Sexy, interesting people talking about sexy, interesting things.
Media has an enormous impact on how we view and engage in conversations about sex and sexuality. We see this on a daily basis at The Smitten Kitten in the way our customers communicate with us, in the ways in which we engage with them and our broader community, and in the broader perceptions of our work and the industry as a whole. Erotic media can be a tool for social change while also furthering sex negative culture and stereotypes. Whether it is a porn film, a book of erotica, or sexy illustration, it is clear that erotic media is abundant and has impact. SWELL is a conference devoted to critical conversations about these forms of media. Conversations that are critical in both their necessity, and our hope that they will be dynamic, challenging, and creative. This meeting is meant to be a space for discussion, synthesis, and collaboration; a praxis on erotic media that shares both theory and skills. Please join us.