March 2014


Live Coverage

CatalystCon is a conference created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality. It is about reaching out and stimulating those who attend to create those important conversations in their own communities, changing how we as a society talk and treat sexuality. We want to make it easier for CatalystCon attendees (and those who are unable to attend in person) to continue those conversations online before, during and after the conference by using hashtag #ccon on Twitter and creating separate hashtags for each session, workshop, and keynote. We have rounded up some of the best tweets using these hashtags and curated them on Storify to tell the story of CatalystCon East.

CatalystCon East – 2014 – Arlington, VA 

Keynote Plenary Addresses Opening – Sparking Communication in Sexuality, Activism and Acceptance Closing – Afternoon Tea with Betty Dodson and Carol Queen Sessions 21st Century Sex Ed: Beyond Just Saying No The “Ass Panel”: The Ins and Outs of Anal Pleasure Avoiding Destruction of Your Movement: Reducing Fragmentation to Build Cohesive Activism Beard, penis, toolbox”: Addressing heteronormativity and cis-sexism in scientific studies of sex and gender Birth Matters! How Denying the Sexual Significance of Birth Negatively Impacts Men and Women A Black Womyn’s Sexual Politics: Reclaiming The Jezebel Through Burlesque The Body Spiritual: Sacred Sex Basics for Educators, Sexuality Professionals, and More The Business of Blogging About Sex The Changing Faces of Sex Work in 2014 Consent: It Takes a Village Creating Change in the Sex Toy Industry Entrepreneurial IQ: 10 keys to designing an unconventional career in sexuality The Hijacking of Healthy Sexuality Hot Queer Black Sex- Navigating The Intersection Blackness & Queerness Is Casual Sex Bad for You? It Depends Is Your Boss in Your Bedroom? Employer discrimination based on relationship status/practices. Lesbo Retro: A Dyke Porn Retrospective Living With An STI “Mostly Straight”: A New Sexual Orientation Group No Longer Voiceless: Telling the True Stories of Sex Work and Human Trafficking The Nuts and Bolts of Accessibility Orientation as a Living Entity The Politics and Practicalities of Coming Out Poly Positively Negative: How a Sex Positive Framework Hinders the Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights PRIDE & Prejudice: Confronting Homophobia in Communities of Color Problem-solving Sex with Disability Promiscuity: Virtue or Vice Queer: A Brief History of An Identity Queering The Law: Important Issues Beyond Gay Marriage Real to Reel Sex Sex Road Warriors: Tips, Skills, & a frank discussion on what it takes to stay sane when the road IS home. Sex Toys: Past, Present & Future Sexual Art & Engagement: How to Build Sex Positivity in Communities. Shattering Assumptions about Sex and Aging Top 10 Myths About Business (and the Truth) The White Picket Fence and Midlife Sex Why is the Media Afraid of Sex? The Work of Sex Work   CatalystCon Studio & Entertainment  Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino Why Are People Into That? The WhoreCast The Deeper Truth: Biographies from the Catalysts Off the Page: Sex Talk with Carol Queen and Friends UrbanErotika
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