanity and humor in the bedroom!

Whom Reid’s Worked With… 

(Apologies in advance if some bios are not up to date.)

ESTHER PEREL: Esther Perel is a Belgian-American psychotherapist who is known for her public outreach on human relationships

Perel promoted the concept of “erotic intelligence” in her book Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence (2006), which has been translated into 24 languages. After publishing the book, she became an international advisor on sex and relationships. She has given two TED talks, hosts two podcasts, runs a series of therapy training / supervision events, and launched a card game.

In 2016, Perel was added to Oprah Winfrey’s Supersoul 100 list of visionaries and influential leaders.

Esther and Reid collaborations:

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CHELSEA HANDLER: Chelsea Handler is a comedian, television host, best-selling author and advocate whose humor and candor have established her as one of the most celebrated voices in entertainment and pop culture.

In 2020, she released her first stand-up special in over 6 years, Chelsea Handler: Evolution on HBO Max. The one-woman stand-up show takes a hilarious and brave look at Handler as she shares her experiences about her family, friendships, and her personal journey toward self-awareness. The acclaimed special earned Handler a nomination for Best Comedy Album at the 2022 GRAMMY Awards. Most recently, she launched her iHeart Radio advice podcast, Dear Chelsea, and embarked on the Vaccinated and Horny Tour, bringing her sensational stand-up set to 40+ cities across the nation and winning “The Comedy Act of 2021” at the People’s Choice Awards.

Handler’s most recent memoir, Life Will Be the Death of Me, became her fifth consecutive No. 1 New York Times Best-Selling book upon its release in April 2019. Handler will executive producer and star in a TV adaptation of the book for Peacock under her production banner, Chelsea Handler Productions.

As the host of E!’s top-rated Chelsea Lately, Handler became the first female to break into the otherwise male-dominated late-night arena. The show ran for seven years from 2007-2014, a tenure in which Handler was the only female late-night talk show host on-air. Following her groundbreaking run, Handler launched an all-new talk show for Netflix in May 2016. Chelsea was the first of its kind for the global on-demand generation and tackled today’s tough issues with the same acerbic wit and fearless curiosity fans know and love. The show continues to be available for streaming globally on the platform. Handler can also be seen in Netflix’s documentary series Chelsea Does, where she explores a range of subjects of personal and universal curiosity, from marriage to drugs, to racism and Silicon Valley, as well as her second Netflix documentary Hello Privilege, It’s Me Chelsea, following Handler as she travels throughout America discussing the dynamics of “white privilege” with a wide range of Americans and challenging viewers to take conversations about race and opportunity more seriously.

In 2018, Handler left her Netflix talk show to focus on her work as an advocate by joining forces with EMILY’s List to help elect more women to public office, register people to vote and campaign for candidates who are fighting for women’s rights. In addition, she has partnered with the Karam Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to build a better future for Syria by developing innovative education programs for refugee youth, distributing smart aid to families and funding sustainable development projects initiated by Syrians for Syrians. Handler is also an advocate for cannabis reform and the decriminalization of marijuana.

In addition to Life Will Be the Death of Me, Handler’s other best-selling books include: My Horizontal Life (2005), Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea (2008), Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang (2010), Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me (2011), and 2014’s Uganda Be Killing Me, for which she embarked on a sold-out global tour. In October 2014, a stand-up comedy performance based on the tour, Uganda Be Killing Me Live, premiered exclusively on Netflix.

Handler has been honored by TIME magazine as one of its annual “TIME 100”; Glamour magazine as one of its Women of the Year; and the Human Rights Campaign, which gave her its Ally for Equality Award. Handler’s wide appeal and multiplatform success have been highlighted by publications all over the world.

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DIRTY LOLA: Dirty Lola (she/her) is a sex edutainer, speaker, and self-proclaimed dildo slinger. Known for her live sex ed Q&A show Sex Ed A Go-Go and as co-host of The Cut’s “Sex Probz” web series, Lola has spent almost a decade working to end stigma and shame surrounding sex and sexuality. Having started her journey sharing personal discoveries with polyamory and kink online, Lola now uses her knowledge, warm candor, and public platforms to teach the masses in person and to rapt Internet audiences.

In addition to her educational projects, Lola is also the creative director of Spectrum Journal an online magazine offshoot of the female-owned online sex shop, Spectrum Boutique based in Detroit, and has brought her unique brand of sex-positive sex education to brands such as B-Vibe, Spencer’s Gifts, and Math Magazine.

Website: Twitter: @DirtyLola Instagram: @DirtyLola Fetlife: Dirty Lola

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MIDORI: Trailblazing educator, sexologist, artist, and irritant to banality, Midori founded Rope Dojo and ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Intensive. She penned the first English instruction book on Shibari, “Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage” in 2001, paving the way to the popularity of rope. Dan Savage calls her the “Super Nova of Kink,” while others affectionately call her Auntie Midori for her cool, tell-it-like-it-is, funny, reality-based teaching.

Midori is the Co-Director of Curriculum for Kink Informed Certification, part of Sexual Health Alliance, training therapists and helping professional to provide safe, compassionate, and inclusive service to their clients. She is the recipient of the 2022 Humanitarian Award from the American Association of Sex Educators Therapists & Counselors (AASECT) and 2022 Effing Foundation Grant, along with having honored with a Sainthood by the Sisters of Perpetual indulgence.

She is also the author of “Wild Side Sex,” “Master Han’s Daughter,” and “Silk Threads. Learn, laugh, and enjoy her special online classes, events, and art at is where she is working on her next shibari book through this site!)

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JAIYA MA: (from Jaiya’s New World Sex Educator website) Jaiya Ma is one of the most progressive and well educated sexual wellness experts. She works with couples and singles to help them overcome intimacy issues, deepening connection and communication, leading to the creation of more fulfilling relationships. Jaiya holds certifications as a Somatic Sexologist, Sexological Bodyworker, and Tantra Teacher.

When Random House needed their newest sex expert they sought out Jaiya and she co-authored the book Red Hot Touch: A Head To Toe Handbook for Mind-Blowing Orgasms with her co-teacher Jon Hanauer. Together they also created their best-selling, award winning DVD series by the same title. Jaiya strives to eradicate sexual shame and invites those she works with to explore how much pleasure they can possibly experience.

Jaiya recently dove into a new frontier of sensuality as she took her own life experience of becoming a mother and is now coaching other women through the journey of orgasmic birth. With a background in theatrical arts she brings fun, creativity and sexiness to her teaching. You may have seen her on Playboy’s #1 rated show Foursome as a Tantra Expert, Tyra Banks’ show Tyra talking about Alternative Relationships or one of her many Sex With Jaiya videos as a spokes model for Liberator. Jaiya features her work on her weekly syndicated radio show that draws hundreds of thousands of listeners.

Jaiya and Reid collaborations:

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IGNACIO HUTIA XEITI RIVERA, M.A., is a cultural sociologist with expertise in sexual trauma and healing for marginalized populations. Ignacio is a Queer, Trans/Yamoká-hu/Two-Spirit, Black-Boricua, and Taíno activist who prefers the gender-neutral pronoun “they.” They are an internationally known gender non-conforming speaker, educator, writer, and performer with over 20 years of experience on multiple fronts, including economic justice, anti-racist and anti-violence work, as well as mujerista, LGBTQI and sex-positive movements. Ignacio is also the founder and curator of Poly Patao Productions, which began 20 years ago and centers the sexual liberation of LGBTQI people of color. Ignacio’s work is influenced by their lived experience of homelessness, poverty, and sexual trauma and is focused on providing educational opportunities that are especially geared toward the sexual liberation of queer women, transgender, multi-gender, gender-queer, gender non-conforming, gender variant and queer people of color.

Ignacio, together with their daughter, Amanda, are co-hosts of Pure Love Talks, a Youtube series involving intergenerational conversations and lessons for creating sustainable relationships with children, normalizing sex education, and shifting the culture of sexual abuse.

As the founder and director of The HEAL Project, Ignacio is on a mission to prevent and end childhood sexual abuse through healing the wounds of sexual oppression and embracing sexual liberation.

Join Ignacio G Rivera, the internationally known speaker, trainer, and consultant for best practices in intersectional approaches to building a career in sexuality, from event organizing to effective outreach to marginalized communities.

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DR. LINDSEY DOE: Lindsey is a clinical sexologist, doctor of human sexuality, and host of the popular YouTube channel Sexplanations. Sexplanations is sexedutainment for the universe hosted by Dr. Lindsey Doe, doctor of human sexuality and clinical sexologist. The channel has over 1 million subscribers, covered over 444 topics, and has reached over 190 nations. It’s in its 10th year and second season of continuing shame-free, comprehensive efforts to educate on everything sex. It regularly receives feedback such as “You make the world a much better place.”

You can find Lindsey here:

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ALLISON MOON (she/her): Allison Moon is the author of five books including the critically acclaimed sexual education guide Girl Sex 101Getting It: A Guide to Hot, Healthy Hookups and Shame-Free Sex, and the erotic memoir Bad Dyke. Allison is a popular sex educator, leading workshops on sexual pleasure and technique, polyamory, LGBTQ+ issues, and more. She has been quoted in Cosmopolitan, New York magazine, and The Washington Post. Allison has presented her workshops — on strap-on sex, polyamory, sexual self-expression, erotica writing, and more — to thousands of people around the US and Canada.

Read the first 2 chapters of Girl Sex 101 free by signing up at

Follow Allison on Instagram: @allison_moon and on Twitter: @heyalliemoon

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DIANA ADAMS, ESQ.: Diana Adams founded a boutique LGBTQ family law and mediation firm based in New York City and Frankfurt, Germany, serving primarily same-sex couples and non-nuclear families. Diana is passionately dedicated to helping form healthy, stable families, whether between same-sex couples, platonic co-parents, polyamorous families, or different-sex couples, by facilitating conversations that support the creation of clear personal agreements, as well as solid legal agreements to protect their families. Diana is proud to be one of the New York State representatives for the selective national organization of leaders on LGBTQ family law, the LBGT Family Law Institute of The National LGBT Bar Association. Their TED Talk and more can be found at!

Diana Adams is a relationship educator and runs who has taught workshops on effective communication, tools for healthy non-monogamous relationships, physical self-defense, and more, and offers individual and relationship coaching.

Diana has appeared on the award-winning docuseries MTV True Life: I’m Polyamorous, has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, New York Magazine and on Current TV.

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DR. CAROL QUEEN: Dr. Queen ( is a writer and cultural sexologist with a Ph.D. in human sexuality. She is a noted essayist whose work has appeared in dozens of anthologies. Her essay collection, Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture, was published in 1997 and reissued in 2002; it is read in university classes across America.

Her erotic stories can be found in several Best American Erotica volumes, among many other anthologies; her erotic novel, The Leather Daddy and the Femme, was published in 1998 and won a Firecracker Alternative Book Award the following year. Her first book, Exhibitionism for the Shy, published in 1995, explores issues of erotic self-esteem and enhancement and will be reissued with new material in 2009.

She is co-editor of the anthologies Best Bisexual Erotica (volumes One and Two), Sex Spoken Here, Switch Hitters, and PoMoSexuals; the latter won a Lambda Literary Award in 1998. She’s also edited Whipped! and two volumes of 5 Minute Erotica, short-short erotic fiction. She has appeared in several explicit educational videos, notably “Carol Queen’s Great Vibrations: An Explicit Consumer Tour of Vibrators” and “Bend Over Boyfriend: An Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Male Anal Pleasure.” She’s the writer and presenter of “G Marks the Spot: The Good Vibrations Guide to the G-Spot and Female Ejaculation.”

Queen works as staff sexologist and Chiel Cultural Officer at Good Vibrations, the women-founded sex toy and bookstore in San Francisco, where she has worked since 1990, and blogs for the Good Vibrations web magazine at

She has addressed numerous scholarly and professional conferences, including the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, the International Condom Conference, the International Conference on Prostitution, and the International Conference on Pornography; she frequently addresses college as well as general and specialized audiences. This past February 2009, Dr. Queen debated the question of promiscuity (“Virtue or vice?”) for the Oxford Union at Oxford University, England.

Carol Queen is active on behalf of progressive sex education and sexual minority issues. Perhaps most closely affiliated with the bisexual and sex work communities, she has been speaking publicly about non-mainstream sexualities, from lesbian to leather, for over 25 years. Her perspective in addressing sexual diversity incorporates personal experience, accurate sex information, and informed cultural commentary. For more information (including CV and bibliography) see her website.

Carol and Reid collaborations:

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ARIELLE FORD: Arielle Ford ( is a leading pioneer and personality in the personal growth and contemporary spirituality movement. For the past 25 years she has been living, teaching, and promoting consciousness through all forms of media. Her stellar career includes years as a prominent book publicist, author, literary agent, TV lifestyle reporter, television producer, Sirius radio host, publishing consultant, relationship expert, speaker, columnist and blogger for the Huffington Post.

As the president of The Ford Group, Arielle was widely recognized as America’s foremost book publicist and was instrumental in launching the careers of many NY Times bestselling self-help authors including Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Neale Donald Walsch, and Debbie Ford. Arielle was the publicist for dozens of other top selling authors such as Wayne Dyer, Gary Zukav, Dean Ornish, Joan Borysenko, Louise Hay, Jorge Cruise, and don Miguel Ruiz.

Arielle is a gifted writer and the author of seven books including the HOT CHOCOLATE FOR THE MYSTICAL SOUL series, and her most recent, THE SOULMATE SECRET, now in a 4th printing and 20 languages.

Sharing her wisdom about manifesting a soulmate, Arielle has been invited to speak at Omega Institute, Unity Village, Mile Hi Church, Celebrate Your Life, Conscious Living Expo, Your Best Life Ever, and many other high profile events. Her Soulmate column “Big Love” is syndicated to over 15 media outlets.

Her national TV credits include TODAY SHOW, NBC’s The Other Half, CNN and countless major market morning and news shows across the country. Arielle has been featured in USA TODAY (twice), Los Angeles Times, O Oprah magazine, Redbook, More, and First for Women. Her by-lined articles can be found at,,, and dozens of other sites.

Arielle is one of the founding partners of the Spiritual Cinema Circle, a subscriber-based monthly DVD club dedicated to providing movies about love and compassion. She is responsible for the rapid growth of this company that has now been acquired by Gaiam, Inc.

Arielle is also the creator of the at-home publishing study course Everything You Should Know About Publishing, Publicity and Building A Platform and the annual

21st Century Book Marketing event which is the premiere book-marketing event for authors.

Producer for the PBS pledge shows the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success and The Happiness Prescription, both featuring Deepak Chopra, Arielle is currently executive producer on a new documentary on “success” which is slated for release in Fall 2010.

She was recently hand-selected as a member of the prestigious Evolutionary Leaders, an international organization founded by Deepak Chopra. Membership includes a lineup of more than 50 of the world’s leading experts in conscious evolution including Marianne Williamson, Jean Houston, Michael Beckwith, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Andrew Cohen, Don Beck, Joan Borysenko, Bruce Lipton, Gregg Braden, Peter Russell, Debbie Ford, James O’Dea and many other luminaries. Arielle co-chairs the EL Media Group with Lynne McTaggart.

Arielle is highly sought after and consulted for her laser insights, remarkable connections with everybody and anybody in the personal growth field, and her ability to make things and “miracles” happen nearly instantly.

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MARLA RENEE STEWART: Marla Renee Stewart, MA (she/her) is a professional sexologist, intimacy/relationship/sex coach, speaker, and author. She is the owner of Velvet Lips, a sexuality education company, as well as Contract Liberation, a company focused on research for non-profit groups. As a faculty member at Clayton State University, she teaches Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies. As the Co-Founder of the Sex Down South Conference, Marla aims to bring diverse groups together to learn and share their experiences in the essence of being authentic and fostering sexual liberation across communities.

Marla has studied human sexuality for over 20 years, has educated over 20,000 people in over 13 years, given over 500 workshops, and have served over 100 clients in her private practice, all around the world. She has had her influence in the media, as well; she has written over 200 articles, featured in over 20 magazines and books, and has been on over 60 podcasts and independent television shows. She was featured on Netflix’s Trigger Warning with Killer Mike, VH1’s Love & HipHop Atlanta, and filmed as a sex expert for GPB’s Personal Injury Court and Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club: Atlanta. In addition, she also sits on the Boards for SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW! and the Diverse Sexualities and Research Education Institute.

Marla co-wrote her first book, The Ultimate Guide to Seduction & Foreplay (2020) with Dr. Jessica O’Reilly and wrote a chapter and co-edited An Intersectional Approach to Sex Therapy, which debuted in December 2021.

Marla and Reid collaborations:

DOSSIE EASTON: Dossie Easton ( is a licensed psychotherapist and co-author of The Ethical Slut (published in 1997 and re-issued in 2009 in it’s 25% bigger, 2nd edition!). Dossie has also co-authored The New Bottoming Book and The New Topping Book, When Someone You Love Is Kinky and Radical Ecstasy: SM Journeys to Transcendence as well as numerous articles and essays the world over.

In her private practice, Dossie works with individuals, couples and moresomes, with a particular interest in how SM journeys into Shadow can bring old wounds into the healing light of consciousness and and give individuals a shot of life force in the form of good, hot sex.

An active sex radical since 1961, Dossie was a member of the first Board of Directors of the Society of Janus in San Francisco in 1974. In the eighties under the name of Hidebound Leatherware, she had a business crafting whips and restraints. Currently she makes her home in the mountains north of San Francisco, travels around to teach and present at conferences the world over, and spends her nonexistent free time hiking the hills declaiming filthy poetry to the vultures and hosting outrageous pajama parties. She’s very excited to be flogging the long awaited 2nd edition of Slut with co-author Janet Hardy far and wide!

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CAZ KILLJOY: Caz Killjoy (pronouns: they/them) is a cripsex agitator, disability activist, educator, writer, storyteller, and general pain-in-the ass currently living near Washington, DC on unceded Nacotchtank land. Their endeavors focus on what make most people uncomfortable: advocacy and accountability; sex and kink; pain, disability, and illness; death and poverty; accessibility and technological security.

With Amber DiPietra, Caz co-founded the Disability and Sexuality Access Network (DASANetwork), an education and advocacy organization for people who are passionate about disability, sex, and sexuality. They are also a founding board member of The Kinder Foundation.

Read more about Caz HERE.

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NINA HARTLEY: Nina Hartley of is one of the most endearing and enduring performers and sex-positive educators in the adult film industry.

A published author, director, performer, activist and educator, Nina got her start in 1982, during her sophomore year of nursing school when she started working as a stripper at Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theater. In 1984, during her junior year, Nina made her foray into the world of pornographic movies debuting in the massive adult film hit Educating Nina. After graduating with her nursing degree, Nina went into adult film full-time, going on to feature in over 650 adult films and become one of the most recognizable adult performers and sex educators in the industry.

Politically, Hartley considers herself a liberal and an outspoken sex-positive feminist. Addressing other women, she said “Sex isn’t something men do to you. It isn’t something men get out of you. Sex is something you dive into with gusto and like it every bit as much as he does.” Hartley has been an advocate for the adult film industry’s right to exist, and, before the rise to stardom of Jenna Jameson, had often been called on when television news programs and talk shows required an articulate, leading adult film actress to support the pro side. She appeared most notably on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

In 1997, Nina appeared in the hit, Hollywood film Boogie Nights with Mark Whalberg, playing William H. Macy’s serially unfaithful wife.

In 2006, Avery Press, a subsidiary of Penguin Group, published, Nina Hartley’s Guide to Total Sex.

In addition to her more traditional roles in porn films, she has also produced, directed, and starred in a series of Guide to… films covering the entire sexual spectrum, from basic sexual intercourse and foreplay, to anal sex and bondage.

Nina remains active as a performer and educator still appearing on television as an outspoken advocate for sex between consenting adults, and in adults films (cast now as the cougar or GILF). Nina can also be found pumping out (pun intended) high-quality instructional videos marketed under the “Nina Hartley’s Guide” brand distributed by Adam & Eve. [parts of this bio excerpted from Wikipedia]

Nina and Reid collaborations:

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JET SETTING JASMINE: Jet Setting Jasmine is a licensed psychotherapist and owner of Blue Pearl Therapy, a virtual mental health practice specializing in intimacy post-injury, trauma, illness, and sex-positive parenting.

Jasmine brings her background as a mental health practitioner and gerontologist as an on-set wellness consultant and intimacy coordinator. Her focus on-set is to support cast and crew with navigating challenging thoughts and feelings related to Intimacy & Trauma, Race & Cultural Identities, Generational Trauma in Media, and Character Transference matters. Jasmine approaches on-set support and interventions using Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, and Narrative Therapy models, always with a goal of harm reduction and client-centered care.

Jasmine is the co-owner, along with partner King Noire, of Royal Fetish Films, where the love of the arts, film, and sex education are combined to produce content that stimulates and engages the audience to explore sexual boundaries. An award-winning adult film director and established adult entertainer, educator, and master fetish trainer, Jasmine has dedicated her craft to creating a more inclusive and ethically sound adult entertainment industry. Her work on the Decolonization of Sex, Porn and Politics, Sex-Positive Parenting, and Sex & Mental Health has been featured in VICE, Playboy, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, NPR, Essence, BBC, Psychology Today, and more.

Jasmine is heavily sought out for her experience with challenging conventional approaches to womanhood, including redefining everything from careers & sexuality to parenting based on one’s term of self-approval.

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MARCIA BACZYNSKI: Marcia Baczynski of is an extraordinarily talented workshop designer and facilitator, teacher, coach and leader who is passionate about providing the world with better tools for relationships and sexuality and empowering people to use them, Marcia landed herself in the international media spotlight as co-creator and spokesperson of the unique communication and intimacy workshop Cuddle Party.

An expert in gender dynamics, sexuality and interpersonal communication, she combines a keen analytical ability with warm personal skills to provide her clients and students with an experience of being seen, being validated, learning something new and feeling smarter for it.

In her work with couples and singles, she helps clients to identify what they want out of their relationships and how to create it. As director of relationship programming for Ideal Balance, Inc., and as co-creator of Cuddle Party, Marcia has worked with thousands of people, teaching them about boundary-setting, non-sexual intimacy, and effective interpersonal communication.

Marcia is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where she studied public relations, history and women’s studies. She has been a Barbara Sher Success Team leader, a guest lecturer on sex and gender at CUNY, and featured speaker at dozens of conferences on relationships and sexuality. From a young age, Marcia has been heavily involved in volunteer work, participating in projects as diverse as the 1996 Olympic Games, HIV education and awaremess, boat-building for kids in alternative schools, and the Burning Man arts festival.

Marcia and Reid collaborations:

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MONIQUE DARLING: Monique Darling, author of ‘Beyond Cuddle Party’ and workshop facilitator extraordinaire, has led over 1500 workshops in the past 8 years.

She is the founder of Juicy Enlightenment an organization dedicated to empowering people who are questioning the assumptions of how their life should be and to offering tools for self-expression that create trust, inner knowing, and wisdom to enjoy the life they have.

Monique has taught at colleges across the US including Yale. She has been featured on TLC and The Dr’s as well as various radio shows, podcasts, and magazines across the globe. She specializes in helping others reclaim their power and natural sensuality by transmuting fear and repression into courage, self-love and freedom.

Her primary purpose is helping folks bring out their vulnerability, energetic embodiment and fearless relating. Learn more about Monique by going to or track her whereabouts at

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MISHA BONAVENTURA: Misha Bonaventura of, co-produces Bonobo Network with William Winters. Alongside William, she is passionate about supporting sex-positive community and helping people create more pleasure for themselves. She teaches and consults individuals and communities to develop their consent culture with a harm reduction and transformative justice lens. Her private practice, Clearing Conversations, focuses on conflict resolution and communication coaching and she loves supporting the sex-positive community of the Bay Area and beyond in creating sustainable, long-term relationship building.

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WILLIAM WINTERS, III: In 2014, the San Francisco Chronicle named William Winters the “de facto king of the East Bay polyamory scene.” He’s been working to earn the title ever since.

William is the founder and co-organizer of Bonobo Network (Interested?), a community that brings together folks who understand that monogamy isn’t right for everyone and that pleasure comes in many different packages to become more sexually informed, liberated, consensual, communicative, kind, and inclusive so that we can all get the pleasure, connection, and understanding we deserve.

William has also been an advocate for polyamory in the media, appearing in San Francisco Magazine, KQED’s Forum, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Times. He has facilitated conversations about polyamory and sexuality in settings including university campuses, political conferences, living rooms, Burning Man, and beyond.

He lives with his wife and their stupid cat in Oakland, CA.

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DR. JOSEPH KRAMER: Somatic sexologist Joseph Kramer is director of The New School of Erotic Touch, an online resource to support erotic practice. Joseph believes that most adult sex education classes are scams. Self-proclaimed sex teachers and erotic healers have been getting away with offering expensive spiritual hand jobs and communal group gropes for too long because of the incredible hunger for erotic embodiment in folks today. One of the benefits of this severe recession is that ineffective sex educators who don’t have a clue about how people actually learn sex are in economic crises. (Thank you, Darwin.)

Joseph Kramer trains professional Orgasmic Yoga Coaches and Sexological Bodyworkers. His specialty is somatic learning theory–how people learn sex. He teaches communal exploration trainings for embodied men so they can experience and learn how to benefit from erotic trance states using Taoist Erotic Massage. More information at and

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SUSIE BRIGHT: Susie Bright is the editor of The Best American Erotica series and host of the weekly audio show In Bed with Susie Bright on She has been a columnist for Playboy and Salon, and has been profiled in USA TODAY, Los Angeles Times, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, and Vanity Fair, among other publications. An international lecturer on sexuality and feminism, she won the 2004 Writer of the Year Award at the Erotic Awards in London. Ms. Bright lives in Santa Cruz, California.

Read Susie’s blog at and listen to her In Bed with Susie Bright podcast!

Follow Susie on Twitter at @susiebright

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AMBER DiPIETRA: Amber DiPietra is a performance artist, poet, disability activist, sex educator, and bodyworker. Her solo show, The Opposite of Evolution Dance Studio, premiered at the Tampa International Fringe Festival in 2018. Other writing appears in Beauty Is a Verb: the New Poetics of Disability. Find her at or on Twitter and IG @thebodypoetik

Check out the coaching and body work I offer on my website, send me an email mentioning this talk, and I can give you a 20% discount for our first virtual session.

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ASHLEY YOUNG: Ashley Young is a teacher, writer and artist living in New York City. She identifies as a Fem Queer Dyke and is new to polymory as well as the BDSM scene. Ashley is a huge advocate for people’s fully sexually expressed selves and aspires to be a sex educator along with her partner in the near future. She sums up her poly lifestyle by saying, “I can’t tell the difference between a lesbian and a serial killer, so being poly with my partner has kept me level headed, drama free and allowed me to explore my sexuality with both women and men”

Find Ashley on Twitter.

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DR. BETTY MARTIN: Dr. Betty Martin is a Chiropractor, Body Electric School trained Sacred Intimate, Certified Sexological Bodyworker, Foundations of Facilitation trainer, and a self-propelled erotic adventurer and intimacy coach.

One of those lucky people who grew up in the touchy feely hippie years, Betty got serious and went to Chiropractic school and made touching with clear intent a career. First in therapeutics (Chiropractic, Somato-Respiratory Integration, Educational Kinesiology, Reiki, Neuro-Emotional Integration) and later in body-based erotic education (sensual massage, Taoist Erotic Massage, Kashmiri tantric massage and Sexological Bodywork), Betty has amassed close to 30 years experience as a hands-on professional.

Understanding the importance of communication in the realm of hands-on work and play, Dr. Martin has also amassed an equally impressive skill set when it comes to boundary setting, negotiation, and clear communication.

Betty has taught peer counseling, gender liberation, embodiment and empowerment, fantasy play, goddess awakening and erotic massage. She has played with contact improv dance, liberation theater, personal and group ritual, authentic movement, non-violent communication and Shaivic tantra.

Betty currently trains and certifies new facilitators for the touch and communication workshop called Cuddle Party and speaks and teaches at conferences and gatherings around the world.

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CARLIN ROSS: Carlin Ross is a sex-positive feminist blogger and entrepreneur who has transcended her ESQ tagline to position herself at the forefront of male sexuality.

Ms. Ross worked with the New York State Attorney General’s Office in their Internet and Civil Rights Bureaus before going in-house as General Counsel of an ISP which raised $1B on wall street. She left her law career to run a lifestyle brand for women: cherrybomb. The site launch was featured on the front page of the NY Times on February 24, 2004.

Carlin has interviewed sexperts such as Ian Kerner, Helen Fischer, Candida Royalle, Dr. Judy Kuriansky, and Dr. Barbara Bartlik for the Sex Herald. And she has written/produced/directed several erotic features for Playgirl TV in addition to an original DVD feature.

She has appeared on The Sharon Osbourne Show, CNN, MSNBC, and Dateline and radio shows including Afternoon Advice on Playboy Radio.

Most recently, Carlin has partnered with Betty Dodson and created a sexuality portal for women under the brand Dodson and Ross. Together, they’re launching an online video series “Basic Sex Skills: The New Porn.”

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CATHY VARTULI: Cathy, founder of, is a sex-positive Emotional Freedom Coach who helps people transform their traumas into their greatest strengths. She has a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida, and works in major semiconductor companies doing R&D. On topics around body image, shame reprogramming, and powerful self-expression, Cathy helps clients of all shapes, sizes, ages, and gender expressions break out of old patterns and find their voice. As an all around geek who compulsively studies marketing and consensual influence, she also loves helping heart-centered sex-positive businesses find their unique voice and expand their audience and increase abundance. Find Cathy on Twitter.

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CRISTA REID: Crista Reid (they/she) is a kinky, polyamorous, genderqueer, cis woman with a passion for embodied sexuality and creative expression. A self-described Permission Witch, she creates and facilitates sex-positive spaces and tools to help people access more pleasure. Through her work as the director of the performance art dance troupe, Boulder Burlesque, and as the founder of Permission Productions, Crista weaves the art of consent, communication, archetype, and movement as pathways to sexual confidence. Crista offers parties, immersive events, performance art, workshops, and one-on-one coaching around burlesque, sensuality, consent, and sexual empowerment.

Connect with Crista on Facebook and on Instagram @PermissionProductions

Follow Boulder Burlesque on Facebook and on Instagram @BolderBurlesque

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DAVID CATES: David Cates is now an elder in the sexual healing revolution. Thirty years ago he worked his way through college as one of the first male strippers in New York (five years before Chippendales hit the scene!). In the San Francisco underground, he was turned on to the sacred dimensions of sex, and shifted his private counseling practice to full-time daka work. He has shared his healing gifts with thousands of clients in the US, Europe and Australia, keeping his work fresh by constantly incorporating new bodymind modalities and leading-edge science into his profoundly intuitive understanding of the ancient temple arts. All the tricks boil down to this: Pay Close Attention, Be Fully Present, and Let Go!

From 2004-2006, David co-facilitated these Daka/Dakini Conferences and Intensives. He is now a thoroughly grounded, insightful and delightful teacher of teachers.

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DECKER CUNOV: Decker Cunov is the President and Founder of AuthenticWorld. Known internationally for inspiring people towards more fulfilling relationships, his unique approach to transformation is identical to the way he has created profound intimacy in his own life and in his own communities.

His experience ranges from co-founding a counseling center for homeless yosuth, to implementing intrinsic motivation theory to various military trainings, to residence in Buddhist monastaries over the years.

Decker has spent the past 13 years working successfully with everyone from soldiers to teenagers, from the clinically dysfunctional to doctors & lawyers, from a mechanic in Wisconsin to top level executives across the country, helping them reach unprecedented levels of success in an organic and profound way

Decker and Reid collaborations:

  • Reid’s Day of Jealousy
  • Ask-A-Man
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DR. DEBORAH TAJ ANAPOL: Deborah Taj Anapol, Ph.D., ( attended Barnard College, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Berkeley in 1975 and received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington in 1981. She is a leading edge healer, writer, and teacher. In 1984, she founded the Sacred Space Institute (formerly IntiNet Resource Center and The Abundant Love Institute), a national organization dedicated to reintegrating sexuality into spirituality and health care and expanding the boundaries of the family.

She is the author of several books. Her latests are Polyamory In The 21st Century (2010) and The Seven Natural Laws of Love (2005), and she is currently at work on a book about harmonizing feminine and masculine energies. Dr. Anapol also authored Polyamory: The New Love Without Limits (1997), and co-founded Loving More Magazine as well as produced the video, Pelvic Heart Integration.

Dr. Anapol has worked with groups, partners, and individuals who are exploring conscious relationships and sexual healing for over two decades, leads workshops nationwide, and is an inspiring and illuminating speaker. She is available for individual coaching, phone counseling, seminars, and public speaking engagements.

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HEATHER ELIZABETH: Heather Elizabeth of is a sexuality educator, an M.Ed candidate, and general rabble-rouser. Her research interests stem from her activism and community organizing, centering on the co-creation and co-maintenance of consent, sexuality education and the acceptance of divergent sexualities.  Above all, people remain one of Heather’s greatest passions. Her fascination of the what, why and how of their decisions and actions led her to open her private coaching practice in 2013 so she could focus on helping people have the conversations they need to around sexuality, so they get down to having the sex they really want to be having. With a focus on authenticity, personal choice and sex neutrality, she helps her clients connect with their sexual selves by overcoming their shame, judgment, and fear. Find out more about what Heather does plus grab links to her blogs, and YouTube by visiting Find Heather on Twitter.

Heather and Reid collaborations:

INTIMACY CONAMOR: My name is Intimacy ConAmore. You can find me by that name or as @polyfreelove on most social media outlets. I’m a multiracial Two-Spirit Native American Black disabled person who is polyamorous, kinky, and Bisexual/Pansexual but open to all humans not based on gender, sexuality or genitalia. I am into unfiltered authenticity of self and uninhibited connectivity with others. I’m the mom of two young black men.

I grew up with polyamorous swinger grandparents and my grandmother taught me all about swinger etiquette. I’m a polyamorous veteran of 30+ years.

I host local Dallas/Ft. Worth poly events since 2014 to advocate, educate and support polyamorous communities. I am at a place of focusing on speaking about accommodations, accessibility, bdsm, boundaries, consent, disability, diversity, fetishes, intersectionality, kink, polyamory and supporting all polyamorous communities with my personal experience, knowledge and wisdom. I have presented at multiple polyamorous-focused conferences and other sex-positive events. I also work in the human sexuality fields of education & services as a $exy surrogate,  compassionate Companion, and a sensuality self-love mentor.

If you find my work helpful, I do accept love donations.
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ISABELLE, AKA “AMAZON BLUE:” Isabelle has worked in tech for 20 years, Information Security for the last 10, and has been active in various kink communities for ~25 years now. Isabelle is two spirit, and is native Aniyunwiya [Cherokee] and Muskogee [Creek].

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JENNY BLOCK: Jenny Block, author of Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage (2008 Lambda Literary Award) is a frequent contributor to a number of high-profile publications. Jenny holds both her BA and her MA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and taught college composition for nearly ten years.

She writes for a wide variety of publications and websites, including,, American Way, Veranda, the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Voice,,, Spirit,, and Her essay “And Then We Were Poly” is included in Rebecca Walker’s book, One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk About Polyamory, Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Househusbandry,Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly Modern Love (Riverhead Hardcover, February 2009), which received a starred review from Kirkus. Jenny’s essay “On Being Barbie” is included in the book It’s a Girl: Women Writers on Raising Daughters (Seal Press, March 2006) edited by Andrea Buchanan (The Daring Book for Girls).

Jenny has appeared on a variety of television and radio programs, including Nightline, Fox and Friends, The Glenn Beck Show, The Tyra Banks Show, Good Morning Texas, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, (online video), Playboy Radio, The Alan Colmes Show, The Young Turks, and BBC Radio.

Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage was written up and/or reviewed both nationally and internationally in and on a variety of publications and sites, including Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Glamour, Marie Claire, Curve, Observer UK, Maxi (Germany), Psychologies (UK), Playgirl, NPR’s Morning Edition, The New York Times,, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Daily News, 2: The Magazine for Couples (Canada),, and the Baltimore City Paper. Jenny has also spoken in bookstores and other venues all across the country, including Georgetown University and The Science Museum of Virginia.

Jenny can be found online at

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JIMANEKIA EBORN: Jimanekia of is a sex educator as well as a trauma specialist. She is someone that has had trauma in her life. Being someone born intro trauma, having her mother murdered at a young age. That has led her to want to help others that have been assaulted, others that need a safe healing space. She has been working in the field of mental health since she was 22 years of age. There is where she found her passion for helping those that have experienced sexual trauma. Through her work, she has connected with teenagers and adults around the world.  Jimanekia is striving to provide support for those that have struggled after sexual assault. She wants to assist you with reconnecting with your sexuality and spirituality. Whatever, that means to you. As well as providing sexual education to the world. Find Jimanekia on Twitter.

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KAMALA DEVI: Kamala Devi of is a down to earth tantra goddess who has been studying and practicing yoga, tantra, sacred sexuality, and sexual healing during her extensive travels for the past eleven years.

A prolific writer, Kamala is the author of Don’t Drink the Punch: An Adventure in Tantra, Sacred Sexual Healing with Baba Dez Nichols and Teaching Tantra the EROTIC WAY as well as numerous stage plays. She has most recently release her collaborative DVD with Reid Mihalko, Earning Your BLACKBELT in Relationship.

Kamala has recently appeared nationally on Tyra Banks’s Tyra, the Morning Show, Inside Edition, MTV and several programs overseas.

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KATIE DIAMOND: Katie “Megaphone” Diamond, originator of the queer, feminist sex magazine SALACIOUS, is a radical queer comic artist and graphic designer living in Portland, Maine. She strongly believes in the direct cross-over of art and politics, and uses this dogma in her every-day art practice. She’s done many illustrations and cartoons about gender, sexuality, and sex education. She’s also designed many pamphlets, flyers, and posters for various local organizations.

Throughout Greater Portland, Diamond is organizing and implementing exciting local events. She’s the organizing force behind the Portland Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, and has been a co-producer of the Portland Femme Show for the past two years.

Diamond graduated from the Maine College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. At MECA, she obtained the nickname of “Megaphone” because of her intense involvement in the communities of the school, and Greater Portland. Using illustration as her springboard, Diamond has organized a Voting Education and Registration Drive; put into action a huge Sex Education collaborative project; taught art classes to disadvantaged youth; painted a mural with elementary and high school students at their school; and designed posters and pamphlets for local non-profits.

Stylistically, she has been heavily influenced by cartoonist Alison Bechdel; comic artist Adrian Tomine; cartoonist Roberta Gregory; comic art historian Trina Robbins; and the late printmaker Kathe Kollwitz. Politically, Diamond looks to Kathe Kollwitz, as well as groups such as the Guerilla Girls and subRosa for inspiration as an artist-activist-advocate.

Keep an eye on the bookshelves in August, when Diamond will be published in the up-and-coming “Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation.” In a creative collaboration with queer vaudevillian cohort Johnny Blazes, Diamond’s comics move to the story-telling level to aid in telling Blazes’ story of genderqueeritude and self-discovery.

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KELLY BRYSON: Kelly Bryson, MA, is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer, Author, Public Speaker and Life Coach who maintains the website

Author of the best selling book, Don’t be Nice, Be Real – Balancing Passion for Self with Compassion for Others, COVER TEXT: A Handbook to Nonviolent Communication™, and contributor to the anthology The Marriage of Sex and Spirit (with Deepak Chopra, John Gray, Scott Peck, Margo Anand, Wayne Dyer, Thich Nhat Hanh, Riane Eisler, and Barbara Marx Hubbard), Kelly has been featured in Elle and Shape magazines and appeared on many TV and Radio shows speaking about relationships dynamics and effective communication skills.

Kelly keynotes conventions (National Montessori, Salinas Peace Summit, International Network for Children and Families to name a few), is an inspirational speaker (Presented at the Association for Global New Thought conference), and has been an authorized trainer for the international Center for Nonviolent Communication for over 20 years. Kelly has trained thousands of people in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. He trains, presents and consults with groups, corporations (Tony Robbins, Paul Mitchell Salons), churches (all flavors), schools, (U.Cal.L.B, Body/Mind College), clubs and all types of organizations.

Besides living in an ashram for years, Kelly has also studied with E. Stanley Jones, Gandhi’s concierge and friend, and managed to add talented humorist and singer to his many talents. Kelly is currently a licensed therapist in private practice in Northern California and founded the Shangri La Healing Sanctuary community in Santa Cruz, California.

Kelly and Reid collaborations:

  • Reid’s Day of Jealousy

LAWRENCE LANOFF: Lawrence Lanoff currently devotes his time to writing, yoga, photography, film, and teaching both groups and individuals the work of A Course in Freedom, including creativity, healing, and the expansion of consciousness.

He is currently working on a revolutionary new theory of consciousness that includes mythology, evolution, business, money, human awareness,symbolism, metaphor, neurobiology, and their relationship to healing, brain function, human spiritual evolution, and neuro-economics — the neural pathways that influences our deepest feelings about self worth and money.

Find out more about Lawrence’s work at

Lawrence and Reid collaborations:

  • Tracking the Energy of Arousal and Orgasm

LEN DALEY: Len Daley has 50 years of experience helping people. His education in Psychology, Education, Bodywork and experience as a family and couples’ therapist, consultant, leader and problem solver, as well as being the father of 12 and grandfather of 16 have prepared him to be of valuable service to humankind.

He is Certified Cuddle Party Facilitator #001 and was one of the first people to bring Cuddle Parties to the Deep South. Len is currently the Executive Director of EDUCO Inc, Foundations of Facilitation Training and also of the Certified Cuddle Party Facilitator Community. Len hails proudly from Montgomery, Alabama, where jealousy is alive and well… For now!

Len and Reid collaborations:

  • Reid’s Day of Jealousy

LYDON CUDLITZ: Lyndon Cudlitz is a poly, kinky, feminist, Jewish, disabled, working class, trans-genderqueer-femme-boy from Maine. This fishnet-wearing firefighter has an appetite for…well, everything. As a social justice activist and educator, performance artist, and sexuality educator, Lyndon brings many perspectives to his work. Check out Lyndon’s art at

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LIYANA SILVER: LiYana Silver, CHC, RYT, MaNLP and Relationship Expert, teaches workshop intensives in New York and San Francisco as well as retreats in the Caribbean and abroad. Additionally, she has had a private practice for the past 8 years, coaching and counseling couples and individuals on relationships, sex, intimacy, communication and wellness. LiYana writes a regular column for New York Spirit Magazine, “Enlightened Sex in the City” and has lectured, taught and lead retreats at NASDAQ, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the Golden Gate School of Feng Shui, the School of Visual Arts, St. John’s College, Marymount Manhattan, Baruch College, the Atlantic Theatre Company, Clearpoint Retreat Center, Montezuma Yoga Retreat Center and The Juilliard School.

LiYana authors and maintains her website,, through which she offers informational products, tele-classes and resources to individuals and couples seeking a down-to-earth approach to ecstatic relationships as well as those seeking to peek — or leap — out of the confining relationship boxes they find themselves in. LiYana splits her time between New York, California, and the Caribbean.

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MAJOR TOM: Major is an intimacy coach, event producer and facilitator at, Cofounder of Temple Of Hedonism, and Co-Producer of Member of Artist collective Convergent Arts.

Trained as an authentic relating facilitator, he utilizes Integral Theory for teaching different practices in acting, movement and intimacy. Accepting his role as a Ethical Hedonism and conscious sexuality facilitator, his intentions are to create brave spaces and give permission to explore all the sides of self.

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MARK MICHAEL LEWIS: Mark Michael Lewis is the author of RelationDancing and Problems Are The Solution – two guides to creating thriving and fulfilling partnerships, as well as The Key Is In The Darkness: Unlocking The Door To A Spiritual Life.

He has spoken before thousands of people, consulted with hundreds of businesses, and coached hundreds of individuals and couples on fulfilling relationships, communication skills, financial success, and personal development. Mark has a degree in Psychology and combines insights from over 20 years of helping clients.

Mark Lives and practices in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is working on new products, books, seminars, and virtual internet learning experiences that encourage the blossoming of humanity through the Game Of Thriving and the Life By Design Institute. He can be reached at and

Mark Micheal and Reid collaborations:

  • Reid’s Day of Jealousy

MASON LUKE: Mason Luke of has been selling sex toys for 17 years and specializes in the LGBTQ+ Community. As a queer transgender man, he has a more unique perspective on product usage and inclusive marketing of various products. He is a sex and product educator; does product testing and reviews; as well as helps other people and businesses in the adult industry. 

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MAYMAY: Maymay has been an active member of alternative sexuality communities since 2002. An outspoken, sex-positive feminist blogger, he authors several blogs on sexuality issues including the explicit photography blog that explores submissive masculinity and his personal “sex blog” at He also co-hosts the weekly Internet talk show discussing the interconnectedness of sexuality through politics, medical science, news and more. In 2009, he co-founded the all-ages educational KinkForAll series of sexuality unconferences in New York City that has since spread to 5 cities including Washington, DC and San Francisco. An open source programmer by day and a sexual freedom activist by night, Maymay’s passion lies in analyzing the intersection of technology and human sociosexual behavior.

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MEGAN ANDELLOUX: Megan is a nationally certified sexuality educator through The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists and a board certified sexologist through The American College of Sexologists.  She founded The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health in Rhode Island, is a contributing author in the books “We Got Issue: A Feminist Response to Cultural Attitudes On Feminism” and “Sex and Society,” a comprehensive guide to current knowledge and expert analysis of sex and sexuality and has been named the “Vagina Warrior of the Year,” “The Princess of Pleasure” and more recently, “The Sex Ed Warrior Queen.”

Megan and Reid collaborations:

  • Different Self-Expressions Of Sex Education and Which Is Right For YOU! with Megan Andelloux and Reid Mihalko
  • Booking U.: How To Book Paid, College and In-Store Sex Ed Teaching Gigs

MIKE GUICHET: Mike of is a licensed psychotherapist with a Masters in Counseling Psychology, specializing in sex therapy, with a private practice in Santa Cruz and Monterey, California. He will shortly be completing his sex therapy credentialing as an AASECT certified sex therapist. Michael works in kink, poly/open, and LGBTQIA communities to heal shame and help clients find personal happiness.With a history of working with The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center, working with inmates in Santa Cruz County, doing in-home therapy with developmental disability and autism, and working in a private practice co-facilitating men’s sexual assault survivors groups and Trans support groups. Michael continues to have a passion for working in underserved communities. Find Mike on Twitter

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PAIGGE GILBERT: Paigge Gilbert is the founder and CEO of Queen Media Services, a sex-positive social media agency that specializes in for sex education and adult pleasure products & entertainment.

Paigge has worked with businesses such as: Shameless Sex Podcast, Hot Octopuss, Holly Randall Productions, Bawdy Storytelling and more! She also works as a social media specialist at Logical Position, one of the top digital marketing agencies in the nation.

Paigge enjoys spending time with her partner & her cats and dreams of one day owning a dachshund and her own home in Portland, OR. 

Paigge and Reid collaborations:

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ROBYN TRASK: Robyn Trask is the Managing Editor and Executive director of Loving More Non-Profit since October 2004. She has been openly polyamorous for 20 years, a mom for 21 years, been a student of Tantra for 23 years, and Tantric teacher for 10 years. Robyn has been running poly support groups, teaching and facilitating relationship and sexuality workshop since 1999. She has done numerous interviews on polyamory for radio, television, newspapers and magazine articles including features in the Denver Post, the Hartford Current, Mom Logic, Boulder Dailey Camera, Baisden After Dark on TV One, the Montel Show and Christian Broadcast Network on the 700 Club. Robyn has worked with the media to bring awareness of polyamory as a viable alternative in today’s changing styles of love relationships.

She counsels individuals and couples using Sacred Sex techniques to improve intimacy, self-awareness and appreciation of pleasure. She was the Keynote for the Florida Poly Retreat in 2007, featured speaker at Poly Pride in 2006, 2007 and 2008, presented at the 2006 and 2007 Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Western Conference, has done guest lectures at CU Boulder and Denver University.

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SARA VIBES: Sara Vibes was born and raised in New York City. She is a black, polyamorous, queer, kinky, Bi-dyke and an adopted daughter of a sex therapist who had specialized in sex and disability and was disabled herself. Sara knew she was poly when she remembered that her Ken doll dated all the Barbies! Sara is an active member in BDSM, LGBT, and Kink communities in New York City.

She is a founding member of Nina Hartley’s, a sex-positive online community. She currently works as a curator and contributor of SexWise Magazine and a moderator of the online forums. Sara has been interviewed by Nerve magazine and will soon be writing for Zoey and Alice, an online magazine for young women of color.

Find Sara on Twitter.

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SASHA ROSE LOVE: Sasha Rose Love of is an Austin, Texas-based Intimacy & Relating Coach, Sex Educator, Mental Wellness Coach & the Ultimate Sensationalist!

She shares the skills, practices and techniques that have helped her overcome deeply ingrained, limiting beliefs such as sexual shame, lack of self-confidence and self-worth, the “martyr mama” mentality, and childhood neglect and abuse.

Sasha combines her years of study in trauma recovery, somatic healing, shamanism, women’s reproductive health, midwifery, conscious parenting, herbalism, touch therapy & craniosacral therapy to offer well-balanced & blended teachings for others.

Through these techniques, she helps guide people in creating the life that they want regarding love, sex, money, health & connection. She’s passionate about sharing ways to integrate the practice of tapping into the wisdom of the body for everyday guidance.

In her spare time, she’s devoted to spending quality time with her five children and her longtime dream of creating a Healing Retreat Center.

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SHERI WINSTON: Sheri Winston CNM, RN, BSN, LMT, is a medical professional, sexuality educator and author who is on a mission to transform our culture’s attitudes about sex.

Wholistic Sexuality Teacher and Counselor, Founder & Executive Director of the Center for the Intimate Arts, Sheri’s journey began when she became a licensed massage therapist in 1980. She soon discovered that she felt called to become a midwife and began assisting and apprenticing at home births. That was rapidly followed by becoming a childbirth educator and doula (someone who provides professional labor support). In order to become a legal midwife, she attended nursing school and graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude, receiving her BSN (Bachelor’s degree in Science of Nursing) and becoming a RN (registered nurse). Finally, she attended midwifery school for her graduate education, becoming a certified nurse-midwife and gynecology nurse-practitioner.

Sheri has always been a teacher. During her first two decades of clinical practice, Sheri Winston also taught Childbirth Education & WomanCraft, classes on pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and women’s health issues.* A decade ago, in response to a growing awareness of the need for accurate, comprehensive, accessible and empowering information about sex, she expanded into sexuality education and began development of what has become her major work, the Wholistic Sexuality Curriculum.

Sheri is now retired from clinical practice to focus full time on teaching Workshops and Counseling through the Center for the Intimate Arts. She also lectures and makes appearances around the country to talk about sex and Wholistic Sexuality. Sheri believes her twenty years in women’s health care have given her an excellent foundation for sexuality education and counseling, and formed her unique approach. She has also studied a wide variety of holistic healing modalities including integral health, herbalism, energy healing, psychological and emotional healing, women’s health, and many hands-on healing techniques.

She he feels that life is for learning and believes that her current calling is to help transform our culture into one that celebrates sex as our vital life force, as a source of ecstasy, and as the glue and lubricant of delicious intimate relationships. She invites you to make your own journey to empowering yourself with information about your body, your potential and about Wholistic Sexuality!

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SUNNY MEGATRON: Sunny Megatron is an award-winning BDSM & Certified Sexuality Educator, Certified Relationship Coach, and media personality. She’s the host and executive producer of the Showtime original television series, SEX with Sunny Megatron, plus co-hosts AASECT Award-winning American Sex Podcast and Open Deeply Podcast. Sunny was also named XBIZ Sexpert of the Year 2021 and is Editor-in-Chief of kink-focused Zipper Magazine.  

Known for her one-of-a-kind build-your-own-adventure approach to sex, kink & relationships, Sunny coined the BDSM community catch-phrase, Kink is Customizable™. In her sell-out workshops, her unique brand of “edutainment” seamlessly combines her humorous lecturing style, interactive exercises, and the latest sexuality research. Sunny’s passion is helping others overcome shame and find power through play and pleasure. Currently, she’s working on her first book, “Customizable Kink: A Strategic Guide to Adult Play.”

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TALLULAH SULIS: Tallulah Sulis is a certified Somatic Sexologist, sex educator and director and producer of the film, Divine Nectar: A Guide to Female Ejaculation.

Performance artist, sex and relationship counselor and coach, Tallulah teaches workshops around the country for over 6 years. She has information products about female ejaculation and the G-Spot available online for men and women.

You can visit Tallulah at:


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TRISTAN TAORMINO: Tristan Taormino of and is an award-winning author, columnist, editor, and sex educator. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with her Bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Wesleyan University in 1993. She is the author of six books: The Big Book of Sex Toys (Quiver Books, 2010), The Anal Sex Position Guide (Quiver Books, 2009), Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships (Cleis Press, 2008); True Lust: Adventures in Sex, Porn and Perversion (Cleis Press); Down and Dirty Sex Secrets (ReganBooks/HaperCollins); and The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women (Cleis Press), winner of a Firecracker Book Award and named’s #1 Bestseller in Women’s Sex Instruction in 1998. The second edition of The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women was released in February 2006.

She is series editor of sixteen volumes of the Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology Best Lesbian Erotica, an annual anthology published by Cleis Press, for which she has collaborated with writers Heather Lewis, Jewelle Gomez, Jenifer Levin, Chrystos, Joan Nestle, Pat Califia, Amber Hollibaugh, Cheryl Clarke, Michelle Tea, and Felice Newman.

She runs her own adult film production company, Smart Ass Productions, and is currently an exclusive director for Vivid Entertainment. She directs three series for Vivid: a reality series called Chemistry; Vivid-Ed, a new sex education series; and Rough Sex, a vignette series based around women’s real fantasies.

She was a syndicated columnist for The Village Voice for nine and a half years and writes an advice column for Taboo Magazine. She is the former editor of On Our Backs, the nation’s oldest lesbian-produced lesbian sex magazine.

Tristan has been featured in over 200 publications including The New York Times, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Entertainment Weekly, Details, New York Magazine, Men’s Health, and Playboy. She has been named to several media lists, including Out Magazine’s 100 Gay Success Stories of the Year and The Advocate’s Best and Brightest Gay & Lesbian People Under 30. She has appeared on CNN, HBO’s Real Sex, NBC’s The Other Half, The Howard Stern Show, Loveline, Ricki Lake, MTV, Oxygen, Fox News, The Discovery Channel, and on over four dozen radio shows. She is the co-founder and co-producer of Dark Odyssey, a bi-annual, multi-gendered, pansexual, sex-positive retreat founded in 2003. She lectures at top colleges and universities including Yale, Cornell, Princeton, Brown, Columbia, Smith, Vassar, and NYU, where she speaks on gay and lesbian issues, sexuality and gender, and feminism. She teaches sex and relationship workshops around the world.

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DR. YVONNE K. FULBRIGHT: Currently the “sexpert” for, Yvonne, founder of, was identified by the U.S. Secretary of Health as an expert and key leader in the area of sexual and reproductive health and became consultant to the U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action on “Promoting Responsible Sexual Behavior” at just 23-years-old.

Armed with a Master’s in Human Sexuality Education from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Yvonne is the author of several books, acting not only as a titillating sex educator, but the voice of a generation in: Your Orgasmic Pregnancy: Little Sex Secrets Every Hot Mama Should Know, Pleasuring: The Secrets to Sexual Satisfaction, Touch Me There! A Hands-on Guide to Your Orgasmic Hot Spots, Sex with Your Ex and 69 Other Things You Should Never Do Again… Plus a Few that You Should, and The Hot Guide to Safer Sex.

Dr. Yvonne received her Ph.D. in International Community Health Education, focusing on sexual health and parent-child sex communication, at New York University, where she was also a sexual health advocate and the scribe behind the buzzworthy “Sexpert Tells All” in the Washington Square News. Today, she makes frequent appearances on the “Dr. Manny Show” on Fox, and was the former co-host of Sirius Maxim Channel 108’s “Sex Files.” Dr. Yvonne is also the sex expert for Comcast’s Dating on Demand squad,, and

This sensually sophisticated and prolific sex educator is also a Love & Sex Coach for AOL Coaches, a sexuality blogger for the’s Lifestyle Section, and an expert with the Internet’s Sexual Health Network and A member of its advisory board, Dr. Yvonne writes the monthly “Kiss & Tell” Q&A feature for Women’s Health Magazine.

A Certified Sex Educator through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), Dr. Yvonne is the book and media review editor for Contemporary Sexuality. With over a decade of teaching experience behind her, Yvonne is a professor of human sexuality for Master’s of Counseling students at Argosy University. She is currently wrapping up a post-doctoral fellowship in sexual and reproductive health with the University of Iceland’s Faculty of Nursing.

Yvonne is currently working on her seventh book.

Yvonne and Reid collaborations:

  • Reid’s Day of Jealousy

BABA DEZ NICOLS: Baba Dez is a Daka, author, singer-songwriter, and transformational guide, trained in the Sacred Temple Arts of Tantra to teach, inspire, and support others in their integration of the divine masculine and feminine (Shiva/Shakti) energies within.

He is the founder of the Sedona Temple and School of Temple Arts and the Annual Daka-Dakini Conferences for sacred sexual healers, Tantra teachers and practitioners. He has studied, assisted, and been blessed with the presence and wisdom of many masters around the world for over 30 years.

His path is to travel worldwide and help others deepen in their truth and power, find healing & enjoyment in transformation, and manifest grounded results. He is currently on tour promoting the release of his documentary Manifesting Maya, his book Sacred Sexual Healing: The Shaman Method of Sex Magic and his music CD Thank the Moon.

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