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Hey! I’m Carolyn Yates, a freelance editor and writer with a focus on the intersection of sexuality with cultural issues and public life.

I’m the NSFW Editor for Autostraddle, a queer feminist website and community. I run sex-, kink-, and relationship-related workshops at A-Camp, a conference slash camp slash mountain retreat in Big Bear, California (and sometimes Mukwonago, Wisconsin).

I’m also a copyeditor for several academic publishers, with a focus on works in or adjacent to the social sciences and humanities.

I’ve written about sex, culture, feminism, gender, books, ideas, and my personal life for NylonBitch, the ToastJezebel, Autostraddle, the Billfold, and Xtra!, among other publications. I’ve also discussed sex and relationships on New York magazine's Sex Lives podcastDeAnne Smith’s Questionable at Best, and the A+ Podcast.

In 2015, I conducted the Ultimate Lesbian Sex Survey, a survey of queer women/humans that is one of the largest of its kind.

I grew up in Toronto, studied English and political science at McGill University in Montreal, moved to Ottawa, ran back to Montreal, and recently landed in Los Angeles. It's much warmer here.

Get in touch here or on Twitter.