Carolyn has written about sex, kink, relationships, identity, queerness, witchcraft, polyamory, culture, feminism, bodies, ideas, and her personal life for Nylon, Refinery29, Bitch, the Toast, Jezebel, Autostraddle, the Billfold, Xtra!, and elsewhere.
10 Tips For Better Lesbian Sexting, Autostraddle, 2018
What Are Dental Dams?, Autostraddle, 2018
How To Have Lesbian Period Sex, Autostraddle, 2018
How To Give (Or Get) A Strap-On Blow Job, Autostraddle, 2018
Everything You Need To Know About Mutual Masturbation, Refinery29, 2017
How To Focus During Sex, Nylon, 2016
The Crystal Sex Toys Everyone Should Try, Nylon, 2016
Is Period Sex The Ultimate Lesbian Sexual Indicator?, Autostraddle, 2016
9 Totally Normal And Not Gross Things That Happen During Sex, Autostraddle, 2014
Bondage 101: How To Tie Someone Up, Autostraddle, 2013
“Sex Etc” Is Changing The Conversation Around Femme Sexuality, Autostraddle, 2017
Poly Pocket: Wholeness Doesn’t Mean One Thing, Autostraddle, 2017
55 Lesbians Having A Bad Time In BDSM Stock Photos, Autostraddle, 2017
Real Live Lesbian Sex(ting The Zine), A+, 2017
How To Use Candle Magic To Set Intentions, Nylon, 2017
Quiz: What Sex Toy Are You?, Autostraddle, 2016
How To Tell If You’re In Lesbian Pulp Fiction, the Toast, 2014
Herstory In Our Pants: A Review Of The 1950s-Era Handy Hannah Vitalator, Autostraddle, 2013
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She also regularly appears at A-Camp, a queer retreat held annually in Ventura, CA, where since 2012 she’s led workshops on topics including DIY kink, kink 101, sex toys, sexting, sexual health, shibari, polyamory, and dirty limericks.
As a freelance writer and editor, Carolyn writes and develops content around queerness, sex, kink, identity, witchcraft, culture, bodies, and more for publications such as Nylon, Refinery29, Bitch, the Toast (RIP), Jezebel, Autostraddle, and elsewhere.
As the NSFW Editor at Autostraddle, Carolyn wrote, edited, and directed queer sex and relationship content from 2013 to 2018. (She was also the Literary Editor.) In 2015 she conducted the Ultimate Lesbian Sex Survey, a survey of queer women and anyone who identifies with that experience, which is one of the largest of its kind. She stepped down as an editor in July 2018 to focus on other projects, and remains at Autostraddle as a queer sex consultant.
As a scholarly copy editor, Carolyn makes academic writing accessible and elegant. Here are a few books she’s copy edited.
Carolyn grew up in Toronto and has a BA in English literature and political science from McGill University. In 2015, she immigrated from Montreal to Los Angeles. She’s into the palm trees.
Carolyn identifies as queer and hard femme, and uses she/her and they/them pronouns.