Ever wondered what it would be like to go to a sex and sexuality conference?
Particularly one smack dab in the middle of the Deep South?
Never fear! The folks at Sex Down South, the second annual sexuality conference in the heart of Atlanta, were kind enough to bring me in this year to report all the goodies back to you.
Have a listen, then check alllll the links below, share those quoteable images – and start planning your trip to Atlanta for SDS 2017!
Sex Down South 2016
October 13-15, 2016
2016 Theme: The Politics of Pleasure
Sex Down South was born out of a desire to create a safe space in the Southeast where folks could explore sex and sexuality. Our focus is intentionally broad, catering to a diverse range of people: from those who are curious but not quite committed, to those who have been around the block…and then some! Our mission is to create a sex-positive space for people of all walks of life to come together, explore, connect, and share knowledge and skills. It’s your exploration destination for all things sex and erotic.
-from SDS’s page “Our Vision”
Cool General Areas/Features
~HIV testing, table with condoms and other safe sex info/freebies
~Brown Bag Lunch activities
My Thursday Workshops
~Sex Mechanics 101 Tyomi Morgan
~Opening Keynote: Finding Your Space within Sexuality Tyomi Morgan
~Rape Play for Queer & Trans Feminists Ignacio Rivera
HEAL (Hidden Encounters Altered Lives) is a project that aims to prevent and end CSA [child sexual abuse] by making visible the hidden tools used to guilt, shame, coerce, and inflict violence onto children. The primary strategies are: Building community, critical analysis, social media campaign, mobilization and education.
-from HEAL Project website
Sex (Ed) Is is a social media campaign geared towards young adults/youth, parents, guardians, caretakers, educators, sex educators, child advocates, and adults who mentor children to discuss their experience, impact, and thoughts on sex ed as a tool to combat child sexual abuse and sexual trauma.
-from Sex (Ed) Is website
~Living a Juicy & Orgasmic Life Brion & Karen Craig
~Keynote: Sexual Politics of BDSM Sinclair Sexsmith
My Friday Workshops
~Kink: Let’s Get Visual Kink Underground (Sam Brinton, Jess Ratchford, Greer Williams, Jules Seabright, Nathan Coffing)
~Keynote: The Tao of Submission Orpheus Black
~Celebrity Mix & Mingle at Nicolai’s Rooftop Lounge
~Smut Slam Cameryn Moore
My Saturday Workshops
~Lights, Camera, Action! The Art of Erotic Expression in Film Onyx Keesha
~Erotic Energy Play Anandalila
~Closing Keynote: The Revolution Starts in Your Bedroom Sunny Megatron
more information about Prop 60 in California (it failed! YAY!)
Sex Down South was a fab event, one that I’m super excited to be a part of again next year!
You’d better come next year too. 😉
Until then, juicy jackfruits,