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Technical Specifications

  • For The Real Sex Ed, Sex Ed for Women and Cuddle Sanctuary:
    • Wireless mic
    • Projector and screen
  • For Coming Out Kinky:
    • Wireless mic
    • 10’ x 10’ stage
    • Entire stage lit
    • Technical Assistant (for sound cues)
    • Rehearsal with Technical Assistant


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JEAN FRANZBLAU
Sex-Positive Education

After years of tolerating a lackluster sex life, Jean Franzblau shook off her cultural baggage and gave herself permission to follow a path of sexual curiosity, consent and communication. With her background as a writer and performing artist, Jean created the solo show “Coming Out Kinky – A Grown Up Comedy” which she has performed in cities across the country. Jean has delivered presentations in eight countries. Her work has been featured at sexuality conferences on both coasts, and she has been the guest on numerous sex ed productions including Playboy Radio. She is also the Founder of Cuddle Sanctuary in Los Angeles -- which provides over ten consent workshops and hug-positive events per month. You may have discovered Jean on BuzzFeed (with over seven million views) or check out her appearance on TLC’s My Secret Job. Jean graduated cum laude with a BA in communications from UCLA.

Programs

Having honed her craft leading hundreds of workshops, trainings and presentations across the U.S. and abroad, Jean will tailor the presentation to meet the special needs of your event. Here are Jean’s signature programs:



Cuddle SanctuaryCuddle Sanctuary: The Extraordinary Consent Event

This is the LGBTQ inclusive workshop and nonsexual social experience at the heart of the phenomenon that that got over seven million views on BuzzFeed. Students can bring a pillow and wear PJs. The event begins with activities and games to practice boundaries and consent. Students practice saying “No Thanks,” and learn how to “Ask and Wait” when requesting touch. They must be sober to attend as the course welcomes and celebrates the awkwardness of finding connection without intoxicants. This event can be set in a lecture hall or organized as our unforgettable “Pajama Party!” Jean is the Founder of Cuddle Sanctuary in Los Angeles - which provides over ten consent workshops and hug-positive events per month. Pajama PartyShe has delivered presentations in eight countries and been featured at sexuality conferences on both coasts. Check out Jean’s appearance on Comedy Central’s Not Safe with Nikkki Glaser. Jean graduated cum laude with a BA in communications from UCLA.

“Jean’s events are the best way to teach consent that I’ve ever seen. And so much fun!” -Maya Novak-Herzog, Education Coordinator - UC Santa Cruz

Session Length - 70 minutes to 2.5 hours + Q&A

Students will:

  • Learn the symptoms of touch deprivation and how to combat them
  • Clarify the need for touch – independent of sex
  • Practice the communication skills necessary for being a safe cuddle buddy
  • Discover how to set and honor boundaries

Alternative topics will allow students to:

  • Study more in-depth communication exercises
  • Role play advanced boundary setting scenarios
  • Experience a real Cuddle Sanctuary workshop
  • Craft their own questions with a candid Q&A


The Real Sex EdThe Real Sex Ed

The Real Sex Ed is an information-packed session that helps people navigate sexual choices with topics including safer sex, consent, decisions about intoxicants, communication skills and sexual diversity. All discussions are sex-positive and affirming. More than half of the states in the U.S. don’t require public schools to teach sex education. Yet studies reveal that comprehensive sex ed helps young people adopt healthy sexual behaviors. In a welcoming, LGBTQ inclusive environment, Jean Franzblau helps people initiate the (at times) awkward conversations necessary to make informed sexual decisions. With her background as a writer and performing artist, Franzblau created the solo show “Coming Out Kinky – A Grown Up Comedy” which she has performed in cities across the country. Jean has presented at the sexuality conference Catalyst Con and has been the guest on numerous sex educational radio shows. She has delivered presentations in eight countries for groups of up to three hundred people. Jean graduated cum laude with a BA in communications from UCLA.

“It opened up my eyes and made me want to go home and do a lot of research.” -Student

Session length: 70 minutes + Q&A

Participants will:

  • Develop safer sex communication skills
  • Detail the meaning and power of consent
  • Explore how alcohol impacts good decision-making
  • Discover sex-positive attitudes about their sexuality and others’

Alternative topics will allow attendees to:

  • Describe what rape culture is and how they can change it
  • Clarify the meaning of gender fluid and transgender
  • Map the anatomy of the sexual organs
  • Include an awareness of pleasure as an important part of sexual expression
  • Craft their own questions with a candid Q&A


Sex Ed for WomenSex Ed for Women (What Mom Forgot to Tell You)

Sex Ed for Women is an eye-opening, informative talk. Students learn the common misunderstandings about female sexuality and explore safety, consent, anatomy and empowerment. Research tells us that comprehensive sex education for women has positive outcomes such as decreased pregnancies and improved sexual health. In a welcoming, LGBTQ inclusive environment, Jean Franzblau helps female identified students initiate the (at times) awkward conversations necessary to make informed sexual decisions. Jean guides the class in memorable lessons and powerful conversations so they can up-level their knowledge, self-awareness and confidence. With her background as a writer and performing artist, Franzblau created the solo show “Coming Out Kinky – A Grown Up Comedy” which she has performed in cities across the country. Jean has presented at the sexuality conference Catalyst Con and has been the guest on numerous sex educational radio shows. She provides workshops and coaching on sexual esteem and women’s empowerment and has delivered presentations in eight countries for groups of up to three hundred people. Jean graduated cum laude with a BA in communications from UCLA.

“A powerful opportunity to connect with women on the most vulnerable subject that concerns us.” -Student

Session length: 70 minutes + Q&A

Students will:

  • Describe the safety and consent elements that allow women to release their vigilance
  • Be able to diagram their genitals with confidence
  • Recognize and celebrate the fierce and tender power of female sexuality
  • Learn what they can do to create a safer and more gender positive campus

Alternative topics will allow students to:

  • Learn to ask for what they want (and don’t want) sexually
  • Own and celebrate their pleasure – responsibly
  • Understand the diverse world of LGBTQ sexuality
  • Describe what rape culture is and how they can change it
  • Craft their own questions with a candid Q&A


Coming Out KinkyComing Out Kinky - A Grown Up Comedy (show)

This 70 minute performance follows one adventurous woman’s curious exploration of her sexuality. When she was a little girl, Jean Franzblau believed that sex must be bad and made the impossible commitment to never be sexual. The show tracks her unusual path of exploration as she discovers that sex is a natural and wonderful part of the human experience. Franzblau portrays some twenty characters in this adventure story for curious and open-minded adults to enjoy.

What does the show’s title mean?
The title of the show was inspired by a coming out conversation Jean had with her mom.

Is it appropriate for young adults?
Audience members from the preview performance have said, “I want my daughter to see this.”

“I witnessed many students express the validation they felt by Jean’s story – they surrounded her after the performance and had both questions and stories of their own to tell her!” -Rita Lawrence, Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator, University of Florida

Coming Out Kinky has female empowering, sex-positive messages including learning to make good choices and trusting the wisdom of one’s own body. Young women will recognize themselves as Jean finds solid footing across the uneven terrain of sexual experimentation and expression. The show is certainly Rated R – which is why we call it “a grown up comedy.”

Session length: 70 minutes + Q&A

 

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