Dr. Ruthie: Dr. Ruth Neustifter is an author, university faculty member, and sexuality researcher from snowy Guelph, Ontario, Canada. They are also proud to co-chair the Guelph Sexuality Conference, which is one of the largest and longest running annual professional sexuality conferences in Canada. Ruthie happily identifies as poly, kinky, sex-queer and gender-queer. Since the late 1990s Ruthie has specialized in sexual well-being and
pleasure, as well as the resilience of survivors of intimate violence. They are the author of The Nice Girl’s Guide ToTalking Dirty, as well as numerous academic publications and presentations. They have given workshops throughout North American as well as in Mexico and Europe in venues ranging from homeless shelters to universities to resorts. Dr. Ruthie considers themself an advocate for pleasure, intimacy, and sex-positivity regardless of one’s past history, gender, health, sexuality, or desires.
Ruthie started Sexually Charged in hopes of creating a community-driven space for people to relax and enjoy safe, sex-positive conversation around sex, gender, and sexuality. As the co-chair of the Guelph Sexuality Conference, Ruthie wanted to see a more casual opportunity for these kinds of discussions to happen year-round.
I sincerely hope that you’ll consider joining us each month, and maybe volunteer to be one of our conversation starters sometime! If you would like to come but are feeling shy, please drop me a note ahead of time and I’ll be happy to welcome you and introduce you to a great spot among new friends where you’ll feel right at home whether you love to chat or prefer to listen.