Jay Friedman - Sexy Feast: What Our Favorite Foods Teach Us About Sex

Jay Friedman - Sexy Feast: What Our Favorite Foods Teach Us About Sex

 Seattle, Washington, USA
SoloSpoken Word

Imagine a lecture in which Buffalo chicken wings, ice cream, and Oreo cookies teach lessons to improve your love life… "Sexy Feast: What Our Favorite Foods Teach Us About Sex" is like no other sex lecture. Using a multimedia approach that takes students through an A-to-Z menu of foods, the lecture educates and entertains as it describes what each item reveals about love, sex, dating, and relationships. From prevention to pleasure, this is far from a doom-and-gloom speech!

Biography

Jay Friedman is an award-winning writer, speaker, sex educator and provocateur. He travels full-time on the college lecture circuit, currently touring his lecture performance entitled Sexy Feast: What Our Favorite Foods Teach Us About Sex. Through hundreds of lectures Friedman has captivated thousands of students around North America and the world with his insights and outbursts on sex and relationships. Additionally, he is a multi-year nominee as “Lecturer of the Year” by the National Association for Campus Activities.

Friedman did his undergraduate work at Cornell University, and received a Master of Education degree from the University of Vermont. He has authored impassioned articles about a variety of sexuality issues—including a national award-winning piece in the Journal of American College Health—as well as a curriculum for Cornell University's male sexuality peer education program entitled How to Be a Better Lover. Friedman was also a writer and advice columnist as the resident “sexpert” for a health and wellness website. He is a professional sex educator—certified by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists.

In addition to being a sex educator, Friedman is a food writer and restaurant reviewer. A regular contributor to regional publications such as Seattle Weekly, he is also a national freelancer for Serious Eats, Eater, USA Today, and more. Visitors to the Pacific Northwest know Friedman as the co-editor/author of the Fearless Critic Seattle Restaurant Guide.

A highly sought-after and dynamic speaker, Friedman combines his professional expertise, personal experiences, and philosophical musings to provide memorable presentations that are both educational and entertaining. He has earned the acclaim and adoration of audiences everywhere. Friedman’s frank and funny style pulls no punches. Powerful, poignant, and provocative are regular reviews for his shows. Time flies as Jay tackles a whirlwind of issues—including gender roles, sexual acculturation, sexual violence, cross-cultural perspectives, G(ee) spots, and sexual pleasure—in his unique performance style. Appreciative of his pleasure-positive focus, audiences overwhelmingly applaud his passionate quest to break taboos in talking about sex and to promote healthy relationships.