Educators

Mike Reisner

Mike Reisner

Education Director

Mike Reisner, LMHC is the director of education for the Center. Currently he is serving as a BIPOC-focused clinical counselor at Marist College; additionally specializing in supporting people who identify as LGBTQIAA+, on the autism spectrum, having medical needs or are differently physically-abled. In the rest of the world he is a Queer Brujx, a physical and digital artist, and a decolonizing former baker who makes the world’s best cookies in between reading weird books and playing indie table top RPGs.

Julia Graves

Julia Graves

Education Coordinator

Julia Graves graduated in 2021 from UMass Amherst with a BA in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. In addition to her work with the Center for Positive Sexuality, she works in family advocacy. She resides in New York City, and is passionate about reproductive and sexual health education.

Matthew

Matthew

Lead Educator/Educator Trainer

Matthew has been studying, teaching, and participating in the BDSM community since 1996. He has taught courses in various aspects of BDSM and sexuality, including bondage, roleplay, basic safety, polyamory, and many others. Matthew prides himself on being a great communicator and being able to speak frankly without making enemies. He can handle the most extreme and controversial topics with candor and humor. Matthew is available for panel presentations and private consultations on a variety of sexuality topics.

Ms. Diana

Ms. Diana

Lead Educator

Ms.Diana has been in the lifestyle for something over 25 years and active in the greater community for about 18 of those years. She refers to herself as “an equal opportunity Bitch” and says neither gender nor gender choice determines who she plays (read that as “interacts”) with. She has presented across the country and in the United Kingdom on Alternative Lifestyles and is the Founder and originator of The Tactile Celebration – A Sensory and Sensuous Journey. She feels privileged to have been invited to numerous panel presentations at colleges, universities, and organizations and views these as opportunities to not only educate and correct myths and misconceptions but to give back to the community she loves. Education seems to be the dominant theme in her life.

John Coberg

John Coberg

Internship Director

John Coberg (he/they) is a person living with HIV (PLHIV) since 2015 who is pursuing his Ph.D. in Human Sexuality and is the Internship Coordinator for the Center for Positive Sexuality. His history includes working with PLHIV, HIV decriminalization advocacy, and research. John’s positive status allows him to communicate about HIV from a place of lived experience and bolsters his passion for his work. John’s additional areas of research and interest include BDSM, sexual folklore, and medically accurate and inclusive sexual health education.

Dan Copulsky

Dan Copulsky

Board Member/Educator/Research Coordinator/Certification Program Coordinator

Daniel Copulsky (he/him) is a graduate student in Social Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research focuses on marginalized sexualities and relationships, particularly LGBTQ+ and non-monogamous identities. He speaks regularly at colleges and conferences, including presentations at the Alternative Sexualities Conference, Positive Sexuality Conference, and Alt Sex NYC.

Larissa Farrell

Larissa Farrell

Educator, Social Media Staff

Larissa Farrell has been a volunteer with the Center since 2021. She owns and operates LCF Writing Services LLC, a queer-owned digital content agency. As an ecosexual and yoga instructor, she prioritizes an organic and harmonious environment of nourishing balance in all things.

 

Alexandria Foxx

Alexandria Foxx

Educator

Alexandria Foxx is an education-centered performing artist, event producer, and musician based in Las Vegas. She incorporates mindfulness techniques when teaching self-care as a yoga and dance instructor and as a peer supporter for mental and sexual health and harm reduction. Her gentle guidance helps others connect to their deepest, most true roots within their core being in a kind, supportive, and direct manner.

Tatyannah King

Tatyannah King

Educator

Tatyannah King is a sex educator and blogger for Swoon, The Odyssey’s only published content channel for dating & relationships, and Tabú, a website that advocates for comprehensive information about sexual and mental health. She is originally from Durham, North Carolina, and graduated from UNC-Greensboro with two bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Spanish. She now spends a lot of her time traveling throughout the United States to present workshops at sexuality conferences and host in-home parties. Her focus within sexuality education includes female pleasure, tantric sexuality, and BDSM.

Hercules

Hercules

Lead Educator

Hercules is a relationship coach, educator, writer, speaker & activist.  He focuses his work & expertise on various topics of pleasure-positive awareness, activism, and education, but never limits himself to talking about other areas of relationships & life.

Victoria Reuveni, DHS, CSB, ACSI

Victoria Reuveni, DHS, CSB, ACSI

Lead Educator/Educator Trainer/Board Member/Social Media Coordinator

Dr. Victoria Reuveni is a Los Angeles-based sexological bodyworker, sex educator, and Orgasmic Yoga facilitator working with individuals, couples, and groups to facilitate going deeper in erotic embodiment and self-acceptance through mindfulness, breath work, and touch. She blogs about sex, kink, gender, and body image and reviews sex toys.
She has been an educator with CPS since 2013, speaking on panels about kink/BDSM, nonmonogamy, and sex work, and a board member since 2016.

Jenna Sherma

Jenna Sherma

Educator

Jenna Scherma is an experienced product manager with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and human sexuality from New York University. She has worked on multiple innovation teams throughout her professional experience and won entrepreneurial innovation awards during her time at university. Currently, she is dedicated to advancing her knowledge and expertise in the field of sexual wellness as she invests in a personal project that harnesses AI technology to deliver modern, out-of-the-box Sex Ed.

Amber Tobias-Harris

Amber Tobias-Harris

Educator

Amber Tobias-Harris is an author, LGBT and women’s advocate, and Life and Sexuality Coach. She is the Co-Owner of BossLadies After Dark a company that works with women to gain confidence over their life, body, and sexuality. She is a sex shop owner (purelypleasure69.com), and a public speaker. And the panels she most loves speaking on are body image, non-monogamy, sexual and gender diversity, and sex work.

Laura Zuber

Laura Zuber

Educator

Laura Zuber has been living in Australia since 2018 after moving from England where she ran her own photography business. She found freedom using her love of helping others, education, and humorous honesty. Laura is now a lived experience counsellor who’s framework is anti-diet, collaborative, trauma-informed and person-centred. In her spare time she is studying to be a psychosexual therapist and she loves good gelato, travelling, and reading.