Tristan has taught hundreds of workshops (on everything from negotiating relationships to female orgasms) at colleges, conferences, community events and retail stores throughout the world. As a keynote and guest speaker at a diversity of events she’s spoken about GLBT issues, sexual liberation and community building.
In addition, Tristan has given the keynote addresses for events such as Women’s History Month, LGBTQ History Month, Pride Week, Take Back the Night, Sexual Health Week and other similar functions. She is also open to addressing a new and/or custom topic if you would like a specific speech about issues being discussed on your campus or in your community.
Selected Workshops (click for details about each workshop)
- The Expert Guide To Female Orgasms *new*
- The Expert Guide To Sex Toys *new*
- Designing Your Open Relationship
- Making Open Relationships Work
- Anal Pleasure 101
- Anal Pleasure 201 (Advanced)
- Fantasy Role Playing
- The Expert Guide to the G-Spot & Female Ejaculation
- Safer Sex Now
- The Ultimate Guide To Women’s Sexual Pleasure
- TransSex: A Facilitated Discussion
*NEW* The Expert Guide To Female Orgasms
Dive into the diverse, complex, and beautiful world of female pleasure and orgasm with renowned sex expert Tristan Taormino. Do you want to have your first orgasm? Do you have trouble achieving orgasm alone or with a partner? Do you want to teach your partner how to help you have an orgasm during sex? Do you want to have better, longer, easier, or more intense orgasms? From anatomy and arousal to external stimulation and penetration techniques, Tristan will show you the ins and outs of female pleasure and satisfaction. You’ll learn about: the phases of the female arousal cycle and how they vary; different types of orgasms; the best vibrators for pleasure and orgasm; clitoral stimulation techniques – oral, manual, and with a vibrator; G-spot toys and stimulation techniques; squirting orgasms; how to have an orgasm during vaginal intercourse; and anal sex and orgasmic possibilities. Plus, an extensive Q&A where you’re encouraged to ask Tristan anything!
*NEW* The Expert Guide To Sex Toys
Are you looking to liven up solo sex, hit hot spots more easily, or give your partner new sensations? Sex expert, writer, and adult filmmaker, Tristan Taormino, author of The Big Book of Sex Toys, wants to help you use toys and other accessories to take your sex life to the next level! She’ll share her picks for the best lube, vibrators (including compact, clitoral, wearable, insertable, dual-action, and luxury vibes), dildos, strap-on harnesses, butt plugs, men’s toys, G-spot and prostate toys, sensation play tools, bondage, and more! She’ll talk about creative ways to use toys and other sexy goodies to transform your bedroom into an erotic playground. Plus, you’ll be able to ask her all your burning questions in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Join Tristan as she takes you on a tour of all you need to know to have sensational, mind-blowing sex!
Designing Your Open Relationship
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.
Making Open Relationships Work
Do open relationships really work? How do people create nontraditional partnerships that are loving and lasting? Tristan Taormino, relationship expert and author of Opening Up, shares some of the key principles that can help your open relationship(s) succeed. She’ll discuss common issues and problems-from “new relationship energy” and time management to jealousy and agreement violations-and ways to address and resolve them. Tristan will offer tips on communication, negotiation, and boundary setting, as well as how to cope with change. Learn how to get to the root of jealous feelings and transform them by embracing the concept of compersion. Whether you’re a newcomer or veteran to the world beyond monogamy, come discover strategies to help you nurture and grow your open relationship(s).
Anal Pleasure 101
In her most popular workshop, one she has taught around the world for over 10 years, Tristan introduces you to the world of anal pleasure. In this funny, educational class, she 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! Learn the facts about this exciting, yet often misunderstood, form of pleasure and get all your questions answered.
Anal Pleasure 201 (Advanced)
So, you’ve got the basics of the butt down. Are you ready to take the next step in anal pleasure? Tristan will discuss many advanced topics, including: the ins and outs of anal penetration; pros and cons of different positions; orgasms through anal penetration; extended butt plug wearing; strap-on anal sex; advanced anal toys; anal fisting; plus, an extensive Q&A.
Fantasy Role Playing
Do you have a secret yearning to dress up like a school girl and be spanked by a teacher? Want to be a relentless military superior in charge of unruly recruits? Have you ever dreamed of being kidnapped? Do you like to imagine you are someone else during sex? Welcome to the wonderful world of erotic role playing! From dressing up to sexual role play, writer/sex educator Tristan Taormino introduces you to the ins and outs of making fantasy a reality, covering a wide variety of topics, including: how to tap into your hottest role play fantasies; sharing your fantasies with a partner; popular erotic roles from history, Hollywood, and your own imagination; how to choose, create, and become a character; how to execute a role playing scenario from beginning to end; exhibitionism, voyeurism, and public fantasies; gender play, age play, and other transgressions; and exploring the taboo fantasies.
The Expert Guide to The G-Spot & Female Ejaculation
Whether you don’t know how to find your G-spot or you’re an experienced G-spotter looking for some new techniques, find out all there is to know about this important female erogenous zone. 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 female ejaculation, 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 everyone learn to do it.
Safer Sex Now
Rework the ins and outs of safer sex in a supportive, non-judgmental, and actually fun environment! Get clear, honest information from a woman who has been-there and done-that in a safer sex class that will actually give you the knowledge you are looking for! Tristan will cover a variety of topics, including: talking honestly and explicitly about safer sex; a refresher course on STDs and HIV; oral sex barriers beyond the dental dam; the truth about latex, nonoxynol-9 and other popular safer sex tools; making condoms fun and sexy; and safer sex tips from the common to the creative. There will be an extensive question-and-answer period where students are encouraged to ask her anything.
The Ultimate Guide To Women’s Sexual Pleasure
Discover the ABCs of sexual pleasure for women, from the basic to the advanced in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Hear Tristan’s unabashed straight talk about sex in the Human Sexuality class that most people never get to take! She’ll cover a variety of topics, including: sexual anatomy, masturbation, orgasms, improving your erotic communication skills, finding the elusive g-spot, myths and truths about female ejaculation, sex toy tips and techniques, and the wonders of anal sex. There will be an extensive question-and-answer period where students are encouraged to ask her anything.
TranSex: A Facilitated Discussion
How does your gender impact your sex life? What kinds of sex are you having, not having, or wish you were having? How can you better negotiate physical and emotional boundaries, safer sex, BDSM, and fantasies? This is a safe space for transpeople, partners of transpeople, and allies to talk about sex in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Come share your challenges, triumphs, issues, and tricks, and let’s figure out some of the ways we can create satisfying, empowering sex lives.
Don’t see what you want? Email Tristan with your course idea.