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


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

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