Saturday @ 12:30pm

September 16, 2017

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12:30PM: DOORS

1PM: TALKS & PANELS

5PM: DINNER BREAK

6PM: COMEDY SHOW

 
 
 
 

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Meet your favorite thought leaders and understand modern relationships and sex in an entirely new way. Are you ready for some #brainforeplay?

 

Enjoy a whole day of talks, performances, and entertainment to stimulate your curiosity cortex. Share some laughs, spark some a-ha’s, and make some new, foxy friends along the way! Spend your Saturday getting curious. Consider this:

 

  • You can never be truly monogamous because you are in a relationship with yourself, and that relationship carries influence in ways you’d never expect.
  • The nuclear family is outdated. The trope of two parents and a couple of kids has been reinvented into something revolutionary that benefits all.
  • The key to having the sex life of your dreams is in reframing desire and pleasure beyond body parts and positions.
  • What defines a romantic relationships isn’t fidelity. A far more compelling value is integrity.
  • One journey of discovering polyamory and pansexuality is tied with self acceptance… and coping with an overbearing Jewish mother.

We highly value accessibility to our greater community. For inquiries about volunteer positions and group rates, email aloha at effyblue dot com.

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- Presenting -
OUR AMAZING SPEAKERS

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- THE CURIOUS -
Effy Blue

Effy Blue is a relationship expert specializing in non-monogamy and other alternative structures. Her coaching philosophy, Relationship by Design, abandons the one-size-fits-all relationship structure that is heavily prescribed by our society. Besides coaching, Effy builds a growing community of Curious Foxes, leads panels and workshops, and speaks at relationship and sexuality conferences around the country.

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- THE PROLIFIC -
Dr. Elisabeth Sheff

Dr. Elisabeth Sheff is one of the Nation’s leading experts on sex, gender, relationships, and sexual minorities. She is the foremost US Academic expert on Polyamory, and the personal, legal, and health issues regarding Polyamorous families. She has written three books, published her research in academic journals, and made countless appearances on radio, television and the internet.

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- THE ACTIVIST -
Ashton Applewhite

Ashton Applewhite is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. She is an internationally recognized expert on discrimination on the basis of age, speaks widely at venues that have ranged from community centers to the TED mainstage and the United Nations, and is a leading spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against ageism.

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- THE HILARIOUS -
Annie May

Annie May is a comedian, writer, and performer in New York, NY. Former cohost of the Raw and Ready Radio show, she covers the awkwardly fun intersections of race, adventurous sexcapades, and living in NYC. She has performed at clubs across the Northeast, with the Pink Collar Comedy Tour and on The Naked Comedy Show.

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- THE INSIGHTFUL -
Tina Horn

Tina Horn produces and hosts the kinky slut podcast Why Are People Into That?!, and is the author of two nonfiction books, Love Not Given Lightly, and Sexting. Her writing has appeared on Jezebel, Glamour, Vice, the Toast, the Rumpus, the Slutist, Refinery 29, and the Establishment, and in the anthologies Girl Sex 101, Glitter & Grit, and Best Sex Writing 2015. She is a Lambda Literary Fellow and the winner of two Feminist Porn Awards. @TinaHornsAss

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- THE CREATIVE -
Tikva Wolf

Tikva Wolf is the creator of Kimchi Cuddles, a webcomic focusing on ethical non-monogamy and various queer and genderqueer topics. Her work can be found at kimchicuddles.com and on Facebook. She is the author of the graphic novel "Love, Retold":
and "Ask Me About Polyamory".

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- THE EMPOWERED -
Sid Azmi

Sid Azmi is a self-made successful entrepreneur and a kinetic leader within the realm of educated pleasure that is transforming the way we think about sex. Her epiphanic timeline spans growing up a Malay Muslim girl born and raised in Singapore to becoming the owner of the beloved—and critically acclaimed—Brooklyn-based educated pleasure shop Please. She is a crusader for a nurturing, holistic, and shame-free sexual lifestyle.

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- THE WORDY -
Olive Persimmon

Olive Persimmon is an author, speaker, and communication coach. She is also a lover of words and has published the critically acclaimed book "Unintentionally Celibate". Olive is a President of her Toastmasters Club and spends her free time working on her second novel. She enjoys speaking, performing, and writing handwritten letters to old friends.

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- THE PASSIONATE -
Atrina Brill

Atrina is a life-long polyamorist with a passion for sexuality and relationship research and education. Atrina currently evaluates HIV-prevention programs in an academic setting, is principal investigator for a study on non-monogamous individuals, and works in Program Development and Evaluation for Hacienda's sex-positive programming.

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- THE IDEALIST -
Kitty Chambliss

Kitty Chambliss is a polyamorous and sex-positive national speaker, author, relationship coach, educator, activist and founder of Loving Without Boundaries (LWB). Kitty has over 220 blog posts and 65 podcasts to date, and her writing has been featured in books and online publications. Kitty's upcoming book: Jealousy Survival Guide is coming out this fall. Kitty has made it her life’s mission to make thriving relationships attainable to everyone.
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AND MORE!

- THE SHOW YOU CAN'T MISS -
Keeping My Kidneys

With an open mind, heart, and vagina, Time Out New York’s “LGBT Comedy Best Bet” Mindy Raf, demolishes the romantic comedy and the roles we play in it. In this critically acclaimed solo show, Raf demystifies love, loss, and sexuality, and engages her vulnerable, razor-sharp storytelling style to face the complexities of modern love and leave us asking, “could I ever do that?”

 

NYC based artist Mindy Raf is an award winning published author, stand-up, and musical comedian. Raf has performed stand-up all over the USA with notable performances at the Women in Comedy Festival (Boston), NY Funny Songs Fest, SketchFest NYC, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland, OR). In New York, she performs regularly at The Peoples Improv Theatre, Dixon Place, QED, and Upright Citizens Brigade. In addition, Raf writes for several websites and TV shows including MTV’s Girl Code, VH1, College Humor, TNT, Lifetime, and was a contributor to the “My Parents Were Awesome” anthology (Random House). Raf’s young adult novel The Symptoms of My Insanity was published by Penguin Books. Publishers Weekly called Mindy’s writing “refreshing”.

“60 minutes of hilarity.” -Effort Lez

“★★★★★...prolific NYC Comedian...LGBT Best Bet” -Time Out New York

“…the kick-ass, real woman that you’ve been waiting for. Bravo.” Theatre Is Easy

“…a performance so intimate and in-the-moment that it almost feels as if she’s revealing herself spontaneously…Raf is a star talent…highly recommended.” –Hy Reviews

"Raf had the audience in fits of laughter as she smoothly moved through her relatable and witty narrative." -GO Magazine

- Sponsored By -
FANTASY

We are proud to have Fantasy, an app for dating by fantasy and lifestyle, as our sponsor for Curious Fox Presents: CONSIDER THIS.

 

Fantasy allows you to pursue your dreams and desires – whether you’re a couple or solo person – and is welcoming of non-monogamous folks as well as people exploring the lifestyle. Have you been struggling to find like-minded people to experiment and play with? Look no further!

 

Get matches who share your fantasies! Have you ever wanted to try that thing with an ice cube? Can’t get enough spanking? Dreaming about your first threesome? Or love sploshing? (It’s a thing, look it up.)

 

Fantasy is your safe space to meet like-minded people and speak your desires. Ready to play?

- COUNTING DOWN -

WHEN

Saturday September 16, 2017

12:30pm: Doors

1pm: Getting curious!

5pm: Dinner break

6pm: Keeping My Kidneys

- COME FIND US -

WHERE

House of Yes

2 Wyckoff Ave
Brooklyn, NY
11237

houseofyes.org
[email protected]