Our Expert Contributors

 

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SCARLETEEN   is an independent, grassroots sexuality education and support organization, collective and website. Founded in 1998, Scarleteen is visited by around three-quarters of a million diverse people each month worldwide, most between the ages of 15 and 25. It’s the highest-ranked website for sex education and sexuality advice online and has held that rank through most of its tenure.

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THE STD PROJECT  is a multi-award-winning independent website and progressive movement eradicating STD stigma by facilitating and encouraging awareness, education, and acceptance through story-telling and resource recommendations. Fearlessly led by Founder, Jenelle Marie, The STD Project is committed to modern-day sexual health and prevention by advocating for conscientious and informed decisions.

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CONDOM MONOLOGUES SexEd, Activism, Storytelling and Much More… Condom Monologues dispel harmful myths about safe sex and sexual stereotypes that permeate our ways of understanding what is “healthy sexuality”. They accomplish this through sex-positive, pleasure-focused approaches to sexuality that affirm the diversity of people- genders, sexualities, kinks and relationships.

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HEATHER CORINNA is an activist, artist, author and the director of Scarleteen. She is also the author of S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-to-Know Progressive Sexuality Guide to Get You Through High School and College and was a contributor to the 2011 edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves.  She’s received so many highly respected awards that they cannot all fit here. So please read more about the amazing Heather here.

JoEllen-Notte
JOELLEN NOTTE  is helping to share the gospel of better living through better sex ed (amen!) – serving as both the Education Coordinator & Lead Sex Educator for the Portland Academy of Sex Education and a co-Emissary of Sex Geekdom Portland. Working as an adult retail consultant, she is working to help promote better sex through better adult retail. JoEllen first began fighting sexual mediocrity on her site theRedheadBedhead.com.

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KATE MCCOMBS is a NYC-based sex educator, community-builder. Ultimately, her work is about helping people feel more comfortable talking about sex. She believes that meaningful conversations + accurate information can help us all create a healthier and more pleasure-filled world. To that end, she writes articles and teaches workshops about sexual health, pleasure, and communication. She is also the founder of SexGeekdom.com.

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The CENTER for SEXUAL PLEASURE and HEALTH  is designed to provide adults with a safe, physical space to learn about pleasure, health, and advocacy issues. Led by respected founder and director, Megan Andelloux, The CSPH is a sexuality training and education organization working to reduce sexual shame, fight misinformation, & advance the sexuality field.

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BEDSIDER  is an online birth control support network for women operated by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy. Bedsider is totally independent (which does mean no pharmaceutical company or government involvement or funding). Honest and unbiased, Bedsider’s goal is to help women find the method of birth control that’s right for them and learn how to use it consistently and effectively, and that’s it.

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MEGAN ANDELLOUX  founder of the CSPH, is a Clinical Sexologist and certified Sexuality Educator. Listed on Wikipedia as a top sexuality educator in America, Megan’s innovative education programs, writing, social media presence, and ambitious speaking schedule has made her one of America’s most recognized and sought-after experts in the field of sexual pleasure, health, and politics.

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DR. MELANIE DAVIS   delivers workshops and lectures on age-related changes in intimacy and sexual expression as well as the impact of menopause and cancer on sexuality and self esteem. Melanie speaks frequently on body image, as well as on the sexual impact of cancer, menopause and aging. She helps healthcare providers and educators build knowledge, acceptance, and communication skills. She is an AASECT-Certified Sexuality Educator.

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 DR. KAREN RAYNE  has been working in education for the past two decades with an expertise in sexuality education. She founded Unhushed in order to open conversations about positive sexuality in the home. Dr. Rayne is passionate about providing comprehensive sexuality education to people of all ages and stages with sensitivity and a touch of humor. Her newest project, a labor of love, can be seen at HaveYouSeenSEX.com.

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ELLE CHASE is a sex educator, writer and coach – best known for her highly trafficked (and well enjoyed) sites: LadyCheeky.com (NSFW) and SmutForSmarties.com, both garnering multiple awards, including LA Weekly’s Best Sex Blog 2013. Elle’s focus is on positive body image, reigniting sexual expression and better sex after 40. She speaks nationally at universities, conferences, and teaches workshops about all things “sex.” You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.