Recent posts

Save the Date(s)!! Upcoming events in Indiana and Chicago

On Monday October 20, I’ll be hosting a sex Q&A with a friend/colleague at Indiana University in Bloomington. The following night (Tuesday Oct 21), I’ll be attending the launch party of Cheeky Chicago in – where else? – Chicago. Fast forward a few months to March 6, 2009 when I’ll be emceeing a fundraiser that is, once again, in Chi-town (Details TBA). On April 3 and April 10, 2009, I’ll be participating in a sex-themed variety show in Chicago (again, details TBA) that you should definitely NOT miss, if you can at all help it. A few other events (in different cities) are in the works. Continue Reading →

Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health event a success!!

Earlier today I emceed the annual spring fundraising event for the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH), an organization that advocates for comprehensive sexuality education for youth. There was a wonderful film shown about ICAH’s work (the film was by documentary filmmaker Ruth Leitman, of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago), and Rep. Jan Schakowsky gave a spot-on talk related to adolescent health issues (she was accompanied by her husband and her dedicated intern, Jake). Amy Lehman, as co-chair, tied the event together beautifully – she and her team chose the Society for Arts (1112 N Milwaukee) as the venue, as it has lovely gallery and event space, and the silent auction items were a hit. Overall, it was just very reassuring and inspiring to connect with people around these important adolescent health issues. I truly believe, and science certainly suggests, that if we provide young people with accurate information about sexuality (and info that is age and developmentally appropriate) then they can have brighter, healthier futures. Continue Reading →

ICAH Spring Affair in Chicago – This Sunday!!

Please join me this Sunday May 18 for the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health’s (ICAH) annual fundraiser event, for which I will be an emcee. You can learn more about the event as well event tickets and raffle tickets on ICAH’s web site. ICAH has a long history of advocating for comprehensive sexuality education so that teenagers can learn accurate, evidence-based information about their bodies, condoms, contraception and communication and values related to sexuality. I really hope to see you at the event – please come say hello, if you are able to attend! Continue Reading →

Meeting readers

I’m leaving Vegas today and just wanted to say how happy I was so meet so many readers, including but not limited to Marcey, Heather, Michelle and others. You are all doing important jobs as educators and I am glad that this blog continues to be helpful to you in your work. On to Chicago now – the Literally Sexy event at Victory Gardens is tonight!   Continue Reading →

Recent happenings

Whew! It’s been a busy few weeks and I apologize for not blogging more often. There has been quite a lot going on! I have had tons of flowers blooming, which has been a very good thing for me. I love warm weather and flowers and I really think spring is ready to burst onto the scene full time. Continue Reading →

Friday April 11: Literally Sexy

On Friday April 11, I’ll be participating in an event at Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre in Chicago. It’s called Literally Sexy – here’s a description:
"Spring is here, and libidos are hatching.  Forget the oysters, try a late night variety show focused on all things sex-Literally Sexy – burlesque, drag, bondage, erotica, comedy – all in one hot night Friday, April 11th at 10:30 pm, at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.  
This alluring evening includes a variety of Chicago’s freshest performing artists such as GayCo Productions, The Neo-Futurists, The Flaming Dames, 2nd Story, Arlene Malinowski, and Time Out Chicago’s sex columnist Dr. Debby Herbenick. The evening, hosted by Chicago’s own femme fatale, David Cerda (of Hell in a Handbag Productions) will be flowing with cocktails, music, and wine samples from Naked Winery. Plus, shop the arousing wares of G Boutique. Continue Reading →

Pelvic/Vulval Pain Awareness Day – Saturday March 29 (Australia)

The Gynaecological Awareness and Information Network (GAIN) of Australia has let us know about an event they are co-hosting on Saturday March 29 at the Agnes Walsh House at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Bagot Road, Subiaco. The event highlights three key speakers and also includes tea and musical entertainment. Learn more by contacting GAIN directly through their web site. If you live in or around the area, please do consider attending - GAIN is a tremendous organization that works to raise awareness about vulvar cancer and other gynecological issues, and they could use your support. Continue Reading →

My talk at Ball State today

One thing I really enjoy is giving talks at colleges and universities. Last week I guest lectured in a class at Northwestern University. This afternoon I gave a talk about "Sex in Modern Society" at Ball State University. I was so impressed with students at both schools – they are smart, funny, highly engaged, good critical thinkers. What a great day! Continue Reading →