MAX IMPAKT (they/them) is a Chicago-based educator, performer, award winning storyteller, and more. They also happen to be committed to sex-positive, body-safe pleasure. Max has worked as the programming coordinator at Expressions an Adult Boutique, and a sales associate at The Pleasure Chest, Leather64Ten, and Amazing Intimate Essentials, as well as interned in a curatorial position at The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health in Pawtucket, RI. Max is committed to the idea that everyone deserves to be enjoying themselves in the safe, sane, and consensual way they desire.
Since middle school, Max was disappointed with the sex-ed their schools provided. Max scoured Go Ask Alice, and read any book at the library that involved any sort of sex. They started reading sex toy reviews and started using sex toys a couple years before having sex. Max absolutely believes in sex positivity, and went to all three of Oh Megan’s sex toy workshops that Emerson College had (and learned something new at each of them). When Elle Chase (the sexologist & intimacy coach) came to Emerson’s Los Angeles campus, Max live tweeted that event (and had a fan-fucking-tastic time).
Max has taught workshops at Early to Bed in Chicago; Good Vibrations (Cambridge); The Pleasure Chest (Chicago); Mister Sister in Providence, RI; The Way Station in Brooklyn, NY; The Tool Shed in Milwaukee; Expressions Adult Boutique in Troy, NY; and at Schenectady County Community College. They offer workshops as well as personal consultations all over the US.
Other events and workshops they have attended include:
- NELA’s Fetish Fair Flea Market (2017, ’18, ’19)
- Sexual Health Expo NYC 2016 , The Sex Expo 2017, The Sex Expo 2018
- Cinekink NYC (2017)
Max identifies as a nonbinary egg, and uses they/them pronouns. They love spending their spare time learning about and interacting with new sex toys and inventions. This website is a curation of knowledge that Max has acquired in their limited foray into the sex-positive world. While they are rather knowledgeable, there is always more to learn, and Max welcomes comments and constructive criticism which can be emailed to them at firstname.lastname@example.org