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Sexual Myth Busting with JoEllen Notte and Elle Chase
Aug 20, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm| $30
Sexual Myth Busting – Setting the Story Straight
Ever listened to someone else tell you their bedroom stories, and thought to yourself “Is that for real?” or “How is that even possible?” In this workshop, sex educators Elle Chase and JoEllen Notte dish out the truth, debunk the myths, and spell out how to make the impossible actually achievable and fun! We’ll tell you what’s real, what’s not, how to enjoy things you never thought you could, and why it’s okay if things just aren’t realistic for you (hint: the phrase “cup of tea” will be used). This interactive workshop will include plenty of time for questions and the option to ask them anonymously.
Please is thrilled to have JoEllen and Elle premier their first collaborative workshop at our store! Drinks will be served at the beginning of the event, and there will be time afterwards for private shopping, where our presenters can offer advice and help select products.
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About the presenters:
JoEllen writes for multiple outlets including her own award-winning RedheadBedhead.com, travels North America on the Superhero Sex Shop Tour and teaches countless students the wonders of powerful toys, high-quality lube, respectful communication and well-timed Ghostbusters references.
An established name in the sex writing community, JoEllen’s work has been featured in Alternet, xoJane, The Daily Dot, SaferSex.Education, Kinkly,and Good Vibes. She has been quoted in The Huffington Post, Prevention, The Toronto Sun, Bustle and has appeared on popular sexuality podcasts Sex Out Loud With Tristan Taormino, Sex Nerd Sandra, Life On The Swingset and The Queerie Bradshaw Podcast. JoEllen has spoken on topics ranging from sex toys to sex and depression at universities and shops across the country and will be featured at the 2015 Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit where she will discuss her research on sex and depression.
As Education Coordinator & Lead Sex Educator for the Portland Academy of Sex Education and co-Emissary of Sex Geekdom Portland, JoEllen works to prove that through constant learning, non-stop dialogue and frequent wise-assery we can save the world from mediocre sex.
Sex educator, writer and sex & intimacy coach Elle Chase, is a graduate of the prestigious San Francisco Sex Information, Sex Educator Training Program. She is best known as the creator, curator & editor of two award-winning and highly trafficked sexuality websites; www.LadyCheeky.com (NSFW), and its companion editorial site www.SmutForSmarties.com. LadyCheeky.com was named one of Salon.com’s ‘The Best of Tumblr Porn’ and SmutForSmarties.com has been LA Weekly’s choice as ‘Best Sex Blog” since 2013. Elle also serves as the Director of Education & Lead Sex Educator at the Los Angeles Academy of Sex Education, where she offers classes, on sexuality, sexual health and sexual lifestyles taught by leading sex educators in their field, serving the community at large.
A singular voice in the sexual health community, Elle is consistantly sought after as a sex education/sexuality expert for such outlets as; TODAY SHOW on NBC, TODAY Parents, The Daily Beast, Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, Men’s Health, Women’s Health UK, Salon.com, Buzzfeed, Flare Magazineand The Toronto Sun and has been a guest on highly rated podcasts like; Tristan Taormino’s ‘Sex Out Loud,’ Sex with Emily, Nerdist Industries: Sex Nerd Sandra Podcast, Playboy Radio and as a monthly guest on ‘Between the Sheets with Lora Somoza’, In addition, Elle, along with the legendary Candida Royalle, is one of three women featured in the 2014 CBC Documentary Channel original documentary called ’Inside Her Sex,’ which explores the intersection of female sexuality and shame.
Elle speaks and teaches at colleges, universities, professional conferences and private events on all things sex, and has taught or presented at; UCLA, Emerson College, CatalystCon, Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, and the Annual AASECT Conference to name a few.