She has been a regular contributor for various national media sources, a sought-after sexuality consultant for medical organizations, and an contributing author in Taking Sides, Controversial Issues in Human Sexuality; Naked At Our Age, Talking Out Loud About Senior Sex; Sex and Society; and We Got Issues.
She has published articles including “Products for Sexual Lubrication, Understanding Options With Your Patients” in the peer reviewed journal Nursing for Women’s Health , and “Sexual Health Education and Policy in Medical Schools: The Importance of Incorporating Basic Human Rights into Medical Education and Training” in the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Report.
She often lectures at colleges, universities, and sexuality institutions on issues surrounding sexual pleasure, sexual health, politics, and erotic justice. To date, she has taught at over four dozen higher educational institutions, including Ivy league universities such as Brown, Yale, and Harvard. In addition to her lectures at higher institutions, she also frequently lectures at medical schools, M.D. residency programs and national professional conferences.
Ms. Andelloux has been labeled by the press as “The Princess of Pleasure”, “The Sex Ed Warrior Queen” and was decorated with the “Vagina Warrior of the Year” from the Vagina Monologues due to her work regarding sexual communication and fear reduction. She is listed on Wikipedia as an American Feminist, Writer, and Sex Educator and on the Erotic Heritage Museum’s Hall of Heroes, which showcases icons of sexual revolution.
Adults Melanie Davis works with: “Undergraduate and graduate students, medical students, professionals (physicians, nurses, midwives, nurse practitioners, educators), and the general public. The latter group includes private clients and people who attend my workshops on topics related to sex & aging and sex & cancer.”
Why the site is important: “Most children’s questions about sexuality boil down to, ‘Am I normal?’ Adults have similar concerns. They want reassurance that the ways their bodies look, feel, and function are OK. They want to know whether their sexual interests or behaviors fall within the realm of normalcy or healthy practice. When sexuality educators offer adults a blank card and invite anonymous questions, we give permission to ask questions they don’t feel comfortable asking anyone else. When we answer the questions, we validate not only the card’s author but also everyone in the room who wonders the same thing. ‘What They Are Asking’ allows adults see that the are not alone in their curiosity, concerns, anxiety, or fears. On a broader level, it also illustrates this country’s dire need for effective sexuality education programs. If every school offered high-quality comprehensive sexuality education year after year, children and teens would build a foundation upon which they would form their identities as sexually healthy adults.”
Why the site is important: “Most people think of sex education as something that’s only relevant for young people or that it only needs to focus on preventing sexually transmitted infections or unwanted pregnancy, if even that. But our sexualities change over time and there are always new challenges, so a lot of adults get stuck because they don’t have the information they need. In addition, a fulfilling sex life requires information about bodies, anatomy, sexual response, fantasies, negotiation, health, sexual techniques, and more. It’s no wonder that it often seems like a mystery.
What They Are Asking is an incredible resource because it shows how many different questions people ask us. It demonstrates that even in this era of the internet, there’s just as much sexual ignorance as ever. And it makes it clear that our work as sexuality educators is just as important as ever. Right now, at this very moment, someone is experiencing more pleasure, having a better orgasm, or creating a healthier relationship because of something I or my colleagues said to them. What They Are Asking lets you take a peek at the incredible range of topics we cover and shows how valuable our work is.”
Princess Kali (a.k.a. Kali Williams)
Sexuality coach and professional foot-fetishist + lifestyle dominatrix
Kali has been invited to speak at universities and professional organizations both nationally and internationally on the topics of kink, BDSM, and sexuality.
Her extensive first-hand knowledge of kink ensures the audience feels comfortable asking questions and are assured of getting explicit, straightforward answers that they can put to practical use. Her playfulness, enthusiasm, and humor help even the most timid feel that kink isn’t as taboo as they once thought –and that new possibilities lie ahead for them.
She has previously spoken at Brown, Harvard, and Brandeis Universities and has been engaged by Good Vibrations, NELA, BESS, RISD, DomCon LA, DomCon Atlanta, MOB, the Fetish Flea Fairmarket, The Society, Arisia, and Dark Odyssey and the Boston and NYC Open Houses, just to name a few.
She has been invited back to speak again for nearly every organization for whom she has ever appeared, being praised for her insider knowledge, her professionalism, and her dynamic, entertaining, and highly informative talks on a wide variety of sexuality topics.
Adults Kali Works With: Mostly kink & BDSM individuals & couples from beginners to advanced explorers. Kali is also a bridge from the BDSM world to the academic & therapeutic worlds and to the world at large.
Why the site is important: This site is interactive, allowing questions to be asked that people need answers for! Having a reliable source of sexual education information is sadly lacking in today’s society and there is still a lot of shame around asking questions about sexuality. But there doesn’t need to be! This site is helping to shift the conversation to a positive, straight-forward and non-judgmental place.
I work with varied communities, from specific groups (the Womyn’s Group at the local LGBTQ center, college feminist collectives, Safe Kink Adult Lifestyle Education, university student organizations, etc) to mixed audiences, providing accurate, informative, useful and fun education around the spectrum of sexuality.
If they are adults, I’ve worked with them. While I’m frequently asked to work with a specific group that serves a specific population (disability awareness groups, LGBTQ groups, and even conferences servicing Spanish speakers), many of my workshops are open to anyone 18+. I’ve worked with folks of a variety of ages, races, orientations, genders, socioeconomic levels, abilities, immigration statuses, relationship statuses, etc. Like our need for sustenance and shelter, our need to explore and understand our own sexuality (and those of the people we love) is a universal need that we all share.
Why the site is important: If teens are lucky, they are given medically accurate, comprehensive sex education, that covers communication, identity, safer sex, making choices, etc. However, many people don’t get that education, and even if they do, it stops when they turn 18. We’re telling people that knowing how to prevent transmission of an STI and accepting that some people are not straight is all they need to know to be happy sexually and in relationships. Obviously, once these people start having relationships and being sexually active, they realize that they have all sorts of questions, concerns, and desire for information, and not a lot of places they can get it. This is why this project matters, because I met a woman who thought that she were peeing on her husband for the last three decades (she wasn’t; she was ejaculating), and I met a man who was so concerned about not knowing how much to lube that he just chose not to use it. Adults are asking these questions, and they deserve the answers.
Reid has appeared on the Emmy award-winning talk show Montel, Fox News, in Newsweek, Seventeen, GQ, The Washington Post, and in thirteen countries and at least seven languages. His workshops have been attended by close to 30,000 men and women. Reid has been a featured speaker at dozens of conferences on relationships and sexuality and is a sought-after presenter and teacher at colleges and sex positive stores across the country.
Why the site is important: Reid is proud to be a part of the What They Are Asking project because it lets us know -first hand- what questions students are hungry to have answers to and not what questions the media thinks they’re asking. What They Are Asking is a very simple and powerful tool to help reveal what the men and women in our colleges don’t know about sex and relationships, and what they’re asking for help with.
Sinclair maintains a blog where she answers many reader questions, and she writes an advice column for SexIsMagazine.com. She also teaches throughout the US on sex, gender, and relationships at colleges, community centers, and sex toy shops on a variety of subjects, primarily focusing on getting the sex life you want, feminist/queer/trans theories of liberation, and identity development.
Why the site is important: “We need more visibility for how much our sexual education in this country is lacking, and how hungry people are for answers. Some of these questions seem incredibly simple, some are incredibly complex, some are heart-breaking. We could all do with an honest, trustworthy source to talk to about our misinformation, confusion, and curiosity.”
By teaching parents to nurture the budding sexuality of their children in ways that foster self-respect and acceptance for the totality of their personhood, she helps them raise children who become empowered, beautiful, strong, sexually healthy adults. Lanae also coaches couples and individuals on their sexual questions and concerns, helping them to optimize their sexual experiences and achieve healthy adult sexuality via a sex-positive approach to sexual education.
Lanae received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 1991. She completed the Associate in Sex Education and Clinical Sexology before going on to receive her Masters in Human Sexuality in 2011 from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate studying Human Sexuality.
Ms. St. John is co-founder for the site NotSoSecret.com, a site that seeks to empower women to discover and enjoy their own sexuality. She is a Sex & Relationship Panelist for the popular site Dick-n-Jane.com and is also an expert on gasm.org, a website combining sex educators and medical professionals together to talk about the female orgasm. Her blog, “The MamaSutra” on Good Vibrations’ website, was voted into the Top 25 SF Bay Area Mom Blogs. Lanae also co-hosts a show called Sexxx Talk Radio on the Progressive Radio Network – the podcast can be found on iTunes.
As The MamaSutra, Lanae has been featured as a sex-positive parenting expert in SSEX BBOX – a web series documentary featuring people and experts from four cities around the world. Lanae is also featured in the not-yet released feature length documentary “Revolutionary Sex” (working title) by NuReality Productions.
A Board Certified Sexologist (American College of Sexologists, A.C.S.), Lanae is also a member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (S.S.S.S), The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (A.A.S.E.C.T.) and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (I.S.S.W.S.H.)
Lanae is the proud mother of two daughters with whom she actively embodies her message of empowerment, freedom of expression, and a sex and body-positive mentality.
Lanae works with parents, adults who care for children, and adults work closely with children, tweens, and teens. She has taught Child & Adolescent Sexuality curriculum to collegiate undergraduates and graduate level sexology students. She has also presented to state and national conferences with audiences ranging from sex educators and sex workers to state agencies, nurse case managers, counselors, and others who work directly with teenaged mothers.
Why the site is important: Many adults have a difficult time broaching the topic of sex with partners let alone young people. Much of this anxiety comes from the messages in American society about sex. Most adults didn’t receive open, honest, accurate sex education as children. As a result, they are ignorant about the various aspects of sexuality. Think about these conversations in this way: Our children learn math and some of its basic concepts when they are toddlers. First with things like one block, two blocks, etc. Then over time we teach them how to add and subtract. Hopefully they’ve gotten those concepts down when we add into the mix multiplication and division – and so on. The same approach follows with discussions about sex and sexuality. You can’t teach a child basic math when they already know multiplication. This project helps provide basic sexual knowledge to adults and hopefully it will impact the education of the generations that follow.