erotic awakening

authors ~ podcasters ~ presenters ~ community members
About Us

Dan & dawn

Dan and dawn have been a lifestyle couple since 2001 and have presented at over 100 events around North America. Not only do they enjoy teaching workshops and classes, they also share via books, specialized events, and fun consent negotiation playing cards!

There books on polyamory (such as The Polyamory Toolkit) and power exchange (Living M/s) and are based on experience and have been very well received by those communities. 

They are also the co-hosts of the Erotic Awakening internet radio show, an educational podcast that explores “all things erotic”; co-founders of the Columbus Space, an alternative community center; 2016 MAsT International Member’s Choice Presenter of the Year Award winner; Great Lakes title holders (2010); creators of the Scarlet Sanctuary and Path of the Qadishti (sacred sexuality spaces); featured educators on both Kink Academy and Creative Sexuality; and mentioned in a number of books, articles, and other media.

What We Do

Our Activites

We keep busy with a variety of projects! 

Erotic Awakening Podcast

Erotic Awakening Podcast is an informative and entertaining exploration of all things erotic. From sacred sexuality to fetishes, Power Exchange and polyamory, BDSM to erotic spirituality, non-standard relationships to alternative love styles, as well as simply fun kink.



We write from a personal perspective and create books based on experience. We focus on tools over theory and each keep our own voice. 


Since 2003, we’ve presented 100’s of classes and workshops. We present at an average of 15 events each year and we’ve developed quite a list of presentations!

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Our Blog

News & Stories

Farming your relationship

Farming your relationship

Dan says… In talking with two friends just starting an M/s relationship with each other, I tried to share withthem the need to balance the active process of building the...

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The day in the life of a submissive

The day in the life of a submissive

(note: D/s, M/s, Authority Transfer and Power Exchange used interchangeably. We started as D/s, moved to M/s, then the term Power Exchange became popular and now 'Authority...

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EA556 – Advanced Submission

EA556 – Advanced Submission

This week on the Erotic Awakening Podcast Dan and dawn talk about what it is like to be a submissive or slave with 20 years (real) experience. Are things just easy now? Is it...

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