Don Shewey


August 10th at 4PM PST


dlg coverDon Shewey

Don Shewey is a writer, therapist, and pleasure activist in New York City. As a journalist and critic, he has published three books about theater and written hundreds of articles for the New York Times, the Village Voice, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and other publications. His writings on gay sexuality include the books The Paradox of Porn: Notes on Gay Male Sexual Culture and Daddy Lover God: a sacred intimate journey. He has chronicled his psycho-sexual-spiritual adventures in essays that have been included in numerous anthologies, including The Politics of Manhood, Best of the Best Gay Erotica, The Queerest Art: Essays on Gay and Lesbian Theater, and Men Like Us: the GMHC Guide to Gay Men’s Sexual, Physical, and Emotional Well-Being. His work as a teacher and community health activist revolves around healing through pleasure, adult sex education, and grounded daily spiritual practice. He is active on social media and maintains two blogs, Another Eye Opens (cultural commentary) and Food for the Joy Body (smart thinking about sex, intimacy, and life in a body). An archive of his writing is available online at


His new book:

A Sacred Intimate Journey



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