September 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 West.

CatalystCon West – 2014 – Los Angeles, CA 

Keynote Plenary Addresses Opening – Sparking Communication in Sexuality, Activism and Acceptance
Closing – Afternoon Tea with Club 90: Their Story, Their Legacy, Their Love Sessions 21st Century Sex Ed: Beyond Just Saying No Adaptive Sex and Kink: How We Do What We Do With What We’ve Got To Do It With Alternative Solutions: Sex Surrogate Partner Therapies (SPT) Bacchanalia Basics: It’s (Play) Party Time! The Body Spiritual: Sacred Sex Basics for Educators, Sexuality Professionals, and More The Canadian Sex Work Journey So Far: The Fight For Decriminalization & The Supreme Court Challenge Consent: To Make a Villager ECOSEX! Make the Earth Your Lover: Heat Up Your Sex Life as You Slow Global Warming Envelope-Pushing Erotica: How Sexy Stories Can Change the World Fantasy Girls: The Perils Women Face In Geek Culture Fascinating and Frustrating: When Your Sex Work Becomes Your Sex Life Flawless: Black Pride in Sexualized Communities & Labour Getting In and Getting Out: An exploration of the beginning, middle and end of life in porn. How to be a Sex Positive Warrior in Public Health Infidelity Is More Than Cheating In Sickness & In Health: Creating Intimate Relationships with Acute or Chronic Illness It’s In Your Mind: What Every Sexpert Needs to Know About Psychotherapy It Starts in the Womb: Educating on Infant and Child Sexuality Living With An STI Looking Down There: Sexuality and Dwarfism, Disability, Illness & Chronic Pain Mandatory Condoms in Porn and why we are against it Material Matters Pleasure and Danger on Campus Polyamory: The Personal, Political and Spiritual PRIDE & Prejudice – Confronting Homophobia in Communities of Color Self-Publishing for Fun and (Maybe) Profit Senior Sex: Lusting, Dating, and Mating Sex, Dating, Kink, and the ‘C’ Word Sex & Parenting: Sex Positive Parenting in a Sex Negative World Sex Toys: Past, Present, and Future Shameless Self-Promotion: Marketing 101 for Activists Slut Shaming: The Clash Between Sexuality and a Sex-Negative Culture Social Media and Feminist Ethics: #Activism and the Politics of Responsibility Specialties in Sex Work Strange Bedfellows: joining the sex-positive community and people of faith That’s Not Funny! – Comedy and the sex positive movement. What about love? Radical sexuality and the new nonmonogamy What’s Hot in Erotic Art? Within-Community Advocacy Working with A Sexological Bodyworker CatalystCon Studio & Entertainment  Carnalcopia The Deeper Truth: Biographies from the Catalysts Life on the Swingset Poly Weekly Sex with Emily

Off the Page: Sex Talk with Carol Queen and Friends UrbanErotika

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