Tristan Taormino is an award winning author, sex educator, speaker, filmmaker and podcast host. She is the author of eight books and editor of twenty-five anthologies including Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships and The Ultimate Guide to Kink. She has directed and produced more than two dozen explicit sex ed films. She is the host of Sex Out Loud, a weekly radio show and podcast on the VoiceAmerica Network, where she has interviewed a variety of guests from Dr. Joycelyn Elders and Janet Mock to Bridget Everett and Margaret Cho. She lectures at top colleges and universities and teaches sex and relationship classes around the world.