December 21st, 2007

If there’s one thing this world needs, it’s more people talking openly about sex on the internet. Okay, it’s probably world peace, or a cure for cancer, but my point is this: I’m psyched about this “unconference” called Sex 2.0, which is happening in April in Atlanta. Organized by techie Amber Rhea, the one day event will focus on education and awareness around issues of social media, feminism, and sexuality.

The list of current contributors/participants/supporters include plenty of sexperts you know and love: Amanda Brooks, Melissa Gira, Regina Lynn, Tristan Taormino. As for the “unconference” model, it means there’ll be lots of participation and hands-on learning. Here are the main questions the conference site addresses:

“How is social media enabling people to learn, grow, and connect sexually? How is sexual expression tied to social activism? Does the concept of transparency online offer new opportunities or present new roadblocks — or both? These questions, and many more, will be addressed within a safe, welcoming, sex-positive space.”

Sex. Social media. Online environments. Sound familiar yet? The thing that really blows me away is the list of presentations. Check out these titles: “Sex blogging as a feminist project,” “How the escort business changed with the advent of the internet,” “Sexual Subculture as an internet phenomenon,” “Teaching kink in the information age.” Amazing, right? Almost makes you wish you weren’t still living in the south of France come April. Oh wait, that’s me.

Check back next week for a Heroine Sheik five questions session with Amber Rhea!

Tags: events, sex

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