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 several sex- and relationship-related workshops at A-Camp, an annual (and sometimes biannual) conference slash camp slash mountain retreat in Big Bear, California (and sometimes Mukwonago, Wisconsin).

I’m also a copyeditor for several academic publishers, focusing 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 Bitch, the Toast, Jezebel, Autostraddle, the Billfold, Xtra!, and other publications.

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’ve also discussed sex and relationships on New York magazine's Sex Lives podcastDeAnne Smith’s Questionable at Best, and the A+ Podcast.

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 with me at cyates0 at gmail dot com or on Twitter.