Tristan On Tour


Email tristan at to book me 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…***

January 12, 2020
Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo
I’ll be roaming around the Expo, come say hi!
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport, Burbank, CA

January 25, 2020, 3:00 pm
Perimenopause, Menopause & Pleasure (co-taught with Elle Chase)
If you’ve got ovaries, you will experience perimenopause and menopause, two phases of life that come with physical and emotional changes that often many people experience without much knowledge or support. Loved ones may not understand or downplay the intensity of our experiences. Health care providers often disregard the impact on our quality of life or offer one-size-fits-all solutions. Our bodies are changing in myriad of ways, including irregular periods, hot flashes, libido shifts, mood swings, insomnia, vaginal dryness, pain during penetration, and orgasm changes. Let’s talk about how these ‘pauses’ affect our self-image, sex drive, desires, intimacy, and relationships. We’ll discuss coping strategies, Western and alternative treatments, and creating your own holistic care plan. We absolutely can reclaim our bodies and our pleasure!
Self Serve, 112 Morningside Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM

January 25, 2020, 7:30 pm
Making Open Relationships Work
How do open relationships really work? How do people create nontraditional partnerships that are loving and satisfying? Tristan Taormino, relationship expert and author of Opening Up, shares some of the key principles that can help your open relationship(s) succeed. She’ll discuss common issues and problems—from “new relationship energy” and time management to jealousy and agreement violations—and ways to address and resolve them. Tristan will offer tips on communication, negotiation, and boundary setting, as well as how to cope with change. Learn how to get to the root of jealous feelings and transform them by embracing the concept of compersion. Whether you’re a newcomer or veteran to the world beyond monogamy, come discover strategies to help you nurture and grow your open relationship(s).
Self Serve, 112 Morningside Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM

February 11, 2020
Kink 101 at University of California-Riverside
Are you ready to expand your erotic horizons beyond the ordinary? Kink is an all-encompassing term to describe BDSM, sadomasochism, kinky sex, dominance and submission, role play, sex games, fantasy, fetish, and other alternative erotic expressions. Kink is built on the radical notion that people can express their erotic needs and desires and have them met. Kink is an intimate experience, an exchange of power between people that can be physical, erotic, sexual, psychological, spiritual, or, most often, some combination. In this workshop, we’ll cover all the basics of kink, including: the principles of kink: consent, safety, responsibility, aftercare; are you a top, a bottom, or a switch; differences and intersections between sadism, masochism, dominance, and submission; how to communicate with your partner about your fantasies and negotiate for what you want; exploring your physical, emotional, and psychological limits; spanking, sensory deprivation, roleplay, sensation play, bondage; plus, an interactive Q&A.

April 18-19, 25-26, 2020
Everyone Deserves Sex Ed 25 Hour Sex Educator Certification
I’ve joined the team at EDSE! EDSE founder and lead educator Anne Hodder-Shipp invited me to lead a discussion on November 16 about the intersection of pornography and sexuality, helping attendees develop an important understanding of porn literacy and how to discuss adult entertainment in an informed and nonjudgmental manner. To learn more about EDSE and apply for this exciting training here.

Anytime, 24/7

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 three hour course, Tristan will share the secrets of her success as one of the most sought-after sex educators in the world for over a decade. You’ll learn how to: explore options for education and certification; harness your unique perspective in the field and communicate it effectively; identify your individual goals and the audience(s) 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. 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: work in an ancillary field to sex education; are considering a career in sex education; are enrolled in or recently completed a sex education advanced degree program; or have worked as a professional sex educator for less than a year.

Sex Educator Boot Camp Level 2 Online
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.

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.