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. My piece is about the impetus behind my sex writing career.
  • For Pacific Standard, my piece on gender-biased diagnosing in the health care field.
  • For the Atlantic, I wrote about comprehensive sexuality education and how it can have a positive impact if started in early childhood.
  • Research and reporting on early childhood sexuality education for Jezebel.
  • For Salon, sexual harassment within the sex field.
  • A post about body image and what I may be subconsciously teaching my daughter, for the Headspace blog.
  • 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 the Rumpus, a book review on Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir.
  • For Brain, Child, a 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.
  • For Yoga International, how my yoga practice has evolved with my life.
  • This piece I wrote for Bustle is about fielding nasty comments when you write for the Internet.
  • For Mamalode, facing postpartum sex when you have a history of painful intercourse.
  • For the Billfold, a piece on the money I spent to make money teaching yoga.
  • I spent a year blogging for Ploughshares. Here, my very first post on how to bulk up your TBR list.
  • On Book Riot, a piece I wrote on feeling a deep connection with an author.
  • 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.
  • About the awkwardness of babymaking sex, over at Babble.
  • An elephant journal piece on how yoga has helped me love my body… sometimes.
  • My old sex column — Sex with Steph — over at The Frisky.
  • The piece I wrote for Inside Jersey on wine spots throughout the state.