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Mona Darling is presenting The Business of Blogging About Sex. Check out Mona’s bio here.
Mona Darling

1. How do you see yourself as a catalyst for change?
I am creating a sex positive community of women who can embrace their sexual interests and limits. I want to help them build self esteem in the bedroom, (and beyond!) I also want to create a healing space for women who have experienced sexual abuse.

2. Who or what was a catalyst for you?
Ages ago Mistress Ilsa Strix and Mistress Sabrina Belladonna started a web site called ProDomination. It was a pay site that raised money for Pro Dommes who encountered legal trouble. I was young and fairly new to sex work and in awe of their ability to gather so many women to work together for such a noble cause. I loved the community that they created. I loved being involved and feeling like I was a small part of a much bigger movement.

3. What do you feel are some of the biggest challenges or concerns facing us in the field of sexuality right now?
In my ‘glass half full’ kinda way, I think this is a great time for sexuality. People are talking about sex a lot more and the internet offers easy access to sexual exploration and sexy education. Not that there aren’t still challenges. We need sex education more then ever! Not just education about the physical aspects, like avoiding STI’s, but also the metal aspects, like being ok with who you are, and what your interests are and how to negotiate them.

4. What do you feel are some of the most important/valuable positive changes that have been made in the world of sexuality in the past year?
I feel like in the last year there have been some great movements forward in body acceptance. Still a long way to go, but I loved seeing several lingerie companies, like Forever Yours Lingerie, vow to use real women in their ads.

5. Why do you feel it is important to bring this topic The Business of Blogging About Sex to CatalystCon East?
I’m speaking on a panel about the business of blogging. The three of us, Epiphora, Queerie Bradshaw and I, have approached the business of blogging differently and we look forward to sharing what we have learned about our respective approaches. Personally, I think the business of blogging is an important one right now because it provides a great way for women to stay home with their kids, yet still bring in some income.

6. Share one unknown (or little known) fact about yourself.
As a kid, my mom and I were members of The Peoples Temple in Northern California.

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