Center for Sex & Culture
and Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP-USA)
presents
School for Johns • San Francisco • Saturday, September 20th, 2008
info@centerforsexandculture.com 415-255-1155


School For Johns 'Faculty'
2008 Faculty (others to be announced!)

Presenters
Biographies


Patrasha, professional submissive

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Lawrence

 

Dr. Robert Morgan Lawrence, EdD has 25 years of experience in the field of human sexuality. He has a doctorate of education in human sexuality. As a publicly available expert he is a sex industry consultant, educator and (academic) author. He lectures extensively about human sexuality and health. Together Carol and Robert teach, write, and produce sex education events and materials.

S. Bacchus

 

As co-founder and Project Director of SWOP's ‘School for Johns,’ Bacchus was motivated by his experience with sex workers to an educational program for clients.

"I became  interested in  KINK as well as VANILLA as a youngster. In business, I concentrated my efforts in marketing and customer relations. My personal relationships were unfulfilling until I met a professional sex worker in my late 40's. In my 50s I met a young woman who was not only passionate and vibrant, but an activist for sex worker's rights. I have learned a lot, want to know more, and interested in  sharing with my friends, sex workers, and allies."

"Sex work is a nightmare of exploitation for those who are coerced or forced into it. For others, it is a neutral means of income. For some lucky sex workers, it is a vocation that can be a constant source of joy, allowing them to share, physically and spiritually, a love as well as lust for life. Please, let us work together to free those from the first group, welcome them from the second, and celebrate with the third, while demanding equal respect for all of their human rights to pursue happiness and share fulfillment."

Robyn Few

 

 

 

Co-founder of SWOP's School for Johns, Robyn Few is also the founder of SWOP-USA.

Robyn, a native of Kentucky, ran away from home at age thirteen and later became an exotic dancer. After marrying and having a daughter in her twenties, she began to take college courses in the hopes of earning a degree in theater arts. She came to California in 1993 to pursue theater and become an activist. Acting and activism not being the highest paying jobs, Few turned to prostitution to pay the bills in 1996. She has worked tirelessly as an advocate and caregiver for medical marijuana and AIDS patients and has gained quite a reputation in the Bay Area activist community as an effective lobbyist for the issue. In June of 2002, the FBI arrested Few under the direction of John Ashcroft. Using the Patriot Act, Ashcroft was able to equate terrorism with prostitution and get additional funding for the very expensive investigation. She was convicted on one federal count of conspiracy to promote prostitution and received six months house arrest, which she finished serving in June 2004. Judge Marilyn Hall Patel allowed Few to continue her activism and volunteer efforts while under house arrest.

Dubbed the "patriotic prostitute," a campaign centered on the idea that prostitution should be decriminalized to protect women from violence began in October 2003 with The Sex Workers Outreach Project.

"Until prostitutes are no longer criminals why would they come forward and allow themselves to become targets for law enforcement? Decriminalization is the beginning of the solution, it's not the solution itself."

Visit:http://www.swop-usa.org/

Keynote Address by

Dr. Carol Queen

Dr. Carol Queen is a writer and cultural sexologist with a doctorate of education in human sexuality. She is a noted essayist whose work has appeared in such publications as Male Lust, Whores and Other Feminists, The Erotic Impulse, Bisexual Politics: Theories, Queries and Visions, Madonnarama, and Women of the Light: The New Sacred Healer.
Her essay collection, Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture, was published in 1997; it is used in Women's Studies, Queer Studies, and Cultural Studies classes in universities across America.
Her erotic stories can be found in Best Women's Erotica, the Herotica anthologies, Libido, and Best American Erotica 1993, 1994, and 2000, and in many other anthologies; her erotic novel, The Leather Daddy and the Femme, was published in 1998 and won a Firecracker Alternative Book Award the following year. Her first book, Exhibitionism for the Shy, published in 1995, explores issues of erotic self-esteem and enhancement.
She is co-editor of the anthologies Best Bisexual Erotica, Sex Spoken Here, Switch Hitters, and PoMoSexuals; the latter won a Lambda Literary Award in 1998. She has appeared in several explicit educational videos, notably "Carol Queen's Great Vibrations: An Explicit Consumer Tour of Vibrators" and "Bend Over Boyfriend: An Adventurous Couple's Guide to Male Anal Pleasure."
Queen works as staff sexologist at Good Vibrations, the women-owned, worker-owned sex toy and bookstore in San Francisco, and writes regularly for the Good Vibrations web magazine at www.goodvibes.com. She has spent the last several years consulting with the company's emerging video production department, Sexpositive Productions, which released its first videos in 2001.
She has addressed numerous scholarly and professional conferences, including the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, the International Condom Conference, the International Conference on Prostitution, and the International Conference on Pornography; she frequently addresses college as well as general and specialized audiences.
Carol Queen is active on behalf of progressive sex education and sexual minority issues. Currently most closely affiliated with the bisexual and sex work communities, she has been speaking publicly about non-mainstream sexualities, from lesbian to leather, for over 25 years. Her perspective in addressing sexual diversity incorporates personal experience, accurate sex information, and informed cultural commentary. For more information (including CV and bibliography) see her website: www.carolqueen.com.
 

Kath and Zoe will be speaking about phone etiquette, Strip club culture, and proper introduction for new and old clients.They will also be doing a live role-play of a client's first phone to a provider - What to expect !!

Kath- A Former Exotic Dancer and Sex Worker, who has won competitions such as "Best of the West" 4 years running, and "Greatest of the East" two years in a row, and "Ms. Pole USA". She has traveled all over world dancing, and these are only just some of her accomplishments.

Zoe- A gay rights activist, Dominatrix, originally from Chicago, who recently moved to California after attending the SWOP National Conference in San Francisco. She has won many awards, one being the "Windy City Times 30 under 30 award" for her activism in the gay community.

  Rachel

Rachel is a legal prostitute from our neighbor state to the east. Nevada has had legal brothels for over 80 years and has an interesting way of dealing with legalized sex work. Rachel will share some of the culture of The Nevada brothels and what you can expect when you visit.

Maestra Sadie Dusaga

Maestra Sadie Dusaga is Professional Dominant based in San Francisco. She takes great joy in her role as teacher, guide, catalyst, and especially, cherry popper. For the past seven years, Sadie has facilitated and presented sex-positive workshops, demonstrations and rituals on a variety of subjects from BDSM to support for partners of sex workers.
Sadie has a hands-on style influenced by queer theory and the naughty games she enjoyed in her formative years. She has worked with both SWOP-USA and the Center for Sex and Culture and approaches her work as a pleasure activist both seriously and with a playful sense of humor. You may have seen her fetish modeling in such places as The Mammoth Book of Erotic Women or On Our Backs. Sadie is also a performer and delights in combining performance, sadism, absurdity, eroticism and spirituality in her kinky play.