Writing

A selection of my published pieces:

  • I wrote this piece on the pharmaceutical industry’s creation of female sexual dysfunction for new literary science magazine Undark.
  • Narratively publishes just one longform piece of narrative nonfiction every day. I snagged a spot and wrote about the impetus behind my sex writing career.
  • Grateful to the people who shared their stories for my Pacific Standard piece on gender-biased diagnosing in the health care field.
  • Sex ed has always been an important topic to me, but even more so since my daughter was born. Here, I wrote for the Atlantic about comprehensive sexuality education and how it can have a positive impact if started in early childhood.
  • For VICE, I wrote about recent innovations in condom design, and the barriers that exist in getting new technology into the marketplace.
  • Diving head first into the mommy wars, I wrote a piece for the Washington Post about walking that fine line between helicopter and free range parenting.
  • What’s developmentally appropriate to teach your kids about sex? Here’s some research and reportage on early childhood sexuality education for Jezebel.
  • I wrote this piece on boobs, bras, summertime, and the male gaze while in the midst of a personal undergarment crisis. Refinery29 was good enough to publish it.
  • I got all inside baseball for Salon and wrote about the tools we use to measure female sexual desire, and the limitations they carry.
  • After years of building up my TBR list with the help of Book Riot, I finally get to nerd out there myself as one of their regular bloggers.
  • For Parents magazine, I wrote about depression stigma as it relates to pregnant women and new mothers, especially in the wake of new depression screening recommendations by the United States Preventive Services Task Force.
  • Hippocampus published this personal essay of mine on parenting while depressed… and on the hesitance to admit to postpartum depression when your child has come after years of infertility.
  • For Brain, Child, here’s my piece on teaching my daughter about consent.
  • I spent two years as the Senior Writer/Editor for AASECT, a nonprofit organization for sexuality professionals, managing and creating their online content.
  • After 15 years as a sex writer, I inevitably ended up with a baby. Now I blog about new motherhood for mom.me.
  • This piece I wrote for Bustle is about fielding nasty comments when you write for the Internet.
  • For Mamalode, I wrote about facing postpartum sex when you have a history of painful intercourse.
  • I spent a year blogging for Ploughshares. Here, my very first post on how to bulk up your TBR list.
  • An essay about income disparity among couples, for Virginia Quarterly Review.
  • Good In Bed is a sex education site founded by Ian Kerner, Ph.D., the author of She Comes First. I’m the site’s Managing Editor, and I also co-authored an ebook called 52 Weeks of Amazing Sex, with Kerner himself.