Jan 222013

 Polyamorous/Swinger Podcast Highlights Upcoming CatalystCon East Sexuality Conference in D.C., March 15-17

CatalystCon founder Dee Dennis was featured on “Life on the Swingset,” a podcast and website dedicated to the sexually open. The interview is available as a podcast on LifeOnTheSwingset.com beginning January 22. Access the podcast here.”

This is a great opportunity for CatalystCon to further reach out to the swinging and polyamorous communities,” Dennis said. “The goal of CatalystCon is to bring together people from many diverse communities. We are committed to keeping the energy flowing to promote communication and positive change, from the opening Keynote Address straight through to the last goodbye hug.”

“Life on the Swingset” was founded by Cooper Beckett and Dylan Thomas in 2009, to provide an outstretched hand to the community and an information source for “swingers, polyamorists, triads, BDSM folk, other open people” and “everybody who subscribes to the notion that sexual exploration and openness is healthy, friendly, and most importantly, fun.”

“We believe communication and community are of paramount importance when navigating the sometimes murky waters of non-monogamy,” Beckett said. “So we are very excited to be joined by Dee Dennis to talk about CatalystCon and all the amazing sexiness it’s bringing together.”

Beckett and Thomas, along with Swingset contributors Ginger Bentham and Shira Katz, will be speaking on the panel “Sex with Benefits: Progressive Swinging” at CatalystCon East.

CatalystCon East takes place March 15-17, 2013 in DC-adjacent Arlington, Virginia. Sessions planned for the event include a look at Los Angeles’ controversial Measure B, which mandated the use of condoms in adult video production; a lesson on toxic toys; a discussion of sexuality for senior citizens; an explanation of California’s Proposition 35, which stigmatizes sex workers as “sex offenders” in attempt to fight against human trafficking; an informative session on helping educators effectively teach sexual topics and more. The full list of sessions may be found here.

More than 70 speakers are scheduled to speak, including sex educators, experts, authors, academics and activists such as Ducky Doolittle, jessica drake, Joan Price, Carol Queen, Charlie Glickman, Constance Penley, Tristan Taormino and Rachel Kramer Bussel, plus Swedish sexuality experts Suzann Larsdotter and Malinda Flodman, who will present a history of sex education in Sweden. The complete list of speakers, with biographies, may be found here.

CatalystCon East takes place March 15-17, 2013 at the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport. Registration is available now here. Learn how you can become a sponsor of CatalystCon here.

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