My DC & Baltimore Events Schedule

I’m headed to Washington, DC & Baltimore for some fantastic events this coming weekend! I have been all over the US this year touring with my new book, Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships, and I am really excited to finally get down to DC & Baltimore for some tour events.
Know anyone in the area who might be interested in attending? I am looking for help getting the word out so please feel free to cross-post this information!

I hope to see you there!


Friday 2/27, 7:00 pm
Washington DC
In this sublime workshop, one she has taught around the world for over 9 years, Tristan introduces you to the world of anal pleasure for men and women. With humor and skill she covers a wide variety of topics, including: myths about anal sex; anal anatomy, the G-spot, and the prostate; basic preparation and hygiene; lubes, anal toys, and safer sex; anal penetration for beginners, and much more! There will be time for questions & answers with Tristan and her books & DVDs will be on sale for you to take home. This event is sponsored by Whole DC.
Location: Hotel Helix, 1430 Rhode Island Ave, Washington DC
Admission: $25, register online at
Info: wholedc (at)

Saturday, 2/28, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Washington DC
Want to support Whole DC and help us to open DC’s sex-positive community center and boutique? Show your support at this fabulous fundraiser brunch! You’ll be treated to an elegant VIP Brunch at the fabulous Hotel Helix with special guest Tristan Taormino. Tristan is an author, adult film director (including the red hot Chemistry series and the Vivid-Ed collection), sex advice columnist, and queer feminist and activist. This is your chance to enjoy a delicious meal and an intimate conversation with her and a small group of guests.
Plus, with your purchase of a VIP ticket to the brunch, you’ll also get: a front row seat at Tristan and Jenny Block’s reading that evening at 7 pm, a VIP ticket to the PolyAfterParty that night, AND a sexy goodie bag from Astroglide, & Whole DC. (a $50 retail value)
Location: Hotel Helix, 1430 Rhode Island Ave, Washington DC
Admission: $75 in advance only, register online at
Info: wholedc (at)

Saturday, 2/28, 7:00 pm
Washington DC
Jenny Block reads from her memoir Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage and Tristan Taormino reads from her book Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships. Their readings will be followed by a question & answer and discussion about monogamy, non-monogamy, and the state of love and relationships today. This event is co-sponsored by Georgetown University Pride as part of their Sex Positive Week and by Whole DC.
Location: ICC 115, Georgetown University, Washington DC
Admission: FREE (seating capacity limited to 150)
Info: wholedc (at)

Saturday, 2/28, 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
Washington DC
EPIC DC & Whole DC present
The PolyAfterParty!!

Sex positive? Queer, Straight, or Flexible? Mix & mingle at Be Bar, meet authors Jenny Block & Tristan Taormino in person, celebrate their new books and enjoy marvelous entertainment & dance until you drop. This party is a benefit for Women Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE) and the anti-domestic violence work they do in DC.
Doors open at 9 pm, DJ & Entertainment from 10 pm to 2 am
Location: Be Bar - 1318 9th St NW Washington, DC
Admission: Tickets available at the door $10, 18+ with id
Info: wholedc (at)

Sunday, 3/1, 6:00 pm, doors open at 5:30 pm
Baltimore, MD
Do open relationships really work? How do people create nontraditional partnerships that are loving and lasting? Tristan Taormino, relationship expert and author of Opening Up, shares some of the key principles that can help your open relationship(s) succeed. She’ll discuss common issues and problems-from “new relationship energy” and time management to jealousy and agreement violations-and ways to address and resolve them. Tristan will offer tips on communication, negotiation, and boundary setting, as well as how to cope with change. Learn how to get to the root of jealous feelings and transform them by embracing the concept of compersion. Whether you’re a newcomer or veteran to the world beyond monogamy, come discover strategies to help you nurture and grow your open relationship(s).
Location: Sugar, 927 West 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211 (entrance is behind building)
Admission: $30, register by phone (410.467.2632) or online here.
Info: tristanontour (at)

Monday, 3/2, 7:00 pm
Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
Award-winning author Tristan Taormino shares her personal journey from writer and sex educator to self-identified feminist pornographer. She’ll dish details about the process of producing, directing, and starring in her first video, The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women, from striking a deal with mainstream producer legend John Stagliano of Evil Angel Video to putting her ass on the line-literally. She’ll discuss why she chose to do porn, the challenges and breakthroughs she has seen within the adult industry with regards to women’s pleasure, and her personal goals for working within the industry. She will bring an old argument to a new level of discussion: Is feminist pornography a paradox or can we really create sex-positive empowering porn?
Location: Kelly Lecture Hall, Goucher College Campus, Baltimore, MD
Admission: FREE
Info: tristanontour (at)