Win Tickets ($40): Sex At Dawn Author Christopher Ryan @ Bagdad Theater | Humorous Sex Ed

Pipeline is giving away a pair of tickets to see Christopher Ryan at the Bagdad Theater on Wednesday, November 2. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, October 31.

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From our sponsors at Via Productions:
Christopher Ryan @ Bagdad TheaterChristopher Ryan, Author of Sex At Dawn
Wednesday, November 2
6 p.m. doors | 7 p.m. show
$20 | Minors allowed w/ parent/guardian
Purchase Tickets at Cascade Tickets

Bagdad Theater

3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Join us for an evening sure to titillate the most cerebral among you, featuring a humorous and fact-filled lecture and Q&A that will blow away centuries of misconceptions about why we mate, why we stray and what it means for modern relationship.

Hosted by Eleanor O’Brien of Inviting Desire fame and Gabriella Cordova of ErosFestNW (two women oozing with biology). Find out lots of things you should have learned in high school but didn’t. Science class was never this much fun!

Christopher Ryan, PhD, is a co-author of New York Times bestseller “Sex at Dawn”. Having lived and worked all over the world, Christopher draws upon his multi-cultural experience in his research, and focuses on trying to distinguish the human from the cultural.

He’s been featured in major national media, both conventional (e.g., MSNBC, Canada’s CBC-TV, Oprah Radio, CNN, NPR, The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, The Atlantic, Outside magazine) and Internet-based (e.g.,,, Big Think, and Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish blog over a dozen times).

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37 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Sex At Dawn Author Christopher Ryan @ Bagdad Theater | Humorous Sex Ed

  1. Jeff October 27, 2011 at 10:48 am #

    Reading this book now and should be done by the time he get’s here. His theories are fascinating and his critiques of evolutionary psychology really pulled me in. I would love to hear him speak.

  2. Alyssa Siegel October 27, 2011 at 10:56 am #

    Just contributed to a book called “Your Brain on Sex”, which is a psychological look at why we have the desires and fantasies that we do. “Sex at Dawn” is next on my list of books to read and I would love to hear Christopher Ryan discuss his work!

  3. miranda October 27, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    Human sexuality over time is so fascinating! I’d love to learn more. Please!

  4. coco October 27, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    my coworker has done nothing but rave about this book and has been passing it around the “water cooler” sharing the love. It’s her birthday soon and would be a lovely way to spend the day with her!

  5. Hilary A October 27, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    If there are any holes in my learning, I would love to have them filled.

  6. Andrew October 27, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    My partner and I have been debating this subject (and now Sex At Dawn) for years, with me taking the “monogamish” side. What better way to deepen the conversation than a date with Christopher Ryan!

  7. sarah dehart October 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    I actually have never read the book but after listening to Savage Love and his shout out, I’d love to read the book and see this lecture.

  8. Sara October 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    I thought babies were delivered by storks?

  9. Lorelei October 27, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    Me! I’ve been following Christopher Ryan via twitter and other articles he’s written since Sex at Dawn was published in hardback. This book changed how the very core of how I perceive my own relationships. I study sexuality alongside psychology and would love the chance to go see him next week. I would consider it “extra credit” :)

  10. Lisa Howell October 27, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

    Read it when it came out, and have given away a dozen copies. Thinking like this keeps nightmares and Puritans away! I would love to go, I even have friends going, but I lack the cash flow in wall street ‘s America. Send me?

  11. gray ayer October 27, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    I’ve read several magazine articles that introduced his theories, and I’ve shared these ideas at many a cocktail party. I haven’t had time to read the full book however, thus, winning tickets to the lecture would fill me with much more intellectual banter than I am currently stocked with.

  12. katie October 27, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

    all good sexually repressed evangelical college kids need to attend.

  13. Scott Chaffin October 27, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    This is something my wife would love to go to, and I would love to be able to take her.

  14. Mr Q October 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    I’d like to check this out- the more you know and all…

  15. Erin October 27, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    This would be uber educational and hilarious. I think I need to attend this.

  16. Erin Lee October 27, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    My partner and I have been together for 8 months or so. His “price of admission” was for me to read Sex at Dawn. I admit, I’ve been afraid to read the book… it is still sitting on my night stand. Although I want to cultivate a healthy …relationship that includes partnered non-monogamy, I am afraid of my own emotions- jealousy, insecurity- and my personal perceived inability to even consider sex without love. I love my partner and would like to spend the rest of my life with him, but I need to overcome my fears. I want to read your book, and I believe that if I were to see/listen to you in person I may open up the book and the relationship, with confidence, knowledge and certainty.

  17. Donald October 28, 2011 at 12:27 am #

    Hah! The book I’ve been waiting all my life for! Now he’s here in town. I would loooovvveee to see him in person. Please help out a financially challenged guy get the real lowdown on the Revolution. Thank you!!

  18. Carl October 28, 2011 at 12:33 am #

    Sounds most edifying ;)

  19. Jenn October 28, 2011 at 12:42 am #

    oh man, I’ve really wanted to read this book, but haven’t had any money and it’s all out at the library! Save me, pdx pipeline!

  20. Joe m. October 28, 2011 at 12:48 am #

    I”m very excited for the reading!

  21. Laura October 28, 2011 at 6:11 am #

    He had an interesting perspective. I’d love to hear him speak.

  22. alex October 28, 2011 at 8:50 am #

    we already enjoy a very gratifying ,intimate relationship, but it sounds like we may have missed out on some details. its always nice to expand your knowledge ;)

  23. danielle October 28, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    We would get a kick out of this.

  24. Francisco October 28, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    Looks like a blast

  25. Amy October 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    Looks very interesting, I would very much like to hear this guy talk. This book is on my reading list

  26. quinn October 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    I need these tickets so I can take out this guy from Powell’s, maybe he’ll take a hint

  27. don October 28, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    Girlfriend is promising me something special if I take her to this, so how about helping a brother out?? Pretty please??

  28. Lindsay October 28, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

    As an evolutionary biology student with a particular interest in human mating from an evolutionary perspective, I would *love* to attend this show. My passion for my field of study is largely due to Sex At Dawn, along with a handful of topically similar books and authors, which gathered up my own musings on human behavior and funneled them through an accessible evolutionary lens: thus a zealot was born. Sex at Dawn was one of the most influential and satisfying books I’ve had the pleasure of reading and I’ve loaned my copy to countless friends. Would love to get my copy autographed (if appropriate) and attend this show!

  29. maya October 29, 2011 at 7:59 am #

    As a life long learner and hopefully life long happy gal, I think I could get a little insight while cracking up.

  30. Bekah October 29, 2011 at 10:29 am #

    I heard Christopher Ryan on the Savage Love podcast and instantly fell in love with the Sex at Dawn concept. I’d live to attend this event!

  31. Corri October 29, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

    I’m on my way to the bookstore right now !!!

  32. Rebecca October 30, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    I read his book this summer and couldn’t stop talking about it with everyone I saw. I even read parts out loud to friends because it was just so interesting. Haven’t jumped the monogamy ship yet but it this book offers some serious food for thought around sex, relationships, and the nature of human nature. Can’t wait to hear the author speak!

  33. S.R. October 30, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    Big fan!!! Feeling pretty enlightened these days after discovering Mr. Ryan on Savage Lovecast. Pick me pleeeeeeease!!

  34. Darcy October 31, 2011 at 7:17 am #

    I’m very interested in hearing some Q&A from the author since this is by far the most important & influential book I have ever read. I’m glad it was suggested to me & I’ve recommend it many times. I only wish I would have read the book sooner in life & saved myself some grief.

  35. Lauren October 31, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    This book justifies my entire life! I heard about it on Savage Love and finally read the book this month.

  36. Claire October 31, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    I need to learn me a thing or two!

  37. Eun-Young Won October 31, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    I have enjoyed reading this book. Sexuality is a dessert of a meal that you always have a room for unique flavors. Love to see this lecture on this Wednesday!

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