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I am a
writer, speaker, educator and activist with a doctorate in sexology.
First as an organizer in the lesbian/gay community, where I helped found
one of the first gay youth groups in the United States, and later in
the emerging international bisexual community, as a sex worker and a
practitioner of alternative sexualities, I typically teach and write
from my own experience and that of my communities even as I reference
academic thought on these subjects.
explicit fiction and memoir, essays, commentary, analysis, book
film/video reviews, reportage, and interviews. My work has been published
in many periodicals and has been widely anthologized, and I have
books in print (see below). I publish a sex and relationship advice
column which is available here and at the Good Vibrations Magazines
I publish a monthly opinion column, The Royal Treatment, in the Spectator
which also appears on Libido Magazine's website [www.libidomag.com],
and in 1999 had a monthly column at Playboy Online. I am available
public readings and, as available, for freelance assignments.
I am a
worker/owner at Good Vibrations, the women-owned, worker-owned sex toy
and book emporium, where I direct Continuing Education for the staff.
addressed topics as diverse as lesbian and gay identity, gay rights,
sadomasochism, group sex, bisexuality, prostitution, pornography, sex
work, sex toys, alternative relationship structures, erotic writing,
and safe sex. I am always willing to develop new workshops or speaking
writing has been performed in many venues, from San Francisco spoken
word events like Wordfuck, Perverts Put Out, and Sister Spit group readings
to solo shows in alternative theatrical venues (I did such a reading
at Toronto's Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in 1997).
whether writing, speaking, consulting, or providing erotic entertainment,
is to empower and inspire others to discover their own unique sexual
profile - we have to remove the stigma from sex before we can make it
fabulous. I have had to struggle to find the place and permission to
express my own sexuality, and I am committed to facilitating others
as they do the same. Until we honor the full spectrum of consensual
erotic desire, none of us will be truly free to pursue our own.