About Sunny Megatron – Sexologist, Kink & BDSM Educator

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The Basics:

Sunny Megatron is an award-winning Sexologist, Kink & BDSM Educator, Certified Sex Educator and Relationship Coach, and media personality. She’s the host and executive producer of the Showtime original television series, SEX with Sunny Megatron, plus co-hosts AASECT Award-winning American Sex Podcast and Open Deeply Podcast. Sunny was also named XBIZ Sexpert of the Year 2021 and is Editor-in-Chief of kink-focused Zipper Magazine.   

Known for her one-of-a-kind build-your-own-adventure approach to sex, kink & relationships, Sunny coined the BDSM community catch-phrase, Kink is Customizable™. In her sell-out workshops, her unique brand of “edutainment” seamlessly combines her humorous lecturing style, interactive exercises, and the latest sexuality research. Sunny’s passion is helping others overcome shame and find power through play and pleasure. Currently, she’s working on her first book, “Customizable Kink: A Strategic Guide to Adult Play.”

The Nitty-Gritty

Personal Background

Sunny’s pronouns are she/her. Her identities include: ethically non-monogamous, queer/bi/pansexual, kinky (dominant/sadist), greysexual/romantic, neurodivergent (NVLD, ADHD), biracial (Black/white), married, 49 year-old parent of adult children, cis woman, reluctant femme, and lover of bad puns (i.e. punsexual).

This former “vanilla,” corporate, working mom became an active member of the BDSM and consensual non-monogamy communities in her 30’s. Unlearning societal expectations about sex & relationships, ending an abusive relationship, understanding how neurodivergence informed communication style & sensory experiences, plus discovering that kink wasn’t anything like what the stereotypes implied, were the variables that set Sunny on her current path. 

As a pleasure educator, Sunny’s unique experiences and mid-life revelations are what help make her so relatable to people at various points in their sexual journeys. She’s known for her approachability, humor, and ability to present taboo topics in ways that are accessible and relatable to the mainstream.

Teaching & Media Background

A current resident of Las Vegas, Sunny began teaching sexuality & kink In her hometown of Chicago in 2009, as the regular host of “Red Light District” sex tours with Weird Chicago Tours. These tours were part sex history and part modern-day sex ed, allowing guests to visit some of the sexiest spots in the city, like private BDSM dungeons & sex-positive shops, for hands-on (non-explicit), instruction. Sunny was the sole educator on these 3-hour mobile, immersive sex-ed workshops. Tourgoers were from a wide variety of backgrounds, curiosity levels, and knowledge bases. Groups ranged from private bachelorette parties, University Human Sexuality class field trips, to general audience tours that brought 39 strangers together for one wild trip! Sunny hosted Red Light District Tours weekly (sometimes multiple!) for five years and in 2012 one of her tours was featured on The Travel Channel.

Around this same time, Sunny also started teaching general sex-ed and BDSM workshops with her now-husband, co-educator, and business partner, Ken Melvoin-Berg. Currently, she mainly teaches solo, occasionally teaming up with Ken for specialty classes. Sunny guest lectures for universities plus offers workshops at kink conventions, sexuality conferences, sex-positive shops and community centers, sexuality and women’s retreats, and private events like bachelorette parties. 

Outside the Box web series began airing in 2012 with Sunny as host, co-writer, and co-creator (2 seasons) and was later adapted into a 12-episode TV show for Amazon Video. Sunny was also CalExotics’ resident Expert Sexpert from 2013-15. 

In 2014 Sunny and Ken joined forces with Paul Fishbein to create and produce the Showtime Original Series, Sex with Sunny Megatron that Sunny hosted and executive produced. The show won the 2014 Reality/Docu-Series Cablefax Trailer Award. In 2017 Sunny and Ken launched the award-winning American Sex Podcast that currently airs weekly. Sunny released a second podcast called Open Deeply with therapist Kate Loree, LMFT in 2021. 

After receiving four nominations throughout the years, Sunny was awarded XBIZ Sexpert of the Year in 2021. The same year American Sex Podcast won the AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists) Podcast Award which recognizes significant contributions to sex education and sexual wellbeing. She also appeared on the April 2021 cover of Sexual Health Magazine. Sunny received a FROST Certificate of Gratitude in 2020 honoring her service to the kink community and was Kinkly’s Sex Blogging Superhero of 2017. 

Presently, Sunny only teaches virtually due to the pandemic (but will likely go back to teaching in-person events and traveling in 2022). Some of her most popular current online offerings are Hot & Healthy Erotic Humilation, BDSM Foundations, Kink Negotiation & Consent Strategies, Mastering the G-Spot, Prostate Massage, Pleasure Anatomy (or stand-alone Penis Pleasure/Pu$$Y Pleasure), Fun with Pervertibles, The Psychology of BDSM (for mental health/medical professionals), Electric Play: TENS & Wands, Pleasure Toys 101, and Long Distance Kink. Advanced BDSM classes like Coercive Interrogation and Edge Play are on hold until in-person classes are safe. 

Sunny regularly engages with and educates community through social media like TikTok, Discord, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Considered an adult/pleasure product influencer and a full-time (ish) kink/sex educational content creator, Sunny is blue-check verified on nearly every platform.  

Sunny is currently working on her first book, Customizable Kink: A Strategic Guide to Erotic Play.

Passionate about sex positivity, pleasure-based sex education, and teaching people to navigate the ways social power structures impact sexuality, Sunny believes sex isn’t shameful and it’s time we stop making it out to be. Her goal is to normalize both mainstream and non-normative erotic pleasure, empower sexual explorers, and end stigma. Sunny particularly enjoys helping those new to creative adult play learn how to custom-create transformative experiences.

Educational Background

Sunny has a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from DePaul University (Marketing/Advertising with a minor in Women’s/Gender Studies + a heavy concentration in psychology, her initial minor before switching over to apply her knack for social sciences to business). She is also an American Board of Sexology Certified Sexologist, American College of Sexologists International Certified Sex Educator, and a Lovology University Certified Relationship/Love Coach. 

B2B & Industry Background

On the B2B/industry side, Sunny teaches and trains within sexuality-focused & adjacent industries including medical school and mental health professional training plus staff training for sex product retailers, distributors, and manufacturers. As a sought-after sex toy and electro play expert, in addition to teaching the psychology and strategy behind kinky play, Sunny specializes in training both industry professionals and the general public about those tools. Sunny also draws insight from her prior 17-year career at ad agency Leo Burnett/Starcom, where she managed advertising & media operations for clients like MillerCoors, Procter & Gamble, and Kellogg’s, to provide branding and social media strategy consulting for adult small businesses.  

Additionally, Sunny has extensively ghostwritten for pleasure product industry trade magazines (XBIZ, AVN, Storerotica) on behalf of high-profile manufacturers and distributors. Topics include retail staff education & sales tips for items like sex toys, e-stim, chastity devices, clamps & pumps, toy safety & materials care, etc. Also adult retail strategy subjects like closing sales on luxury/high ticket items, the benefits of retail exclusivity, merchandising for key holidays, etc.   

Sunny often appears on industry panels and teaches stand-alone classes for trade shows like AVN and XBIZ. In 2015 she presented the award for Best Picture along with adult legends Stormy Daniels and Amber Lynn at the AVN Awards plus hosted the 2017 O Awards which recognizes the best in the pleasure product industry. She is also a member of The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and develops & produces on-demand curriculum about BDSM for various sex educator and care professional/therapist certification programs.

Formerly contributing editor of XBIZ Premiere Magazine and a regular columnist for Sexual Health Magazine, Sunny is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Zipper Magazine — a multimedia, mainstream/SFW, kink & BDSM-focused, digital magazine she helped develop in partnership with C4S

Note: Sunny does not produce x-rated content, perform explicit sexual demonstrations on human bodies/genitals in her classes, make content intended to titillate or arouse, or allow any of these things in private coaching sessions.

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Sex with Sunny Megatron, a Showtime original series

Sex with Sunny Megatron” is a ground breaking sex positive television series produced jointly by Plausible Films, The Jay & Tony Show, and Tricon Films airing on American premium cable television network, Showtime. Season 1 aired internationally in Canada, Brazil, Italy, Australia, Poland, Portugal, and Spain.

In the U.S. season 1 is available on demand through any service that allows Showtime Networks streaming including Hulu Plus, all Amazon devices, all Apple devices, all Andriod devices, and Roku (check to see if a free 30 day trial of Showtime is running now).

In addition to hosting the show, Sunny Megatron is an executive producer and writer. Sex with Sunny Megatron won the Reality/Docu-Series Cablefax Trailer Award for 2014.

Sex with Sunny Megatron series synopsis

Through honest conversation and compelling personal stories, Sunny takes viewers on a journey into the underground world of adult play, as everyday people expose their deepest and most intimate fantasies. On “Sex with Sunny Megatron,” nothing is taboo – episode topics include a transgender woman having her first sexual encounter after gender confirmation surgery, a man who receives pleasure from having large insects crawl on his naked body, and a couple who enjoys having sex online. Always honest, funny, and sex-positive, “Sex with Sunny Megatron” provides an interesting, fresh twist on sexual exploration. For more information on “Sex with Sunny Megatron” visit Showtime Networks

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Sex with Sunny Megatron Praise

“Throughout her show, Megatron relies on calm curiosity, innate sexual intelligence and instant relatability to help viewers overcome any hesitation they may have about dedicating thirty minutes of their life to learning about clown fetishes or polyamory. Her goal is to “introduce you to worlds you never knew existed,“ but she’s aiming for more than that. The idea is to make it acceptable to want to get naked with a clown (or do any other seemingly unusual thing in bed).”   –PLAYBOY
“If you haven’t heard of Sunny Megatron before this moment, prepare yourself to enter a world where sex and sex education can be fun, non-judgmental, and completely devoid of shame.”   –FLESHBOT
“Her popular, late-night show, Sex with Sunny Megatron [A Showtime Original Series], is a lot of education masked behind even more entertainment. And like hiding a pill in a puppy pouch, it’s the perfect way to spoon-feed the more taboo tastes of sex to a vanilla-loving audience.”  –PLAYGIRL MAGAZINE

American Sex Podcast

American Sex podcast takes a deep but humorous look at unconventional sexual expression in the United States. Featuring an eclectic mix of guests ranging from a former Surgeon General to a man happily married to a sex doll, each episode is enlightening, entertaining, and hilarious. Hosts Sunny Megatron & Ken Melvoin-Berg are acclaimed, internationally recognized Sexuality Educators. They’re approachable, authentic, and their lighthearted on-air chemistry is second to none.

American Sex is a weekly, interview-based podcast that debuted in August of 2017. In its first few months, it appeared in the top 10 in the sexuality category on iTunes and has been listened to in 126 countries and remains consistently on the iTunes Sexuality charts in 32 of those countries. American Sex Podcast also has over 75 five-star ratings.

American Sex Podcast was recently named by VICE as one of “5 Podcasts Breaking Down The Gender Binary”. They say, “Sunny and Ken break down political legislation with deep insight, uncover awkward sex stories in approachable ways, and have an intuitive sense of what makes a great guest.”

You can find American Sex on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio and most major podcasting platforms. You can also stream every episode right on my website HERE. 

Contact [email protected] for advertising and promotional partnership inquiries or if you are interested in being a guest.  

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Outside the Box, web series

Featuring reviews and mock demonstrations of adult pleasure-products, engaging interviews with sex toy creators, and behind-the-scenes tours of pleasure-product manufacturers, “Outside the Box” profiles adult novelty products in a refreshingly relatable style.

Hosted by Sunny and her reoccurring co-star/ husband Ken Melvoin-Berg, past guests of the two season web-series include: male porn superstar James Deen, sex educator Coyote Days, adult film legend & educator Nina Hartley, and Njoy founder Greg Delong.

Products showcased in episodes include Wicked Sensuals’ lubricants, Stockroom.com and Icon Brands spanking paddles, Kinklab’s famous Neon Wand, and Fun Factory Smartballs. “Outside the Box” is produced by The X3Sixty Network – an American video production company owned by Plausible Films. Select episodes from seasons 1 and 2 currently available on Youtube. In 2017 it was re-edited into 30-minute episodes and available on Amazon Video for a short time. 

Kinky Korner, web series

Featuring kinky, educational BDSM and sex-product videos, Sunny’s web-series, “Kinky Korner,” derives from her former role as a CalExotics’ “Expert Sexpert.” With over 30 videos in the series, including episodes such as “BDSM 101” and “Intro to Butt Plugs,” Sunny teaches kink basics, giving her audience an insider’s view on some of her favorite adult novelty products. “Kinky Korner” can be accessed via CalExotics’ YouTube channel or as a playlist on Sunny’s YouTube channel.

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Online Press:

A few online articles written by Sunny: