About Charlie Glickman

I'm a writer, blogger, teacher, workshop facilitator, and sex & relationship coach. I teach workshops, seminars, and university courses on sexuality topics, including sex-positivity, sex & shame, communities of erotic affiliation, many different sexual practices, gender & masculinity, and sexual politics. Contact me for more information, to make a coaching appointment, or to arrange a speaking engagement.

Waxing Sensual

I got my legs waxed last week. I did it to surprise a lover because I knew they would like it. What I didn’t know was how amazing it would feel. I’d never removed my leg hair before and it’s been decades since it started growing. I remember being in my teens and seeing it […]

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When Good Intentions Meet Bad Behavior

I recently posted Learning to Ask on Fetlife (one of the most widely-used social networking sites for the S&M scene), and it quickly received a lot of comments. Many of the folks who responded shared that they face a lot of challenges with asking for what they want, or that it took them plenty of […]

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Learning To Ask

Do you ever have difficulty asking for what you want? I used to, and it’s taken a lot of practice to be able to change that. On a recent trip, I had a great reminder of how important it is to be able to build that skill. When I got to the gate for my […]

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Why Men Need to Learn How to Not Be “That Guy”

Melissa McEwan over at Shakesville wrote a piece today about why she thinks that straight men shouldn’t write articles or blogs telling other men how to not be creepy. She makes some good points, though I think she also misses some key points. Her first argument is that when men talk about creepiness, they tend […]

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What Does “Sexual Success” Mean?

Have you ever stopped and asked yourself what a successful sexual experience is? It’s an important question because how you answer it says a lot about your attitudes and beliefs about sex. And that has a big impact on the kinds of experiences you’re creating and the sexual relationships you build. One of the more […]

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January 2014 Workshops: Portland OR, Oakland, & San Francisco

Are you ready to get your new year off to a sexy start? I have some upcoming workshops that’ll be sure to help! Here’s all the info: The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure January 18, 4-6 pm At the Lotus Heart Center, 4124 N. Mississippi Avenue, Portland, OR $15 in advance, $20 at the door […]

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A Google Calendar For Sexuality Conferences and Events

I found a google calendar that tracks sexological conferences and I’ve been getting more requests to share it, so I thought I’d post it instead. Please note that this isn’t my project and I am not responsible for the accuracy of what gets included. The person who manages it focuses on the social science side […]

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