Polyamory Educator, Thought Leader, Spokesperson; Sex Addiction and Sexual Compulsion Educator
Location: Washington, DC
Anita Wagner Illig advocates for the interests of polyamorists with enthusiasm and determination, and loves to help them find joy and happiness by providing helpful information in her educational programs on subjects like poly and spirituality, jealousy and other pitfalls, poly/mono relationships, and poly for kinky people. For more than 16 years she has presented programs on polyamory relationship skills and advocacy at many sex-positive, kink and polyamory events.
Anita also uses her educational skills to raise awareness with regard to sex addiction and compulsion from both the addict's and the addict's partner's perspective.
Anita regularly works with members of the media and has been quoted in news articles on Newsweek.com and Salon.com, in the Baltimore Sun, the Washington Post, and the Chicago Sun-Times, amongst others. She is also an avid blogger via the Practical Polyamory Blog.
Polyamory relationship skills and advocacy, mainstream sex positivity, sex addiction and sexual compulsion
Anita has presented workshops on polyamory relationship skills and advocacy at Good Vibrations, Sex 2.0, Dark Odyssey, Black Rose, Building Bridges, Free Spirit Alliances’ Beltane Gathering and Fires of Venus, Florida Poly Retreat, Transcending Boundaries, Poly Living and the Loving More® Conferences. In addition to these events, her 2010 schedule includes presentations at CAPEX, The Floating World, and Washington Area Secular Humanists. She’s a member of the Polyamory Leadership Network and serves as poly community advisor to CARAS – the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Loving More® and Unitarian Universalists for Polyamory Awareness. She’s a veteran community organizer and co-founder of Chesapeake Polyamory Network and the Institute for 21st Century Relationships, which is the foundation of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (“NCSF”). She is a former NCSF board member as well.