We host TRIVIA AFTER DARK Recurring Trivia Every Month in Austin & LA!
Please contact Alex Whitman below to be added to the Austin email list and Nicoletta to be added to the LA list.
SEX NERD TRIVIA DIRECTOR:
SAMAR POORLAKANI, MA, LPC
Samar Poorlakani, MA, LPC, works in a private practice in South Austin. She is a sex-positive, kink, and poly knowledgeable therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families of all configurations. Sex-positive, to her, is about embracing sexuality with an emphasis on consent and safe sex. Samar hopes to create a safe and non-judgmental space for her clients to be able to discuss sex, their sexual identity, and sexual behaviors without shame and awkwardness. Outside of alternative sexual lifestyles, Samar also has experience with sexual health and dysfunctions, healing from infidelity, communication and conflict repair, and restoring intimacy.
Booksy Booty, Trivia After Dark Host & Performer
Booksy Booty is a bi-racial, queer, one-and-one-half lingual, Austin small business owner, mental health professional, and burlesque dancer. She's a cast member of Naked Girls Reading Austin and a choir member at St James Episcopal. You can find her disrobing for entertainment, slinging sex secrets via her consultation business (Booksy Booty Consulting, booksybooty.com), or playing in the sunshine with her pup, Squeaker.
Alex Whitman is a psychology post-bacc student at St. Edward’s University and The University of Texas at Austin. She completed her Bachelor's degree at Emerson College. During her time there, she worked within the student LGBTQ+ alliance helping spearhead social, academic, and awareness functions for the community on issues relevant to queer culture. She also has several years of experience in TV development and special events coordinating. Alex has volunteered as a crisis counselor, sexual health advocate, and has a passion for provocative and honest dialogue about sexual health education. Currently, Alex works with foster care youth and is a Research Assistant within UT Austin’s Sexual Psychophysiology Lab running participants in sexual studies and providing research support. She hopes to pursue graduate education in psychology with a focus on sexuality. Alex’s other interests include her hairless cat, binging on movies at Alamo Drafthouse, and shopping for doomed house plants.
NICOLETTA HEIDEGGER, MFT INTERN
GOLDEN COAST (LOS ANGELES)
As a published author, Nicoletta Heidegger, has contributed to columns, podcasts and blogs about sex and sexuality including the Stanford Daily, Sex Talks with my Mom, The Positive Results Corporation, Playboy Radio, Swingtowns, and Wine with Dr. Wendy Walsh. When she is not seeing clients, Nicoletta delivers information focused on the latest sex facts, education, and research via her podcast Sluts and Scholars, and her short and long form videos, “Staying On Top” on Instagram and YouTube. Nicoletta also serves on the board for the Compton Jr. Posse, a group that keeps troubled youth on horses and off the streets.
Nicoletta is a registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern (#88163) practicing in Los Angeles. She works in Private Practice and sees clients at the non-profit Center for Individual and Family Counseling in North Hollywood. Nicoletta received her BA in Psychology from Stanford University and her MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Nicoletta is currently pursuing her Masters of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University.