Meet Lyndzi, The New Emissary from Milwaukee
Hi there sex geeks!
I have the pleasure of announcing a new Sex Geekdom hub: Milwaukee, Wisconsin. To my delight, this is our second hub in Wisconsin (our other being Madison).
I asked Lyndzi, our newest emissary, to tell us a little bit about her sex geeky interests and why she wanted to bring Sex Geekdom to Milwaukee.
Kate: Tell me a little about yourself. What makes you a sex geek?
Lyndzi: I am a sexual educator at The Tool Shed: An Erotic Boutique
and have worked to answer people’s questions about sex and sexuality since 2011.
I also run a geek themed burlesque troupe here in MKE as well as the Young Milwaukee Poly discussion and social group. I get excited and “obsessed” with things, which is what I consider being a “geek,” and apart from the usual fandoms that I geek out over, I tend to geek out over sexual health, wellness, and sex-positive activism. Talking about sex encompasses about 80% of my job, and being inclusive of all backgrounds and levels of comfort/ openness when it comes to sexuality is incredibly important in this work.
K: Why did you decide to start a Sex Geekdom group in your city?
L: I heard about Sex Geekdom this year at Catalyst Con and thought it would be a great thing for Milwaukee to have since I feel there are just too many people in this city confused when it comes to sexual topics. Some of the questions I get, even from an older crowd that has been having sex for longer than I have been alive, make me wonder just how educated people are on sex and makes me want to teach as many as I can.
K: What is your favorite sex geeky fact?
L: I would say my favorite sex fact, and one I reassure folks all too often, is that the average male penis is 5″ long. A lot of folks come into the store asking for a 9″ dildo and when I show them our largest one, which is only 8.5″, they balk and say, “That’s not 8 1/2, that’s 10 or 12 at least!” And every time I get out a measuring tape and show them exactly how long 8 inches really is. They then usually go for a more reasonable 5-7″ size. People have been mislead as to what “normal” penis size is for far too long (and definitely what might be “pleasurable” penis size).
K: What inspired you to become a Sex Geekdom Emissary?
L: I love the idea of reaching a wider range of people to educate and have fun sex geek events with. I would also want to make more events accessible to folks like students that are very low-income. I’d like to have free events and classes, as some of the ones we have here at the Tool Shed, though usually instructed by amazing people (like Ducky
!), can get pricey. I also strongly believe that sex-ed needs to go beyond anatomical diagrams of bodies and start being more fun.
For more information about Sex Geekdom Milwaukee events, join their facebook group or their meetup.com group.