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Dr. Ruth Westheimer is a psychosexual therapist who pioneered speaking frankly about sexual matters on radio with her program, Sexually Speaking. It began in September of 1980 as a fifteen minute, taped show that aired Sundays after midnight on WYNY-FM (NBC) in New York. One year later it became a live, one-hour show airing at 10 PM on which Dr. Ruth, as she became known, answered call-in questions from listeners. Soon it became part of a communications network to distribute Dr. Westheimer's expertise which has included television, books, newspapers, games, home video, computer software and her own website, and Tweets as @AskDrRuth. She has launched her own line of low alcohol wines, Dr. Ruth's Vin D'amour and is teaching at her alma mater, Columbia's Teachers College. And there's even a play about her life, Becoming Dr. Ruth, written by Mark St. Germain which has starred Debra Jo Rupp of That 70's Show in New York, the Berkshires, Hartford and Ft. Lauderdale and is being produced in other cities with other actresses.

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Guest Speakers


Dr. Ava Cadell

A Clinical Sexologist and AASECT Certified Sex Counselor with Doctorates in Human Behavior and Human Sexuality, Dr. Ava Cadell was voted “Sexpert of the Year” by the Sexual Health Expo in 2015. She is a media therapist, global speaker, author, and Founder of Loveology University and its popular news blog

In 2017, Dr. Cadell will be introducing a new how-to book and video project entitled “Sexycises by Sexperts: Yin Yang Yoga for Intimacy.”

Dr. Cadell is the author of ten books including NeuroLoveology: The Power to Mindful Love and Sex, which was endorsed by Dr. John Gray, bestselling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. She is also the President of the American College of Sexologists and a public speaker who travels the world lecturing on all aspects of love, relationships, intimacy and human sexuality.

Widely recognized by the media as one of America’s “Go-To Sexperts,” her recent appearances include guest starring roles on the reality show Kendra on Top, and the cutting edge IFC comedy, Gigi Does It. Her advice, and expertise appear weekly in countless podcasts, magazines, and online news sources, such as The Huffington Post, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, British GQ, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and many more.
Hernando Chavez

Dr. Hernando Chaves

Dr. Hernando Chaves holds a B.A. in Psychology, an M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy, and a D.H.S. doctorate in Human Sexuality. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist, professor of human sexuality, and sex educator. Dr. Chaves’ sex therapy practice specializes in erotic minorities (Gay, Trans, BDSM, fetishism, nomonogamy, unique sexual lifestyles and expression) and sexual concerns / dysfunctions. He teaches human sexuality 1 and human sexuality 2 courses at Orange Coast College and is a contributing author to the International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. Dr. Chaves' has presented at conferences and institutions such as SSSS, AASECT, Catalystcon, SHE, CSULB, Alliant, USD, and NYU. He is co-host for Penthouse magazine's “Sex Academy” instructional DVD's with Dr. Ava Cadell and a past president of the Western Region for the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.

Miyoko Fujimori

Intimacy Expert, Playboy Radio Host, Sex Columnist, Acroyoga Instructor

Miyoko is an award winning Author in Sexuality and has been speaking at Women’s Shows, Erotic Expos, and Colleges including Sex Week at Yale University, for the past decade. She is a sex columnist and blogger, and teaches Inverted Play workshops.

Dr. Cat Meyer

PsyD., LMFT, Sex Therapist, Yoga Teacher, Reiki Healer

Dr. Cat Meyer, PsyD, LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, sex therapist, yoga instructor, meditation guide, and reiki practitioner dedicated to evolving the relationship we have surrounding sexuality.
Elle Chase

Elle Chase

Sex educator, writer and sex & intimacy coach Elle Chase is a graduate of the prestigious San Francisco Sex Information, Sex Educator Training Program and a member of the American College of Sexologists. She is best known as the creator, curator & editor of two award-winning and highly trafficked sexuality websites; (NSFW), and its companion editorial site was named one of's ‘The Best of Tumblr Porn’ and 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.

Ducky Doolittle

Ducky is a pleasure-based Sex Educator and a foremost expert in the pleasure product / sex toy industry. Ducky is the author of Sex With The Lights On: 200 Illuminating Sex Questions Answered. Her press appearances include HBO's Real Sex, The Morning Show, MTV, NPR, The Howard Stern Show, Playboy TV, to name a few. And her Youtube videos have attracted more than 1.5 million views. Author Susie Bright says, “She’s one of the most insightful and original sex educators I’ve ever met.”

Orpheus Black

Orpheus Black - Southern California's Leather Master/slave titleholder - is also a published author and erotic educator, specializing in hierarchical dynamics, non-monogamous relationships, and extreme sexual encounters. This two-time Bawdy Story telling champion has been traveling the country teaching his fun and light-hearted educational events for more than a decade.

During this time, Orpheus has become one of California's most respected educators as well as a favorite interviewee and contributor, lending his expertise to shows such as "Chocolate Radio", "Night Calls", "Love, Sex, and Hip Hop", "The Sex Nerd Sandra Show","The Dr. Susan Block Show", and "The Inner Circle with Neil Strauss". Currently, he hosts his own sexy monthly podcast called "the Tyrant Thinks".

Orpheus is also a regular presenter at DomConLA and is the founder of Cirque de Sade — a high profile Dominants group whose mission is to advance the art of BDSM through a commitment to innovation, excellence, and active leadership in the D/s, Ms and fetish communities.

jessica drake

In her award-winning “Guide to Wicked Sex” series, three-time AVN Best Actress winner and sexual wellness authority jessica drake brings erotic topics to life through intimate demonstrations performed adult performers of all types. The stimulating sequences are sensual, provocative and enlivened by an informative optional audio commentary. In each volume of “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,” writer, producer, director, and host jessica drake addresses a different aspect of human sexuality, which ranges from Fellatio and Anal to Basic Positions and Female Masturbation.

jessica’s exploration of each topic with a distinct blend of knowledge, experience, and good humor, led Dee Dennis, the founder of sexuality conference CatalystCon, to praise her as “an amazing sex educator and speaker who represents a new direction, and is breaking new ground” in the sexual self-help genre. The series’ volume on Fellatio earned AVN’s 2012 Best Educational Release trophy, “Anal” was named XBIZ’s 2012 Specialty Release of the Year, and “Anal Sex for Men” received AVN’s 2014 Best Educational Release award. In 2015, “Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size,” which was co-directed by BBW performer Kelly Shibari, received the Smutty Schoolteacher Award for Sex Education at the 10th annual Feminist Porn Awards. Her latest release is the highly anticipated “Foreplay.”

jessica’s work in the mainstream media promoting mainstream education won her the AVN award for “Mainstream Star of the Year” in 2016, and her tireless work in sex education garnered her a 2016 Catalyst Award.

Loretta McDonald

As a Sexual Health Educator and Adult Novelty Specialist, Loretta Ann McDonald has been one of the most passionate and inspirational people in the field of health, love, sexuality, self awareness, and intimacy in the country.

Loretta started her sexual health educational journey as an Adult Novelties Party Planner in 2006. Years later, Loretta teamed up with Peekay, Inc., one of the largest Adult Luxury Novelty retail chains on the West Coast. After departing from the company, Loretta successfully hosted an array of Sex Ed workshops and events such as: How Wet Can You Get?, Sex Toys 101, Human Sexuality, Tie Up Your Lover-BDSM/Kink, Mapping the G-Spot, Back Door Fun, Masterbation: Her & Him, Spice Up the Romance After 40, Sexual Health After Cancer, Tease to Please-Strip Dance Class, Burlesque, and others.

Loretta is an accomplished fitness competitor, dancer, and writer with rave reviews as an author for her first book published in 2010 entitled, Synergy: A Book of Miracles- How to Find True Happiness through the Elements of Fitness.

Loretta is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapist (AASECT), The National Association of the Advancement of Science & Art in Sexuality (NAASAS), and is on the verge of finishing her studies at Arizona State University.

Loretta is an Educator for More Than Sex-Ed, Inc., which is a non-profit organization formed to create space to educate adolescents and young adults about safe sex.

Reid Mihalko

America's favorite sex geek, Reid Mihalko of,, and helps adults and college students create more self-esteem, self-confidence and greater health in their relationships and sex lives using an inspiring mixture of humor, keen insight, and comprehensive sexual health information.

Reid frequently speaks at colleges and universities on sexual assault prevention and healthy relationship skills, and regularly appears in the media sharing his views on consent, dating, and shame-free sexuality.

Reid’s workshops and college lectures have been attended by close to 50,000 men and women. He has appeared in media such as Netflix’ Chelsea Does... with Chelsea Handler, Oprah's Our America With Lisa Ling on OWN, the Emmy award-winning talk show Montel, Dr. Phil's The Doctors on CBS, Bravo's Miss Advised, Fox News, in Newsweek, Seventeen, GQ, The Washington Post, and in thirteen countries and at least seven languages.

Reid is also founder of Sex Geek Summer Camp, Sex Geek Conservatory, and Sex Geek School for Gifted Sex Geeks, which help sex educators learn valuable business skills that allow them to reach more people with greater ease, transform more lives, and make a better living as sexperts.

Allison Moon

Allison is the author of the award winning, critically-acclaimed sex-ed book,Girl Sex 101, the Tales of the Pack series of novels about lesbian werewolves, and the sexual memoir, Bad Dyke. As a sex educator, Allison has presented her workshops to thousands of people around the US and Canada.

Tristan Taormino

Tristan Taormino is an award-winning writer, sex educator, speaker, and filmmaker. She is the author of eight books including the bestselling titles The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women, The Ultimate Guide to Kink, and The Secrets of Great G-Spot Orgasms and Female Ejaculation. She is the director, producer and host of two dozen sex education movies for Vivid-Ed, the instructional line she created and helmed for Vivid Entertainment. She frequently lectures at top colleges and universities and teaches sex and relationship workshops around the world.

Victor Tobar

Victor Tobar is the Pleasure Chest's National Buying and Merchandising Manager. He's been working in sex-positive sex toy retail for over a decade, most recently serving as the Manager of the Pleasure Chest's gorgeous Upper East Side boutique. Victor has presented kink and sexuality workshops nationally for the last ten years, and has always stood firm in his belief that sexuality is as expansive as your imagination; let it run wild!


Koko has been actively working in the various aspects of the sex industry since 2008 and wouldn’t have it any other way. Every step of the way, she has been an advocate for pleasure and consent-based education and promoting sex-positivity. She genuinely believes that sex-positivity helps make our world a better place, and with a little lube and a lot of love, we can achieve anything.

Michelle LaBelle

Michelle LaBelle is a long time veteran of the sex entertainment industry, having recently transitioned into sex education in 2016. Her specialty being in all things BDSM and Kink related, she has found these practices and the level of communication they require to have their benefits not only inside the bedroom, but outside the bedroom as well. Her goal is to empower individuals to actively pursue the most fulfilling sex life of their dreams.

Kathy Hoyt

Dr. Kathy Hoyt is a Developmental and Clinical psychologist who helps teens, adults, and business leaders with creative thinking and change. She has 30+ years experience in academic teaching and research plus 25+ years experience consulting with people struggling to find passion, creativity and joy in their work, play and relationships. She is also the CEO of Una Touch, making a new kind of vibrator that allows women to design their own erotic experience. She lives and plays in beautiful Central Oregon with her family, dogs, and her camera!

Scarlett Black

Scarlett Black is a plus size webcam model, cosplayer and sexual educator (aka a giant nerd). Her specialties include: Sensual Domination, Role Play, Hypno Play, Crossdressers, Sissies, JOI, CEI, and Unique Kinks. The only fetishes she won’t indulge are the illegal ones. She also shares her knowledge with her fan base quarterly via her webcam on a variety of kinky topics at a minimal cost.

Scarlett has made several appearances over the last year including BBWCon, the Adult Webcam Awards, The Adult Entertainment Expo (AVN), and Xbiz to name a few. She currently advocates for kink acceptance and size acceptance, appearing on numerous podcasts to discuss those items with her peers and other industry professionals.

Brooke Christian

The Ultimate Flirty Girl: Brooke Christian. In 2015, postpartum depression left Brooke searching for an identity beyond parenting and partnering. Like many, she felt a sexier self was underneath her other roles but no one was helping her, nor her peers, access it.

Brooke decided to give women just like her what they secretly craved: honest, open conversation about the struggles of staying sexy amid the craziness of a busy life.

Brooke connects with women quickly and potently. Why? Because she’s just like them: a frazzled mom, a busy wife, a women who struggles with her post-baby body daily.

Her blog, social media posts and speaking engagements produce an inspiring chorus of “me toos!” from women across the country who are desperate to be heard, understood and most of all….lifted up.

Having formerly run marketing & promotions at top women’s magazines like InStyle, Harper's Bazaar and O, The Oprah Magazine, Brooke leverages her former role as a fashion and beauty influencer to not only change women’s sex lives but to change women themselves.

Kim Airs

Kim Airs, founder of, hysterical sex educator, reviewer, writer, in the adult toy industry for over 20 years.

Susanna Brisk

Susanna Brisk is a Sexual Intuitive® who coaches clients and couples to discover what they like, what they need, and how to get it. Susanna is a gifted intuitive who is quickly able to zero in on people’s core issues around intimacy, then empathically hold space for them to uncover the steps to getting ALL their needs met, even when it seems impossible. The better part of a million people have read Susanna’s frank and often outrageous writings about sex, love, dating, relationships, BDSM and mental health (most on her popular site and she brings all the humor, depth and incisive intelligence that has resonated with readers to work with her clients. Susanna is honored to speak at the Sexual Health Expo to expand awareness and smash taboos, causing a global shift in consciousness around sexuality.

Kay Brandt

Kay Brandt is a seductive storyteller, award-winning adult filmmaker and bestselling author, delivering a passionate blend of story and explicit, graphic content. In the 1990's her creative expression was writing erotic stage plays like the critically acclaimed "Kiss Me Twisted", which many years later evolved into the X-rated films, "Cherry episode 1" and "Cherry 2" and then evolved again into "The World of Cherry" ebook series. Since 2009 Kay has written/directed/produced more than forty X-rated films, many winning AVN and XBIZ awards, for top companies like Adam&Eve, Digital Playground, New Sensations and Girlfriends Films. The "Cherry" films, are the two biggest budget lesbian adult films ever made and since their release in 2011 have been deemed erotic classics.

Kay's current creative passions include writing/directing a new genre of adult films based on erotic books. "Safe Landings," a feature based on Kay's dramatic romance novel and the epic film based on Selena Kitt's New York Times bestseller "Babysitting the Baumgartners" are the first two offerings in Adam&Eve's books-to-films series. She also released her first horror novella, "Soles" through Fido publishing in 2016 and there's more twisted horror stories coming soon. Share the journey and indulge in the wild fantasy worlds she creates for your pleasure.

Mukee Okan

Mukee Okan, Your Orgasm's Best Friend, is the creator, producer, director of The Pussy Talks™ and The Cock Tales™. She is the embodiment of what life looks like when humanity is free from sexual shame.

Known to her closest friends and mentors as Muktananda (meaning: the bliss of spiritual freedom), Mukee was initiated into a traditional tantra yogic lineage in 1984. She is a wise woman, teacher, and a guide in the arena of sexuality and has been for over 30 years. Mukee is also a certified Surrogate Partner in the western medical model of sexual healing and a Quodoushka Spiritual Sexuality teacher.

Since 1992 Mukee has led educational programs around the world and guided thousands of couples and individuals in experiencing richer, more pleasurable lives in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Europe.

Mukee has worked with people from all walks of life - men, women, rabbis, executives, professional athletes, parents, retirees, and people with disabilities. As an international sex educator and mentor, she loves to share what works. Her approach is practical, effective, educational and experiential.

She can be seen as the sexuality educator in The Vagina Diaries, a documentary made for the Australian Broadcasting Commission investigating why so many women, especially young women, undergo cosmetic labiaplasty in Australia.

Mukee’s style of education and approach guides you to communicate wants, needs and desires freely and completely outside the realm of guilt, blame and shame.

Dr. Nancy Sutton Pierce

Dr. Nancy Sutton Pierce has an eclectic background, which places her expertise in a league of its own. The compilation of her career as a registered nurse, health educator, sex & relationship author, radio talk show host, and yoga therapist fuels her passion as an International speaker, sensuality educator, and Exotic Lifestyle Retreat CEO. Designer Sexuality, Intimacy Communication, Sensual Movement and Exotic ~ Erotic Lifestyle Coaching; all fall under her umbrella of Conscious Living Sexuality™.

“My most rewarding work is teaching about Designer Relationships & Sexuality, Intimacy Communication, The Art of Sensual Touch, and Erotic ~ Exotic Lifestyle Retreat Experiences. Watching men and women wake up to their full sexual energy is like watching a sunrise – you never tire of the natural beauty and they are all unique”.

When not traveling the globe inspiring others, Dr. Nan enjoys being able to return to her Northern California home with the love of her life for over 30 years, Dr. Mark Pierce. Together they have raised three children into adulthood and now bask in what she refers to as “the dessert of parenting”, being grandparents to three amazing little girls. She is well loved and respected in her community and abroad as a healer, educator and valuable resource.

Earning her Doctorate Degree in Human Sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco has broadened her reach around the globe. In the last year alone she has travelled to China (three times), Mexico, Jamaica, San Francisco, & Los Angeles teaching Conscious Living Sexuality. You can experience a sampling of her Conscious Living Sexuality & Sensual Yoga Retreat on the Kendra On Top Show (Season 4, Episode 12).

Dr. Nan is a frequent contributor for, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and several on line blogs for www.NancySuttonPierce, and She is a featured Sexologist for and is the Star of Nearly Naked Yoga on her The Sex Host Dr YouTube channel. You can hear her live radio show every Saturday (The Conscious Living Show) as well as download the podcasts via iTunes.

Wendy Miller

Wendy Miller is an Emmy award-winning television producer, comedy writer and creative executive. Instrumental in the launch of The Oxygen Network, Wendy also executive produced three original series for the network including the Gracie Allen Award-winning “Best Documentary Series” of 2002. Over the years Wendy has worked with NBC, ABC Family, Lifetime, Telepictures, Paramount, TV Land, VH1, Buena Vista, Carsey-Werner, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Best Week Ever and The Wayne Brady Show for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards, winning one. At NBC Wendy launched numerous hit NBC series, wrote and directed interstitials featuring NBC network talent and wrote live commercials airing in The Tonight Show for major advertisers such as Verizon Wireless, Maytag, Cottonelle, Klondike Bars and Gillette. As Director of Special Projects at NBC, Wendy was the first female staff creative executive to write, direct and edit for the network.

Now in her 7th year at Playboy TV, Wendy spends a lot of her day hearing terrible pitches for truly terrible TV shows but is thrilled to be overseeing an entirely new genre of television. Wendy lives in Los Angeles with her daughter and her husband who you have probably seen on TV.


Connie Dixon

Connie Dixon is a customer, sales and business administrator extraordinaire. Enjoys all aspects of the STUD 100 business from A-Z!

Psalm Isadora

Sex and relationship expert who is widely known for having founded the global sex coaching program Urban Kama Sutra. She has also appeared as a featured expert on the 2016 reality series Cougar Club on Playboy TV and Modern Sex on Buzzfeed.

Joe Pascolla

30-year-old Joe Pascolla is a transplant to the City of the Angeles from the Chicago area, where he began his work in the Sexual Health and Adult products industry with the Lover’s Lane chain of stores.

When he moved to Los Angeles, Joe joined the Peekay Retail Chain, from which he was discovered, and promptly whisked away to work with Trigg Labs and the Wet® International team. 

Wet® is lucky to have Joe as a source of information and unbridled enthusiasm.  Joe travels our fair city, and the nation, training distributors and retailers on the Wet® line of personal products, and how to best help customers know which products might be right for them.  Joe’s time spent with both the sellers and the customers has given him a unique window into how healthy, fun and safe sexual experiences can truly be a key to overall well-being.

Laurie Bennett-Cook

As a Sexologist, a large part of my job is to be a sex enabler. I assist others in achieving the level of sexual function they desire. I enjoy the study and research of not only what people are doing sexually, but how they feel about it. In addition to seeing clients in my office or via skype, I am the chapter lead for the group Sex Positive Los Angeles (SPLA). We have a member base of over 2,000 and offer sexual education and support programs throughout Los Angeles County. I am also a member of the Chinese Sexological Association and organize educational presentations and events here in the United States as well as in China. Rounding off my work, I am an IPSA certified Surrogate Partner Therapist working with clients and therapists in a triadic model to assist in bringing clients comfortable with their sexual selves.

Alison Leigh Siegel

Acclaimed as San Francisco’s “Best Sex Therapist” for last 8 consecutive years, Alison Leigh Siegel, MFT, CMT is a California Licensed Psychotherapist, Human Sexuality Expert and an International Sex and Relationship Coach. Undoubtedly, Alison Leigh has earned her reputation. With over 21,000 hours of experience to date, Alison is known as the “Tell it like it is” Therapist for people wanting straight up dating and relationship advice. Alison has also established one of the largest sexual wellness practices in Northern California. Due to the requests of her followers, Alison is now available ONLINE as a Coach to individuals and audiences worldwide.

With so much growing demand for sex information and relationship advice, Alison created the San Francisco Sex Therapy & Couples Counseling Center in San Francisco, CA in order to serve clientele both locally and worldwide. Due to her popularity, Alison recently launched a boutique Online Sex Coaching Advice Center that features Exclusive Memberships and highly specialized Sex Coaching Packages for Men, Women and Couples.

Having such a passionate desire to understand the connection between mind, body and spirit, Alison began her studies as a massage therapist 20 years ago. She then practiced as a Body-Mind Therapist using both talk and touch therapy to help people understand Psycho-Somatic Illnesses. In San Francisco Alison learned Chinese Medicine, Acupressure and studied East-West Psychology furthering her knowledge base.

Alison also served as a Psycho-Oncologist at UCSF Mt. Zion, Marin General Hospital, and at The Institute for Health & Healing at CPMC. She and her team used Guided Imagery and Medical Hypnotherapy to relieve patient’s pain without using hard drugs. After that, Alison was hired as the Chief Research & Development Clinician for the “Life Tapes Project” at Stanford Medical Center. There Alison worked with a team of Research Scientists and Psychiatrists and was awarded a “reputation of excellence” which landed her a grant from NHI (National Health Institute) to carry out the project over a lifespan of 5 years. The project was published in the Journal of Oncology and the Journal of Integrative Medicine.

Alison is available to appear on select TV and radio shows; offers sexual health coaching via Skype; authors a free newsletter and videos; and is soon rolling-out an exclusive Members’ Only Library.