March has been a busy month so far, and it's only getting better! What have I been up to, you might ask? Lots of exciting things! I recently spoke on a 50 Shades of What?!?!? panel at Metropolitan State University of Denver on the differences between how kink is portrayed in the series versus in real life. We covered a bunch of topics--including consent, negotiation, safewords, and more, and I was honored to be alongside a Professional Domme, a Sexual Assault Prevention Activist and a kinky submissive male, all speaking from our own areas of expertise. I'm also excited to be working with the planning committee of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit this September in Washington, DC to be offering some classes on sex, kink and disability, as well as was lucky enough to have met with and her Mara Keisling, of the National Center for Transgender Equality speak on their 13 goals for 2013. Lots of exciting sex and social justice happenings!
Oygasms: Schtupping to a New Level
From anatomy to orientation and the Torah to the Talmud, it’s time to talk sexuality from a queer Jewish point of view. Shanna Katz, a board certified sexologist, will lead us in a discussion about Jewish views on sexuality and queer identities, followed by a lesson on anatomy, pleasure, and communication. Sexuality is more than just the act of intercourse, and our identities around it are just as complicated, so let’s explore them all together!
Drinks and appetizers provided.
Sponsored by Keshet, at Eden
3090 Downing Street
Denver, CO (31st and Downing)
Anal Mini-Workshop at Butt FuK (Fetisch Und Kink) Play Party
Anal is an incredibly popular topic of conversation; everyone wants to know why one does it, how ones does it, and everything about it. Get down with some backdoor basics from info on anatomy to lube love, and of course, how one gets going with the butt loving. Butt sex is on everyone’s mind, so let’s get talking about it. This is a great class for both anal first-timers as well as those more versed in the art of revving up the rear. Everyone loves a fun and fabulous anal sex workshop, followed by an awesome kinky play party.
$15, the RACK Room
April 5, 2013
9pm - 2am
18+ Only Please
This Month's Giveaway
Oral Sex That'll Blow Her Mind:
An Illustrated Guide to Giving Her Amazing Orgasms
Shanna-created and approved pleasure kits are now available, with lots of great options to choose from. Get 'em while they're hot, which they definitely are!
Both of these great companies are also offering great discounts for Shanna fans! Get 10% off Sliquid Lubes at http://shop.sliquid.com by entering KATZ10, and 10% off all Lovehoney items by going to http://www.lovehoney.com/offers/ and entering SHANNA.
Review of the Month
The Fun Factory FOU. Sadly, this awesome manufacturer falls a little short of the mark on this toy. While the rechargeable, phthalate free, premise of the FOU is totally awesome, the actual useability and design of it isn't great. Read the full review over on my website, or pick one up from Fun Factory and judge for yourself!
Thanks for reading!
Want more? Don't forget, I'm still writing my column, Ask the Sexpert, for Out Front Colorado. My website Q and A is always a great forum for sexuality-related questions as well! Shoot me an email at ShannaKatz@gmail.com and I’ll make sure to answer it AND email you the link when I do. I will not name you or your actual location, and no question is too mild or wild. You can also comment with questions you’d like answered, tweet them to me @shanna_katz, or send them via carrier snail.
You can read more frequent updates, blog posts, and more on my website, Twitter, and Facebook. I hope to see you at one of my upcoming classes, and check out my schedule below for some more Shanna action in the relatively near future. Thanks for keeping up with the Katz Meow!
Tell Me What You Want (and What You Don't): Kink Negotiations
-Safe Kink Adult Lifestyle Negotiation, Denver, CO, May 22, 7pm
LGBTQIAA Inclusivity for Professionals: Embracing the Nuances of Diversity
-Sponsored by AASECT at Piatti's, Denver, CO, June 3, 11am, $25 for AASECT members, $45 for non-members
-Fascinations, Glendale, CO, July 25, 7pm, FREE
Disability and Sexual Rights Panel; Negotiating Disability in Sexuality and BDSM Contexts Workshop
-Woodhull Freedom Summit, Washington, D.C., Sept. 19-22