Tour Schedule




Email colten 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…***


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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.


July 22-23, 2016
PolyDallas Millennium Presents The 2nd Annual Symposium:
“Couture Relationships: Amorous by Design”

“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, 12:30-4:00 pm
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 5, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Sex Educator Boot Camp Level 3: Advanced at Woodhulls 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] 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.