Avril Louise Clarke

Born and raised in Miami, Avril has always had a passion for women's issues, politics, and the access and availability of comprehensive sex education. She speaks both Spanish and English. Avril has an MA in Clinical Sexology from the University of Valencia and a BA in International Relations and Political Science from Florida International University. https://thepornconversation.org/ She writes articles including a monthly column, Sexual Health 101: for LUSTZINE, hosts in-person and online workshops, talks, and provides sex therapy for couples and individuals both in Barcelona and online. She has collaborated in the past with The Standard, VICE, Soho House, and The University of Oxford to name a few. She is currently living in Barcelona, Spain and is the Project Manager and in-house Clinical Sexologist for Erika Lust's non-profit project The Porn Conversation which is dedicated to increasing the availability of sex-positive educational tools for parents and educators to provide younger generations comprehensive sex education at home and in school - beginning with the topic of porn.

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February 4, 2022

Have you ever had a heated conversation about porn -- where everyone has a different definition of good porn versus bad porn? Or perhaps, you were judged the minute you brought up the topic of porn. Why can’t we talk openly about porn? Join us with Sexology Girl, Avril Louise Clark from Erika Lust's non-profit project, The Porn Conversation, which promotes ethical porn and is dedicated to increasing the availability of sex-positive educational tools for parents and educators to provide the younger generations with comprehensive sex education at home and in school.




An unprecedented exploration of polyamory, from an award-winning journalist chronicling her first open relationship with unflinching candor as she explores this fast-growing movement

“In Open, Krantz invites us into her deepest privacy as she explores her body and soul, fears and ecstasies, desires and disappointments.”—Dr. Christopher Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of Sex at Dawn

ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—Los Angeles Times, Autostraddle, Electric Lit

Can we have both freedom and love? Comfort and lust? Is a relationship ever equal? And is the pleasure worth the pain?
When Rachel Krantz met and fell for Adam, he told her that he was looking for a committed partnership—just one that did not include exclusivity. Intrigued and more than a little nervous, Rachel decided to see whether their love could be open and coexist with the freedom to date other people. Could they strike an exquisite balance between intimacy and independence, and find a way to feel passion for one another once the honeymoon phase ended?
For Open, her extraordinary debut memoir, Rachel interviewed scientists, psychologists, and people living and loving outside the mainstream as she searched to understand what non-monogamy would do to her heart, her mind, and her life. From exploring Brooklyn sex parties to the wider swinger and polyamory communities, Rachel and Adam attempt to write a new plot for their love story. But they also run up against miscommunications, ancient power dynamics, and seeming betrayals that threaten their love. In these pages Open, Rachel casts new light on the unique ways coercion and gaslighting manifest in open relationships, and finds herself wondering what liberation really looks like.
With an unflinching eye and page-turning storytelling, Open is groundbreaking in both its documentarian approach to polyamory and its explicit subject matter. From debilitating anxiety spirals to heart-opening connections with the men and women she dates, Rachel puts her whole self on the line as she attempts to redefine what a relationship is—or could be.


The Sex Bible for People over 50

The Sex Bible for People over 50

AUTHOR: Dr Laurie Betito


Sex post-50 can be the best ever but it requires a different skill-set -- more communication, longer foreplay, different positions, sexual toys and aids -- to stay hot and exciting. It also needs to accommodate the myriad of physical, emotional, and social changes that happen in late middle-age. Author Dr.Laurie Betitogives readers techniques for reconnecting with their partners, bringing experimentation in long-term sexual relationships, and tips on how to handle sex and dating post-50.The Sex Bible For People Over 50addresses common physical and sexual issues that 50+ couples encounter and provides tips and solutions that are fun and exciting such as modified positions or the use of sexual toys and aids. It also shows readers how to build new sexual skills by providing exercises and new ways to enjoy sexual pleasure on their own and with their partner.

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