Email colten at puckerup.com to book Tristan for: book readings, university and college lectures, keynote speeches, conference talks and panels, sex and relationship workshops, and other public appearances.
***More details below the calendar…***
January 28-February 6, 2016
Explore More Summit Online
Announcing the Explore More Summit! A 10-day virtual summit hosted by Dawn Serra featuring intimate interviews with 30 experts from around the world on all things sex, relationships, and self-love including Allison Moon, Amy Jo Goddard, Ashley Manta, Barbara Carrellas, Bianca Laureano, Charlie Glickman, Conner Habib, Cyndi Darnell, Dan Savage, Devi Ward, Elena Lipson, Feminista Jones, Erin Lee Kaufmann, Gina Senarighi, JoEllen Notte, Karen B.K. Chan, Lauren Marie Fleming, Dirty Lola, Meg John Barker, Nadine Thornhill, Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson, Marlene Wasserman, Reid Mihalko, Sophie Delancey, Stacey Herrera, Sunny Megatron and Ken Melvoin-Berg, Toby Hill-Meyer, Victoria Rosa, Virgie Tovar, and me! Trust me…these talks are PHENOMENAL.
Admission: All of the talks air for free on their designated day. If you register for the summit before January 28, you’ll also get a free workbook emailed to you each morning during the summit with all kinds of prompts and questions that build on the talks.
Info: Get all the details about the free interviews, bonuses, and upgrades!
April 14-17, 2016
International Ms. Leather and Ms. Bootblack 2016
Join us for the 30th Anniversary celebration! Cruising, flirting, playing, education, connecting, shopping and much more! The weekend starts on Thursday with Seduction, our steamy show to get you going. Friday includes day long intensive educational courses, vendor opening, judging for the 2016 IMsL/IMsBB titleholders and the opening ceremonies. Saturday we are in full swing with workshops, vending, silent auction and the second half of the contest. Sunday continues with a brunch, pool party, poker and Bawdy Storytelling and Slam. Throughout the weekend will be hospitality parties such as the queer mixer and hosted parties by clubs and organizations. Tristan will be Emceeing some of the festivities!
Location: DoubleTree Hilton, San Jose, CA (must book hotel through the IMsL site)
Admission: You must pre-register, there is no onsite registration.
Info: All contact info here.
April 23, 2016, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
NCSF Consent Summit
The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom presents The Consent Summit, an all-day event of workshops and discussions on consent. Attitudes are changing about consent, and it’s time to join in the conversation! Tristan Taormino will be delivering the keynote address at the luncheon. Along with Tristan, other experts including Judge Rudy Serra, consent activist Kitty Stryker, Brett Houghton, Sar Surmick, Jim Duvall, Judy Guerin, Kevin Carlson, Susan Wright and more will headline the panel discussions and workshops on Consent & the Law, Consent Activism: Past, Present and Future, Affirmative Consent and College Campuses, Negotiation & Consent, Consent in Power Exchange Relationships, and Train the Trainers: How to Educate about Consent. Sponsored by the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival and the Foundation and Center for Sex-Positive Culture.
Location: The Center for Sex-Positive Culture, 1602 15th Ave W, Seattle, WA
Admission: $30-75 depending on which ticket you purchase. There are a very limited number of tickets to the luncheon with keynote, so register early to reserve your spot. Register online here.
April 24, 7:30 pm
She Bop Presents: Open Relationships 101
Are you considering an open relationship? Does your current open relationship need some tweaking? There are few established scripts or visible role models for open relationships, so people in them can struggle without support and guidance. In this interactive workshop, relationship expert and author of Opening Up, Tristan Taormino gives practical advice on how to craft responsible, fulfilling nonmonogamous relationships. Tristan will explore common myths, real-life benefits and challenges, and how to decide if an open relationship is right for you. She will share some of the most common styles of open relationships—from partnered nonmonogamy to solo polyamory—and discuss how to customize them to meet your individual needs and wants. Through creative exercises, you’ll learn to articulate what you want, identify and negotiate limits and boundaries, communicate with your partner(s) in productive ways, and create relationships that work for you.
Location: Q Center (3 blocks north of She Bop at 4115 N. Mississippi, Portland, OR)
Admission: $25 per person. Register online at She Bop.
April 25, 2016, 7:30 pm
She Bop Presents: The Expert Guide to The G-Spot & Female Ejaculation
The G-spot is an important female erogenous zone and here’s your chance to find out all about it, whether you don’t know how to find your G-spot or you’re an experienced G-spotter looking for some new techniques. We’ll cover G-spot anatomy, how to find your own or your partner’s G-spot, great G-spot positions and toys, and tips for orgasmic G-spot stimulation. Then we’ll delve into the world of ejaculation for people with vulvas, discussing myths and truths about this phenomenon. Learn what it’s all about, why some women dribble and others gush, and tried and true techniques to help you learn to do it.
Location: Q Center (3 blocks north of She Bop at 4115 N. Mississippi, Portland, OR)
Admission: $25 per person. Register online at She Bop.
May 12, 2016, 8:00 pm
Sex Out Loud LIVE at The Pleasure Chest: Tristan’s Birthday
Be a part of the studio audience!! Join Tristan as she celebrates her birthday and records a raucous episode of Sex Out Loud in front of a live studio audience (you!) with an incredible line up of special guests. Trans icon Buck Angel, YouTube sensation Gaby Dunn, porn superstar Joanna Angel, and podcast host Sex Nerd Sandra will do some sexy storytelling in honor of Tristan’s big day. Then authors Elle Chase (Curvy Girl Sex), Jane Ward (Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men) and a surprise guest will play the “What Do You Know About Tristan?” Game Show where lucky audience members will win fabulous prizes! There will be refreshments, giveaways, and maybe even some birthday spankings, so you definitely want to be there!
Location: The Pleasure Chest, 7733 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046. If you can’t be there in person, follow the festivities live on Periscope (@TristanTaormino).
Admission: Free and open to all on a first come, first serve basis so arrive early to reserve your spot!
June 30-July 5
Sex Educator Boot Camp Level 1 Online
Are you passionate about sex education and want to build a career in the field? Sex educator, author, college lecturer, filmmaker and radio host Tristan Taormino has written or edited more than thirty books, appeared on dozens of television shows, garnered national media coverage, and keynoted, lectured, and taught workshops to over a million people around the world. But she’s never shared her insight into creating a successful sex education career—until now. In this online course, Tristan will share the secrets of her success as one of the most sought-after sex educators in the world for eighteen years.
You’ll learn how to:
–find which education and certification options are right for you
–harness your unique perspective in the field and communicate it effectively
–identify ??your?? individual goals and the audiences you want to reach
–network with other sex education professionals and build awareness about your work
–create dynamic presentations and develop your teaching style
–think creatively about marketing and promotion
This course is ideal for people who: are considering a career in sex education; are enrolled in or recently completed a sex education advanced degree program; work in an ancillary field to sex education; or have worked as a professional sex educator for less than a year. Register today!
July 6, 2016, 6:00 pm PT / 9:00 pm ET
Sex Educator Boot Camp Level 1 Online: Live Q&A
You’ve watched the video, done the exercises, and gone through the resources. Now here’s your chance to to ask Tristan questions about your specific issues and concerns. Registrants will get an email with instructions about how to participate in the call.
**Note to students outside the U.S.: Your options: 1) You may email Tristan your questions, she will answer them during the live call, and you will have access to a recording of the call to listen to later. 2) you can pay the long distance fee for calling the U.S. or 3) depending on the number of non-U.S. attendees, there will be a separate call for international attendees using Google Hangouts.
June 25, 2016, 4:00-7:30 pm
PolyTalks and Wry Relationships with Special Guest Tristan Taormino
“PolyTalks and Wry Relationships” are guided open forums in a Q&A format. Wry, his girlfriends Wicked, Nova, and Rouge, and our special guests explore Consensual Non-monogamy, Mono-Amory, Polyamory, Relationship Anarchy, DADT, swingers, BDSM, casual sex, non-exclusive dating, threesomes, and anything outside the realms of traditional monogamous heteronormativity. Under the umbrella of Relationship Positivity, we celebrate, validate, and discuss a full spectrum of options and love styles. Participation in the conversation is highly encouraged in this Q&A format. We will discuss your interests, questions, and issues. What do these lifestyles look like? How do you practice them in the most ethical way? What are the pitfalls, pros, and cons? What are you personally struggling with right now?
Location: San Diego, CA. Specific location will be revealed once you purchase tickets. We encourage carpooling!
Admission: $35. Only 100 tickets will be made available, which is max capacity, and the event os expected to sell out. Get tickets in advance here.
Info: For more info, links, and to post questions, go to the Facebook Event Listing.
July 22-23, 2016
PolyDallas Millennium Presents The 2nd Annual Symposium: Designer Relationships
“Our vision begins with our desires.” – Audre Lorde. What vision do you have for your intimate relationship future? What if you had a choice to structure, quantify, and love without another’s manufactored design? The mission of this symposium is to celebrate the unique way we love and relate. The way we create and express our sexuality with tenacity and fervor. The consequence of inhibition and oppression is to be held captive by a socially constructed ceiling. Our symposium aims to educate, expose, and experience the knowledge and expertise of national and local speakers who have lived and advocated for surpassing the ceiling. Tristan will be the keynote speaker at this exciting event that also features Dr. Joe Kort and Dr. James Wadley. More details to come!
Location: TBA, Dallas, TX
Admission: $125-160, register at Eventbrite.
August 4, 9:00 am-12:30 pm **Please note time change**
Sex Educator Boot Camp Level 2: Intermediate at Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit
Have you begun your journey as a sex educator and are ready to get serious, streamline your business, and get paid for what you love doing? In this intermediate course, Tristan Taormino, one of the most well-known educators in the field, shares her experience, skills, and insight to help you create a vibrant, fulfilling career in sex education. You’ll learn how to: hone your mission and unique point of view; make your work accessible to diverse audiences and communities; develop and create business, branding, and marketing plans; use web-based tools and social media to connect with media professionals, other sex educators, and potential clients, employers and fans; garner media coverage in order to raise your public profile; embrace the value of your work and develop pricing structures and rates. Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to ask Tristan questions about your specific issues and concerns in an intimate environment. This course is ideal for people who have: worked as a professional sex educator or in the sex education field for at least a year; and/or completed Sex Educator Boot Camp 1: Basic.
August 4, 2:00-6:00 pm **Please note date and time change**
Sex Educator Boot Camp Level 3: Advanced at Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit
with special presentation by Trina Scott, Cindy Lee Alves, and Aida Manduley
Are you a sex educator ready to take your career and business to the next level? World-renowned sex educator Tristan Taormino reveals her proven techniques for success. You’ll learn how to: write promotional materials and create media buzz about your work; build strategic partnerships and coalitions with individuals, organizations, and companies that boost your reach, credibility, and visibility; shape your public identity and boost your credibility; leverage a local/regional presence into a national one; transform a part-time job into a full time career; monetize your expertise and experience; clarify your goals and prioritize your work accordingly; stop doing work that doesn’t have a clear path toward supporting yourself; integrate your values and politics with your business practices; explore what personal blocks may be holding you back; expand your offerings, grow your business, and make your career sustainable. There will be real talk about money, community politics, and burnout. You’ll have the chance to network, brainstorm, and collaborate with other attendees in smaller breakout groups. Plus, you’ll get sample pitch letters for colleges, media, sponsors, potential employers, and more. In addition, there will be a special presentation on advancing racial justice in sex education by Trina Scott, Cindy Lee Alves, and Aida Manduley of Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN). This course is ideal for people who have worked in sex education for at least three years and/or have completed Sex Educator Boot Camp 1: Basic and 2: Intermediate.
Information for Both Boot Camps:
Location: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22311
Admission: Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Boot Camp tickets will be available at the door if space permits, but the prices go up. We are dedicated to racial, economic, and social justice: there are volunteer positions, scholarships, and sliding scale spots, with priority given to educators who represent and work with underserved communities. To get more information or a scholarship application, please email tristan [at] puckerup.com. Scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis through July 5, 2016. If you want to register for the Summit by the Early Bird deadline, your scholarship application must be received no later than March 15, 2016.
Registration: If you are attending Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit, you get special pricing and must register through the Woodhull site. If you are *not* attending the Summit, please register via Eventbrite here.
Note: If you want to take Boot Camp Level 1: Basic before August 2016, we recommend you register for the online version coming this Spring. Watch this space for more information. AASECT CE credit eligibility: currently pending, check back for updates.
Can’t make it to a live appearance? Listen to my show Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino every Friday at 5:00 pm PST / 8:00 pm EST. A new episode happens each week!
Listen: on The VoiceAmerica Variety Channel. You can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.
Join: We livetweet every week, so listen along with me on Friday! When I’m interviewing someone live, you can call us at 866-472-5788 or post questions on our Twitter feed @SexOutLoudRadio or on Facebook.