Guest Speakers



ReidMihalko

Reid Mihalko

America's favorite sex geek, Reid Mihalko of ReidAboutSex.com, Relationship10x.com, and Sex10xOnline.com 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.

www.reidaboutsex.com
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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.”

www.duckydoolittle.com
Lauren Harkness

Lauren Harkness

Lauren Harkness is a trained Tantrika and Advanced Certified Tantra Educator with Charles Muir’s Source School of Tantra, Orgasmic Meditation Instructor, trained in the D/s arts and shamanism with Om Rupani, Graduate of Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts, Mastery Graduate, Jewelry Designer, Seductress, and a stand for everyone ready to heal and further ignite their sexual self, sovereign and free! She teaches Tantra and other modalities of healing and personal growth. She also offers private Tantra Sessions, Orgasmic Meditation Training, Coaching Sessions, or Reiki Healing Attunements. She teaches large group classes internationally and has taught at Burning Man, FYN, Dark Odyssey, and is the Co-Founder of The Tantra Institute of New York. She is available for private sessions and coaching.

www.radiantecstasy.com
Rachel Kramer Bussel

Rachel Kramer Bussel

Rachel Kramer Bussel, is a writer, editor, blogger and instructor. She is the author of the e-book “Sex & Cupcakes: A Juicy Collection of Essays” and editor of over 50 anthologies, including “Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica,” “The Big Book of Orgasms,” “Fast Girls,” “Gotta Have It,” “Cheeky Spanking Stories,” and “Best Bondage Erotica 2015.” She's a sex columnist for Philadelphia City Paper and DAME, and has written for Cosmopolitan, Elle.com, Glamour, The New York Times, Salon, Slate, Time.com and other publications.

www.rachelkramerbussel.com
Stephanie Berman

Stephanie Berman

Stephanie “Spermin” Berman has worked in the women’s reproductive health industry since 2004 and knows first-hand the issues surrounding same-sex family planning, so she set out to create something better – and invented the revolutionary ejaculating strap-on dildo, The Semenette®, which allowed her and her wife to experience penetrative sex with an insemination option. Stephanie and her product have been nominated for some of the leading industry awards including Best Couples Sex Toy of the Year, Specialty Pleasure Product of the Year, and New Product of the Year. The recipient of Techie.com’s Editor’s Choice Lightning Bolt Award for Emerging Technology, Stephanie enjoys sharing her personal stories, insight, info, and opinions about her journey as a woman, business owner, inventor, lesbian, wife, and mom.

www.popdildo.com
Laura Delarato

Laura Delarato

Laura Delarato is a Brooklyn-based writer, artist, and video producer specializing in body image, fitness, sexual health, travel, and personal essays. Her work has appeared in Refinery29, Luna Luna Magazine, Details Magazine, XOJane, Travel + Leisure, The Vitamin Shoppe, Martha Stewart Living, and Martha Stewart Weddings.

www.lauradelarato.com
Denise Pearson

Denise Pearson

Denise Pearson is an experienced sex educator & community organizer. She is manager of the pleasure Chest Upper Eastside and co-founder of one of the largest queer people of color kink groups in NYC. She is passionate about sex education and creating safe spaces for people to explore their sexuality.

Midori

Midori

Dan Savage calls Midori “The Super Nova of Kink”! She is an artistic visionary who has touched lives across the globe with her expertise in sexuality, personal fulfillment, and kinky adventures. Using her “head-heart-hands” methodology she facilitates tackling challenging topics and creating space where people are allowed individual self-exploration. Her incredible passion is fully on display in her transformative small group intensives, including Rope Dojo ®, ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Weekend Intensive and Make Hot Play Happen.

www.twitter.com/PlanetMidori
Ryan

Ryan

Ryan DiMartino coordinates education at the Pleasure Chest NY. Inspired by a long line of trans trailblazers who've come before, their work is in pursuit of justice at the intersections of sexuality and gender with a focus on sex workers' rights, body autonomy, and education. They enjoy teaching and collaborating with other unreasonable radicals and spreading the gospel of sex positivity, especially in the contexts of BDSM, responsible non-monogamy, and spongeplay. When they're not working with humans, they can usually be found beneath a pile of dogs.

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Walker Thornton

Walker Thornton is an educator, public speaker and the author of Inviting Desire, A Guide for Women Who Want to Enhance Their Sex Life. She is a strong advocate for women’s sexuality, encouraging women to ‘step into their desire’. Walker is the Sexual Health columnist for Midlife Boulevard and writes about sex and the older adult for Kinkly.com and other sites.

www.walkerthornton.com
Taylor Sparks

Taylor Sparks

Taylor Sparks is a driving force in creating opportunities and valuable resources for the open lifestyle community. Amongst other things, Taylor is a passionate Erotic Educator and Sex Goddess, certified in both holistic aromatherapy and human behavior. With over a decade of experience in the natural skin care/cosmetics industry, Ms. Sparks launched OrganicLoven.com, a site that specializes in enhancing & improving adults sex lives through their organic intimate body products.

While traveling around the globe, Taylor has become renowned in the adult travel industry and is a powerful public speaker both nationally and internationally. Her workshop series entitled,” How To Make Good Pussy, Better”, is extremely popular and focuses on the benefits of organic lubricants, vegan condoms, and Liberator sex pillows.

www.organicloven.com
Corynne

Corynne

Corynne, a Sex Educator at The Pleasure Chest in the West Village, is absolutely thrilled to be among so many stellar educators at this year’s Sexual Health Expo. She studied Drama and Gender and Sexuality at NYU and often has her workshop participants do voice and speech warm ups because they’re good for preventing lockjaw. She seeks to create workshop spaces that both empower attendees and provoke compassion-centered discussion that suit each individual groups’ needs. Find her on Instagram @macho_femme or Twitter @rynnnee. In addition to Sex Positivity and education, Corynne is passionate about Death Positivity and education, musical theatre and video games. She lives in Brooklyn with her wife and cat.

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Brandon B.

Brandon B. is a sex educator, writer, and performer living in Brooklyn, New York. Originally from Los Angeles, Brandon has performed and taught at various venues, colleges, and industry events across the nation for over a decade. As Manager of The Pleasure Chest’s West Village location, he eagerly seeks out new, creative, and fun ways to spread sex education to the masses while supporting local sex-positive artists & performers along the way.

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Carly S.

Carly Steif has been a sex educator and pleasure pioneer since 2010. Her career started with the world renown Pleasure Chest. She managed and help launch NYC’s largest Adult retailer in the Bronx, Romantic Depot. She started a free workshop program in the Bronx and hopes to travel and spread orgasms wherever she goes. If you ever meet her, she loves strong coffee and even stronger vibration. She has been featured on Cosmo, Angela Yee's Lip Service Podcast, and the Swing lifestyle Podcast. Check out some of her writing before at www.DildoOrDildont.wordpress.com

www.DildoOrDildont.wordpress.com
Nico_Fuentes

Nico

Nico is a Texas native, currently based in Brooklyn. By day you can find Nico slinging floggers and lube at the newly unionized Pleasure Chest, by night you can spot her at the function negotiating looks and moments. She has been featured in publications like Dazed, ID magazine, Mask Magazine. She is a Scorpio sun, Leo rising, Libra moon.

Jaclyn Friedman

Jaclyn Friedman

Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, speaker and activist, and creator of the hit books Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape (one of Publishers’ Weekly’s Top 100 Books of 2009, and #11 on Ms. Magazine’s Top 100 Feminist Nonfiction of All Time list) and What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex & Safety. Her podcast, Unscrewed, is paving new paths to sexual liberation, and was named one of the Best Sex Podcasts by both Marie Claire and Esquire. Friedman’s work has popularized the “yes means yes” standard of sexual consent that is quickly becoming law on many US campuses. Friedman is a popular speaker on campuses and at conferences across the U.S. and beyond. She has been a guest on the Today Show, Nightline, PBS News Hour, the Melissa Harris-Perry Show, and numerous other radio and television shows, and her commentary has appeared in outlets including The New York Times, Vox, Time, The Washington Post, Glamour and The Guardian.

Tina Horn

Tina Horn

Tina Horn produces and hosts the kinky slut podcast Why Are People Into That?!, and is the author of two nonfiction books, Love Not Given Lightly, and Sexting. Her writing has appeared on Jezebel, Vice, the Toast, the Rumpus, the Slutist, Refinery 29, and the Establishment, and in the anthologies Girl Sex 101, Glitter & Grit, and Best Sex Writing 2015. She is a Lambda Literary Fellow and the winner of two Feminist Porn Awards.

www.TinaHorn.net
Daka Guy

Daka Guy

Daka Guy, Co-Founder of The Tantra Institute of New York, is an Advanced Certified Tantra Educator who has been weaving together sex and spirit long before he discovered it was called Tantra. He has worked with a broad range of prominent modalities and teachers, such as the Bodanskys, OM Rupani, Morehouse, and Orgasmic Meditation (in which he is also a certified coach and instructor). Add to that his deep well of personal exploration in hundreds of experiences, and it is likely that any question or situation you have, Guy has encountered and likely has an answer. He speaks, teaches, and coaches in New York and around the world, and has appeared at Dark Odyssey, Burning Man, and other events. Guy most enjoys helping singles and couples have more intimacy, connection, and pleasure in their sex and relationships. He is available for private sessions.

www.dakaguy.com