Tour Schedule



Email tristan at 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…***

April 20-23, 2017
International Ms. Leather and Ms. Boot Black 2017 (IMsL/IMsBB)
Join me for the largest annual gathering of leatherwomen, leatherqueers and the folks who love them! The event includes the annual contest, workshops, parties, entertainment, social events, shopping, brunch, a pool party, Bawdy Storytelling and Slam, and lots of play. It’s an amazing event with people from around the world, and I will be Emceeing several events. Come with friends or fly solo, either way you’ll enjoy lots of mixers and hospitality parties, the attendees are welcoming, and there’s plenty of hot hook up action.
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110.
Admission: $199-269. Register at

April 29, 2017, 3:00-7:00 pm
Wry Polytalks Featuring Janet Hardy and Tristan Taormino
“PolyTalks and Wry Relationships” are guided open forums in a Q&A format. We 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. 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? Under the umbrella of Relationship Positivity, we celebrate, validate, and discuss a full spectrum of options and love styles. The forum features multiple panelists which represent a diverse array of identities and points of view, and audience participation in discussions is highly encouraged. For a preview and footage from last year, please see Wry’s channel.
Location: Stockroom Hall, 2811 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026
Tickets: $30 each. Only 100 tickets will be made available, which is max capacity, and it is expected to sell out, so get yours in advance via Eventbrite. If you can’t purchase online in advance and must pay in cash at the door, please reach out to reserve your tickets.

May 25, 2017, 6:30 pm
Astraea Foundation Fueling the Frontlines Awards
I’m on the host committee of a fabulous event for a great cause! Join me at The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice’s 4th Annual Fueling the Frontlines Awards Gala. Come celebrate as Astraea honors the artists and activists who are leading the movements for LGBTQI gender, racial and economic justice. Tickets are limited.
Location: Ace Museum, 400 S. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Admission: Purchase tickets here.

June 16, 2017, 8:00-10:00 pm
Queering Anal Pleasure
Anal pleasure provides so many possibilities for queer, trans, and gender non-conforming folks because everyone’s got a butt! Come learn all about it from the woman who wrote the book on anal sex (literally). In this special Pride Edition of her funny, educational class, Tristan covers a wide variety of topics, including: myths about anal sex; anal anatomy, the G-spot, and the prostate; basic preparation and hygiene; lubes, anal toys, and safer sex; anal penetration for beginners, and much more! Plus, get all your questions answered.
Location: The Pleasure Chest Upper East Side, 1150 2nd Ave, NYC 10065
Admission: Free and open to all. Seats on a first come, first served basis.

July 19, 2017, 8:00-10:00 pm
Sex Out Loud Live at The Pleasure Chest
Join Tristan as she records another raucous episode of Sex Out Loud in front of a live studio audience (you!) with an incredible line up of special guests (To be announced). There will be refreshments, giveaways, and other surprises, so you definitely want to be there!
Location: The Pleasure Chest, 7733 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046.
Admission: Free and open to all.



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.