HOPE X (2014): "The Sex Geek as Culture Hacker" (Download)
Saturday, July 19, 2014: 10:00 pm (Serpico): "Being a nerd is not about what you love; it's about how you love it." Wil Wheaton's words ring true for many self-identified geeks and nerds. But what happens when what you love is "love," or even "lust?" Geeks have never been more cool, but mainstream culture is full of negative messages about sex and pleasure. Combining nerd enthusiasm and geek know-how with erotic experiences results in writings, DIY toys, citizen science, and other projects which can promote sex-positivity and consent culture. In this talk, Kristen "where did this b!tch get her doctorate" Stubbs shares stories from the sex geek trenches: the awesome, the awkward, and the randomness in between.