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Erotic Experiment Update #3: Somatic Erotic Learning and the Queer Oil Action

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Calling Queer, Magickal Musicians for submissions to Eco-sexual Film Project

Are you a queer magickal musician or song-writer?

Are you up for a radical community project? Do you feel called to work in a sacred way, an erotic way, and allow Spirit to guide your music?  Would you like to compose a song for a film that supports liberation of the Earth and liberation for our fabulous, queer sexy selves?

Two summers ago, two collaborators and I shot an erotic film documenting a queer Eco-sexual ritual that celebrates the liberation of magick, sexuality and the Earth.  You can read the project description here. Performers of many genders, sexualities, bodies and abilities donated their time and energy and allowed their intimate explorations with Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Spirit to be captured on film. The result is a sexy cacophony of nature-based pleasure.

Currently, I am editing the film with Carol Leigh, a.k.a. Scarlot Harlot, an award-winning film maker, sex work activist and erotic artist in her own right.  The film is unlike anything Carol or I have ever seen.  The magick imbued in the process is unique and once you see it, you realize why it must be in the world.

What we need now is original music for the score. In the spirit of including the magick of many artists and making this a film for community by community, we are asking for your support. 

We need seven original pieces of music: one for Air, Fire, Water, Earth, Spirit, Pentacle of Queer Eco-Sexuality, and credits. We invite in your erotic creativity. All musicians will have artistic agency in their musical portrayal of their erotic relationship with the element of their choice.

You will receive fame and glory with your name in the credits, a copy of the film, and an invitation to our screening party when the film is complete.  All participation is voluntary, and no financial recompense will be given for participating. No on’es making money off of this project: the proceeds of this film will be used to support Free Cascadia Witchcamp and other projects that are in alignment with our eco-sexual values.  The deadline for submission is August 18, 2014.

If sharing your music in this film calls to you, please email me to schedule a time to discuss your desires and how we can collaborate with you!  Please forward this to your musician friends!

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Check out this sex ed documentary made by my friend and youtube sex educator Alex Liu!

I adore Alex’s work, and recommend checking out and funding his project!

CRUCIAL DOCUMENTARY ON SEX HITS FUNDRAISING CLIMAX
SET TO FILM SUMMER 2014

A Sexplanation, an upcoming sex education documentary, hit its $10,000 production goal on Indiegogo last week. So this summer, San Francisco science reporter Alex Liu will travel to uncover the best sex education ever.

From church pews, biology labs, fetish conventions and sex therapy sessions, Alex will deconstruct the pleasure, intimacy, and spirituality associated with sex in order to define a healthy sex life.

Take a look at these 69 second tastes:
BDSM
Male Sexuality

Most sex education just teaches that sex is risky and even life threatening. People are left confused or ashamed of their sexual urges. Alex will change that with a comprehensive, evidence-based, shame-free sex education documentary.

You’ll get to know scientists and educators as they expose new ways to understand sex. Immersing you in real world research, Alex will connect you to sexuality on a biological, psychological, and sociological level.

With 9 days left, Alex hopes to raise as much money as possible to get the entire film made and distributed. Help us spread the word.

A Sexplanation is the first feature documentary directed by the biotech researcher turned filmmaker. Alex has reported for NOVA scienceNOW with Neil deGrasseTysonCNN Health, and NPR. His YouTube channel, The Science of Sin, was named by Slate as one of its “Brilliant Ideas To Fix Science Education”.

Here’s seom recent press, another 69 second clip and some Science of Sin episodes for more. The Indiegogo campaign ends at 11:59 PM on May 28. If you’d like to know more, Alex is available for interviews and guest blog posts.
Film Pulse Interview 
gbtimes Interview
Launch Party
Science of Sin: Perverts
Science of Sin: Bisexuals

More information can be found at www.asexplanation.com

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Beyond the Yoni Puppet: Deepening Pedagogical Brilliance for Sex Educators

sex-written-on-blackboardI invite you to my new

professional development online class:

“Beyond the Yoni Puppet:

Deepening Pedagogical Brilliance

for Sex Educators.”

May 1 – 31, 2014

This is a four-week professional development intensive that gets sex educators the curriculum, classroom and marketing skills they need for success!

The skills we possess as sex educators hugely impact not only our success but how impactful our teaching is.

It is not enough for us to have relevant, scientifically based current sexuality information. It is not enough for us to have excellent content and activities.

In this series I will share with you the wisdom and best teaching practices I have gained from two decades as a Montessori educator. 

You will leave this class with a slew of educational strategies and a serious increase in your skill as a teacher.  You will:

  • Better understand of the process by which students actually learn
  • Engage various learning styles by providing the same information in different ways
  • Structure curriculum that engages and allows students to make learning their own
  • Hold learning as it happens over time, and support the integration 
  • Hone your observational powers so that your teachings are relevant and fill the need of your students
  • Create safer containers so that students feel safe to relax vigiliance and engage with new ideas
  • Maximize your curriculum planning to squeeze out every ounce of potential learning
  • Create environments where learning and transformation can occur, and where students take ownership of the process
  • Discern whether supporting a student to move through their resistance or helping them with self-acceptance is the right course of action.
  • Know when to speak, and when to wait silently 
  • Help students dealing with trauma from other educational experiences that they project onto us
  • Pace material effectively
  • Give permission effortlessly
  • Possess information about stellar time management and time tracking skills
  • Have a framework to seek, absorb, and integrate student feedback
  • Give timely feedback that students can hear and act on
  • Understand the value of excellent classroom management skills
  • Get your work in front of the right audience
  • Read what’s happening in the room and make sure your students are staying engaged
  • Deal effectively with disruptive students who are trying to meet needs in the class that are not within the class container
  • Assess exactly where a student is, and what the smallest next step they need for their growth AND hold the trajectory of a student’s learning over the course of time
  • Monitor congruence between what you teach to your students and the ways you live your life as a sexual being: “walk your talk.” 
  • Have tools to redirect when teaching suddenly goes in the opposite direction than you thought!

This class consists of four video calls,  participation in a collaborative learning environment with other brilliant sex educators, weekly online readings, viewings, assignments and practice opportunities, and a facebook group. 

Cost is $180 and there is still some financial aid available if you need it!

REGISTER HERE

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