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I can’t tell you everything…

Posted by Sarah Sloane on Nov 16, 2010 in calendar, Queer

…but I will tell you that there are changes afoot, for me personally as well as in my schedule for 2011. Just one of them (but one I’m super excited about): I’m adding a weekend in May to my already full calendar – but this one is TOTALLY worth it! Check out Queer PlayCon on Fetlife, and hang tight for more info, folks…it’s shaping up to be an AMAZING weekend!

Meanwhile, I just got back from Chicago, where the good folks at LRA treated me with kid gloves, and I spent some great (if sick, for part of it) time with some of my MFM (Most Favored Midwesterners). Now that I’m home – and pretty much sticking close to it until Winter Solstice at the end of December – I’m settling into a routine that includes more writing, more work, and more self-care. I have to say … I’m looking forward to it!

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Scarleteen’s Blog Carnival starts Oct 15

Posted by Sarah Sloane on Oct 11, 2010 in calendar, Fundraising

Help Scarleteen continue to provide honest sex education for everyoneMost of you have probably visited Scarleteen – a project started by Heather Corinna as a way to provide a honest, open, and trustworthy resource for sex education information for teens from all walks of life, all genders, orientations, and experience levels. I was really honored when AAG contacted me and asked me if I’d consider writing a blog entry as part of Scarleteen’s Sex-Ed Blog Carnival, to help aim attention to the site and to help kickstart fundraising for the coming year.

Scarleteen is privately funded; rather than relying on donations & grants that might limit their ability to give out honest information, they opt instead towards funding from individuals and others that give without strings attached. This means that they really do need every dollar that is donated, so even if you only have a few dollars to spare, consider sending some their way. They do the big, important work that nobody else can – or will – and they deserve all the support we can give them.

 
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Quickie Class Announcement

Posted by Sarah Sloane on Sep 22, 2010 in calendar, teaching

Next Thursday, September 30, I’ll be teaching an online class through Power Play Academy called “Entering the Scene”. At only $25 for 90 minutes worth of great info on how to find, get involved in, and impress potential friends & partners, it’s a total steal 🙂 Here’s the info:

Entering the Scene: Navigating the Waters of the BDSM Community
September 30, 9:00 – 10:30 PM EST
$25, Pre-registration required

If you’re thinking about stepping out of your home and into the real-life BDSM community—whether a party, a social group, or an educational event–you might find the process intimidating.

*How do you find a group that you’ll be comfortable in?

*How do you pick a BDSM event to attend that you’ll enjoy?

*How can you get to know great people?

*What are the “rules” for social & play events?

*How can you stay safe?

*And most of all… how can you make sure that you’re finding what you want?

Many people are held back by uncertainty and never muster the courage to step into real time. Braver souls who go to an event unprepared may have a negative experience and decide never to return.

That’s a shame on both counts—and it doesn’t have to be that way.

Join Sarah Sloane, long-time BDSM educator and former newbie, in this live webcast class and discussion created especially for newcomers to the public BDSM scene. She will guide you compassionately and intelligently through the critical information and self-exploration that will help you to venture into the BDSM community with the best results.

Through lecture, class discussion, and Q&A, you and your fellow participants will build realistic expectations, understand social nuances, and gain a sense of personal comfort & safety during your first steps into the kinky world.

Sound interesting? Check out the website for details, and to register!

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