Season O’Sex: Sex Down South Recap!

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

The Logistics

October 13-15, 2016

Hilton Atlanta

2016 Theme: The Politics of Pleasure

The Vision

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”

Guiding Principles

The People

Founders: Tia Marie & Marla Renee Stewart

Sex Celebrities & Keynoters: Tyomi Morgan, Sinclair Sexsmith, Orpheus Black, Sunny Megatron & Ken Melvoin-Berg

Cool General Areas/Features

~vendor tables

~HIV testing, table with condoms and other safe sex info/freebies

~gender-neutral bathrooms

~Healing Space

~Flirt Room

~film screenings

~Brown Bag Lunch activities

My Thursday Workshops

~Sex Mechanics 101 Tyomi Morgan

~Opening Keynote: Finding Your Space within Sexuality Tyomi Morgan

my episode with Tyomi here! Season O’Sex: Tyomi Morgan on Creating Your Own Lane, Flow, & Flooding the Internet

~Rape Play for Queer & Trans Feminists Ignacio Rivera

—-> Heal2End Project to End Child Sexual Abuse

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 

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! Velvet's here to report on all the down and dirty details in this week's recap episode!

~Keynote: Sexual Politics of BDSM Sinclair Sexsmith

my episode with Sinclair here! Season O’Sex: Sinclair Sexsmith on Embodiment, Health as a Spiritual Practice, & Chief Bogo

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! Velvet's here to report on all the down and dirty details in this week's recap episode! 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! Velvet's here to report on all the down and dirty details in this week's recap episode!

Thursday Night

~Little Bang: Eroticology presented by Gigi GiTwice

My Friday Workshops

~Exploring Your Sexuality through the Landscape of Art Chris Belous, Annai Lopez-Tavira, Danielle Tidwell

~Kink: Let’s Get Visual Kink Underground (Sam Brinton, Jess Ratchford, Greer Williams, Jules Seabright, Nathan Coffing)

~Keynote: The Tao of Submission Orpheus Black

Friday Night

~Celebrity Mix & Mingle at Nicolai’s Rooftop Lounge

~Iron Slut Reid Mihalko & Robin Wilson-Beatie

~Smut Slam Cameryn Moore

My Saturday Workshops

~Lights, Camera, Action! The Art of Erotic Expression in Film Onyx Keesha

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! Velvet's here to report on all the down and dirty details in this week's recap episode!

~Erotic Energy Play Anandalila

~Closing Keynote: The Revolution Starts in Your Bedroom Sunny Megatron

more information about Prop 60 in California (it failed! YAY!)

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! Velvet's here to report on all the down and dirty details in this week's recap episode!

Saturday Night

~Big Bang! produced by Andre Shakti (link very NSFW) & hosted by LOVE the Poet


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. 😉


The Season O’Sex rolls on with our next interview, with Hana Li! Don’t miss our chat on asexuality and burlesque.

Until then, juicy jackfruits,

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