Welcome back to my monthly introduction of sex educators and sexologists I follow and read. These are the folks who are getting us the information about sex that we need, whether we are sharing that information with others or learning ourselves.
Dr. Ruthie’s videos are an absolute treasure of sex education. If I am ever going to speak publicly on a sex-related topic, I check and see if Ruth has put up a video about it. Because then I know I’ll have all the facts straight. And she presents the information in such a good-natured, simple way. Nothing over-the-top, just a camera and a person who knows. An essential resource. And she’s helping guide the Guelph Sexuality Conference! Amazing!
Claire co-organizes Montreal’s Masturbate-a-thon. Enough said, eh? Well, it could be because that alone is a fantastic feat in helping people own their self-pleasure and removing stigma about masturbation. But that isn’t all. Claire’s writing it so strong, so brilliant. She contributes to Nerve and Matador with great pieces. She’s also not afraid to challenge the status quo in sex spaces—which, to me, is a key trait of any educator.
I am currently enthralled by Ashley’s recent, fantastic writing about her move into working as a phone sex operator—but she is so much more than that. As a sex positive educator and coach, Ashley lays herself out to earn the trust and confidence of those she is helping. She shares her own struggles, but not in a way that distracts. Instead, she tells her her issues in a way that teaches and helps. Her’s is the voice of experience and compassion.