Fun with Sex: The Harvard Orgasm Seminar 2017

I’m proud to be the presenter at the 2017 Harvard Orgasm Seminar! Below you’ll find video of my presentation (once available), my slides, plus lots of additional resources.

Talk Slides

References and Resources


What is “Sex”

Body Parts

  • I’ve included photos and diagrams from the Wikipedia pages on vulvas and the Anterior fornix erogenous zone (AFE zone or A-spot).
  • I first heard about the “G-zone” (as opposed to the “G-spot”) on the podcast Science Vs. I’ve read and would recommend Tristan Taormino’s book The Secrets of Great G-Spot Orgasms and Female Ejaculation as one way to learn more about playing with G-zones.
  • I first heard about the A-spot (AFE zone) from @girly_juice on Twitter, who’s blogged about it here.
  • I’ve included photos and diagrams from the Wikipedia pages on penises and penis size.
  • Huge thanks to Nicole M. of Pleasure Pie for allowing me to use her beautiful drawings of genitals!
  • I’ve included photos and diagrams from the Wikipedia pages on the anus, the rectum, and the prostate.
  • I learned pretty much everything I know about anal play, including “ringing the doorbell,” from Tristan Taormino. She’s blogged, made educational videos, and authored books about many different aspects of sexuality and relationships. Tristan is one of my favorite presenters, and if you ever have the chance to hear her speak or take a workshop with her, I strongly recommend it!
  • If you’re just getting started with anal play, check out the comic Butt Sex featuring the Anal Safety Snails by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan on Oh Joy, Sex Toy.

Fun Things to Make and Do

  • Safer sex practices are designed to reduce the possibility that you contract or transmit an STI (sexually transmitted infection). For more info, check out Safe, Sound & Sexy: A Safer Sex How-To by Heather Corinna of the fabulous sex-ed site Scarleteen.
  • Want some ideas of how to make safer sex sexier? Check out Sex Nerd Sandra podcast episode 105, “Sexy Safer Sex with Kate McCombs”. Kate is a friend of mine and the founder of Sex Geekdom.
  • Want to go down on someone with a vulva, or tongue someone’s asshole, and you don’t have a dental dam? Yes, you can use saran wrap (video by the amazing Megan Andelloux).
  • Sex toy safety is important! See The Trouble with Toxic Sex Toys by Caitlin Murphy for an overview. There are a number of guides on safe (and unsafe) sex toy materials, including What is my sex toy made of? and Toxic Toys by Dangerous Lily.
  • If you’re interested in learning more, there are many resources in the Boston area, including
    • Pleasure Pie, which runs the Sex-Positive Boston meetup group and Boston’s Sex-Positive Newsletter
    • Good Vibrations is a feminist, queer- and trans-friendly retailer which has a shop near Harvard and one in Brookline
    • teasecraft-boston, a meetup group that I co-organize for people who are interested in making their own sex toys, BDSM equipment, and other kinky and fun things
    • The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health in Pawtuckett, RI, offers lots of sex-positive educational events

Questions & Answers

I’ll flesh this section out after the lecture.


Fun with Sex: The Harvard Orgasm Seminar 2017 — 2 Comments

    • Hi tony, apologies for the delayed reply! Plastisol isn’t safe for insertion. It can be nice for coating the handles of things or parts of toys or equipment that are for external use only. –Kit

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