Jean Franzblau is known for her energy, expressiveness and the ability to drive a point home for her audiences with laughter. Here are her signature programs.

 

 

College Programs

Sex After #MeToo

In the wake of #MeToo, students are thinking about their sexual choices in a new light. How do I avoid being a victim? How do I make sure I’m never a perpetrator? Can relationships with the opposite sex still be fun? Sex After #MeToo is a timely talk that is chock full of practical consent techniques and sexual self care strategies. With an understanding of the serious nature of the subject, sex-positive speaker Jean Franzblau designed Sex After #MeToo to challenge, broaden and most importantly, to entertain.

With her background as an actress, Jean has overcome her own experience of sexual misconduct in Hollywood. She has presented at sexuality conferences on both coasts and for audiences around the country and abroad. Jean has been featured on BuzzFeed, Comedy Central and Rolling Stone. You can find her writing in the anthology Embraceable: Empowering Facts and True Stories About Women’s Sexuality. Jean graduated cum laude with a BA in communications from UCLA.

Session length: 70 minutes + Q&A

Students will:

– Learn strategies to figure out if a potential partner is a safe match

– Distinguish the difference between winning at sex and enjoying it

– Practice communication and consent techniques

– Clarify how intoxicants impact sexual decision making

Alternative topics will allow attendees to:

– Describe safer sex practices

– Broaden their understanding of gender diversity

– Enlarge their knowledge of sexual minorities

– Craft their own questions with a candid Q&A

Book Jean now: booking@kirklandproductions.com

Your Brain on Hugs

Your Brain on Hugs is an interactive talk that explores the wellness benefits of the body’s natural stress buster – oxytocin. First, students will learn the science that explains how oxytocin – sometimes called  the hug hormone – can improve mental, emotional and physical health. Then they’ll strategize how to boost their oxytocin levels – especially during exam times. Finally they’ll practice consent and communication exercises to assure that hugs are always welcome and wanted.
This talk is skillfully presented by Jean Franzblau – the Founder of Cuddle Sanctuary in Los Angeles. With her leadership, Cuddle Sanctuary has offered over 300 events and served over 500 clients since opening its doors in 2014. A sought after expert, Jean has been featured on TLC, BuzzFeed and Rolling Stone. She has presented at sexuality conferences on both coasts and for audiences across the country. Jean graduated cum laude with a BA in communications from UCLA.
Session length: 70 minutes + Q&A

Check out this video about Your Brain on Hugs.

Students will:
  • Describe the four health benefits of oxytocin

  • Strategize how to boost oxytocin levels during exam times
  • Practice communication and consent techniques
  • Learn how to receive a “no thank you” gracefully

 

Alternative topics will allow students  to:
  • Improve their skills so they can be A+ huggers

  • Detail alternative ways to boost oxytocin – besides hugs
  • Sort out mixed messages and avoid misunderstandings
  • Craft their own questions with a candid Q&A

Book Jean now: booking@kirklandproductions.com

 

Pajama Party

Pillows. Blankets. PJ’s. Friends. This is the heart of “Pajama Party!” The experience begins with games to practice boundaries and consent. Students learn the stress busting benefits of platonic touch and have the chance to receive hugs, say “no thanks” and get high on the natural “cuddle chemical” – oxytocin. Then the pajama party begins – a safe, nurturing experience filled with connection, laughter and fun. At the end, students get to share their favorite moments.

“Pajama Party!” is skillfully facilitated  by Jean Franzblau – the Founder of Cuddle Sanctuary in Los Angeles. With her leadership and experience, Cuddle Sanctuary has offered over 300 consent-positive events and served over 500 clients since opening its doors in 2014. She makes it possible for participants to have fun and feel included even f they prefer no touch at all. A sought after expert, Jean has been featured on TLC, BuzzFeed and Rolling Stone. She has presented at sexuality conferences on both coasts and for audiences across the country. Jean graduated cum laude with a BA in communications from UCLA.

 Session length: 70 minutes – 2 hours

Students will:

  • Practice communication and consent techniques

  • Learn the art of asking for what they want

  • Practice receiving a “no thank you” gracefully
  • Have a chance to show off their onesies

Alternative ideas will allow students to:

  • Improve their skills so they can be A+ huggers
  • Enjoy activities with no touch required
  • Learn three unique cuddle positions
  • Win first prize for the most creative PJ’s

Book Jean now: booking@kirklandproductions.com

The Real Sex Ed

The Real Sex Ed is an information-packed session that helps people navigate sexual choices with topics including safer sex, consent, decisions about intoxicants, communication skills and sexual diversity. All discussions are sex-positive and affirming. More than half of the states in the U.S. don’t require public schools to teach sex education. Yet studies reveal that comprehensive sex ed helps young people adopt healthy sexual behaviors. In a welcoming, LGBTQ inclusive environment, Jean Franzblau helps people initiate the (at times) awkward conversations necessary to make informed sexual decisions. Jean has presented at sexuality conferences on both coasts and for audiences around the country and abroad. Jean has been featured on BuzzFeed, Comedy Central and Rolling Stone. You can find her writing in the anthology Embraceable: Empowering Facts and True Stories About Women’s Sexuality. Jean graduated cum laude with a BA in communications from UCLA.

Session length: 70 minutes + Q&A

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Check out this video of Jean teaching The Real Sex Ed.

Students will:

  • Develop safer sex communication skills
  • Detail the meaning and power of consent
  • Explore how alcohol impacts good decision-making
  • Discover sex-positive attitudes about their sexuality and others’

Alternative topics will allow attendees to:

  • Describe what rape culture is and how they can change it
  • Clarify the meaning of gender fluid and transgender
  • Map the anatomy of the sexual organs
  • Include an awareness of pleasure as an important part of sexual expression
  • Craft their own questions with a candid Q&A

Book Jean now: booking@kirklandproductions.com

Sex Ed for Women (What Mom Forgot to Tell You)

Sex Ed for Women is an eye-opening, inforSEX_ED_For_Women_Update_V1mative talk. Students learn the common misunderstandings about female sexuality and explore safety, consent, anatomy and empowerment. Research tells us that comprehensive sex education for women has positive outcomes such as decreased pregnancies and improved sexual health. In a welcoming, LGBTQ inclusive environment, Jean Franzblau helps female identified students initiat
e the (at times) awkward conversations necessary to make informed sexual decisions. Jean guides the class in memorable lessons and powerful conversations so they can up-level their knowledge, self-awareness and confidence. With her background as a writer and performing artist, Franzblau created the solo show “Coming Out Kinky – A Grown Up Comedy” which she has performed in cities across the country. Jean has pre
sented at the sexuality conference Catalyst Con and has been the guest on numerous sex educational radio shows. She provides workshops and coaching on sexual esteem and women’s empowerment and has delivered presentations in eight countries for groups of up to three hundred people. Jean graduated cum laude with a BA in communications from UCLA.

“A powerful opportunity to connect with women on the most vulnerable subject that concerns us.” -Student

Session length: 70 minutes + Q&A

Students will:

  • Describe the safety and consent elements that allow women to release their vigilance
  • Be able to diagram their genitals with confidence
  • Recognize and celebrate the fierce and tender power of female sexuality
  • Learn what they can do to create a safer and more gender positive campus
  • Alternative topics will allow students to:
    Learn to ask for what they want (and don’t want) sexually
  • Own and celebrate their pleasure – responsibly
  • Understand the diverse world of LGBTQ sexuality
  • Describe what rape culture is and how they can change it
  • Craft their own questions with a candid Q&A

Book Jean now: booking@kirklandproductions.com