Sarah Sloane


Sarah Sloane (she/they) discovered the Leather & BDSM communities in Virginia in 1998, and in the subsequent 20+ years, she’s found her voice as an educator, writer, and podcaster (Social Intercourse Podcast), focusing on empowered sexuality, kink, and relationship topics. Currently based in Chicago, Sarah has taught at hundreds of events & organizations around the US and overseas, and finds that their joy comes from witnessing those “light bulb moments” that learners have during and after her classes. Sarah’s approach to teaching interweaves community knowledge, consent, pleasure, and harm reduction, and they frame their classes to empower learners to understand benefits and risks and determine their own best path forward. When not working or teaching, Sarah spends her time with her leather family (including her boy, Bal), community of friends, yarn stash, and her hedgehog, Nyx.