Shanna Katz is a queer kinky disabled feisty femme sexuality educator and professional pervert currently based in the Southwest. From topics like vaginal fisting to non-monogamy, and oral sex to how sexuality and dis/ability intersect, she talks, writes and teaches about the huge spectrum of sexuality, both from personal and professional perspectives. She’s using her Master’s of Sexuality Education to provide accessible, open-source sex education to people around the country, and is currently working with Fascinations to bring sex educators, kinksters and teachers to educate in the Southwest as well as online.
A member of AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists), NCSF (National Coalition for Sexual Freedon) and the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), Shanna is actively involved in work towards equality and social justice for people of all identities. Teaching classes at colleges and universities (such as Brown University, Hoftstra, Colorado College, SUNY-Purchase, ASU, U of A and more) is one of her favorite ways to expand horizons. She also loves traveling to speak at conferences, sex toy stores, dungeons, women’s groups, LGBT centers, art galleries and more, as well as hearing from her readers.
She has written for many sites, including FunLove.com, GoodVibes.com, OutFrontColorado.com, TheLesbianLifestyle.com, FemmesGuide.com, has had her erotica published in multiple anthologies and has run the popular blog Sexuality Happens for more than four years. When not blogging, teaching, writing or tweeting about the oh-so-many awkward moments in her life, you can find Shanna drinking tea, eating cupcakes, and cuddling with her partner Q and their three rescued cats; Kinsey, Kali and Jasper. For more info, please visit her sexuality education site, www.ShannaKatz.com.
Sexuality Educator (at universities, colleges, sex toy stores, dungeons, Kink events, sexuality conferences, LGBTQ centers, etc) in subjects including but not limited to: relationships, communication, sex play, kink play, intersections of identities, safer sex, LGBTQ communities, sexuality and disability, sex toys, sexual safety, and much more.
Online and Social Media Specialist: using platforms such as twitter, facebook, fetlife, myspace, yelp, and blogs to get your business (and/or self image) to thousands of people. Also, branding rockstar.
Sex Toy Guru: From materials to types to use to cleaning, everything you ever needed to know (plus a little more)
Published Author (both non-fiction and erotica)
Pornographer: Director and videographer of ethical pornography, including for Point of Contact and GoodDykePorn.com.
Model: Freelance including vintage/pin-up, art modeling and kink photography (2011 Sex Blogger Calendar Model).
Sex Coach: Helping people to discover (or re-discover) their sexuality, explore identities, learn to communicate with themselves and their partners, troubleshoot any current issues, work through their sexual histories and more.
Currently serving as the full time resident sexuality educator at Fascinations, Shanna has also worked as the sex educator in residence at the now closed Hysteria Boutique (in Denver), the Communities Outreach Coordinator for EdenFantasys.com (last decade), and before that, the advice columnist and staff writer for HotMoviesForHer. Additionally, she has presenting across the country in places such as Brown, Princeton, Hofstra, SUNY-Purchase, Colorado College, ASU, U of A, the Center for Sex and Culture, the Center for Sex Positive Culture, the Enclave, the Sanctuary, Purple Passion, the Lesbian Sex Mafia, Femina Potens and more. Her work has been published both in print and online in the subjects of sexual health and wellness, sexuality and disability, sex toy 101, sexual activities and more, as well as in multiple erotica anthologies. Resume and/or CV available upon request.