Tristan’s CV

 

EDUCATION

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, Middletown, CT: Bachelor of Arts (American Studies) with High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1993


BOOKS

2013. 50 Shades of Kink: An Introduction to BDSM. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

2011. The Secrets of Great G-Spot Orgasms and Female Ejaculation. Minneapolis: Quiver Books.

2010. The Big Book of Sex Toys. Minneapolis: Quiver Books.

2009. The Anal Sex Positions Guide. Minneapolis: Quiver Books.

2008. Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

2006. The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women. 2nd Edition. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

2003. Down and Dirty Sex Secrets. New York: Regan Books.

2002. True Lust: Adventures in Sex, Porn and Perversion. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

2001. Pucker Up: A Hands-on Guide to Ecstatic Sex. New York: ReganBooks.

1997. The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

 

EDITED VOLUMES

2013. The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure. With co-editors Constance Penley, Celine Parrenas Shimizu, and Mireille Miller-Young. New York: Feminist Press.

2012. Stripped Down: Lesbian Sex Stories. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

2012. The Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play and The Erotic Edge. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

2011. Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

2010. Sometimes She Lets Me: Best Butch/Femme Erotica. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

2009-1996. Best Lesbian Erotica, 14 volumes. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

2007. Best Lesbian Bondage Erotica. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

2005. Best of the Best Lesbian Erotica 2. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

2005. Hot Lesbian Erotica. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

2000. Best of the Best Lesbian Erotica. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

1997. A Girl’s Guide To Taking Over the World: Writings from the Girl Zine Revolution. With Karen Green. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

1996. Ritual Sex. With David Aaron Clark. New York: Masquerade Books.

 

ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS

2010. “Winter, Summer,” in Rachel Kramer Bussel, Ed. Fast Girls: Erotica for Women. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

2010. “Introduction,” in Paulie and Pauline, Off the Set: Porn Stars and Their Partners. Glen Rock, NJ: Aural Pink.

2009. “The Unkindest Cut: The Circumcision Debate,” in Russ Kick, Ed. You Are Still Being Lied To. New York: Disinformation Books.

2008. “Foreword,” in Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson, Tantra for Erotic Empowerment: The Key to Enriching Your Sexual Life. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications.

2008. “Dangerous Dildos,” in Rachel Kramer Bussel, Ed. Best Sex Writing 2008. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

2006. “The Danger of Protecting Our Children: Government Porn Regulation Threatens Alternative Representation and Doesn’t Save Kids.” Yale Journal of Law and Feminism 18(1): 277-282.

2006. “Introduction,” in Alison Tyler, Ed. Luscious. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

2006. “An Ode to Ass: Reflections on Sex Ed, Porn and Perversity,” in Felice Newman and Frédérique Delacoste, Eds. Best New Sex Writing 2006. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

2005. “On Crossing the Line To Create Feminist Porn,” in Carly Milne, Ed. Naked Ambition: Women Pornographers and How They Are Changing the Sex Industry. New York: Avalon.

2004. “Introduction,” in Tobias Morchner, Patric Fouad: Frauenzimmer-Brothels in Germany. Heidelberg, Germany: Kehrer Verlag, 2004.

2004. “Electric Shocks/Lesbian Cocks,” in Stacy Bias and Rachel Kramer Bussel, Eds. Up All Night. San Francisco: Alyson Books.

2004. “Untying the Knot,” in Greg Wharton and Ian Philips, Eds. I Do/I Don’t: Queers on Marriage. San Francisco: Suspect Thoughts Press.

2002. “Two’s Too Tough,” in Russ Kick, Ed. Everything You Know is Wrong. New York: Disinformation Books.

2001. “The Female Hard-on,” in Russ Kick, Ed. You Are Being Lied To. New York: Disinformation Books.

2001. “I Was A Pro-Dom Virgin,” in Trixie, Ed. Faster Pussycats. Los Angeles: Alyson Books.

2001. “My Father’s Eyes,” in Catherine Reid and Holly Iglesias, Eds. His Hands, His Tools, His Sex, His Dress. New York: Harrington Park Press.

2000. “My Father’s Eyes,” in Noelle Howey and Ellen Samuels, Eds. Out of the Ordinary. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

1999. “Caution: Sharp Object,” in D. Travers Scott, Ed. Strategic Sex: Why They Won’t Keep It In The Bedroom. New York: Harrington Park Press.

1999. “This Girl is Different,” in Joan Larkin, Ed. A Woman Like That. New York: Avon Books.

1996. “Caution: Sharp Object,” in Cris Mazza, Jeffrey DeShell and Elisabeth Sheffield, Eds. Chick-Lit 2: No Chick Vics. Normal, IL: FC2.

 

MEDIA COLUMNS AND EDITORIAL POSITIONS

Columnist, Taboo Magazine 1998-present

Columnist, “Pucker Up,” The Village Voice 1999-2008

Syndicated in The Loop, Outlook, Spectator, and in the digital editions of LA Weekly, Seattle Weekly, OC Weekly, Minneapolis City Pages, Phoenix New Times, Denver Westword, Dallas Observer, Houston Press, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, San Francisco Weekly, Riverfront Times, The Pitch (Kansas City)

Columnist and Editor, On Our Backs 1998-2002

Contributing Editor, HX for Her 1996

Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Pucker Up 1995-1996

 

MEDIA ARTICLES

2010. “Some Like It Rough.” Richardson, A4: 22-23.

2006. “The Danger of Protecting Our Children: Government Porn Regulation Threatens Alternative
Representation and Doesn’t Save Kids.” Yale Journal of Law and Feminism 18(1): 277-282.

2004. “Sweet Spot: Sex Positive Store Design.” Print, July/August 2004: 54-59.

2003. “The T in Community: Trans Inclusion in ‘Women’s Space.’” Velvetpark 4: 48.

2002. “Lesbian Public Sex Beyond the Bars.” The Village Voice, July 2, 2002: 45.

2002. “Queer Co-Ed Lust.” Velvetpark 2: 12-13.

2002. “Sexual Healing.” Vibe 10(7): 50.

2002. “Stone Femme.” Velvetpark 3: 48.

2002. “The Evolution of Femme.” Velvetpark 6: 14-15.

2002. “Lights, Camera, Sex.” Playgirl, 50-54.

2001. “The Name of the Rose.” Nerve.com, February 13, 2001.

1999. “Thorns and Roses.” The Village Voice, August 10, 1999: 47-48.

1998. “Women in Porn in Power.” Paper, July 1998: 50.

1998. “Rear Guard: Shocking the Unshockable.” The Boston Phoenix, January 1998.

1997. “Adults Only.” The Boston Phoenix, January 1997: 15.

 

SELECTED UNIVERSITY PRESENTATIONS

Plenary Speaker, “Perverts Are the New Normal” at 35th Annual Guelph Sexuality Conference, University of Guelph, 2013.

Keynote Panelist, “The Feminist Porn Book” at The Feminist Porn Mini-Con, University of California-Santa Barbara, 2013.

Keynote Speaker, “The Politics of Producing Pleasure” at The Feminist Porn Conference, University of Toronto, 2013.

Invited speaker, “The Path to Sexual Empowerment.” Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden, 2012.

Invited speaker, “Anal Pleasure.” Harvard Sex Week, Harvard University, 2012.

Unit One Residency Fellow, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2012.

Invited speaker, “My Life As A Feminist Pornographer.” University of Oregon, 2011.

Invited speaker, “Claiming Your Sexual Power.” Oregon State University, 2011.

Keynote speaker, “Calling The Shots: The Rise of Feminist Pornography” at Porn Reborn: New Movements and Markets in Pornography Conference. University of Toronto, 2010.

Keynote speaker, “Dangerous Bodies: Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People in Sexual Spaces” at TRANSforming Gender Conference. University of Colorado-Boulder, 2010.

Invited panelist, Sex, Gender and Pornography Panel, Sex Week. Yale University, 2010.

Keynote speaker, “The Path to Sexual Empowerment” at Sexual Health Week, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009.

Invited speaker, “Sexploration on College Campuses.” Cornell University, 2009.

Invited speaker, “Beyond Monogamy: The Case for Open Relationships.” Princeton University, 2009.

Invited speaker, “Alternative and Queer Pornography” at Porno Punk Feminism Conference. San Sebastian, Spain, 2008.

Invited panelist, Sex Work in Academe and the Industry panel at Console-ing Passions 2008: An International Conference on Television, Audio, Video, New Media and Feminism. University of California-Santa Barbara, 2008.

Invited panelist, Sex for Sale Symposium. Yale Law School, 2006.

Invited speaker, “Queer Sex Now” at Swarthmore Sager Symposium. Swarthmore College, 2006.


SELECTED COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS

Invited speaker and filmmaker, Cine y Sexo: La Mirada Femenina Film Festival, Mexico City, Mexico, 2012

Keynote speaker, OpenSF Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2012

Keynote speaker, International Ms. Leather, San Francisco, CA, 2012

Featured filmmaker, Berlin Porn Film Fest, Berlin, Germany, 2011

Invited speaker, Sexual Liberation Institute at Creating Change, Dallas, TX, 2010

Keynote speaker, “Drag and Gender Performance: Power, Possibility, and Community,” International Drag King Extravaganza XII, Baltimore, MD, 2010

Keynote speaker, “Everyone’s Invited to the Pool Party, Or How To Build A Supportive, Inclusive Community,” Transcending Boundaries Conference, Worcester, MA, 2009

Keynote speaker, “Leatherfolk and Lifelong Learning,” Winter Wickedness, Columbus, OH, 2009

Keynote speaker, “Polyamory, Pride, and Family Values,” Poly Pride Rally, New York, NY 2008

Invited speaker, Xplore: Festival on the Art of Lust, Berlin, Germany, 2004

Invited speaker, Queer Sex in the New Millennium, Queer Paradise, Richmond VA, 2004

Invited speaker, “Trans Inclusion in ‘Same Sex’ Space,” Leather Leadership Conference, Los Angeles, CA, 2002


FILM and TELEVISION

2006. Extra, Shortbus directed by John Cameron Mitchell. THINK Film/Fortissimo Films/Q Television/Process Productions.

2005. Guest Star, Real Sex #32. HBO.

2004. Consultant, She Hate Me directed by Spike Lee. 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks/Rule 8.

2003. Creator/Executive Producer/Host, The Naughty Show (Pilot). MTV Networks.

2003-2002. Series Regular, Ricki Lake. Syndicated.

2003. Featured Principal, Real Sex #31: Am I Good in Bed? HBO.

2001. Producer/Host, Sexology. The Burly Bear Network.

2000. Featured Principal, Real Sex #25. HBO.


FILMOGRAPHY

2013. Director/Producer/Writer/Host, Tristan Taormino’s Guide to Bondage for Couples. Adam & Eve Pictures.

2013. Director/Producer/Writer/Host, Tristan Taormino’s Guide to Kinky Sex for Couples. Adam & Eve Pictures.

2012. Director/Producer/Writer/Host, The Expert Guide to Female Ejaculation. Vivid-Ed.

2012. Director/Producer/Writer/Host, The Expert Guide to Pegging: Strap-on Anal Sex for Couples. Vivid-Ed.

2012. Director/Producer/Writer/Host, Sex Ed Shorts and Extra Credit: Dylan and Danny (short). The Smitten Kitten.

2011. Director/Producer/Writer/Host, The Expert Guide to Advanced Anal Sex. Vivid-Ed.

2011. Director/Producer, Rough Sex 3: Adrianna’s Dangerous Mind. Vivid Entertainment.

2010. Director/Producer/Writer/Host, The Expert Guide to Female Orgasms. Vivid-Ed.

2011. Director/Producer, Rough Sex 2. Vivid Entertainment.

2010. Director/Producer/Writer/Host, The Expert Guide to Advanced Fellatio. Vivid-Ed.

2009. Director/Producer, Midori’s Expert Guide to Sensual Bondage. Vivid-Ed.

2009. Director/Producer, Rough Sex. Vivid Entertainment.

2009. Director/Producer/Writer/Host, The Expert Guide to Anal Pleasure for Men. Vivid-Ed.

2009. 
Executive Producer, Penny Flame’s Expert Guide to Rough Sex. Vivid-Ed.

2009. Director/Producer/Writer/Host, The Expert Guide to Threesomes. Vivid-Ed.

2008. Director/Producer/Writer, Penny Flame’s Expert Guide to Hand Jobs for Men and Women. Vivid-Ed.

2008. Director/Producer, Chemistry 4. Vivid Entertainment.

2008. Director/Producer/Writer/Host, The Expert Guide to The G-Spot. Vivid-Ed.

2007. Director/Producer/Writer/Host, The Expert Guide to Oral Sex, Part 2: Fellatio. Vivid-Ed.

2007. Director/Producer, Chemistry 3. Vivid Entertainment.

2007. Director/Producer/Writer, The Expert Guide to Oral Sex, Part 1: Cunnilingus. Vivid-Ed.

2007. Director/Producer, Chemistry 2. Vivid Entertainment.

2007. Director/Producer/Writer/Host, The Expert Guide to Anal Sex. Vivid-Ed.

2006. Director/Producer, Chemistry. Vivid Entertainment.

2006. Director/Producer, House of Ass. Adam & Eve.

2001. Director/Producer/Star, The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women 2. Evil Angel Video.

1999. Director/Producer/Star, The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women. Evil Angel Video.


AWARDS AND HONORS

2013 Feminist Porn Award for Smutty Schoolteacher of the Year for The Expert Guide to Pegging

2012 Feminist Porn Award for Smutty Schoolteacher of the Year for The Expert Guide to Advanced Anal Sex

2012 Lambda Literary Award for Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica

2012 Feminist Porn Award for Smutty Schoolteacher of the Year for The Expert Guide to Advanced Anal Sex

2012 XRCO Hall of Fame Inductee

2011 Lambda Literary Award for Sometimes She Lets Me: Best Butch/Femme Erotica

2011 National Leather Association Samois Anthology Award for Sometimes She Lets Me: Best Butch/Femme Erotica

2011 CineKink Film Festival Audience Choice Award for Rough Sex 2: The Poker Party

2011 AVN Award for Best Educational Release for Expert Guide to Advanced Fellatio

2011 Feminist Porn Award for Rough Sex 2

2010 Feminist Porn Trailblazer Award for Lifetime Achievement

2010 Feminist Porn Award for Smutty Schoolteacher of the Year for Expert Guide to Anal Pleasure for Men

2010 CineKink Film Festival Audience Choice Award for Rough Sex: Stranded

2010 AVN Award for Best Educational Release for Expert Guide to Threesomes

2009 Named #1 Female Porn Director by X Critic

2009 AVN Award for Best Educational Release for Expert Guide to Oral Sex, Part 2: Fellatio

2009 Sex-Positive Journalism Award-Opinion for “In Partial Defense of Eliot Spitzer” in The Village Voice

2008 Sex-Positive Journalism Award-Regular Column for “Pucker Up” Column in The Village Voice

2008 Feminist Porn Award for Smutty Schoolteacher of the Year for Expert Guide to Oral Sex 1 & 2

2007 AVN Award for Best Gonzo Release for Chemistry

2007 Feminist Porn Award for Hottest Gonzo Sex Scene and Hottest Diverse Cast for Chemistry

2007 Adam Film World Guide Award for Best Couples Movie for Chemistry

2006 Feminist Porn Award for House of Ass

2004 Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Erotica 2004

2003 Black Rose Vaughn Keith National Educator of the Year Award

2003 Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Erotica 2003

2002 UK Erotic Award Film of the Year Nominee for The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women 2

2002 Pantheon of Leather Businessperson of the Year Nominee

2001 Lesbian Sex Mafia Appreciation Award

2000 Adult Video News (AVN) Awards (2) for The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women

2000 X-Rated Critics Organization Award for The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women

1998 Firecracker Alternative Book Award for The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women

1998 Vice Versa Award for Excellence in Gay and Lesbian Journalism

1998: Amazon’s #1 Bestseller in Women’s Sex Instruction for The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women

1993 Carol B. Ohmann Memorial Prize for Best Senior Thesis in Women’s Studies, WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

1993 Gay, Lesbian, and Sexuality Studies Prize for Best Research and Writing in Queer Studies, WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

1993 Geraldine J. Murphy Prize For Outstanding Critical Essay, WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY