17 Sex Positive Educators To Follow This Black History Month
Black History Month
In honor of Black History Month, the #open team has put together a list of our favorite Black Ethical NonMonogamous educators, Sex Educators, and Kink Educators.
If you’re not following them already, you should be!
Let’s celebrate these amazing sex positive content creators.
What is Black History Month?
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.
Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.
Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.
NonMonogamy/Open Relationship Educators and Content Creators
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Bear N Fifi
Bear and Fifi are an NYC-based polyamorous Queer and Trans, Black and Latinx couple. They are intimacy coaches who specialize in guiding couples and individuals to creating non-monogamous paradigms that work best for them. They host monthly workshops on all things related to intimacy and non-monogamy.
Bear and Fifi are consultants for the NYC based sex positive community. The mission of their work is to debunk compulsory monogamous conditioning and ideology and to help people design relationships and communities that honor who they are and what they desire. Find our more about Bear n Fifi here
Jhen Monogamish Podcast
Monogamish Pod is a podcast about non-monogamy and polyamory through a Black Caribbean perspective. Through a pop culture lens, supported by interviews with academics and contemporaries, Jhen shares stories to help create a deeper understanding of the different facets of non-monogamy and polyamory that BIPOC experience.
Find the Monogamish Podcast here
Gabrielle Smith is a non-monogamy educator and content creator offering workshops and peer support on topics associated with open relationships.
She’s also created a weekly newsletter titled SELECTIVELY SLUTTY that features an advice column, essays, and shares personal experiences.
Find Gabrielle’s work on Instagram and TikTok at @bygabriellesmith to check out her thought-provoking content and keep up with her upcoming workshops and events!
Zach Budd is a polyamorous educator with a passion for consent education. He’s worked on polyamory discussion panels, podcasts, and workshops that focus on topics like polyamory, consent, and kink. You can find more about his work by visiting his Instagram @zinvictuz or check out his CONSENT WARRIOR WEBSITE. You can also hear Zach talk about the 5 Pillars of Consent on #openEd, HERE.
Evita is a personal coach, polyamorous educator, and speaker that specializes in non-monogamy and relationship dynamics education.
Her daily polyamory reminder posts offer thoughtful insights and advice to those exploring the non-monogamy spectrum.
Follow Evita on her socials to keep up with her advice as well as upcoming events:
Marjani is a queer, femme educator that teaches about alternative love styles and non-monogamy with an emphasis on Black representation.
We love Marjani’s video content that perfectly captures the experiences of those practicing open relationships.
She posts frequently on both IG and TikTok at @marjanilane and you can also check out her WEBPAGE for more info.
Lola is an NYC-based sex educator and the Creative Director for SPECTRUM JOURNAL. She started her journey sharing personal experiences with polyamory and kink and Lola now offers a variety of workshops to share her vast knowledge.
The #open team has had opportunities to work with Lola in-person and via our #OPEN ED series, and we can’t get enough of her incredible personality and expertise! You can find Lola on Instagram at @dirtylola and check out her WEBSITE for an upcoming class with She-Bop!
Courtney is an incredible advocate and host of SOMETHING POSITIVE FOR POSITIVE PEOPLE — a podcast that aims to break down the stigmas associated with STIs.
The podcast features Courtney’s own experience and expertise navigating HSV along with the experiences of featured guests. Follow Courtney on Instagram for more content, education, and shared experiences around navigating and living with STIs at @honmychest. You can also check out our #openEd session with Courtney: FROM DIAGNOSIS TO DISCLOSURE.
Tatyannah is a Philly-based writer and educator that focuses on intimacy and dating. Her work can be found in Cosmopolitan, Forbes, Bustle, Washington Post and Vice to name just a few! Taty believes that it’s important to normalize positive messages around sex and reduce shame or fear associated with speaking openly about sexuality. Follow Tatyannah on Twitter and Instagram at @taty_k_king. Taty has also been a guest on our #openEd series to talk about NEGOTIATING KINK and to share her TOP PICKS FOR SEX TOYS!
Erin is a dating empowerment coach that has a passion for making conversations around dating, relationships, identity, lifestyle, consent, and allyship less taboo. She is also the Executive Director of Sex-PositiveLA (@SEXPOSLA).
Find more information on Erin on her Instagram page
Flo is a queer, polyam, Afro-Brasilian sex educator, coach, and soon-to-be sex therapist.
Flo’s work has led them to become an experienced podcaster, speaker, educator, coach, and sex & relationship advisor. Their TikTok and Instagram can be found at @lifewflo and showcases their experience and expertise with a ton of relatable video content.
You can also find additional info and background or learn more about their sex/relationship coaching sessions on their WEBPAGE.
Marla is a sex educator and author that offers sex/relationship coaching and a variety of workshops on topics like building sexual confidence, kink, and sexual technique
We love her class on squirting/G spots!
She also hosts the incredible SEX DOWN SOUTH conference in Atlanta every year.
You can find Marla on Instagram at @1marlastewart and via her webpage, VELVET LIPS SEXED.
She considers herself a rule-breaker and a relationship healer who reconnects couples in the bedroom and beyond. Shani is a transformational teacher who is leading a revolution to empower women everywhere to take control of their orgasms — and their lives.
Find Shani on Instagram at @sexstuffwithshani. To hear Shani educate on how CBD can enhance your sexual pleasure, check out our #openEd workshop, CBD & SEXUALITY.
Davia Frost is the founder & owner of Frosted Pleasure, LLC. Born in Jamaica, and a current Chicago native, she is a certified Sex & Relationship Coach and Sex Educator with an emphasis on women’s sexual health and pleasure. Frosted Pleasure, LLC. is a platform providing sensual classes, lectures and coaching sessions worldwide.
She is a seminar facilitator for the EXXXOTICA EXPO, and also teaches pleasure-based sex education at universities around the Chicagoland area. Davia has also recently joined the Desire and Temptation Resorts and Cruises team to provide pleasure and relationships education for an adult-only vacation experience.
She is currently working on her Tantra Practitioner Certification with the Institute of Authentic Tantra Education, the first and only government accredited school for Tantric Sexual Healing in the world!
Jet Setting Jasmine
Jet Setting Jasmine is a licensed clinical therapist with an emphasis on intimacy. She has over 20 years of experience as an adult entertainer, educator, and Master Fetish Trainer.
King Noire is a polyamorous Master Fetish Trainer and along with partner Jasmine, co-owns award-winning Royal Fetish Films. Noire and Jasmine combine their love of the arts, film, and sex education to produce erotica that stimulates and engages the audience to explore their sexual boundaries. Their entrancing workshops on kink & fetishes have been featured in-person and online.
Jet Setting Jasmine is an advocate of Black History Month and during February will share a number of sex positive black educators including collaborations.
Find more about them and their events check out their website
To hear them speak about Ethical Porn, check out our #OPEN ED SESSION with this dynamic duo!
Lotus Ropewolf is an NYC-based kink educator and rope artist offering some incredible classes on topics like vetting, rope basics, and a wonderful class called ‘composition of closeness’.
Our team has had multiple opportunities to work with Lotus and his partner, Blane (@THEGAWDESSBLANE), and we absolutely loved the way they brought a sense of sensuality and thoughtfulness to their kink practice.
Their class on how to SAFELY VET partners ahead of kink play is a must for those entering new kink relationships. Follow Lotus on Instagram at @lotus_ropewolf to see some of his beautiful ropework and to stay informed of upcoming classes/events
Check out our social media posts for links and more information about this amazing sex educators for Black History Month. Wanna share another sex positive content creator for Black History Month? Drop us a comment or DM on social media.
This article was written by Gabrielle Alexa for Black History Month and originally appeared on the hashtag open website. For more information on hashtag open and our mission statement, head to our website or to read our open letter and support of #BlackLivesMatter please head here.