Tristan On Tour



Email colten at 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…***


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.

September 18-23, 2016
Guest in Residence at Unit One/Allen Hall
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tristan will be the Guest in Residence at Unit One/Allen Hall at UIUC Hall. The Guest-in-Residence Program consists of a series of visiting guests who have a diverse range of professions and interests including writers, artists, inventors, performers, scholars, journalists, filmmakers. Guests live in Allen Hall for a week, interacting with residents and the public in a variety of programs, performances, workshops, and informal discussions. Guests typically give introductory presentations on the first evening of their residency and hold nightly events thereafter in Allen Hall. Guests’ presentations are open to the entire UICU community. Tristan will give nightly lectures, have drop-in hours for sex and relationship advice, and plenty more.
Location: Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana

September 24-25, 2016
SHE: Sexual Health Expo
Experience an open environment where learning the latest facts about intimacy is celebrated with style and flair! Featuring today’s leaders in intimacy and romance, SHE will deliver a crash course in understanding modern relationships with must-attend workshops and captivating presentations. There will be presentations by Pleasure Chest NY‘s most popular in-house educators, plus Tristan Taormino, Dr. Jess O’Reilly, Mollena Williams, Laura Delarato, Sheri Winston, and more. Throughout the day, SHE’s expansive exhibition hall will showcase the very best sex toys and accessories for women, men and couples. The SHE exhibition hall will introduce attendees to a wide range of products ranging from cutting-edge vibrators to sexual enhancement products such as massage gels, candles and more.
Location: The Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse, 73 West Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Admission: Registration sponsor We-Vibe is sponsoring free admission to the first 2,000 attendees that register online.

September 26, 2016
Fantasy Roleplay Workshop
Do you have a secret yearning to dress up like a school girl and be spanked by a teacher? Want to be a relentless military superior in charge of unruly recruits? Have you ever dreamed of being kidnapped? Do you like to imagine you are someone else during sex? Welcome to the wonderful world of erotic role playing! From dressing up to sexual role play, writer/sex educator Tristan Taormino introduces you to the ins and outs of making fantasy a reality, covering a wide variety of topics, including: how to tap into your hottest role play fantasies; sharing your fantasies with a partner; popular erotic roles from history, Hollywood, and your own imagination; how to choose, create, and become a character; how to execute a role playing scenario from beginning to end; exhibitionism, voyeurism, and public fantasies; gender play, age play, and other transgressions; and exploring the taboo fantasies.
Location: The Pleasure Chest Upper East Side, 1150 2nd Ave, NYC 10065
Admission: Free and open to all. Seats on a first come, first served basis.
More details to come!

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.