Carol Queen’s Upcoming East Coast Tour!
Are you in Boston? Or going to Winter Fire? Check out Carol Queen’s schedule and catch her when you can!
Carol Queen’s February trip to the Eastern Seaboard — celebrating Valentine’s Week talking about sexuality, health, pornography, erotic art and literature, and more!
Friday, February 10, Boston University
Carol debates anti-pornography activist Gail Dines. (This event is for the campus community and is not open to the public.)
Sunday, February 12, 5-7 pm, Carol welcomes the Boston Women’s Health Collective (or is it the other way around¦?)
Our Bodies Ourselves nonprofit Reception, Store Tour and Fundraiser Mixer at Good Vibrations
Sunday, February 12th
Join us for a special pre-Valentine’s Day mixer and info night featuring our current donation partner, Our Bodies Ourselves in Boston! Enjoy a light reception and store tour by staff sexologist Dr. Carol Queen, and learn everything you ever wanted, but were afraid to ask. Inspired? You can contribute to Our Bodies Ourselves directly at check-out!
Monday, February 13 “ Carol speaks at Harvard
Sex-Positive Health: How Public Health Professionals Can Promote Intimate Sources of WellbeingSexual problems of all kinds — including abuse, STIs, and misinformation — can constitute or contribute to public health problems, not to mention individual distress. Positive sexual relationships and sexual wellbeing are legitimate public health goals in themselves — how can public health professionals promote these, and foster the public’s (and the health professions’) understanding of and commitment to these goals? Join sexologist Carol Queen PhD for her take on — and group discussion about — these questions.
Room G3 at HSPH (677 Huntington Ave, Cambridge)
Tuesday, February 14 “ Carol Queen closes out Yale’s Sex Week!
Location: William L. Harkness Hall, Rm 119, located at 100 Wall St. New Haven, CT
Time: 6 PM
“Wisdom from Someone who Loves Sex to Someone Just Starting”
Many elements of our lives can facilitate great sex, OR sex that isn’t very pleasurable at all: the effects of good or bad sex education, role models, shame and harsh experiences, our ability to communicate. Pleasure activist and PhD sexologist Carol Queen explores these, and the paths to great sex she’s traveled along the way, in an intimate talk for people of all sexual experience levels. Mixing details of her own journey with academic information and the insights of various sexuality communities, she’ll look at the role of partnering and love, casual experiences, identity and affiliation, and of course learning solo.
Friday-Sunday, February 17-19, Washington, DC
Carol teaches classes at Winter Fire, an annual sexuality conference. Open to WF attendees only. Her topics:
PoMosexuality: WAY beyond the binaries
Our culture really wants things to be either/or: gay or straight, male or female, this or that. But for many of us, living between the binaries feels much more natural — and some of us live lives that turn the binaries into beautiful celtic knots, or fractals, or WAY not either/or. Let’s talk about that! Carol Queen will start us off with a riff based on the book she co-edited, PoMoSexuals, and then we’ll get into the whys and whats of identity, our complicated and lovely lives, and anything else that these ideas bring up.
Bend Over Boyfriend: Male Anal Play
He’s got a prostate, but do you ever play with it? Strap-ons are not just for lesbians, you know! Carol Queen, co-star of the cult sex ed movie Bend Over Boyfriend, will walk you thorough the ins and outs! This is especially recommended for couples who like roleplay or role reversal AND for couples interested in more traditional anal sex, because there’s no better way to become a great anal top than by learning what the bottom is experiencing first hand. This class is definitely relevant for anyone interested in anal insertion play, partnered or solo, and also for anyone who wants to get into strap-on sex.
Erotic Writing and Journaling
Every single one of us has sexual experiences, fantasies and desires that could be transformed into erotic stories or autobiographical pieces, or just preserved in a private journal. Let’s share our writing and get useful tips and loving, useful feedback from other aficionados of the erotic written word! Carol Queen, author of The Leather Daddy and the Femme, leads a circle based on the Erotic Reading Circle at the Center for Sex & Culture in SF. Bring some of your work to share. [It’s also OK to just come and listen.]
Exhibitionism circle (dress hot –or be naked — and talk about what that’s like)
Carol Queen, author of Exhibitionism for the Shy, leads a circle for sexy show-offs who want to delve deeper into the whys and hows of exhibitionism. Come display yourself in your favorite outfit and share your favorites venues and playstyles that involve exhibitionism and voyeurism — inspire each other! We’ll also cover consent and public play, how to get over sexual shyness, and more.