CAROL QUEEN, PhD (http://bit.ly/1cAQMxd): Carol Queen is a writer and educator with a doctorate in sexology. She is a former columnist for Playboy and the author of three previous books and editor of seven more, including Five Minute Erotica. She is a staff member at Good Vibrations, a women-founded sex toy and book emporium, and she lives in San Francisco, California, where she also directs the Center for Sex and Culture.
Welcome to Psychology Tomorrow Magazine's belated MeetUp #1 in San Francisco, to which our COO recently relocated. After many conversations with our Bay-based contributors, we have put together an extraordinary debut sure to enlighten, inspire and, inevitably, arouse - cue the steam!
Nica Noelle: Nica Noelle has been called “the most important erotic writer and director of this era," and is one of adult cinema's most prolific and influential directors. She is credited with setting off the "couple's porn" trend with her former studios Sweetheart Video, Sweet Sinner, and Sweet Sinema Films. Since then, she has created four more successful studios with business partner AEBN including the award-winning Transromantic Films, Girl Candy Films, and Rock Candy Films. In her spare time, Noelle works as a freelance science journalist and is blogger for The Huffington Post.
Carol Queen (http://bit.ly/1cAQMxd): Carol Queen is a writer and educator with a doctorate in sexology. She is a former columnist for Playboy and the author of three previous books and editor of seven more, including Five Minute Erotica. She is a staff member at Good Vibrations, a women-founded sex toy and book emporium, and she lives in San Francisco, California, where she also directs the Center for Sex and Culture.
Kristen DiAngelo: After a lifetime of work in the sex trade, Kristen DiAngelo has decided to bring the profession out of the shadows with her documentary “American Courtesans.” In it, she talks candidly with women ranging from streetwalkers to big-money call girls, hoping to erase the stigma attached to an industry whose workers are frequently victimized but don’t enjoy equal protection under the law.
Natalie Mills, MFT: Natalie is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Francisco. She serves San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and the Peninsula. Her services are affirmative for Sex Workers and those who love them. Natalie is also a co-planner of the event, graciously assisting Psychology Tomorrow's assimilation to the Bay.
Amazing right? Well, everything in life, and lust, comes with a price - $10 in this case, to help offset costs including the best refreshments (your) money can buy. Anything leftover will be used for the next MeetUp; speaking of which, if the event is a hit, as it's apt to be, Carol has kindly offered to extend the conversation via a monthly save-the-date!
About the Center for Sex and Culture
The mission of the Center for Sex & Culture is to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and informing issues of public policy and public health.
About Psychology Tomorrow
Unlike psychology magazines of the past, Psychology Tomorrow has a sex-positive approach. It explores the idea of sexuality as creative expression. It deals with the issues many other magazines are afraid to examine regarding sex, from fetishes to ideas about domination and submission, moving beyond conventional ideas about sexuality and the way we parcel things into “gay, straight, bisexual,” and broadening the perspective on peoples’ individual expression of their sexuality versus how we categorize them.
Until Thursday January 30th then!
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