Writing

A selection of my favorite pieces:

  • As someone who’s been writing about sex for over 15 years now, it’s an honor to be working as the Senior Writer/Editor for AASECT, a nonprofit organization for sexuality professionals. I manage and create 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.
  • Money: the bane of my existence, and the source of my fantastic yoga leggings collection. The Billfold is all about our relationship to money, which is why it’s just about the perfect publication for me. Here, a piece on the money I spent to make money teaching yoga.
  • I love that I get to nerd out about books and writing on a regular basis for the Ploughshares blog. Here, my very first post on how to bulk up your TBR list.
  • I love Book Riot because it’s the type of site where I can totally nerd out over books and general bookishness. They were kind enough to let me write a piece for them on how I grew up reading horror.
  • Income disparity among couples is a hot-button issue for me. Here’s an essay I wrote about the topic for Virginia Quarterly Review… my very first lit mag clip!
  • Good In Bed is a sex education site founded by Ian Kerner, the author of She Comes First. My first project for the site? An ebook called 52 Weeks of Amazing Sex, co-authored with Kerner himself.
  • I’m not a parent — yet — but I did have the pleasure of writing about the awkwardness of babymaking sex for Babble. Click through for more than you ever wanted to know about my attempts to get pregnant.
  • howaboutwe is a dating site with one cool concept: meet people based upon compatible date ideas. They have a blog as well, The Date Report, for which I write a weekly sex column. Here’s a post on how my husband married a sex writer.
  • I’m a struggling artist. My husband is a well-paid web developer. The topic of our income disparity — and the skewed power dynamic it creates — is a topic I keep coming back to. Here’s the piece I wrote for LearnVest. (The commenters hate me. They really hate me.)
  • I was an Assistant Editor at YourTango, and wrote a lot for them during my time there. One of my favorite pieces is “How I’m Saving Our Marriage,” a personal essay I wrote after my husband suggested a trial separation.
  • As I’ve made my way through a 200-hour yoga teacher training program, I’ve found myself wanting to write less about sex and more about the new passion in my life. Here’s my elephant journal piece on how yoga has helped me love my body… sometimes.
  • I’ve written several pieces for The Frisky, but feel as if my sex column — Sex with Steph — deserves its own space. After all, who knows the next time I’ll have my very own (super sexy) logo? Sex With Steph was an advice column in which I answered questions about sex toys, swinging, sexual dysfunction, disabilities, and more.
  • It’s not justĀ sex and relationships up in here. When I’m not doing the sex writing thing, I’m a career coach who also generates biz-related content. This piece is on creating a personal marketing plan.
  • In fact, my affiliation with the YEC has afforded me some great business writing opportunities. This piece for Business Insider gave me the chance to share what I’ve learned as an entrepreneur.
  • In “Sex Play for Prudes,” I had the pleasure of chatting with some New Yorkers who were working hard to demystify sex for the perpetually, sexually shy.
  • Out of everything I’ve written, the piece I wrote for Inside Jersey — on wine spots throughout the state — was the most fun to research. Over the course of several months, my husband and I hit up every single winery in NJ, and checked out wine bars, upscale restaurants, and wine shops. We even made our own Cabernet Franc!
  • Long before I ever had my sex column with The Frisky, I wrote several, one-off pieces for them. One of them? A fun piece on how sex parties helped me overcome my intimacy issues.