CatalystCon West 2013
Sex Out Loud: The CatalystCon Series
Sex Out Loud® hosted by Tristan Taormino is a weekly radio show dedicated to exploring all aspects of sexuality from a sex-positive perspective. Listeners get intelligent, uncensored talk about sexual health, education and media; GLBT issues, BDSM, non-monogamy, the adult industry, and sexual politics. Sex Out Loud airs every Friday at 5:00 pm Pacific and 8:00 pm Eastern on The VoiceAmerica Network Variety Channel. In addition, you can listen on demand or download it as a podcast . Find Sex Out Loud on Twitter.
Host Tristan Taormino was proud to bring Sex Out Loud to CatalystCon West, where she recorded interviews with conference speakers and attendees in front of a live studio audience.
This week is the final episode of the CatalystCon West 2013 series of interviews and we go out with a bang, bringing you the marvelous Sinnamon Love. Love appeared in over 250 hardcore movies, numerous men’s magazines and countless appearances on Playboy TV & Radio, and along with her educational background, she has turned her experience into a career as a writer, sex educator, lecturer, and radio host. Tristan talks with her about feminist porn, improving sex education, sexuality, and her popular radio show, Sex, Love, and Hip Hop
Recorded in front of a live studio audience at CatalystCon, Tristan Taormino interviews Cunning Minx, the poly and kinky sex-positive educator and activist who has been the producer and host of the Polyamory Weekly podcast since spring of 2005. Minx will share how she got into polyamory, sex education, and podcasting, and how those lessons inform her teachings on poly, kinky and Web 2.0 community-building topics. Plus, she answers questions from the studio audience.
- November 15, 2013: Julie Stewart on Keeping Couples Connected with Sportsheets and Epiphora with Honest Sex Toy Advice
This week features an interview with Julie Stewart, CEO of Sportsheets, recorded live as part of the CatalystCon West series. Stewart talks about what brought her to Sportsheets and what she’s learned from her 19 years in the industry. Then we’ll feature a special segment with Epiphora, sex toy reviewer extraordinaire, who will give you the lowdown on all the best sex toys (to help you start planning holiday gift buying). You’ll love her honest, smart, and BS-free recommendations for what products give the best orgasms.
- November 1, 2013: Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders and Jackie Strano of Good Vibrations on Sex Out Loud
Tristan Taormino welcomes Dr. Joycelyn Elders and Jackie Strano to Sex Out Loud. Taormino interviewed Dr. Elders in person at CatalystCon West and discussed abstinence-only sex education, the current state of HIV/AIDS, and how we can empower young people around their sexuality. The second half of the show will feature Jackie Strano, Executive Vice President of Good Vibrations. They talk about the state of sex education in America, why sex-positive retail stores are so important, and how Good Vibrations has paired with various non-profit sex-positive organizations to raise money and awareness.
- October 25, 2013: Marcia Baczynski on Communicating Desire, Asking For What You Want, and Successful Nonmonogamy
Recorded live at Catalyst Con West 2013, this week’s episode features relationship coach, writer, and sex educator Marcia Baczynski. Tristan talks with Marcia about her journey to becoming a relationship coach and sex educator, including specializing in helping people articulate their desires in relationships and ask for what they want. She’ll also share info from her latest book, “Four Mistakes Couples Make When Opening Up Their Relationship (and How To Avoid Them)” and discuss her latest project, The Good Girl Recovery Program.
The first interview in our CatalystCon West 2013 series of episodes recorded in front of a live studio audience, Tristan welcomes back to the show Danny Wylde. You may also recognize Danny from several of Tristan’s films and he’s recently opened Future Sex Shock, his own porn studio. Wylde also just released Come To My Brother, his first novel, which combines the enduring horror of vampires with an honest and authentic exploration of life in Northern California, working in porn, and growing up. Wylde discusses sex, performing, and what inspires his creative work.