Weekly Q&A

The sex educator and owner of Detroit's Spectrum boutique brings her humor and expertise to AVN.

Zoë Ligon—aka @Thongria—preaches body-safe sex products and indie retailers

January 23rd, 2018

The sex educator and owner of Detroit's Spectrum boutique brings her humor and expertise to AVN.

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  • "This opened up an opportunity for me to be able to use my craft and help people with their medical conditions."

  • "People know now they can see great artists in beautiful shows and frankly, that’s the most compelling content."

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  • "I recognized that it’s a real epidemic—bullying, harassment, discrimination of LGBT youth in schools—and I wanted to do something about that."

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