the sex ed you never knew you needed (but really, really should have)
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Melissa A Fabello, MEd

Melissa A. Fabello is a feminist writer and speaker who covers issues related to body politics and beauty culture. Her activism focuses on making peace in eating disorder recovery, striving toward eliminating size stigma, and bringing a more radical lens to the mainstream body positivity conversation. Learn more about her (and sign up for her newsletter) at her website. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @fyeahmfabello.

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Rachel Gelman, DPT, PT

Rachel Gelman, DPT, PT is the Clinic Director of the San Francisco Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center. PHRC specializes in the physical therapy management of numerous pelvic pain disorders. They believe in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to diagnose and treat all components of pelvic pain. PHRC has five locations in San Francisco, Berkeley, Los Gatos, Los Angeles and Lexington, MA.

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Dr. Evan Goldstein, CEO & Founder of Bespoke Surgical, DO, FACS

Dr. Evan Goldstein is the Founder and CEO of Bespoke Surgical, the leading private practice specializing in an elite standard of sexual health and wellness care for the modern gay male.

As the preeminent leader in the field and with offices in both New York and Beverly Hills, Dr. Goldstein offers concierge-style medical and surgical expertise to the gay community and is dedicated to not only bringing the important issues surrounding gay sexual health to the forefront, but also eliminating stigmas around gay sexuality.

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Louise Head, Associate MFT & Sex Educator

Louise Head writes about sex and intimacy from a fact-based, feminist perspective. She writes for the folks who want straightforward information about sex that opens us up to more options and more confidence when making decisions about our sexuality, our attractions, and our desires. Louise works and writes from Sacramento, the midwest of California. She drinks a lot of coffee and reads a lot of NSFW articles in public. Check out more of her writing and follow her on Instagram @swoon.sex.ed.

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Shula Melamed, MA, MPH

Shula Melamed, MA, MPH is a Relationship Coach who works with individuals, couples and groups looking to identify and address challenges in their intimate lives head on, exploring issues related to communication, sexuality, and pleasure. Her approach is informed by theories and practices of psychology, sociology and anthropology.

Shula holds an M.A. in Psychology from the New School University and an M.P.H. in Sexuality and Health from Columbia University where she did research on women who take pole dance fitness classes and the role of pleasure in sexual health interventions. Before she started her practice she worked as the assistant to an upscale matchmaker, a social skills coach and as a dancing anthropologist for a NIH funded research program.

Check out her coaching programs at shulamelamed.com and mention tabú for a free consultation.

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Laurie Mintz, PhD

Dr. Laurie Mintz is a therapist, professor, and speaker whose latest book, the sex-positive Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters and How to Get It, focuses on female sexual pleasure. Mintz has authored more than fifty research articles in academic journals, as well as A Tired Woman’s Guide to Passionate Sex, and writes a Psychology Today blog, Stress and Sex. She is a tenured professor at the University of Florida, where she teaches the Psychology of Human Sexuality, and has maintained a small private practice for more than twenty-five years.

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Jessica O'Reilly, PhD

Dr. Jess is a sought-after speaker, best-selling author & TV personality. She is the go-to expert for all things sexual and loves every minute of her job! With a PhD in human sexuality and a sense of humour that pretty much cancels out the boring letters after her name, Dr. Jess entertains audiences across the globe and relishes in every moment! Learn more on her website, and follow her @SexWithDrJess.

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Martha Tara Lee, DHS

Dr. Martha Tara Lee is Founder and Clinical Sexologist of Eros Coaching. She is a certified sexologist with ACS (American College of Sexologists), as well as a certified sexuality educator with AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists). Martha holds a Doctorate in Human Sexuality as well as Certificates in Sex Therapy, Practical Counseling and Life Coaching. She was recognized as one of ‘Top 50 Inspiring Women under 40′ by Her World Singapore in July 2010 and ‘Top 100 Inspiring Women by CozyCot Singapore in March 2011. To view more of her work, check out www.ErosCoaching.com!

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Kait Scalisi, MPH

Kait Scalisi, MPH is an acclaimed sex educator for women who crave a more intimate, exciting, & fulfilling sex life. Through her ridiculously fun + practical blog posts and workshops, she helps you say OMG YES to your desires and hell no to all the societal BS holding you back - while feeling totally comfortable. A few things that make her say OMG YES? Dark chocolate, living room dance parties, & smutty romance novels. Find #freedominpleasure at PassionbyKait.com & on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @PassionbyKait.

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Kelli Wosick, Sex Educator

Kelli Wosick, BA, is an active advocate for sexuality education among teenagers and young adults. Kelli served as a member of the Sexual Assault Awareness and Facilitated Education (SAAFE) program at Valparaiso University, where she gave presentations on healthy/unhealthy relationships, sexual assault, and bystander intervention. Kelli was also an Resident Assistant (RA) and designed programs to help educate residents about relationships and the LGBTQ community. She also designed bulletin boards that compared healthy/unhealthy relationships and informed residents on the different labels of sexuality. In 2016, Kelli was given the opportunity to design and teach a sex education unit for a high school sophomore health class. The lesson included an introduction to sexuality, healthy/unhealthy relationships, the decision making process before having sex, safe sex, STIs and sexual assault. Kelli has also gone through SAFE Training, giving her the skills to create a safe classroom environment for all students. Her passion lies in educating teenagers about engaging in fun and safe sexual relationships. Kelli is currently working toward her MEd in Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University.

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