An Evening of Sex & Culture with Carol Queen

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An Evening of Sex & Culture with Carol Queen
November 13, 2016 6:00 PM
November 13, 2016 8:00 PM
Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
212 620 7310 ext. 300
October 30, 2016
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
212 620 7310 ext. 300
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States


Usually found holding down the fort in San Francisco, Carol Queen joins us for a night of sex-positivity, pomosexuality, and possibly some brainiac-level smut. She’ll read from her body of work and follow it up with lively chat with attendees—maybe even some discourse!



Carol Queen PhD [] is a cultural sexologist and co- founder of the Center for Sex & Culture in San Francisco. She is a noted erotic writer and essayist whose work has appeared in dozens of anthologies. She’s written four books: the essay collection Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture; erotic novel The Leather Daddy and the Femme; Exhibitionism for the Shy, which explores issues of erotic self-esteem and enhancement; and most recently (with Shar Rednour) The Sex & Pleasure Book: Good Vibrations Guide to Great Sex for Everyone. She’s also edited several volumes of erotica and essays and has appeared in several explicit educational videos, notably “Bend Over Boyfriend: An Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Male Anal Pleasure.” Queen works as staff sexologist at Good Vibrations, the women-founded sex shop, where she has worked since 1990. Queen has been speaking publicly about queer sexualities for over 40 years. Her perspective in addressing sexual diversity incorporates personal experience, accurate sex information, and informed cultural commentary. She has addressed many conferences, including 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. In February 2009 she debated the question of promiscuity (“Virtue or vice?”) for the Oxford Union at Oxford University, England.