Hi! Welcome to Sex Geek. I’m Andrea Zanin, and I’m a gender-fluid non-monogamous queer perv intellectual and hedonist. I’m also a PhD student, a survivor of long-term chronic pain and disability, a cancer survivor, a social justice advocate, and a lover of many pleasures: dark chocolate, actual books, wine, tea, leather, documentaries, good punctuation, good manners, fashion, footwear, fountain pens, well-placed curse words, and the company of excellent people.
I started blogging (on Friendster!) in February of 2005, when I lived in Montreal, and I moved to WordPress in 2007, shortly before moving to Toronto. This blog is where I write about ideas, politics, theories and occasionally books. (Mmmmbooks…) I don’t write product reviews or publish guest posts. In addition to writing here and elsewhere, I teach and do one-on-one consulting work. Feel free to contact me for any of those things at veryqueer3 at yahoo dot ca. For more regular updates on my writing, teaching and media appearances, come find me on Facebook or Twitter at @sexgeekAZ.
Read on for my standard bio written somewhat awkwardly in the third person!
Andrea Zanin has been writing and teaching internationally about BDSM/Leather/kink, power dynamics, non-monogamy and queer sexuality for over fifteen years, and she endeavours to bring an awareness of privilege and oppression to all her work. Andrea’s writing has been published in numerous books (scholarly and popular), magazines, newspapers and websites. She has organized events in the Canadian queer Leather/BDSM community since the early aughts, including the annual leatherdyke weekend An Unholy Harvest (2007-2017) and the M/s and D/s event Queering Power (2013-present), both with Jacqueline St-Urbain, and a pervy book club called The Leather Bindings Society (2008-present). She is pursuing a PhD in women’s studies at York University with a focus on BDSM. Andrea was named Toronto Leather Pride’s Woman of the Year 2014 and won the Pantheon of Leather Canadian Award for 2016. As a committed hedonist and aesthete, she enjoys eating fine dark chocolate, drinking tea and wearing really nice shoes. Read her at https://sexgeek.wordpress.com or find her on Twitter at @sexgeekAZ.
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