Kit Stubbs, Ph.D.

“what is porn anyway, which is a whole other question. They were trying to find a way to run their website and the ask: we want to make queer, ethically-produced porn. How do we do that?”

Kit Stubbs PhD headshotDr. Kit Stubbs is a non-binary/queer/femme maker & entrepreneur who’s more interested in people than in technology. After earning their Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, Kit is now the Founder and Executive Director of the Effing Foundation for Sex-Positivity (, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to foster sex-positive art & education. Kit has spoken on gender, sexuality and sex/tech at events across the US including Arisia, Burning Man, Dark Odyssey: Winter Fire, Harvard Sex Week, HOPE X-XII, the NELA Fetish Fair Fleamarket, and WisCon. They blog about technological empowerment for sexuality & pleasure ( and co-organize teasecraft, a meetup group for sex/kink-positive makers and hackers (


The Effing Foundation for Sex-Positivity is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to reduce sexual shame and normalize conversations around human sexuality by fostering sex-positive art and education. 
Our major effort is a grantmaking program — last year we raised $40,000 in pilot grants which we gave out to eight artists and educators across the US who have been doing amazing things ( So far, those grants have directly benefited over 1,000 people (including event participants and audience members) and indirectly reached approximately 57,000 people via social media and the web. Right now we’re raising $75,000 to fund fourteen grants and bring sex-positive art and education to even more people! Make your contribution today at


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