Allison Moon, Author
Allison Moon is the author of five books including the critically acclaimed sexual education guide Girl Sex 101 (Goldie Award for Nonfiction, Rainbow Award), Getting It: A Guide to Hot, Healthy Hookups and Shame-Free Sex, and the erotic memoir Bad Dyke (Publisher’s Weekly Starred Book). Allison is a popular sex educator, leading workshops on sexual pleasure and technique, polyamory, LGBTQ+ issues, and more. She has been quoted in Cosmopolitan, New York magazine, and the Washington Post. Her other writing includes articles for Bustle, and stories for the RISK! podcast, Bawdy Storytelling, and various anthologies. Allison was a 2011 Lambda Literary Emerging LGBT Authors Fellow. She has a degree in Neuroscience from Oberlin College. Allison has presented her workshops — on strap-on sex, polyamory, sexual self-expression, erotica writing, and more — to thousands of people around the US and Canada.
kd diamond, Illustrator
kd diamond created the queer feminist sex magazine, Salacious and has had comic-art published in Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, Tristan Taormino’s The Secrets of Great G-Spot Orgasms and Female Ejaculation: The Best Positions and Latest Techniques for Creating Powerful, Long-Lasting, Full-Body Orgasms. Diamond’s illustrations are also featured in The Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge (ed. Tristan Taormino, Cleis Press).
Girl Sex 101 Guest Experts:
Megan Andelloux is a sexologist, sexuality educator, founder of TheCSPH, author of Hot and Fast, high femme, and kitty enthusiast.
Claudia Astorino is an intersex activist living in NYC. Claudia serves as Associate Director of Organization Intersex International’s USA chapter (OII-USA), coordinates the Annual Intersex Awareness Day (IAD) events in NYC, and writes for Full-Frontal Activism: Intersex and Awesome (her personal blog) and Autostraddle.com.
Nina Hartley is a teacher, mentor, pioneer, feminist, entertainer, thinker, kinkster, lover, Jazz fan, wife. Find her at nina.com
Tobi Hill-Meyer made her film making debut in 2010, winning an Award for Emerging Filmmaker of the year and being named #3 in Velvet Park Media’s list of the 25 Most Significant Queer Women of 2010. She is a multiracial trans woman with over a decade experience working with feminist and LGBTQ organizations on a local, state, and federal level, having served on several boards and offering support as a strategic consultant. Since receiving her degree in Sociology and Women and Gender Studies, Tobi has turned her focus to media analysis and productions. Most of her work can be found at www.HandbasketProductions.com or www.DoingitOnline.com
Tina Horn (@TinaHornsAss) is a writer, educator, media-maker, and professional macho slut. She produces and hosts the sexuality podcast “Why Are People Into That?!” (whyarepeopleintothat.com / @intothatpodcast) . She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence. Her publication credits include Vice, Best Bondage Erotica 2010, and Fleshbot, and she was the co-creator/producer/director of the Feminist Porn Award winning QueerPorn.Tv. She has read from her zines and given workshops on spanking, dirty talk and sex worker rights at such venues as Red Umbrella Diaries, Perverts Put Out, Lesbian Sex Mafia, IMsL, and the Feminist Porn Conference. She once sold a golden dildo to Beyonce. Born in Northern California, Tina now lives in Manhattan with a very sweet bear.
Jiz Lee has performed in porn for more a decade, in over 200 projects from six countries spanning independent, queer, and hardcore gonzo pornography. They are the recipient of multiple AVN and XBiz industry nominations, Feminist Porn Awards, and is a Trans 100 honoree. Jiz has presented at Princeton University, the American Studies Association Conference, and Wonderlust Helsinki (awarded by the Finnish Association for Sexology). They’ve been featured on MSNBC, Fox News, G4TV, and proudly, LifeHacker. Jiz works behind the scenes at Pink & White Productions (CrashPadSeries.com, PinkLabel.tv) and fundraises for LGBTQ health and sex worker-focused organizations through their erotic philanthropic art project, Karma Pervs. Their writing appears on Jezebel, JizLee.com, and in the pages of The Feminist Porn Book, Genderqueer, Best Sex Writing 2015, Oh Joy Sex Toy, and their own upcoming anthology, Coming Out Like a Porn Star. They are also the co-editor of the Porn Studies Journal special issue, Porn and Labour. When not eating/sleeping/breathing everything p-o-r-n, Jiz is training for an IRONMAN 70.3.
Reid Mihalko Sex and relationship expert Reid Mihalko of www.ReidAboutSex.com helps adults create more self-esteem, self-confidence and greater health in their relationships and sex lives using an inspiring mixture of humor and knowledge. Reid’s workshops and college lectures have been attended by close to 40,000 men and women. He has appeared in media such as Oprah’s Our America With Lisa Ling on OWN, the Emmy award-winning talk show Montel, Dr. Phil’s The Doctors on CBS, Bravo’s Miss Advised, Fox News, in Newsweek, Seventeen, GQ, The Washington Post, and in thirteen countries and at least seven languages.
Sarah Mueller is a sex educator at The Smitten Kitten, a progressive sex toy store in Minneapolis, MN. Along with education and sales, Sarah coordinates sex positive art shows at Smitten Kitten with local artists and kinky crafters, manages inventory, helps with website maintenance, and has previously written for Smitten Kitten’s educational blog and participated in their Sex & Coffee Podcast. Aside from Macalester College’s weekly newspaper, in which Sarah wrote the weekly sex advice column for 2 and a half years, Girl Sex 101 if her first real publication, and she’s looking forward to being published in the first issue of the Nu Project Magazine. With a focus on personal empowerment, body positivity, and sex positivity Sarah hopes to continue to use her sex-nerdery to pursue pleasure based sex education, and she firmly believes the right lube can change a (sex) life. Contact her at email@example.com or follow her on Instagram @sarahemueller.
Carol Queen Author, pleasure activist, Good Vibes staff sexologist, Center for Sex & Culture founding director
Ignacio Rivera aka Papí Coxxx, who prefers the gender-neutral pronoun “they,” is a trans, gender queer, Two-Spirit, Black-Boricua-Taíno. Ignacio is an activist, filmmaker, kinky-sex-positive sex educator, sex worker, and performance artist. They blog about, among many other things, sex and gender on “What they said” and is the founder of Poly Patao Productions.
Julia Serano is the author of two books, 2007’s Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity and 2013’s Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive. She makes indie-pop music under the moniker *soft vowel sounds*, and lives with her partner, cat, and four parrots in Oakland, CA. juliaserano.com
Sophia St. James has been an erotic entertainer since 1996. She has traveled performing and educating the public on self confidence, self worth, and the art of sensuality no matter their outer appearance. She started SSJ Entertainment in 2010 and won her first Feminist Porn Award with her directional debut of ‘Twisted Getaway’. Sophia is also a mother and healthcare professional who takes pride in being a body positive and sex positive fierce femme. For more details on Sophia, visit her website at http://www.sophiastjames.com.
Sex Nerd Sandra aka Sandra Daugherty punches sexual shame in the face! Brimming with book smarts and street smarts, the professional sex nerd’s methodology includes heavy doses of physical comedy, playful curiosity and emotional honesty. Listen her podcast at Nerdist.com