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JoEllen Notte

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JoEllen is a writer, speaker, researcher and mental health advocate whose work explores the impact of depression on sex and relationships. Since 2012 she has written about sex, mental health, and how none of us are broken on her award-winning site The Redhead Bedhead. JoEllen has led workshops nationwide on sexual communication, navigating consent, having casual sex kindly, and dating as an introvert. She has toured sex shops, spoken at length on dildos, and even started a sex school but she is happiest and most effective when writing and speaking on behalf of quiet people who have sex. Check out her video series on attending conferences as an introvert and her extensive writing on sex and depression. JoEllen has spoken at Clark College, University of Chicago, Woodhull's Sexual Freedom Summit, and the Playground Conference


JoEllen is currently writing her first book: “The Monster Under the Bed: Sex, Depression & The Conversation We Aren’t Having”

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ARTICLES BY JOELLEN NOTTE

Masturbation is not just an alone-time activity. Self-love with a partner is fun, hot and a great learning experience for both of you.

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If you’ve got a butt, adding a plug to your routine can be a fun way to add a little spice, take things to the next level, and explore a whole new world of sensation. Here are some tips on how to do that.

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Summer might make us feel universally sexy, but some of us just aren't outdoorsy types. Don't worry: You don't have to feel left out. Check out three of the hottest outdoor summer pleasures - and how to recreate them indoors.

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QUESTIONS BY JOELLEN NOTTE

First things first: As surely as you can state that you are a normal man with a normal anatomy, I want you to remember that your partner is...

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If you've never encountered a penis with a foreskin, putting a condom on one can seem a bit intimidating. While it's true the process...

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What a fun question! First off, the fact that you have already been engaging in nipple play means that you have a head start on knowing...

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First off, I'm so sorry you're in pain! I have had multiple spinal surgeries myself, and I know how debilitating that kind of pain can be....

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The super-fun thing about fetishes that involve everyday items is that your play doesn't have to be limited to the bedroom; you can take it...

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Hello! I love that you asked this question - I feel like this is something a lot of people wonder about. So, first thing's first: The...

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Want to use a strapless double dildo for double penetration? Here are some tips on how to choose a harness.

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What a fun question! There are several ways for you to play with your husband in public and what you choose will depend on what he enjoys....

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While the urge or desire to swallow one's own semen may not be something you see in the media or hear much about, it is not wrong, abnormal...

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This is a great question! Given that the toy is silicone, you are in luck because that means it's not just washable, it can actually be...

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First off, I want to assure you that you don't have to do anything if you are not 100% comfortable with it. Dirty talk isn't everyone's bag...

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First of all, take it easy on yourself. As much as it may not feel sexy, farting is a thing that happens. Also, we sometimes forget that...

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Yes, it could. There are medications prescribed for depression that have been shown to raise libido in some patients. If you are finding...

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Depression can have a huge impact on sexual function. Many people dealing with depression lose interest in sex either due to the symptoms...

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