6:00 PM18:00

Sex & Sativa: Panel & Pleasure Marketplace hosted by Gabrielle Alexa and Herbana Solei


Sex & Sativa is a hub for those navigating shame/stigma in their relationship to cannabis and sexuality. We are inspired by the leaders, influencers, writers, activists, and change makers in the sexuality and cannabis industries -- the ones who dare to advocate for pleasure and wellness in our culture.

This 4-hour immersive panel conversation and pleasure marketplace will take place on March 23rd in Bushwick, Brooklyn at 6pm. 

Complementary herbal tea provided by Ms. Delah Bee's Herbal Remedies and sweetened with infused honey by Herbana Solei.

Sex toy raffles/giveaways made possible by Sweet Vibrations:

This event is accessible via the L train and the B57 and B38 busses. For security purposes, further location details will be sent out to ticket holders one day prior to the event. Please be sure to check your emails at that time.


Our programming is hosted by Gabrielle Alexa, a sex writer, influencer, and speaker with words on numerous digital platforms. She has participated in other panel events, including ENVSN Fest's Redefining Self Care, The Wing's Pleasure vs. Porn, and Bowery Cannabis Club's Highly Sexed. She was also featured on the PBS show #MeToo: Now What? to talk about objectification and social media.

Featured Panelists:

Sophie Saint Thomas - a sex and cannabis writer with words in GQ, Playboy, and Allure. Sophie was featured in Brooklyn Magazine's annual "30 under 30 Envy List" and was named one of the "100 Women in High Places" by the High Times for 2018. She is also the co-host of the weekly sex and spirituality podcast, The Serpent Cast.

SX Noir  a digital platform on sexual health, sex tech, and dating for millennials. She is an advocate for sex workers, the cannabis industry, and marginalized folks everywhere.

Cameron Glover - a sexual wellness writer and sex educator specializing in developing resources which help individuals embrace their personal power through exploring identity, social justice and the sexual experience. She has penned articles for various publications, including Slate, Essence, Healthline, and more. She also contributes regularly to Playboy as one of their digital sex columnists.

More panelists to be announced -- if interested, contact

Sex toy raffle/giveaway thanks to our sponsor: SWEET VIBRATIONS -!


Our marketplace is curated by Herbana Solei, a women owned and operated, cannabis-infused herbal remedies brand. Herbana has participated in cannabis events across NYC and New Jersey.

Featured Vendors:
Cannaclusters - the healthier alternative to your typical sweet edibles. They offer organic, nut-based, infused vegan clusters made with roasted cashews, almonds, and berries. They strive to provide better choices and educate the market on the healthier way to eat their meds.

Buddy Bakes NYC - a cannabis brand offering baked goods made with quality ingredients, vegan items included! Buddy Bakes NYC has participated in infused brunches and vendor events locally.

Underthing Shop - an affordable, black owned lingerie brand for all your self-care moments. Underthing reframes lingerie outside of the male gaze and as a clothing staple for womxn-identifying folks, belonging to womxn-identifying folks.

CEK Beauty - carefully sourced products and solutions catering to a variety of health and beauty goals. Products include anti-aging face and body creams and moisturizing hair and scalp butters.

ICandi - a trendsetting adult pleasure boutique focusing on the social responsibility of sexual health education and products that are safe for the body.

More vendors to be announced -- if interested, contact

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6:30 PM18:30

PP Direct App Launch Party! Moderated by SX NOIR

PP Direct App Launch Party!

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Join Planned Parenthood of New York City to launch PPDirect! PPDirect is an app that allows you to receive birth control pills and UTI treatment through your phone. We're thrilled to bring this app to New York State to make access to birth control and UTI treatment easier for New Yorkers.

We'll sip wine and hear from PPNYC Telehealth Advance Practice Clinician Isabel Gregg (the person behind the screen for PPDirect!) and Elyse Hi, sex educator and creator of SX NOIR, a digital platform that explores sexual health, technology and culture.

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Unpacking Sex Work Stigma and Intersectional Feminism
6:30 PM18:30

Unpacking Sex Work Stigma and Intersectional Feminism

 Join us for an interactive panel of Sex Workers & activists led by founder of SX NOIR and advocate Brooke Kelty


Ceyenne Doroshow

@doroshow; author, activist, advocate, and founder of GLITZ

Gizelle Marie

@thegizellemarie; stripper, activist, and founder of New York Stripper Strike

Liara Roux

@liararoux; comic artist, porn star, activist, advocate coder, and founder of

Claire Fitzsimmons

@msfitz; founder of Salty

We'll discuss the state of Sex Work and the influence of sexual repression in our politics, digital spaces, and daily lives. Come ready for activities, a lot of unlearning around the stigma against strippers, porn stars, escorts, dominatrixes, and sugar babies, and an extended Q&A in a safe space.

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