An Evening with Author Yana Tallon-Hicks: HOT AND UNBOTHERED – Aug 23rd
Join us for an informative and inspiring discussion about how to think about, communicate about and achieve the sex life you really want.
About this event
“Balancing open-hearted curiosity with warm compassion, Yana Tallon-Hicks creates space for readers to understand themselves and their erotic worlds more fully.” —Emily Nagoski, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of Come As You Are and Burnout
“This book is for anyone who desires to experience, navigate, embrace, and enjoy a happy, healthy sex life.“ —Elle Chase, CSE, author of Curvy Girl Sex
“Yana just wrote the guide to pleasurable, intimate, and hot sex we’ve all been waiting for. This book is relatable and practical, handing you the roadmap to a deeper, more fulfilling sexual connection with yourself and others.” —Shaun Galanos, host of The Love Drive podcast
There’s no doubt that talking about ‘sex’ is less taboo than it used it be. What was once considered private and inappropriate is now celebrated, and stigmas around kink and pleasure are slowly being lifted—so why do we still clam up when we get to the bedroom, unable to set clear boundaries and express what we really want? In Hot and Unbothered (Harper Wave; August 16, 2022; ISBN: 9780063075511; 464 pages, $17.99), Yana Tallon-Hicks, a columnist and sex therapist specializing in LGBTQQ and non- monogamous relationships, welcomes everyone to the table and challenges us to bring our full selves to the most vulnerable and intimate of activities: sex.
In Hot and Unbothered, Yana provides a roadmap to achieving concrete change within yourself and your relationships, sharing the unique programs she developed for her therapy clients and workshops. Yana asks us to look critically at the oft depicted “Good Sex,” which is seamless, satisfying, and somehow anticipatory of our partner’s every desire—a practice that, when rarely executed, often results in more imposter syndrome than orgasms. Once we acknowledge that these ideals are unreachable, we can finally begin to view ourselves without judgement as individuals with our own unique desires, fears, and understandings, and start to build the safest space for our most pleasurable sexual experiences to thrive, including identifying and removing the barriers like shame, secrecy, misinformation, low self-esteem, lack-of-motivation, and unhealthy relationship patterns.
Once our path to pleasure has been cleared, then the fun begins. Hot and Unbothered encourages readers to question: • Who are we, really, as sexual individuals?
• What do we want?
• What do we like?
• What have we yet to discover?
• How do we want to go about exploring? With these new sexual goals in place, we can better identify and set our boundaries, clarify our needs, and communicate our desires to our present and future partners. Whether your partner is a lover for life or a casual hook-up, your pleasure and comfort should always be made a priority.
With incisive worksheets and exercises to help you discover your desires and communicate them to others, and including playful hand-drawn illustrations, Hot and Unbothered is more than just a deeply insightful read—it’s a living map of your sexual wants that can be returned to again and again.
Practical and fun, Hot and Unbothered is an inclusive guide to our best sex lives, offering tailored therapeutic tools and practices over quick fixes—after all, as Yana says, authentically pleasurable sex cannot possibly exist unless you allow it to.
THIS A FREE EVENT, BUT YOU MUST RSVP TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.