With content primarily written by sex blogging superheroes Epiphora and JoEllen Notte, this course also features a special photography tutorial from Penny (of Penny For Your (Dirty) Thoughts) and tidbits of advice from 30+ successful sex bloggers, writers, and educators. Read about everyone below.
For nine years, Epiphora has been testing sex toys and writing about them on the internet. Her popular blog, HeyEpiphora.com, is filled to the brim with relentlessly honest sex toy reviews, matter-of-fact masturbation journals, industry critiques, and sex blogging tips — over 600 posts in all. Highly trusted and well-known for her snarky style, Epiphora makes her living almost entirely through her blog, which actually delights her parents.
Epiphora has been published in Best Sex Writing of the Year, Volume 1 and Objects of Desire, and she’s been featured on Playboy, Slate, VICE, and Bitch. She has been a guest on Tristan Taormino’s Sex Out Loud Radio, led panels at various sexuality conferences, and Kinkly has consistently names her a top sex blogger each year. According to Violet Blue, Epiphora’s blog “has done more than anyone realizes to change the conversations around sex toys.”
In the space of 5 years JoEllen Notte went from brand new blogger to established sex writer, respected national speaker, and the industry’s sex and mental health thought leader. Her site, The Redhead Bedhead, is a go-to source for information on topics ranging from sex toys to the impact of mental health on sexuality. Certified as a sex educator through Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts Sexuality Education Certification Series, JoEllen has presented at universities, conferences, and events across the country.
JoEllen’s work has been featured in Alternet, xoJane, Kinkly, Bitch Media, YourTango, PsychCentral, Prevention, and Salon to name a few. Her sex and depression research has been featured on Vice as well as multiple podcasts including Sex Out Loud With Tristan Taormino and Sex Nerd Sandra. JoEllen has been published in Sex Hacks and Objects of Desire as well the upcoming Ask: A Discussion of Consent Culture (2017) and is currently working on her first book, The Monster Under the Bed: Sex, Depression & The Conversations We Aren’t Having.
In addition to instruction and personalized feedback from Epiphora and JoEllen, students will be treated to tidbits of advice from over 30 successful industry leaders! These masters of the craft have been writing, marketing themselves, and carving out sex education careers for years — you definitely want to hear their tips!
You’ll hear pearls of wisdom from sex educators Tristan Taormino, Sunny Megatron, Sinclair Sexsmith, Joan Price, Dirty Lola, Kate McCombs, Robin Wilson-Beattie, and Anne Hodder; esteemed bloggers Girl on the Net, Dangerous Lilly, Tasha Fierce (Tastefully Ratchet), Cara Sutra, Elle Chase (Lady Cheeky), Rae (theNotice), Lucas Brooks, Adriana, Mr BLK and Ms Pomegranate, Curvaceous Dee, Slutty Girl Problems, Rayne, and Cooper Beckett; writers Rachel Kramer Bussel, Emily Nagoski, Jiz Lee, Lauren Marie Fleming, and Britni de la Cretaz; sex toy reviewers Erika Moen, Girly Juice, Penny, Lorax of Sex, Marvelous Darling, Reenie, Artemisia; and the people behind sex toy companies Tantus, SheVibe, Lovehoney, and Good Vibrations.