Writer | Speaker | Mental Health Advocate
JoEllen Notte entered the world of sex writing and education as the Redhead Bedhead in 2012 as part of her own mission to learn about sex and let go of the fears, inhibitions and sex negative ideas that she suspected were keeping her from enjoying a happy, healthy, super-hot sex life. Readers were immediately drawn to her quick wit, unflinching honesty and incredibly strong feelings about good sex shops.
In 2013 JoEllen launched the first-of-its kind Superhero Sex Shop tour, a tour of North America’s best adult retail institutions designed to change the perception of sex shops. To date she has visited 36 shops spanning 12 states and 2 countries. Her site, RedheadBedhead.com is home to the internet’s most comprehensive listing of sex positive adult retailers.
A respected writer, speaker, researcher and mental health advocate, JoEllen has done extensive work on the effects of depression on sexual function and relationship, creating created the first sex-positive online survey on the topic in 2014. JoEllen has written about sex, mental health, vibrators, and how none of us are broken on the award-winning RedheadBedhead.com as well on xoJane, Bitch Media, Daily Dot, YourTango, PsychCentral, AlterNet and Kinkly
Widely recognized as a go-to source for honest discussion of sexuality and depression, JoEllen has been featured in Vice, The Huffington Post, Prevention, Salon, Alternet, The Toronto Sun, Bustle, Dame, and Mashable to name a few. She has also appeared on popular sexuality podcasts Sex Out Loud With Tristan Taormino, Life On The Swingset, Sex Nerd Sandra, and The Queerie Bradshaw Podcast. Certified as a sex educator through Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts Sexuality Education Certification Series, JoEllen has spoken at Clark College, University of Chicago, Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit and Playground Conference.
Currently JoEllen is working on her first book: “The Monster Under the Bed: Sex, Depression & The Conversations We Aren’t Having”
For press and media inquiries please contact JoEllen here or at joellen [at] redheadbedhead [dot] com.