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    Kelly Shibari Returns as Adult Track Coordinator for Mensa Annual Gathering 2017

    PRSMGroup CEO Presents 4 Sexuality-Based Seminars at High IQ Society Conference in Hollywood, Florida This Week

    HOLLYWOOD, FL (July 3, 2017) — Kelly Shibari coordinates the adult track for high IQ society Mensa’s Annual Gathering for a second year. The PRSMGroup CEO presents four unique conversations at this year’s conference, all focusing on sex and relationships from political and societal angles.

    “I’m so honored to coordinate this year’s adult track for the Mensa AG again,” says Kelly. “I’m thrilled to bring educators and thought leaders who deal in the realms of sex, relationships, gender, and kink to such a highly esteemed group of people, who are just as curious about the world and its many different and interesting facets as I am. With a particular bent towards the current political climate, this year’s four presentations should make for a lively evening for all who attend.”

    The four presentations curated by Shibari for this year’s Annual Gathering are:


    • Eugenics: Improving the Human Race, or Scientific Validation for Racism?
      • by Erin Basler, M. Ed., Center for Sexual Pleasure & Health
      • In medically beneficial, societally harmful, and ethically specious ways, eugenics-based practices are still being used in the US. This workshop aims to educate eugenics history, contemporary practices, and how the history of eugenics is intertwined with contemporary sexual health and rights.



    • Reclaiming Sexuality & Narrative After Sexual Trauma
      • by Cassandra Corrado, member, NC Sexual Health Conference
      • According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 1 in 5 women, and 1 in 71 men, will be sexually assaulted at some point in their lives; 80% of the assaults will be committed by someone the survivor knows. We will discuss the emotional landscapes after sexual violence, ways sexual violence impacts desire, fantasy, and sexuality, & how survivors can reclaim their sexualities and personal narratives after trauma, including information and tools relevant for both survivors and their loved ones.



    • LGBTQ Health Policy & Sexuality: Surviving in the Age of Trump
      • by Jen Laws, public policy analyst & advocate, & Steve Patton, disease intervention specialist
      • Since the HIV epidemic of the 80’s, public health policy has had to consciously consider the lives and sexuality of the LGBTQ communities. The last 30 years have been both reflective of, and influential to, LGBTQ sexual expression and the evolution of social understanding of gender identity. This presentation will specifically discuss what has happened for the LGBTQ community in terms of culture, health, and sexual expression since the 2016 election.



    • BDSM: Sexual Power Dynamics & Play in Relationships
      • by Elizabeth “Kitty” Davis, BA
      • BDSM and fetish play offer many layers of engagement, from one-off to long-term, sexual and non-sexual, casual and intimate, playful and spiritual. This presentation will cover relationship structures, pacing relationship development, communication styles, recognizing natural power dynamics and their impact on communication, playing against type and 'switching,’ developing new relationship skills with broad application outside of the play space, and the personal politics of change.


    “Many people think eugenics is part of the past,” says Basler of her presentation. “I'm honored to bring a discussion about its current impacts to the Mensa community.” Adds Corrado, "I'm so thrilled to speak at the Mensa Annual Gathering this year, and I'm even more excited to learn from my fellow presenters. It's sure to be a great weekend!"

    Laws says, "I'm exceptionally excited to be presenting on LGBTQ health policy at Mensa's AG this year; I'm particularly thrilled to get to do this presentation with Steven [Patton]. So grateful for the opportunity Kelly [Shibari] provided in this, to expand our reach to a new audience." Patton agrees, saying, "I'm excited not only to be presenting on a topic I care about at the Mensa AG, but to be doing so with my dear friend and policy guru, Jen Laws!" "I'm so excited to present at the annual conference,” adds Davis. “I’m looking forward to sharing and interacting with all of the attendees.”

    Held at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida this year, Mensa’s 2017 Annual Gathering will occur July 6-10. Attendance for the adult track is limited to Mensans 18 and older; IDs will be required. To view all session descriptions, visit http://ag.us.mensa.org/pages/programming/sessions/.

    A tradition since 1963, Mensa’s Annual Gathering has grown, from a two-day meet-and-greet at the New York Belmont, to a sprawling and diverse collection of programs, talks, games, and entertainment, typically spanning the July 4th weekend in a different city every year. For more information on this year’s AG, including registration, visit http://ag.us.mensa.org.

    With more than 57,000 members, American Mensa (http://us.mensa.org/learn/about/) is the largest national Mensa, operating under the auspices of Mensa International, Ltd (http://www.mensa.org/). There are currently more than 100,000 members worldwide, and an estimated six million Americans are eligible for Mensa membership.

    Mensans come from all walks of life. Ranging in age from 2 to 106; they include engineers, homemakers, teachers, actors, athletes, students, and CEOs, and share one trait — high intelligence. To qualify for Mensa, all scored in the top 2 percent of the general population, on an accepted standardized intelligence test. Mensans have the opportunity to meet others with high IQs at local, regional, and national levels, attending entertaining, intellectually stimulating events, and exchange ideas with others through a variety of publications and its online Community. Mensans also work to help others in their community by volunteering for community-oriented activities and working with the Mensa Foundation.

    A multiple awards winner for her work in the adult industry, Kelly has parlayed her experience and network in the industry into the successful PR & Social Media Marketing firm ThePRSMGroup. In addition to contributing regularly to media outlets on behalf of her clients, Kelly writes and speaks on topics including public relations, social media, and marketing for the adult entertainment industry, leveraging her experience to help build company brands across multiple platforms. For more information, visit http://ThePRSMGroup.com and https://about.me/KellyShibari.

    The highly accessible Kelly also regularly chats via http://Twitter.com/KellyShibari and http://Facebook.com/KellyShibari.


    About Kelly Shibari:
    From her background in design and construction in mainstream film and television production, to having performed in front of the camera as the sexually charged figurehead for chubby Asian girls everywhere, Kelly Shibari is a stereotype-breaking tour-de-force.

    During her 10+ years in the adult entertainment industry as a much-sought-after performer, Kelly's accolades are well-documented: named 2013 & 2014 BBW Performer of the Year at EXXXOTICA’s fan-based awards, The Fannys, and BBW Performer of the Year at the 2015 Inked Awards, Kelly was also named Best BBW Performer at the 2013 & 2014 NightMoves Awards, who also bestowed upon her several Best BBW Release awards. She is also the recipient of two Feminist Porn Awards and an XBIZ Award, and has the distinct honor of having been the only plus size Fleshlight Girl in the company’s history.

    Kelly appears in the Rammstein music video for Mein Land, hand-selected by iconic director Jonas Akerlund to appear as the only plus-sized model in the video. She can also be seen in the series finale of the FX series Sons of Anarchy. The co-director, writer, and host for Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size, Kelly is also the only plus size model ever to appear in Penthouse Magazine's popular offshoot, Penthouse Forum (June 2014) as well as its flagship publication, Penthouse (January 2016). She is also featured in an episode for documentary producer Morgan Spurlock’s Sexish, slated to air later this year on his SMARTish digital network, and occasionally lends a hand as a fill-in model for the character of Pam Poovey for the FX series Archer.

    Named 2015's “Person of the Year” by The Sexposť, Kelly has parlayed her experience and network in the industry into the successful PR & Marketing firm ThePRSMGroup; in addition to representing clients in the adult entertainment, sexuality, and novelty fields, Kelly has also been a brand ambassador for several pleasure products companies, and was featured as the cover model for online retailer SheVibe’s September 2014 issue. In addition to her busy schedule, Kelly is also the adult track coordinator for the international high IQ society, Mensa, for its annual North American conference.

    For more information, visit http://ThePRSMGroup.com, http://twitter.com/KellyShibari, and http://facebook.com/KellyShibari.

    About Erin Basler:
    Erin Basler, M.Ed. is the Brand Manager at the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health and the Disability Outreach Coordinator for New Hope, Inc. Raised in the disability field with a strong attention to Human Rights, Erin is an advocate, educator, and comrade for equitable treatment, especially in the realm of sexuality education. As a nerd, Erin strives to connect factoids and theory to practical application and life experience. Currently, that nerdiness is focused on working to increase access to sexual and domestic violence services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In her spare time, she rewatches Criminal Minds and reads research, occasionally aloud to her cat.

    About Cassandra Corrado:
    Cassandra is an Independent Sex Educator based in the Southeastern United States. She has taught at Bryn Mawr College, the Keck School of Medicine, Cornell University, and more. Her educational specialty areas are based in the intersections of sexual violence, queer & trans health, recovery from trauma, and pleasure. She is a member of the planning committee for the North Carolina Sexual Health Conference and serves as a volunteer with Orange County Rape Crisis Center in Chapel Hill, NC. When she isn’t teaching, you can find her extolling the virtues of efficient program management and the power of social media, or taking pictures of her dog.

    About Jen Laws:
    Jen is a healthcare and HIV public policy analyst and transgender advocate. His advocacy includes his board position with ADAP Advocacy Association, fundraising for anti-stigma campaign, Mr. Friendly, and regular consulting for RAD Remedy. His “day job” is working as a customer service professional for a sexual health product company. And these networks blend positively into his social time building inclusive, sex-positive community in the Fort Lauderdale area…and anywhere else he lands.

    About Steven Patton:
    Steven is a former county manual writer, policy expert, and human services representative for county administered SNAP, Medicaid, TANF, CHIP, and other state and federally funded assistance programs. He currently works in Disease Intervention for the Health Department, to treat and prevent exposure of sexually transmitted infections in the community. In his personal life he volunteers organizing support and funding for special scholarships and organizations serving local LGBT+ youth experiencing homelessness. In addition he facilitates workshops on sexuality, gender, BDSM, and the art of Drag through a regional organization for sexual education, Titans of The Midwest. He is currently Disease Intervention Specialist with the Hennepin County Public Health Department

    About Elizabeth “Kitty” Davis:
    Elizabeth ‘Kitty’ Davis, BA, offers a practical and sensual approach to life, coaching and BDSM. Ms. Davis is founder of Moving Forward with Coach Kitty, a private practice for Inspiration, Motivation and Change and a former professional dominatrix. She has been learning and educating in Leather and kink communities across the US for nearly 20 years. Ms. Davis is a social justice activist and serves as a behavioral health peer specialist for those with severe mental health, addiction, trauma and housing stability issues.

    Keywords: Kelly Shibari, kellyshibari, Mensa, Annual Gathering, Hollywood, Florida, 2017, Erin Basler, Cassandra Corrado, Jen Laws, Steve Patton, Elizabeth Davis, MsKitty, ThePRSMGroup, PRSMGroup, PR, social media, marketing, public relations, novelties, sex toys, adult industry, porn, xxx, eugenics, sex after trauma, lgbt, lgbtq, health policy, bdsm, power dynamics, relationship, sex, July 6, July 8, 2017

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