Join us at the North Door on Wednesday, June 13 for this month’s Nerd Nite!
7:00– Alley entrance open
7:20– Speed-dating starts
7:30– Seating area/main room open
8:00– Show starts
As always, Nerd Nite is free. If you want to, you can RSVP to our Facebook event, or just show up.
Talks may not be given in the order described. Grab a drink, tip your bartenders, and relax!
ASL interpreters will be present. Our awesome librarian friends from the Austin Public Library will bring books, too.
Well, it's been over a year since we've had a Sex Nerd Nite, and we figured it was time for another one, so here we are. It's pretty difficult to write an event description for this one without terrible, quasi-offensive puns*, so… let's cut to the chase!
*Please note that terrible, quasi-offensive puns will most likely be part of the actual hosting of the show, and plan accordingly.
This month's talks:
«Sex-Positive Parenting: Strategies for Raising Sexually Healthy Children», by Melissa Pintor Carnagey, LBSW
Learn why a sex-positive parenting approach that focuses on preparation versus prevention is most effective in raising emerging adults who can enjoy healthy and safer sex lives. This talk explains how to create a culture within the home of early and ongoing micro-lessons that build the foundations for a child’s overall sexual health and safety in areas of consent, body autonomy, gender, sexuality, pleasure, sex and media literacy (specifically porn and social media safety). Get ready to shake the shame and trash taboos around having “the sex talks” with the children in your life.
Melissa Pintor Carnagey is a sex educator, social worker, and the founder of Sex Positive Families, a platform that offers pleasure-positive, shame-free education and workshops to strengthen sexual health talks in families. She lives in Austin with her partner, raising their three sex-positive children ages 4-19.
«The Art of Spanking», by Nikki DaVaughn
This is a conversation about sexual spanking. The history, common misconceptions, and the balance of power involved. This will include a demo on the safe /correct ways to spank and the tiers of pain and pleasure.
Nikki DaVaughn is a singer, dancer, emcee, shenanigan starter, and occasional Femme Domme based in ATX.
«Modern Swingers: An Ethnographic Study», by Stephanie E.
Swinging, partner-swapping, orgies — we've all seen the movies but what does modern swinging look like? One grad student was lucky enough to gain access to a lifestyle club in Austin and observed the management and members for over a year. Hear how modern swingers navigate their alternative lifestyles in an increasingly transparent world.
Once upon a time Stephanie was a graduate student who focused on gender and sexuality. Now she utilizes those skills working for the state focusing on quantitative and qualitative research.