Good Vibrations Brings the Magic to CatalystCon

Good Vibrations Brings the Magic to CatalystCon

Sex-Positive retailer is a proud Silver Sponsor for CatalystCon East

SAN FRANCISCO, March 26th, 2015: The Good Vibrations‘ Education Department are hitting the road for an exciting trip to another CatalystCon!

Catalyst East happens in Washington D.C. this weekend, and Good Vibrations Staff Sexologist, Dr. Carol Queen and Educational Outreach & Affiliate Manager, Andy Duran are packing their bags for an exciting few days of fun, public speaking, and major networking. As Silver Sponsors, Good Vibrations will be well-represented on panels–and this Catalyst will be offering attendees with a special treat!


Good Vibrations will exclusively provide conference goers with the first release of the new Magic Wand Rechargeable! The iconic vibrator goes unplugged for the first time in decades!


MWR-2The unveiling will happen March 27th at 4:00pm EST in the Exhibitors Hall and will be available all weekend long.

Follow these hashtags to be the first to hear about this game changing new product!

#MagicWandUnplugged #FreeTheWand

In addition to this exclusive release, Good Vibrations will also be making a very special surprise announcement that Catalyst attendees will be the first to hear! Tune in!

CatalystCon and Good Vibrations collaborate on sponsorship, content, education, and sex positive culture!

Follow us on Twitter at @GoodVibesToys and see our tweets with the hashtag #ccon to get more detail on the interesting discussions generated by panels and presenters.

To keep an eye on Carol’s panels, watch the hashtags below! There’s a lot going on, so even if you’re far from Washington D.C. you can stay connected to the conversation.

Saturday, March 28th

New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Law
Carol Queen, Ph.D.Kevin Heffernan, Ph.D.Kimberly A. Harchuck, Esq., L.LM.Lynn Comella, Ph.D.

Recent years have seen an uptick in media attention, online articles, academic research, popular books, and everyday conversations about pornography. This panel brings together a group of academics, lawyers, and industry insiders—all contributors to the book New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Law—to discuss pornography’s relationship to contemporary cultural, political, and legal debates. What are the key legal issues that surround sexually explicit content, including obscenity, child pornography, and online piracy? How did porn production and distribution change throughout the 20th century, from stag films to video arcades to home video? What were the circumstances that helped give rise to lesbian, women-centered, and queer porn in the 1990s and beyond? This panel will discuss these and other issues regarding pornography—a topic that continues to be both compelling and controversial.

Help Us Tell the World It Is Confused About Sex-Positivity!
Carol Queen, PhD

“Sex-positive” is a term that we never used to see in the mainstream. Now it’s referenced in all kinds of press and is even a controversial term, for sometimes bewildering reasons. It’s clearly a word that means many things to many people—and that’s not necessarily good! Come learn about the history of this term and the ideas that back it up, and help us take it back from the people who seem to think it means, “Woo-hoo! Everybody fuck now!” Sexologists Queen is a co-founder of the Center for Sex & Culture in San Francisco, and works to create the cultural conditions that “sex-positive” really describes.

Elders Panel: “How Did We Get Here?
Carol Queen, PhDJoan PriceTerri Clark

Carol Queen, Joan Price, and Terri Clark are lively and influential sex educators who have been activists for sexual expression and acceptance since the sixties and seventies. They’ll discuss these topics and more:

  • How we were expected to behave and hide when we were young, and what happened to those who didn’t;
  • What sexual awareness/ activism was like in the sixties and seventies;
  • Why the sexual liberation and feminist movements were so important then and still are now;
  • Why the younger generation(s) need to understand what our pioneers accomplished for us;
  • What generational riffs we see now and how we can bridge the gap together.

Learn about the history behind your sexual liberation, which would not have happened without the trailblazing efforts of people like our panelists.

About Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations is the San Francisco Bay Area based retailer trusted for more than three decades to provide a comfortable, safe environment for finding quality products, trusted information and educational materials to enhance one’s sex life. Visit online at, Please follow us on Twitter @GoodVibesToys



Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations is the premiere sex-positive, women-principled adult toy retailer in the US. An iconic brand and one of the world's first sex toy shops to focus specifically on women's pleasure and sexual education, Good Vibrations was founded by Joani Blank in 1977 to provide women with a safe, welcoming and non-judgmental place to shop for erotic toys. Good Vibrations has always included all people across the gender spectrum, and is a place where customers can come for education, high quality products, and information promoting sexual health, pleasure and empowerment. Customers can shop Good Vibrations' expertly curated product selection across any of its nine retail locations or on the website, where they can also find a wealth of information pertaining to sexual pleasure, exploration and education.

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