7:00pm Friday, March 22
Sex Toy Safety: Pthalates and Beyond with Lily
In a culture where mainstream media still refers to "down there" and sex toys are viewed as comic relief more than a commodity, navigating your way through sex toy shopping can range from confusing to downright maddening. While most of us have hear the usual adages about flanged bases and remembering lube, what you're not being told in your local sex shop might surprise you.
In an unregulated industry with no health standards, it is up to you as the consumer to know what to look out for, and where manufacturers are out to deceive you. What does it really mean when your toy says "for novelty use only"? Why do some sex toys stink, literally? What are the implications of non-monogamy and sex toy selection? We'll cover some of the basics, and then delve into a hands-on world of sex-toy sleuthing so you can have the happiest, healthiest experiences with your toys.
This event will be held in the RAW Space. Please enter via the Annex.
About the educator:
Blogger, educator, and reviewer- Lily has opinions and she's not afraid to share them. The face behind ElspethDemina.com, education-based sexuality is her passion. She's been called the "Lorax of sex"- with a background in social justice and grass-roots organizing, plus a tendency to be a walking, constantly-talking encyclopaedia of obscure knowledge. She's combining her passions and bringing her soapbox to the world of dildos and butt plugs. You may recognize her from the local Bootblack community, as Stage Manager with Seattle Erotic Art Festival, or Manager at a local sex-shop.
This workshop is produced by the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture, producer of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival and Seduction, Seattle's Sexiest Halloween Party. Our mission is to promote the many ways sex is beneficial through education, outreach, the arts, advocacy, and research programs that serve the public. As a 501c3, we are eligible for tax benefits, matching contributions and grant funding, and donations may be tax deductible. Please go to TheFSPC.org for more information.