Metis Black of Tantus Inc. has been selected as a presenter at CatalystCon in Long Beach, California. The conference, which will be held September 14-16, was created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality. An objective of the conference is for attendees to create those important conversations in their own communities, changing how society discusses and treats sexuality. It is about stimulating activism and changing the way our friends, neighbors, children and even politicians discuss one of the most important aspects of humanity.

Black is presenting "Toxic Toys" and "Women in the Industry." The conference also includes entertainment like bawdy storytelling and "dirty bingo," with prizes from Tantus.

Black founded and built Tantus Inc., an adult toy manufacturing company that has helped change the profile of sexuality products. She has used Tantus to mainstream silicone products and educate the industry and consumers on material safety and sexuality.

Black's success has brought her accolades inside and outside her industry. Her articles on material safety standards in sexual products and the chemistry of personal products such as lubricants have been widely published. Some of her publishing credits include Good Vibrations Online Magazine, On Our Backs, Adult Novelty Business, XBiz and The Free Speech Coalition. Over the last decade, Black has proven to be a champion for sex educators and a mentor to other small business owners.

"Society's views on sexuality are changing with pop culture influencers such as 'Fifty Shades of Gray' and 'The Daily Show,' where a Tantus dildo was recently featured on a spinning wheel," says Black. The conversations that happen at this conference help continue broadening attitudes about sex and that matches the company goals for Tantus perfectly."

Black (@metisblack) and Tantus (@tantus) can be found on Twitter, bringing sex positive messages to the masses.