Email colten at puckerup.com to book Tristan for: book readings, university and college lectures, keynote speeches, conference talks and panels, sex and relationship workshops, and other public appearances.
***More details below the calendar…***
June 30-July 5
Sex Educator Boot Camp Level 1 Online
Are you passionate about sex education and want to build a career in the field? Sex educator, author, college lecturer, filmmaker and radio host Tristan Taormino has written or edited more than thirty books, appeared on dozens of television shows, garnered national media coverage, and keynoted, lectured, and taught workshops to over a million people around the world. But she’s never shared her insight into creating a successful sex education career—until now. In this online course, Tristan will share the secrets of her success as one of the most sought-after sex educators in the world for eighteen years.
You’ll learn how to:
–find which education and certification options are right for you
–harness your unique perspective in the field and communicate it effectively
–identify your individual goals and the audiences you want to reach
–network with other sex education professionals and build awareness about your work
–create dynamic presentations and develop your teaching style
–think creatively about marketing and promotion
This course is ideal for people who: are considering a career in sex education; are enrolled in or recently completed a sex education advanced degree program; work in an ancillary field to sex education; or have worked as a professional sex educator for less than a year. Registration is now closed. If you want to be notified about when Online Boot Camp happens again, sign up here!
July 6, 2016, 6:00 pm PT / 9:00 pm ET
Sex Educator Boot Camp Level 1 Online: Live Q&A
You’ve watched the video, done the exercises, and gone through the resources. Now here’s your chance to to ask Tristan questions about your specific issues and concerns. Registrants will get an email with instructions about how to participate in the call.
**Note to students outside the U.S.: Your options: 1) You may email Tristan your questions, she will answer them during the live call, and you will have access to a recording of the call to listen to later. 2) you can pay the long distance fee for calling the U.S.
July 22-23, 2016
PolyDallas Millennium Presents The 2nd Annual Symposium: Designer Relationships
“Our vision begins with our desires.” – Audre Lorde. What vision do you have for your intimate relationship future? What if you had a choice to structure, quantify, and love without another’s manufactored design? The mission of this symposium is to celebrate the unique way we love and relate. The way we create and express our sexuality with tenacity and fervor. The consequence of inhibition and oppression is to be held captive by a socially constructed ceiling. Our symposium aims to educate, expose, and experience the knowledge and expertise of national and local speakers who have lived and advocated for surpassing the ceiling. Tristan will be the keynote speaker at this exciting event that also features Dr. Joe Kort and Dr. James Wadley. More details to come!
Location: Crowne Plaza Dallas, 1015 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202
Admission: $125-160, register at Eventbrite.
August 4, 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Sex Educator Boot Camp Level 2: Intermediate at Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit
Have you begun your journey as a sex educator and are ready to get serious, streamline your business, and get paid for what you love doing? In this intermediate course, Tristan Taormino, one of the most well-known educators in the field, shares her experience, skills, and insight to help you create a vibrant, fulfilling career in sex education. You’ll learn how to: hone your mission and unique point of view; make your work accessible to diverse audiences and communities; develop and create business, branding, and marketing plans; use web-based tools and social media to connect with media professionals, other sex educators, and potential clients, employers and fans; garner media coverage in order to raise your public profile; embrace the value of your work and develop pricing structures and rates. Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to ask Tristan questions about your specific issues and concerns in an intimate environment. This course is ideal for people who have: worked as a professional sex educator or in the sex education field for at least a year; and/or completed Sex Educator Boot Camp 1: Basic.
August 4, 2:00-6:00 pm
Sex Educator Boot Camp Level 3: Advanced at Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit
with special presentation by Trina Scott, Cindy Lee Alves, and Aida Manduley
Are you a sex educator ready to take your career and business to the next level? World-renowned sex educator Tristan Taormino reveals her proven techniques for success. You’ll learn how to: write promotional materials and create media buzz about your work; build strategic partnerships and coalitions with individuals, organizations, and companies that boost your reach, credibility, and visibility; shape your public identity and boost your credibility; leverage a local/regional presence into a national one; transform a part-time job into a full time career; monetize your expertise and experience; clarify your goals and prioritize your work accordingly; stop doing work that doesn’t have a clear path toward supporting yourself; integrate your values and politics with your business practices; explore what personal blocks may be holding you back; expand your offerings, grow your business, and make your career sustainable. There will be real talk about money, community politics, and burnout. You’ll have the chance to network, brainstorm, and collaborate with other attendees in smaller breakout groups. Plus, you’ll get sample pitch letters for colleges, media, sponsors, potential employers, and more. In addition, there will be a special presentation on advancing racial justice in sex education by Trina Scott, Cindy Lee Alves, and Aida Manduley of Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN). This course is ideal for people who have worked in sex education for at least three years and/or have completed Sex Educator Boot Camp 1: Basic and 2: Intermediate.
Official Boot Camp Accessibility Sponsor
Information for Both Boot Camps:
Information for Both Boot Camps:
Location: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22311
Admission: Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Boot Camp tickets will be available at the door if space permits, but the prices go up. We are dedicated to racial, economic, and social justice: there are volunteer positions, scholarships, and sliding scale spots, with priority given to educators who represent and work with underserved communities. To get more information or a scholarship application, please email tristan [at] puckerup.com. Scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis through July 5, 2016. If you want to register for the Summit by the Early Bird deadline, your scholarship application must be received no later than March 15, 2016.
Registration: Note: Online Registration ends on July 31 at 11:59 pm ET. If you are attending Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit, you get special pricing and must register through the Woodhull site. If you are *not* attending the Summit, please register via Eventbrite here. Tickets WILL be available at the door for both levels.
August 24, 2016, 8:00-10:00 pm
Anal Sex for Everyone
Celebrate Anal August with an expert! Welcome to the wonderful world of anal pleasure. In this funny, educational class, Tristan covers a wide variety of topics, including: myths about anal sex; anal anatomy, the G-spot, and the prostate; basic preparation and hygiene; lubes, anal toys, and safer sex; anal penetration for beginners, and much more! Learn the facts about this exciting, yet often misunderstood, form of pleasure and get all your questions answered.
Location: The Pleasure Chest, 7733 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046.
Admission: Free and open to all. Seats on a first come, first served basis.
August 30-31, 2016
State of Michigan HIV and STD Conference
By bringing together local, regional, and national experts in HIV/STD care and prevention, we strive to maximize participant knowledge and skills; offer continuing education credit; share best practices; and promote collaborative opportunities. Note: Conference is at capacity and registration is closed.
Location: Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Acme, MI
September 1, 2016, 8:00-10:00 pm
Open Relationships 101
Are you considering an open relationship? Does your current open relationship need some tweaking? There are few established scripts or visible role models for open relationships, so people in them can struggle without support and guidance. In this interactive workshop, relationship expert and author of Opening Up, Tristan Taormino gives practical advice on how to craft responsible, fulfilling nonmonogamous relationships. Tristan will explore common myths, real-life benefits and challenges, and how to decide if an open relationship is right for you. She will share some of the most common styles of open relationships—from partnered nonmonogamy to solo polyamory—and discuss how to customize them to meet your individual needs and wants. Through creative exercises, you’ll learn to articulate what you want, identify and negotiate limits and boundaries, communicate with your partner(s) in productive ways, and create relationships that work for you.
Location: The Pleasure Chest, 3436 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657
Admission: Free and open to all. Seats on a first come, first served basis.
October 13-15, 2016
Sex Down South
Sex Down South was born out of a desire to create a safe space in the Southeast where folks could explore sex and sexuality. Our focus is intentionally broad, catering to a diverse range of people: from those who are curious but not quite committed, to those who have been around the block…and then some! Our mission is to create a sex-positive space for people of all walks of life to come together, explore, connect, and share knowledge and skills. It’s your exploration destination for all things sex and erotic. Our goal is to foster learning, inspiration, and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter. From sex education and sexual health, to healthy communication and relationship skills; from alternative lifestyles such as kink and polyamory, to sex and spirituality and navigating sexual trauma. We’ll look at how race, gender, class, ability, religion, and other factors influence our experiences of our bodies and our sexualities. We’ll examine how our desires are directly linked to our empowerment and satisfaction in life. Sex Down South is a space for everyday people and “sexperts” alike to teach and share extraordinary things – and for participants to leave knowing more about their own sexualities and desires than when they arrived.
Location: Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Admission: $179-229 (day pass, student and volunteer discounts available)
Can’t make it to a live appearance? Listen to my show Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino every Friday at 5:00 pm PST / 8:00 pm EST. A new episode happens each week!
Listen: on The VoiceAmerica Variety Channel. You can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.
Join: We livetweet every week, so listen along with me on Friday! When I’m interviewing someone live, you can call us at 866-472-5788 or post questions on our Twitter feed @SexOutLoudRadio or on Facebook.