LOS ANGELES, CA—Kelly Shibari, reigning BBW Female Performer of the Year and size acceptance advocate, will be lending her unique voice and insights to newly-launched sexuality website Gasm.org, the brainchild of sex educator and Chief Gasm Officer, Jamye Waxman.
As the “Lovin’ Large” columnist for Waxman’s site, Kelly will be offering commentary on sexuality, romance, communication, and more and how these topics relate specifically to people of size: BBWs (Big Beautiful Women) and BHMs (Big Handsome Men), and the people who love them.
“I’ve always been a bigger girl,” said Kelly. “And though I’ve never lacked in the sex department, there have been issues surrounding my size when it came to confidence and romance. Despite the social stigma tied to people in the adult industry, in my case, exposing my body publicly was the direct catalyst for my self-confidence. If I can share my experience with others and inspire men and women of size to have enriched sex lives, then I feel that I have truly paid my good fortune, and newfound confidence, forward.”
“Lovin’ Large: Sex and the BBW” was published on Gasm.org in early October, and it shares sex positions and size-based hang-ups. Her next piece, “Size, Acceptance, and Sex Appeal,” discusses self-assurance, self-defeating habits, and societal stigma. Through both articles, Kelly promotes her ongoing mantra of “Confidence Is Sexy.”
“I reached out to Kelly because she’s a prominent voice in the field of sexuality and pleasure, as well as working with women around self-esteem and body image,” explained Waxman. “Kelly is one of the most beautiful women I know, who embraces her body and her sexuality to the fullest. She’s a great role model for women of all shapes, sizes, and cultural backgrounds!”
As a BBW model/performer, Kelly is intimately familiar with the body negative messages that are broadcast through the media on a daily basis. She is passionate about introducing body positive messages into the media spotlight. Her article on plus-size sexuality and pornography on Jane Pratt’s Say Media site, xojane, was one of the site’s most popular articles.
Kelly has written for several adult industry sites, including HotMoviesForHer, AllAdultNetwork, and CAM4. She was also a featured guest editor on ex-Gawker Media site Fleshbot's Kelly Shibari Week.
Awarded 2013 BBW Performer of the Year by both Exxxotica and the 21st Annual NightMoves Awards, Kelly Shibari is a prolific producer, director, writer, and performer. Her self-titled, self-produced, and self-marketed project Kelly Shibari Is Overloaded was nominated for AVN awards, as well as a Feminist Porn Award, and garnered a NightMoves Best BBW Release award. As the only plus-sized performer to ever be molded for a Fleshlight, and currently the product model for the plus-size offerings from harness company SpareParts HardWear, the highly accessible porn star regularly chats with fans via her social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook.
Kelly runs a PR and marketing consultancy for the adult industry, The PRSM Group, and has spoken at numerous adult and mainstream conventions on the use of social media as a marketing and branding tool for the adult industry, including AVN, Inbound Marketing Summit, and BlogWorldExpo. Kelly is also the Executive of Social and Media Relations for premiere industry firm FineAssMarketing.
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