The Effing Foundation for Sex-Positivity

The Effing Foundation for Sex-Positivity is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded by Kit Stubbs, Ph.D., of The Toymaker Project. Our mission is to reduce sexual shame and normalize conversations around human sexuality by fostering sex-positive art and education. As defined by Dr. Carol Queen, "Sex-positivity refers to a radical stance: accepting everyone’s sexual desires and choices, providing they’re consensually engaged in."

The Effing Foundation promotes sexuality education and artistic expression of sexuality through programs that are inclusive of women, people who are members of gender/(a)sexuality/relationship minorities, people of color, people of size, and people with disabilities. By increasing public knowledge about human sexuality and sex-positivity, we promote sexual literacy, health, and wellness worldwide.


Support our First Fundraising Campaign!

By the end of 2017, we need to raise $40,000 (with a stretch goal of $64,000) to launch our pilot grant program. Right now we are closely reviewing applications from eight amazing individuals and organizations whose work are outstanding examples of inclusive, sex-positive art and education -- but we need YOUR help to make these projects happen.

Ready to make a tax-deductible contribution to support sex-positive art and education? Great! You can:

  • Donate online (currently under construction)
  • Mail a check to: The Effing Foundation, PO Box 441497, Somerville, MA 02144.

Current total: $8,500 pledged as of November 21.

Thank you to all of our Founding Donors! Your support of our pilot grant program not only makes a difference to sex-positive artists and educators across the US, but it's also critical to ensuring the long-term success of the Effing Foundation.


Upcoming Events

teasecraft is a meetup group for sex- and kink-positive makers, hackers, and crafters.

  • Nov 17, 2017, 7pm-10pm: "EFF: Electronic F**king Fun!" hosted by DEFCON 201 at MakerBar in Hoboken, New Jersey. More info on Facebook (no login required).


Advisory Council

The Effing Foundation Advisory Council is a group of folks with a wide range of life experiences and expertise who offer feedback to our staff and Board of Directors, including helping us review grant proposals. We are grateful to the members of our inaugural Advisory Council (listed in alphabetical order):

  • Crista Anne (CristaAnne.com / @pinkness)
    Crista Anne is a Professional Oversharer whose main focus centers around defying stigmas surrounding sexuality, mental illness and motherhood. With 20 years of sharing her life online, she uses memoirist blogging and 16 years working in sexuality to educate on a wide variety of topics. "Internet famous" for her #OrgasmQuest, she loves to spark conversations on topics that some find taboo. As a poly, queer, cis woman, her pronouns are she/her.

  • Mr.BLK (The Black Pomegranate / @BlkPomegranate)
    Mr.BLK holds a degree in Political Science and has a decade of experience as a dementia caregiver. This disparate background allows Mr.BLK to approach life and BDSM with a balance of clinical pragmatism and fastidious attention to care, competence and understanding. Mr.BLK blogs along with his partner Ms.Pomegranate on matters of sex positivity and kink. Mr.BLK has presented nationally on consent, negotiation, BDSM play techniques, rope bondage and rigging and scene safety locally in Maryland and nationally for Dark Odyssey, Catalyst Con, A Touch of Flavor and The Morpheous Bondage Extravaganza.

  • Aida Manduley, MSW (http://neuronbomb.wordpress.com/about / @neuronbomb)
    Aida Manduley is an award-winning Latinx activist and presenter known for big earrings and building bridges. Trained as a sexuality educator, social worker, and nonprofit manager, they're working to make the world a more equitable place through education, therapy, and community organizing. Hailing from Puerto Rico with over a decade of activism under their belt, they have presented across North America on a variety of sexuality topics and their intersections with issues such as digital literacy and racial justice. Manduley completed their Master's of Social Work at Boston University—with a focus on aging populations—and holds a B.A. in Gender and Sexuality Studies from Brown University, where they won awards for leadership and fostering diversity. Past projects include sexual health and LGBTQ work at a domestic violence agency, crisis-response with victims of sexual assault, and leadership on a number of national and regional coalitions on HIV prevention, comprehensive sexuality education, and LGBTQ anti-violence. Their other areas of expertise include organizational development, sexual stigma, non-monogamy, kink/BDSM, and youth education.

  • Robin Wilson-Beattie (sexAbledWithRobinWB.com / @sexAbled / sexAbled on Facebook)
    Robin Wilson-Beattie is a disability and sexuality health educator and writer, teaching the world to embrace and explore your sexuality, regardless of ability. She is a member of the Association of American Sexual Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), the Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN), and a certified graduate and member of the San Francisco Sexuality Information Training (SFSI). Robin has been involved in sexuality education and awareness since high school. After acquiring a physical disability, she began in 2008 speaking on sexuality and disability topics and issues. She consults with individuals and organizations on issues of adaptive sexual support, and has had written articles and curriculum on this subject. Robin is a nationally recognized self and systems disability advocate. She is a deep-fried Southern girl, Sex Geek, comic book nerd, mid-century buff, and proud Mama of one amazing daughter.

Newsletter Archive

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Contact Us

  • Email: info at effing.org
  • Phone: 650-429-8697
  • Mail: PO Box 441497, Somerville MA 02144