While making videos for Sex Ed 102 I’ve been lucky enough to have some seriously kick ass opportunities come my way; I’ve been admired by Constance & Eric, interviewed by XBIZ Premiere magazine and Sexlife Canada, been quoted in an article written by Metis Black for the American Journal of Sexuality Education, and had segments of my videos featured on the UK Channel 5 show Sex Lessons, just to name a few!
If you’d like to write about or interview me, shoot me an email at Kara_Sutra [at] hotmail.com or contact me via this page.
It seems that everyone is taking to YouTube to bitch, praise, whine, and blather to try and become a viral video star. Built-in and inexpensive webcams give these folks the portal they need to tell us to stop bugging Britney or that a double rainbow is the most brilliant thing in the world. Fortunately, there are actually a plethora of videos that provide useful insight, particularly on sex and sexuality. How can viewers possibly wade through all of this to find valuable information?
If you’re looking to learn about sex, look no further than Kara_Sutra. Her series of YouTube videos are an internet sensation and full of advice and tips. Sexlife Canada caught up with her to discuss making videos and sex education.
SLC: What made you want to start the Sex Ed 102 channel?
KS: About 6 years ago I started working in an adult novelty store where it was expected that we learn everything we could regarding human anatomy (in regard to sex/sexuality), sexual techniques, sex toy materials, what each product was and how to safely use it, common misconceptions regarding sex/STD’s/sexuality and to challenge our perceptions of what “healthy sexuality” meant. Through this position I had customers ask various questions on a daily basis; some were regarding issues I thought were common knowledge (if we have sex in the shower we don’t need protection right?), some were based on a lack of knowledge about their body (my clitoris is inside my vagina right?), other’s were rare and extremely unique…
Inspired by the lack of sex-related knowledge she encountered while working at an adult shop, Kara_Sutra’s blog and video series is fueled by viewer/reader questions about sex and consumer interest in the booming sex toy marketplace.
How would you describe your relationship with your readers?
My relationship with my readers and viewers is pretty amazing, most of the videos and blog posts were inspired by questions they sent in, with their feedback being my guide for future topics. I’m a social media butterfly so communication flows from Twitter to Facebook, Pinterest to Tumblr, and includes everything from answering questions about sex to guiding them to products best suited for their needs, helping them…
Mr. Will’s House of Thrills
1. As an advocate of sex positivity, what do you see as the single biggest issue facing advocates of sex positivity and safer, healthier, smarter sex? What steps do you think can be taken to fix this issue?
A. Unfortunately I don’t think it’s just one thing. If I had to pinpoint a few main issues I’d say the way the majority of society is taught to look at sex, their body, and being comfortable in their sexuality are major problems. For instance, from a young age most are taught that their genitals are ‘private’ and shouldn’t be touched, properly identified, or looked at. When this happens there’s almost instantly a disconnect; a feeling of embarrassment or shame takes over, causing them to believe a very basic part of their body needs to be kept hidden away…
Sex City Radio
On the May 7th episode of Sex City Radio I did an interview with the amazing Jon Pressick, host of Sex City Radio, creator of Sex In Words, and Managing Editor of Sexlife Canada (he’s also the creator of those fun Choose Your Own Sex Adventure books!), where we talked about how Sex Ed 102 was born, why I started reviewing sex toys as frequently and obsessively as I did, my fave sex toys, what I think makes a great sex toy.
On June 10th 2009 I was interviewed by Bliss Connection’s amazing Chrystal Bougon for her radio show “Better Sex Radio”. There were two 11 minute interviews, below you can find the full audio segments.
Press & Love!
Constance & Eric
Kara appears the moment you want to “look under the hood” of your sexuality and sex life. A beautiful blond bombshell with an endearing smile, and habit of wearing necklines that tend to distract from the lessons at hand.
You may find yourself thinking, “Great, another busty babe giving blowjob tips”, well, yes you can start there on her site but the rabbit hole goes MUCH deeper than that.
Bridging Sex Education and Adult Retail by Metis Black, for The American Journal of Sexuality Eduction
I spoke with a former store clerk from a 20-store chain that has gone on to teach sex education very successfully. She told me that when she was a clerk, her store manager encouraged them to read books (which were not available in the stores for sale) and other material when the store was slow. The manager brought in material she thought were helpful and other sales associates shared and talked about what they found. Knowledge helped them “answer questions, better understand what customers were talking about, create repeat customers…