EXPLORE THE INTERSECTION OF SEXUALITY, SPIRITUALITY & SENSUALITY AT VIRTUAL SEX+ SUMMIT 2020

Virtual SEX+ Summit 2020 - the first-ever digital event featuring panels, workshops & keynotes from Jeffrey Marsh & Ev’Yan Whitney



Join three dozen enlightening and influential thought leaders of the sexuality, sensuality, and spirituality fields for the SEX+ Summit, scheduled Oct. 2-4, 2020. This one-of-a-kind immersive digital event allows you to explore the wellness world’s most current offerings through engaging panels, at-home experientials, and expert guidance – offering a uniquely fulfilling and connective experience you can enjoy from the comfort and privacy of home.

Hosted by experienced sex educators and cultural event producers, the SEX+ Summit brings together some of the brightest and most engaging experts, practitioners, and healers whose work intersects sexuality, sensuality, and identity. This weekend-long digital event centers Black, queer, non-binary, and non-Black POC voices to foster essential conversations about sex, sexuality, and spirituality often left out of mainstream wellness and sexuality spaces.

Joining the SEX+ Summit are Sexuality Doula Ev’Yan Whitney and author, LGBTQ+ advocate, and pundit Jeffrey Marsh as keynote speakers, with Black Feminist folk-healer Jade T. Perry hosting a sensual group tarot reading to kick off the event. Panelists include astrologer Dayna Lynn Nuckolls of The People’s Oracle, Body Relationship Coach Ivy Felicia, trauma expert and queer media consultant Jimanekia Eborn, activist and artist Sean Saifa Wall of the Intersex Justice Project, therapist and radical body acceptance advocate Sonalee Rashatwar, President and CEO of SIECUS – Sex Ed for Social Change Christine Soyong Harley, and many others.

“The SEX+ Summit is dedicated to topics often left out of mainstream wellness and sexuality conversations and makes them accessible online from the comfort and privacy of our couches. Now more than ever, we need events like this to connect with the people, tools, and practices that help us navigate this transformational time in our lives,” SEX+ Summit co-host Anne Hodder-Shipp said.

“We wanted to create a space that feels safe, supported, and inspiring for attendees (and us!) to expand their views on sexuality, be introduced to embodiment practices, and explore their own relationship to pleasure, healing and self-care,” SEX+ Summit co-host Sarah Tomchesson said.

The SEX+ Summit is for anyone that shares a passion for self-care and sensual exploration, as it provides connection and community at a vital time. This weekend-long digital event dares you to open your mind and find a new comfort zone while exploring some of the most powerful, interesting, and exciting offerings available.  Each workshop, panel, keynote, and at-home experiential is specially produced for digital engagement with a mix of live discussions, and downloadable content and activities you can enjoy at your leisure.  

“There is nothing better than seeing people, especially Black people, be themselves and/or regain confidence to be their sexual selves,” said Nhakia Outland, MSW, founder of @prevention_is_key and @preventionmeetsfashion and SEX+ Summit panel speaker. “We are learning to defy the stereotypes and negative views about our bodies and love and embrace our sexuality as Black people.”

“I always say, if sex is food, then sensuality is its flavor,” said Elle Chase, CSE, sex educator, body acceptance advocate, and SEX+ Summit pleasure workshop host. “I love how sensuality is so dynamic, diverse and distinctive, and I'm always astounded by the myriad ways it shows up for us throughout our lives.”

The SEX+ Summit also connects attendees with the wellness world's in-demand services – tarot, astrology, breathwork, sex toys, herbalism, and more – with a hand-picked marketplace of makers, artists, service providers, and brands who represent the latest and greatest in sexual and sensual wellness. Feel inspired or curious from our programming? Enjoy instant access to expert-recommended products and exclusive offers from some of the most respected names out there!

“It's an exciting time to be a part of the SEX+ Summit,” said Tracy Felder, pleasure product educator and SEX+ Summit pleasure workshop host. “It means that there's a great shift in diversity and how society is ready to be educated with folks that relate to them daily when it comes to sexuality. I'm happy to be a part of the movement.”



The SEX+ Summit is scheduled Oct. 2-4, 2020, 2020, online.


Tickets on sale soon at https://www.sexplussummit.com/

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ABOUT THE SEX+ SUMMIT

The SEX+ Summit is a one-of-a-kind immersive digital event that matches panels and workshops with thought leaders and experts, offering a uniquely fulfilling and connective experience you can enjoy from the comfort of home. Each day offers a mix of online experientials, educational content, discussions, and meaningful takeaways that celebrate the unique spaces where sexuality, sensuality, and spirituality intersect to foster transformational healing. Learn. Explore. Discover —> Oct. 2-4, 2020

ABOUT THE CO-HOSTS

Anne Hodder-Shipp

Anne Hodder-Shipp (she/her), CSE, is a multi-certified sex and relationships educator with professional training in breathwork and holistic dreamwork. Anne has been working with, writing about, and teaching others about sex and relationships in some form for more than 12 years.  In addition to her private practice and public workshops, Anne also leads treatment groups for clients recovering from substance use disorder, eating disorders, compulsive sexual behavior and other stigmatized illnesses. While co-hosting the SEX+ Summit, Anne also is the lead educator at Everyone Deserves Sex Education (EDSE) and manages the sex-positive PR firm Hodder Media Inc.



Sarah Thomchesson

Sarah Tomchesson (she/her) has a passion for infusing purpose and pleasure into work almost as much as she loves getting her hands in the dirt and tending to plants. Sarah’s 15 years of small business management and educational event production have been informed by a drive to align organizational mission and strategy. Her years of teaching pleasure-based sex education have kept her curious and connected to the power of pleasure as a healing tool. While co-hosting the SEX+ Summit, Sarah is founder of Damiana Consulting, mama to a vivacious 5-year-old, and proudly sits on the Board of Directors of SIECUS – Sex Ed For Social Change and the Board of Directors of Dyke Day LA.