I take as many webinars and workshops as I can to further my own education in sexual health, kink, and the sex toy industry so I can better myself as a sex writer and educator. Here are some that I've completed.

Photo taken in Early to Bed courtesy of Blush Novelties

In-person workshops and conferences

  • Taboos in BDSM
  • Polyamory: Human Rights & the Law with Ruby B. Johnson
  • Media Tactics for the Kink Community with Susan Wright (NCSF director)
  • “Fucking Mean”: Rough Body Play
  • Cuckqueaning
  • An Introduction to Electrical Play
  • The Psychology of Training with Kevin and katie
  • The Science of BDSM with experts from NIU
  • Skills Labs: Flogging 101; Caning; Pain Processing
  • Fire Play Safety
  • Predicament Bondage
  • Butt Sex for Everyone 
  • BDSM and Anal Play 
  • Basic Negotiations and Etiquette for the Sex Positive Community with Alena Gabosh
  • Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS) Conference 2017

Online webinars, trainings, and workshops

  • Sex After Cancer (Blush U)
  • Sex After a Baby: Helping Customers Keep Sex Alive After Childbirth (Blush U)
  • Caring for First Time Shoppers (Blush U)
  • Daddies & little girls: Power Dynamics and Age Play (ISEE)*
  • Therapeutic Skills for Sex Educators (ISEE)
  • Erotophobia and Its Cultural Impacts (ISEE)
  • Pelvic Health Summit
  • Energetic Protection for submissives & bottoms (Sub Rosa PDX with Maeve McBride)
  • 4-week Abortion Doula Training with BADT
  • Transcend - a 12-week mind-body immersion for pelvic healing (Dr. Brianne Grogan, DPT) 

*Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment

Because it really deserves its own section...

Workshops with world-renowned sex educator and artist Midori

  • Make ‘Em Squirm, Make ‘Em Blush: Erotic Humiliation Play
  • The Exquisite Whip 
  • Pink Japan: Sex and Taboo Today
  • The Art of Feminine Dominance
  • How to Create Amazing Scenes: Get Into Their Heads
  • Become the Fantasy: Erotic Roleplaying Games
  • The Best Kink Advice Nobody Told You
with the legendary Midori at the Pleasure Chest (2017)

If you'd like to help me attend even more conferences and workshops, please consider donating as little as the cost of a cup of coffee below!

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[image descriptions: first photo on page is of Nicole in Early to Bed holding various toys from Blush's Avant Pride line; second is with Midori, who is giving the 'cowabunga' hand sign.]