Sssh.com Interviews Carol Queen

Nov 5, 2013 11:15 AM PST

BOSTON — Sssh.com, an erotica site for women, has just released an exclusive interview with Carol Queen.

Queen is an American author, editor, sociologist and sexologist active in the sex-positive feminist movement. She has written about human sexuality in books such as Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture.

Sssh.com publisher Angie Rowntree conducted the video interview with the renowned sexologist at a cafe in mid-October in Boston. During the one-hour conversation, they discussed a wide variety of sexuality topics ranging from current "sex issues" in society, the increased mainstream censorship of adult materials, the history of the female orgasm (including a lively conversation about "hysteria") and the invention and development of the vibrator.

Queen tells Sssh.com a bit about her career as a sexologist and activist, saying “I’ve been writing since I was a kid, though have only focused on sex since I became fascinated by sex. I write spanning many genres, almost always to inform or involve as well as to entertain, and when I’m not writing, I teach, talk, and produce events about sex in my capacities as lecturer, staff sexologist at Good Vibrations, and founding director of the Center for Sex & Culture in San Francisco.

"I’ve authored, edited, or co-edited eleven books, winning awards for PoMoSexuals (a Lammy) and The Leather Daddy & The Femme (a Firecracker Alternative Book Award). I’m about to see a re-release of my first book (from 1995), Exhibitionism for the Shy, and I’m slowly working on a memoir. Pretty much all my anthologized work is listed on my home page. I’m also on the board of the Woodhull Freedom Foundation, dedicated to the premise that sexual freedom is a fundamental human right, and this year I'm serving as a judge for the Sex-Positive Journalism Awards.”

“I've admired Carol Queen and her advocacy work for years, and was delighted to get a chance to sit down for a chat with her," Rowntree said. “Carol is funny, on-point and has a real grasp of the issues in current sex in society issues from her past 25-plus years as a sexologist and outspoken pundit, lecturer and author.”

The three-part interview is available, free of charge, on sssh.com news and commentary site, EroticScribes.com.

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