Browsing posts tagged with Allison Moon
Jun
19

Navigating Non-Monogamy

Monday, August 8th — 7:30 pm — $20

Reid Mihalko and Allison MoonCurious about this new “lovestyle” you’re hearing a lot about called polyamory? Maybe you’ve read all the books but want to talk to folks actually living and loving the poly lifestyle. Whatever your reason or level of experience, join Reid Mihalko and Girl Sex 101 author Allison Moon for 2 hours of tips and tricks and Q&A!

In this fun, informative, and easy-to-understand primer on polyamory and open relationships, Reid and Allison will cover:

  • Definitions, vocabulary, and different ways to construct non-monogamous relationships
  • The elements that make polyamory workable (and those that create frustration and regrets)
  • Open relationships’ most common pitfalls and how YOU can avoid them
  • How to create safety by figuring out and negotiating your boundaries and agreements
  • How to find your Perfect Poly Fit and merge different poly styles to decrease upset and increase your odds that everyone is happier and MORE fulfilled
  • 3 tips and tools that will help you survive any poly exploration
  • The secret reframe that turns jealousy from a death knell into a beacon of hope and healthy relating
  • Resources, books, and tools to proceed into the world of responsible non-monogamy, at whatever your preferred pace or interest level… tools that help in monogamy, too!

Opening up relationships can be tricky, but it’s not impossible. Show up with your questions and leave with new-found confidence and self-esteem for your relationships and sex life!

Allison Moon is author of the award-winning, critically-acclaimed sex ed book Girl Sex 101, the Tales of the Pack series of novels about lesbian werewolves, and the sexual memoir, Bad Dyke. As a sex educator, Allison has presented her workshops to thousands of people around the US and Canada.

Reid Mihalko helps adults and college students create more self-esteem, self-confidence and greater health in their relationships and sex lives using an inspiring mixture of humor, keen insight, and comprehensive sexual health information. He frequently speaks at colleges and universities, and regularly appears in the media sharing his views on consent, dating, and shame-free sexuality.

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

Dec
13

How to Drive a Vulva

Sunday, February 16th — 7:30 p.m. — $20

Learn how to navigate the twists and turns of anatomy in a class designed especially for vulvas and the people who love them! In this playful, informative workshop lead by sapphic-savant, Allison Moon, you will learn all the basics, including: anatomy, communication, fingers and hands, cunnilingus, strap-ons and other toys, safer sex, plus a few super secret, pussy-ninja techniques! You’ll come away with new confidence to please a pussy no matter what your hands-on experience. This class is open to all genders, experience levels, and identities.

Allison Moon is a writer and sex educator based in Northern California. Her writing has been published in Not For Tourists, Nerve, McSweeney’s, and Psychopedia. She was recently named a fellow for the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Emerging LGBT Writer’s Program. As a sex educator, Allison has presented at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, Dark Odyssey, and Sexy Spirits in New York City.

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

Sep
23

Girl Sex 101 needs your support!

Illustration from Girl Sex 101What could be better than road trips, queer folks, sex ed, and comics? How about all of those things rolled into one?!

It is a collaboration of epic proportions: author and sex educator Allison Moon has teamed up with artist kd diamond to create Girl Sex 101 — a road trip-themed book featuring amazing color illustrations and an entertaining yet educational narrative all about queer sex.

Currently in the crowdfunding stage on Kickstarter, Girl Sex 101 promises to be informative, hot, engaging, and inclusive:

Girl Sex 101 features over 14 sexy and educational stories featuring our diverse cast of characters that illustrate the rest of the info in the chapter. For example, in the first chapter, Layla has a hard time speaking up about what she likes in bed with a hot femme she picks up. Later on, Jamie finds herself in bed with a trans guy and doesn’t quite know how to ask him about his body. Meanwhile, Layla has to figure out how to communicate about her STI status with a new flame, while Jamie navigates fooling around with an old crush with a disability. There’s plenty of fuel for your own girl sex tanks!

Girl Sex 101 presents feminist, pleasure-positive, and consent-oriented sex education to help women of all orientations and experience levels understand their bodies and those of their partners.

Best of all, Girl Sex 101 will include “scenic viewpoints” (adorable!) from sex experts such as Ducky DooLittle, Tristan Taormino, Carol Queen, Nina Hartley, Sex Nerd Sandra, Reid Mihalko, Kelly Shibari, and trans and genderqueer activists such as Julia Serano, Ignacio Rivera, Mira Bellwether, and Jiz Lee.

We were fortunate enough to have Allison Moon visit us and conduct workshops back in 2012 and again this year, and we think she’s awesome. kd diamond’s comic art and illustrations have been featured in Gender Outlaws: The Next GenerationThe Secrets of Great G-Spot Orgasms and Female Ejaculation, and The Ultimate Guide to Kink.

Incredibly, with 25 days still left to go, the project has exceeded its original funding goal of $13,500. That means it is definitely happening — hooray! But there are other milestones to reach. At $20,000, Girl Sex 201 (including more advanced topics such as kink, non-monogamy, and fisting) will become a reality. And if they reach $35,000, Moon and diamond will go on a road trip and film a Girl Sex 101 documentary!

Another reason to back this project? Pledge rewards include stickers, Girl Sex 101 in several forms (both electronic and physical), bookmarks, t-shirts, your name in the acknowledgements, signed art, and more. Plus, they’re crowd-sourcing answers to some popular questions on Twitter and Tumblr. So let your voice be heard and you could be included in the book!

We cannot wait to see the finished product!

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Jan
30

Getting the Sex You Want with Reid Mihalko and Allison Moon

Tuesday, February 26th — 7:30 p.m. — $20

Reid Mihalko and Allison Moon

Learn to speak up in the sack!

Asking for what you want can make even the most experienced sex geek panic. But there’s no better way to get the sex you want than by asking for it! In this playful and energetic workshop, sex-ed pros Reid Mihalko and Allison Moon will help you find your voice, discover your desires, and get what you want in bed!

In this 90-minute, humorous and insightful workshop you’ll learn:

  • How to decide when’s the right time to speak up
  • Fun ways to integrate “upgrades” and experimentation into your existing sex life
  • How to initiate difficult conversations
  • How to negotiate different needs for safer sex
  • Tips for sharing kinks in non-scary ways
  • The “Appreciation Sandwich”
  • How to try new things together
  • Tricks for getting your needs met when your partner isn’t on board

Reid Mihalko is a sex and relationship expert who lectures at colleges across the country and has presented and keynoted at dozens of conferences on relationships and sexuality. Reid has been a writer, producer, consultant, and guest on a number of films and television projects, appearing as an expert on subjects ranging from infidelity and sex addiction to dating and marriage, from jealousy and non-monogamy to gender dynamics and sexual tips and tricks. His website is ReidAboutSex.

Allison Moon is a writer and sex educator based in Northern California. Her writing has been published in Not For Tourists, Nerve, McSweeney’s, and Psychopedia. She was recently named a fellow for the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Emerging LGBT Writer’s Program. As a sex educator, Allison has presented at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, Dark Odyssey, and Sexy Spirits in New York City. She blogs about gender, sexuality, writing and creativity at her website, Tales of the Pack.

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

Mar
28

How to Drive a Vulva

Thursday, April 26th — 7:30 p.m. — $15

Learn how to navigate the twists and turns of female anatomy in a class designed especially for vulvas and the people who love them! In this playful, informative workshop lead by sapphic-savant, Allison Moon, you will learn all the basics, including: anatomy, communication, fingers and hands, cunnilingus, strap-ons and other toys, safer sex, plus a few super secret, pussy-ninja techniques! You’ll come away with new confidence to please a pussy no matter what your hands-on experience.  This class is open to all genders, experience levels, and identities.

Allison Moon is a writer and sex educator based in Northern California. Her writing has been published in Not For Tourists, Nerve, McSweeney’s, and Psychopedia. She was recently named a fellow for the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Emerging LGBT Writer’s Program. As a sex educator, Allison has presented at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, Dark Odyssey, and Sexy Spirits in New York City.

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

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