Sep 252013



This Friday on Sex Out Loud, your ears are in for a special treat: Dixie De La Tour brings us sexy stories about sexy stories! Bawdy Storytelling – dubbed “The Moth for Pervs” by the LA Weekly – is the Nation’s Original Sex+Storytelling series. Founded, Emcee’ed and Curated by Dixie De La Tour, Bawdy features Real people & Rockstars sharing their Bona Fide Sexual Exploits in 10 minutes or less. For the past (almost) 7 years, Bawdy Storytelling’s one-of-a-kind approach to sexpositive personal narrative has coaxed liberating tales out of everyday people, creating unforgettable experiences for performers and audiences alike. We’ll talk to Dixie about how the event came into being and hear exclusive excerpts from a live performance.

Sexual Folklorist Dixie De La Tour founded Bawdy Storytelling, (the Nation’s Original sex and storytelling series featuring Real People & Rockstars) almost 7 years ago as a way to encourage real connection in San Francisco’s sexual underground. All in all, she’s been welcoming newcomers to San Francisco’s sexual underground for over 15 years (De La Tour, as in Tour Guide) – from creating, producing, volunteering for and managing sex positive events, to producing private parties, to teaching workshops, writing about sex & dating, community managing adult dating sites and much more. Dixie hopes to build Bawdy Storytelling into a national event because sexpositive community starts with a personal story; Storytelling makes sex education fun and entertaining and makes it a little harder to judge other people for their choices – listening to just one person’s story can start you down the road to empathy and acceptance for the ‘other.’

The Bawdy Events ‘trifecta’ includes Bawdy Storytelling (the curated mainstage storytelling event which features a different theme for each show) and Dixie also produces BawdySlam (a monthly story slam/competition in San Francisco & Los Angeles, with pervy prizes and the opportunity to compete in the Bawdy GrandSlam – that’s coming up in late October in SF and coming soon in LA) and she’s about to launch BawdyTalks (an sexuality-based event like TEDTalks). She also teaches workshops like Fearless Storytelling & Storytelling for Perverts– both of which feature the unique storytelling method she’s developed to help even the shyest person feel confident (yes, even Dixie had a fear of public speaking in the beginning, & what worked for her has now enabled hundreds of Bawdy Storytellers to face their fears, step onstage & share their sexual journey).