Nov 182014

More than 70 Speakers Sign On for CatalystCon East Sexuality Conference This March

Dee Dennis, founder of the CatalystCon sexuality conference, announces a wide-ranging list of more than 70 speakers participating in CatalystCon East in Arlington, VA, March 27-29, 2015. Created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality, CatalystCon will return to the east coast with over 40 sessions and panel discussions on sexuality and related issues.

CatalystCon East’s schedule will include sessions on sex work, nonmonogamy, adaptive sex and kink, asexuality, and body image, and panel discussions on sex toy materials, sex positive parenting, new views on pornography, pleasure and danger on campus, and public health. A complete list of sessions may be found at

Speakers include sex educators Joan Price and jessica drake; academics Lynn Comella, Ph.D. and Zhana Vrangalova, Ph.D.; activists Yoseñio V. Lewis and Melinda Chateauvert; sex therapist Dr. Chris Donaghue, and author and Tantra expert Barbara Carrellas, plus sex writers, sex workers, and other experts in the field of sexuality. A complete list of speakers may be found at

“I love being part of CatalystCon because everyone is so energized about their mission, engaged in the content and ready to learn, share and create,” said Rachel Kramer Bussel, author of Sex & Cupcakes and Philadelphia City Paper sex columnist. “It’s a unique, special environment where we get to connect across sexual subcultures. CatalystCon is one of my favorite places to teach erotica and sex writing because of the high level of insight attendees have into various aspects of sexuality, often ones we don’t hear enough of in the mainstream world.” In addition to her pre-conference writing workshops, Bussel will be moderating a panel discussion on Sharing Your Sex Life on the Page and the Stage.

CatalystCon East will also feature the debut of two pre-conference workshops with Dr. Rosalyn Dischiavo of the Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment. On Friday, March 27, Dr. Dischavio will be teaching The Deep Yes: The Lost Art of True Receiving, worth 3 CE credits, as well as Getting Your Credentials: Options for Professional Jobs in the Sexuality Field. Getting Your Credentials will be a free workshop open to all CatalystCon East attendees.

CatalystCon East will be held March 27-29 at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, VA. Registration is currently open at Early Bird pricing ends on December 10.


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