Cindy Gallop will be hosting a Betony Vernon Sexual Well Being Salon:
“The Tools and Techniques of Full Body Stimulation”
The entire body is riddled with nerve endings, and there is not a single area of its surface that will not respond to erotic contact. This Salon is an initiation to some of the most effective, fun, creative and sexually empowering, yet misconceived, misinterpreted and taboo ridden erotic techniques- including tickling, flagellation, and bondage as well as other delights. Learn to explore the erotic frontiers that lie beyond the genitals and how to engage the entire body as a sexual, sensual whole.
Betony Vernon is an American-born designer/sexologist.
In 1990 she graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Art History and with a minor in Metalsmithing.
She promptly moved to Florence, Italy to direct the metalsmithing program at “Fuji Studio Art Workshop” and to work as an actor and fashion model until 1994. In 1995, Vernon obtained a masters degree in Industrial Design from Domus Academy in Milan, where she also founded her jewellery design studio “BV di Betony Vernon” in 1996.
Her work has been included in a number of international exhibitions from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, to The Museum of Sex in NYC and the Triennale of Design in Milan and it is represented regularly in international fashion, life-style and design magazines.
She designed for several brands, including Missoni, Gianfranco Ferré and Fornasetti. In 2002, her own collection “Paradise Found - Fine Erotic Jewellery” became her primary focus and the interface for what she describes as her “mission”: to dismantle the Pleasure Taboo by promoting sexual literacy.
She holds conferences for educational bodies like The European Institute of Design and Domus Academy in Milan as well as teaching ”Sexual Well-Being” and “Bettering Your Sexual Skills” Salons for individuals, couples and groups internationally. In 2004 she created the Society Paradise Found and simultaneously began to write her first book ‘Paradise Found- Sexual Common Sense and the Joy of Ceremony’due for publication December 2010.
In 2008 she co-produced and presented “le Boudoir”- 7 cameos for MTV, Italy. She is currently co- developing a television series that she also intends to host for an adult audience in America in 2011.