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Sex Conference Coming to Crystal City

by ARLnow.com February 14, 2013 at 11:00 am 4,978 38 Comments

cconE-badge2dAdult film stars. Sex educators. Feminist pornographers.

And that’s just the keynote address.

A new conference is coming to Crystal City, and no it’s not another meeting about cow udders, accountants or nanotechnology.

CatalystCon East, described as “a conference created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality,” will be coming to the Crystal City Marriott (1999 Jefferson Davis Highway) from March 15-17.

The conference features some 75 speakers, including porn star Jessica DrakeDr. Charlie Glickman (author of “The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure”), Cunning Minx (described as a “kinky boobiesexual”), fetish model Sinnamon Love, and 69-year-old “senior sexpert” Joan Price.

Also on the speaker list is Rev. Rebecca Turner, who will be giving a presentation entitled “Ending the War Between Religion and Sex.”

Other planned sessions have titles like “Entrepreneurial IQ: 10 keys to designing an unconventional career in sexuality,” “Feminist Porn: The Politics of Producing Pleasure,” “PRIDE & Prejudice: Confronting Homophobia in Communities of Color,” and “Sex with Benefits: Progressive Swinging.”

This is the inaugural CatalystCon East, planned after the inaugural CatalystCon West proved successful in September. Registration is required for the three-day conference.

  • HoosNArlington

    The comments on this one should make for some fun afternoon reading.

  • Snarl

    Where are the comments?!

    • SomeGuy

      They appear below the article, where you filled in the box with your name and the question you posed.

  • DCBuff

    Having this at a Marriott adds an interesting twist.

    • Brigham

      Joseph Smith was very fond of wife swapping, so seems perfectly fitting.

  • FreakyHeart

    Will Crystal City Restaurant cater the event?


    Is the website NSFW. FREDTERP

    • drax

      Why do you never use punctuation right.

      • KathyInArlingtonVA

        drax, why didn’t you write “correctly” instead of “right”?

      • b0rk

        Why does he insist on signing his messages? Who knows… FREDTERP is just one of those bizarre charms of ARLNow.

  • I’m there

    I’ll be posted up at CCR that entire weekend.

  • Who’s with me?

    Let’s cap this thread at 69 comments!

  • Drunk_IrishChick

    CCR for $10 budlights!!!!

  • novasteve

    Which booth will Clarendonskank be running?

  • novasteve

    No doubt Major Pup McPuppo Jr. will be running the bestiality rights movement booth. However I’m sure that needs a more politically correct sounding name if we’re going to be non judgmental and tolerant people.

  • IK

    Kinky Boobiesexual? Is that a technical term?

  • Rory

    If I wasn’t on my work laptop I would google Jessica Drake.

    • ArLater

      Amen, this post is just a cyberwall oasis

  • Dezlboy

    Trolley Car anyone? (should there be a “car” limit?) 🙂

  • drax

    Yet the lady with the world’s largest bewbs won’t be there?

  • Wayne Kubicki

    Suggested new session – “Laying Tracks – Sexual Ramifications of the Pike Streetcar.”

    • ClarendonSkank

      I’ll be happy to take a bus, if you know what I mean.

      • Casey Jones

        I thought a train was more your style.

      • big bob

        What about a Mini Cooper?

  • fedworker

    There will be flipped SUVs all over Jeff Davis Hwy…. DC and MD tags no doubt

  • PotholeDodger

    This is sad. There are currently more comments concerning the “rogue couch”.

    • drax

      This one’s just too easy to have any fun with.

  • MyHood

    Perfect timing. If you haven’t bought a Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie yet, ARLNow just handed you the perfect gift. “Honey we’re going to CatalystCon!”

  • John Fontain

    Arlnow, love the headline. What with the conference “coming” to Crystal City and whatnot. My question is whether the event will be suceesful enough so that it comes again.

  • PuckHead

    Will Smokin’ Al Koken and Doc Walker be guest presenters?

  • Cmon You can Do Better

    I had much greater hopes for the Jessica Drake hyperlink than Wikipedia.

  • Arlington Cat

    “Progressive swinging?” Those people from Friday nights at the South Riding Inn will be chartering a bus for that one!

  • drax

    Perusing Sinammon Love’s resume is entertaining.

  • JamesE

    Trevor will be giving a presentation on proper camera phone technique.

  • Clarendon Cruiser

    I heard that loosely affixed fold out couches were being delivered overnight on I 395 for this event…

    • Marie Antoinette

      Clarendon Cruiser, +10

  • Greg

    Too long. 3 days, that is.

  • Dick Jackman

    When did they say this conference was cumming?


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