For those of you who aren't already aware of Momentum, you are missing out! Momentum is a conference that explores sexuality, feminism and relationships:
The phenomenal growth of online communication has given rise to an amazing amount of sharing, learning and experimenting with different expressions of sexuality, relationships and feminism. MOMENTUM provides a safe place to listen, discuss and learn about sexualities and gender without the fear of reprisal or shaming. It is a space for acceptance and appreciation of diversity, including for those in the LGBTQ, sex-work, BDSM and non-monogamous communities.
During MOMENTUM we will discuss ways to bridge the baffling dichotomies our culture creates around sexuality. While on one hand we have unprecedented sexual freedom, on the other we continue to police sexuality with a frightening vigor. Abortion laws, restrictions on gay marriage, abstinence programs, medicalization of sex, fear of pornography and prosecutions for teenage sexting are examples of one side of the spectrum. The discomfort that strives to make us keep our sexuality hidden conflicts with the use of sex — especially the female body — to sell everything from food to cars to “performance enhancing” products.
Geared toward anyone interested in intelligent conversations about the influence of new media on sexuality, MOMENTUM is the conference to attend in 2012.
In addition to the numerous awesome presenters and panelists, this year, Dr. Joycelyn Elders - yes, the Joycelyn Elders, the former U.S. Surgeon General - will join the Closing Keynote Plenary! This year the conference's premiere sponsor is Masque sexual flavors (orally-dissolvable, flavored gel strips that make fellatio more enjoyable) and we're really looking forward to checking them out.
We had nothing but praise for Momentum last year (which, if you know us, says a lot - we rarely rave about anything). We expected some beginner mistakes and mishaps, considering that it was their first year, but everything went as smoothly as possible and it was easily one of the best conferences we have ever been to. Check out our recap from last year. We can't even imagine how they could top last year, but we highly suspect that they will live up to the task. (And at the very least, we can be sure to go home with at least one brand new shiny sex toy.)
The conference is next weekend, but it's not too late to register! We'd love to see you there!!
Tess and Dee, Momentum's sexy founders