Tristan Taormino's Sex Educator Boot Camp

Level 1 is now online. Sign-up to get notified of the next enrollment period.

Whether I am delivering a keynote speech, teaching a sex workshop, writing an article on relationships, or producing a sex ed film, I consider myself a sex educator first and foremost. In the past few years, more and more people have approached me and asked, “How do I become a sex educator?” I paved an unconventional path and created a sustainable career with no business experience and very few role models. I’m ready to pay it forward and teach the next generation of sex educators what I’ve learned along the way, with the hopes that sex education continues to grow and diversify. In the Sex Educator Boot Camp series, I share the secrets of my success as one of the most sought-after educators in the world for over a decade. These courses focus specifically on business and marketing tools and offer a rare opportunity to learn important skills to thrive in the dynamic, changing field of sex education.

Tristan Taormino

Is Sex Educator Boot Camp Level 1 for me?

Are you passionate about sex education and want to build a career in the field?

Then this is for you.

Sex educator, author, college lecturer, filmmaker and radio host Tristan Taormino has written or edited more than thirty books, appeared on dozens of television shows, garnered national media coverage, and keynoted, lectured, and taught workshops to over a million people around the world.

But she’s never shared her insight into creating a successful sex education career—until now.

In this online course, Tristan will share the secrets of her success as one of the most sought-after sex educators in the world for eighteen years.

You’ll learn how to:

  • find which education and certification options are right for you
  • harness your unique perspective in the field and communicate it effectively
  • identify your individual goals and the audiences you want to reach
  • network with other sex education professionals and build awareness about your work
  • create dynamic presentations and develop your teaching style
  • think creatively about marketing and promotion

Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to ask Tristan questions about your specific issues and concerns.

This course is ideal for people who: are considering a career in sex education; are enrolled in or recently completed a sex education advanced degree program; work in an ancillary field to sex education; or have worked as a professional sex educator for less than a year.

Level 1 graduates will take away:


Been wondering if an advanced degree is for you? Worried if you can be credible without a certain type of certification? You'll walk away with a solid understanding of the pros & cons of the various academic, non-academic & DIY routes of sex education.


Your story, passion, vision, and beliefs are what define your success and set you apart from others in the field. But where do you start? Tristan's exercises will give you the tools to create your brand identity and mission statement so you can hit the ground running.


You know you want to share your knowledge with the world, but what's the best way to actually talk about sex? Boot Camp will give you specific examples that invite you to hone your teaching style and create persuasive content that connects and resonates with diverse audiences.


Whether you're creating a community or building an empire, you can't do it alone. What are the best ways to network in this industry? How do you begin to build your marketing skills? Tristan will share her wisdom and the exact tools she's used, so you can network with influencers and boost your signal in the world of sex ed.

Mark A. Michaels & Patricia JohnsonCo-authors

We’re veteran sexuality educators with more than 15 years experience and a fairly high profile in the field. But the truth is, we have a lot to learn about business and marketing ourselves. Tristan’s Sex Educator Boot Camp and our follow up coaching sessions have been immensely valuable for us, and not only for the resources Tristan so generously shares. They helped us home in on our strengths and get beyond our mental and emotional blocks around business. If you’re interested in building a career as a sex educator in a way that’s in harmony with your personal ethics, Tristan can help you find what works for you. This class is a must.

People who’ve taken and benefitted from Boot Camp:

Sex, health, BDSM, and Tantra educators
Sex ed industry writers, bloggers, and reviewers
Sex, BDSM, and relationship coaches
Therapists and health professionals
Public health workers
Sexological body workers and sex workers
Sexual minority advocates and community leaders
Retailers, distributors, and product manufacturers
Activists, artists, social change agents
Sexology students, researchers, and professionals

How Does It Work?

As a member of Level 1 Boot Camp, you'll have online access to:

- a 90 minute video presentation

- a PDF of presentation notes, resources and links packed with information

- a worksheet with exercises to help you develop your personal mission 

- a LIVE Q&A with Tristan

- plus: special discount offers on future Boot Camps, business coaching sessions, and Tristan’s products.

Can't make the live Q&A? No worries. You'll receive a recording of the call to reference later.

Note about conference call to folks outside the United States: You'll have two options: 1) pay the long distance fee for calling the U.S. or 2) there will be a separate call for international attendees using Google Hangouts.

Annie Sprinkle, Ph.DRadical Sex Educator and Ecosexual Artist/Activist

Attention sex educators: beginners, intermediate and advanced! Put on your boots and march over to Tristan Taormino’s next Sex Educator Boot Camp. Even after a sexcessful career for 40 years and a PhD in human sexuality, I picked up some great tips to help lubricate me through my next decade. Can’t wait for level 3!

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About Tristan Taormino

Tristan Taormino is an award-winning author, columnist, sex educator, speaker, radio host,  and filmmaker. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with her Bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Wesleyan University in 1993. When she was 24 years old, with little publishing experience and even less capital, she founded Pucker Up, a magazine of writing and photography dedicated to sex and gender and was responsible for every aspect of the 64-page publication, from editing and marketing to sales and distribution.

She is the author of eight books: 50 Shades of Kink: An Introduction to BDSM, Secrets of Great G-Spot Orgasms and Female Ejaculation, The Big Book of Sex Toys, The Anal Sex Position Guide, Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships, True Lust: Adventures in Sex, Porn and Perversion, Down and Dirty Sex Secrets, and two editions of The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women. She is a co-editor of The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure, with Celine Parreñas Shimizu, Constance Penley and Mireille Miller-Young. She conceived and edited the groundbreaking collection The Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge which features the work of leading kink experts from around the country. She is the editor of 25 anthologies including Stripped Down: Lesbian Sex Stories and Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica. She was the founding editor of the Lambda Literary Award-winning series Best Lesbian Erotica. Her books have sold over 500,000 copies and been translated into many languages. She’s written for a multitude of publications from Yale Journal of Law and Feminism to Penthouse, and served as editor of the feminist magazine On Our Backs. For nine and a half years, she wrote a bi-weekly column in The Village Voice, which was awarded two Sex-Positive Journalism Awards. She runs her own adult film production company, Smart Ass Productions. Tristan was an exclusive director for Vivid Entertainment for six years, during which time she created and helmed the company’s sex education line Vivid-Ed. She is on the board of the academic journal Porn Studies, published by Routledge.

Tristan is the host of Sex Out Loud, the #1 show on the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network, where she has interviewed guests like Dr. Joycelyn Elders, Margaret Cho, Janet Mock, Bridget Everett, Justin Vivian Bond, Christopher Ryan, Kandi Burruss, Dan Savage, Coco Austin, Kate Bornstein, Susie Bright, Jessica Drake, Annie Sprinkle, andJessica Valenti.

Tristan has taught hundreds of classes (on everything from negotiating relationships to female orgasms) at conferences, community events, and retail stores throughout the world. As a keynote and guest speaker at events, she’s spoken about community building, sexual liberation, and GLBTissues. She has given over 75 lectures and presentations at top colleges and universities all over North America (including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Princeton, Brown, Columbia, University of California-Santa Barbara, University of Tennessee, and NYU) on subjects ranging from erotic empowerment to challenging the social construction of monogamy. Tristan’s work, writing and films are routinely used in college courses to explore the complex issues of relationship and sexual diversity, politics and media.

Tristan has been featured in over 300 publications including O: The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, Men’s Health, and Playboy. She has been named to several media lists, including Out Magazine’s 100 Gay Success Stories of the Year and The Advocate’s Best and Brightest Gay and Lesbian People Under 30. She has appeared on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, HuffPost Live, HBO’s Real Sex, NBC’s The Other Half, The Howard Stern Show, Loveline, Ricki Lake, E!, CNN, MTV, Oxygen, Fox News, The Discovery Channel, and on over fifty radio shows.

She is the creator of Sex Educator Boot Camp, a professional training program, and she does business coaching and consulting for individuals, organizations, and companies.