Carol Queen PhD is an American author, editor, sociologist and sexologist active in the sex-positive feminist movement. Queen writes commentary, academic history, how to, essays, analyses, and erotica, including '', and the novel The Leather Daddy and the Femme''. She has produced articles, essays, books, movies, events and speaking appearances worldwide. Some of her work has been translated into German, Japanese, Chinese and Dutch. She has also served as editor for many compilations and anthologies on human sexuality.
In 1975, Queen helped to found GAYouth, one of the first youth organizations for gays and lesbians, in Eugene, Oregon. In 2004, Queen, with partner Dr. Robert Lawrence, started the Center for Sex and Culture to "provide non-judgmental, sex-positive sexuality education and support to diverse populations by means of classes, workshops, social gatherings, and hands-on, practical skills-building events."
Queen also serves as staff sexologist to Good Vibrations, the San Francisco sex toy retailer. She was featured as an instructor and star in both installments of the Bend Over Boyfriend series about female-to-male anal sex, or pegging.
Queen began her higher education in 1974 at age 16 at the University of Oregon Honors College. She graduated Cum Laude from the Sociology department of University of Oregon (Phi Beta Kappa) in 1985. In 1998 Dr. Queen received her PhD in Human Sexuality with her dissertation on female exhibitionism for the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality.
She maintains a large non-profit research library and archive of sexually related material that was established and named in 1994 by forming a nascent non-profit (inspired by Dr. Betty Dodson) called The Center for Sex and Culture. Around that time she started appearing nationally in the Americas and internationally in Canada, China and Britain and Sweden.
Queen is part of a group of writers and educators who arose from the intersection of the Lusty Lady Theater and Good Vibrations during the beginning of the dot com buildup in San Francisco. This group includes Lily Burana, Fetish Diva Midori, Lisa Palac and Greta Christina and has been followed by many more. At that same time she was involved with the Coalition for Healthy Sex, a San Francisco based safer sex outreach structure that worked with the City of San Francisco to decrease HIV and disease exposure in sex clubs. This group included Chuck Frutchey, Buzz Bense and Dr. Jerry Zientara. Queen also serves as staff sexologist to Good Vibrations, the San Francisco sex toy retailer. In this function, she designed an education program which has trained many other current and past Good Vibrations based sex educators, including Violet Blue, Dr. Charlie Glickman and Staci Haines. Dr. Queen is perhaps best known for her advocacy of professional level quality sex education. She has directly educated tens of thousands of adults using programs concepts and seminars which have been copied widely. Next to Nina Hartley she is perhaps the most widely copied post modern feminist sex educator in the United States. Her message and educational structure and business models have reached tens of millions of people via international magazine interviews, television appearances, events, movies and her books.
Dr. Queen is also known also a professional editor, writer and commentator whose works such as '', Pomosexuals, and Exhibitionism for the Shy'' are used in both university and clinical settings. She has written for juried journals and compendiums such as The Journal of Bisexuality and The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. She is an expert witness in sexuality and professional consultant to academic, political and commercial industries.
Her current blog resides at carolqueenblog.com. It was initiated online in 1996 at an older un-archived version of Spectator as The Royal Treatment and is significant as an early transitional (from paper to internet) regular online commentary about sex and society. In 2001 she was a Grand Marshal of San Francisco Pride.
- Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture (Cleis Press, 1997) ISBN 1-57344-073-6 - reissued 2002 with new introduction and updated Recommended Reading list.
- Exhibitionism for the Shy: Show Off, Dress Up and Talk Hot (Down There Press, 1995; Quality Paperback Book Club Edition, 1997) ISBN 0-940208-16-4 - excerpted in the German book Dirty Talking (Schwarzkopf und Schwarzkopf, 2002); also translated into Chinese (Hsin-Lin Books, 2003)
- The Leather Daddy and the Femme (Cleis Press, 1998) ISBN 0-940208-31-8
- More 5 Minute Erotica, (Running Press, 2007)
- Whipped: 20 Erotic Stories of Female Dominance (Chamberlain Bros., 2005) ISBN 1-59609-046-4
- Best Bisexual Erotica (Best of Series Vol. 1), with Bill Brent (Circlet Press, 2003) ISBN 1-885865-47-3
- 5 Minute Erotica (Running Press, 2003) ISBN 0-7624-1560-6
- Speaking Parts: Provocative Lesbian Erotica, with M. Christian (Alyson Books, 2002) ISBN 1-55583-700-X
- Best Bisexual Erotica Vol. 2, with Bill Brent (Circlet/Black Books, 2001) ISBN 1-892723-10-7
- Best Bisexual Erotica, with Bill Brent (Circlet/Black Books, 2000) ISBN 0-7394-1209-4
- Sex Spoken Here: Stories from the Good Vibrations Erotic Reading Circle, with Jack R. Davis (Down There Press, 1998) ISBN 0-940208-19-9
- PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality, with Lawrence Schimel (Cleis Press, 1997) ISBN 1-57344-074-4 - winner of a 1998 Lambda Literary Award
- Switch Hitters: Lesbians Write Gay Male Erotica and Gay Men Write Lesbian Erotica, with Lawrence Schimel (Cleis Press, 1996) ISBN 1-57344-021-3 [partially reprinted with new material in German under the title Sexperimente (Querverlag, 1999)]
- Readers in Cultural Criticism: Queer Theory, by Iain Morland (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) ISBN 1-4039-1694-2
- The Burning Pen: Sex Writers on Sex Writing, M. Christian, ed. (Alyson Books, 2001) ISBN 1-55583-615-1
- More Totally Herotica (Herotica 4, 4), Marcy Sheiner, ed. (Down There Press, 1996) ISBN 978-0965015622
- Wetting the Appetite: The Collected Erotic Fiction of Blake C. Aarens, Foreword by Carol Queen (Suspect Thoughts Press, 2006) ISBN 0-9771582-4-1
- Everything You Know About Sex Is Wrong: The Disinformation Guide to the Extremes of Human Sexuality (and everything in between), Ed. Russ Kick (The Disinformation Company, 2005) Orgies: A Brief Paean and a Few Practical Thoughts
- Best American Sex Writing 2005, ed. Violet Blue (Cleis, 2005)
- ''I Do/I Don't: Queers on Marriage, ed. Greg Wharton and Ian Philips (Suspect Thoughts, 2004) Always a Cultural Deconstructionist, Never a Bride''
- ''That's Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation, ed. Matt Bernstein Sycamore (Soft Skull, 2004) Never a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride'' [same as the I Do/I don't essay with small edits and a new title]
- Paying For It: A guide by sex workers for their clients, ed. Greta Christina (Greenery Press, 2004) Memo to My Clients: How to Keep Your Job
- Master, ed. N.T. Morley (Venus Book Club, 2004) and Grifter slave, ed. N.T. Morley (Venus Book Club, 2004) Inexorable [these two books were published in one volume]
- Juicy Erotica, ed. Alison Tyler (Pretty Things Press, 2004) The Bounty of Summer
- 5 Minute Erotica, ed. (Running Press, 2003) The Bounty of Summer
- Best SM Erotica: Extreme Tales of Extreme Sex, ed. M. Christian (Black Books, 2003) Knife
- Hot and Bothered 4, ed. Karen X. Tulchinsky (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2003) ''She's Not a Lesbian''
- Electric 2: Best Lesbian Erotic Fiction, ed. Nicole Foster (Alyson, 2003) A Show for a Showgirl
- Guilty Pleasures: True Tales of Erotic Indulgence, ed. M. Christian (Black Books, 2002) The Babysitter's Tale (or, the Fine Edge of Disaster)''
- ''Journal of Bisexuality Volume 2, Number 2/3 -- Bisexual Women in the Twenty-first Century, ed. Fritz Klein and Dawn Atkins (Harrington Park Press, 2002)
- ''Lesbian Love in the Swingin' '70s: A Bisexual Memoir'' [published separately in book form under the title Bisexual Women in the Twenty-first Century]
- Opposing Viewpoints: Pornography, ed. Helen Cothran (Greenhaven Press, 2002) ''Anti-Pornography Feminists Harm the Women's Movement''
- The Burning Pen: Sex writers on Sex Writing, ed. M. Christian (Alyson, 2001) What Do Women Want? We Want to Be Big Slutty Fags, Among Other Things and After the Light Changed
- Of the Flesh: Dangerous New Fiction, ed. Greg Wharton (Suspect Thoughts Press, 2001) Blowjob City
- ''Best Bisexual Women's Erotica, ed. Cara Bruce (Cleis, 2001) Hair Club for Bisexuals''
- Journal of Bisexuality Volume 1, Number 1, ed. Fritz Klein (Harrington Park Press, 2001) Bisexuals Help Create the Standards for Safer Sex: San Francisco 1981-1987 (with Robert Morgan Lawrence)
- The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, ed. Maxim Jakubowski (Carroll & Graf, 2001) The Heart in My Garden
- Starf*krs, ed. Shar Rednour (Alyson, 2001) A Show for a Showgirl
- Best Bisexual Erotica Volume 2, ed. with Bill Brent (Circlet/Black Books, 2001) Lucky Pierre
- ''Best Women's Erotica 2001, ed. Marcy Sheiner (Cleis, 2001) The Heart in My Garden
- Readings in Contemporary Sexuality, ed. John P. Elia and Albert J. Angelo (Kendall/Hunt, 2000) Bisexual, Sexual Diversity, and the Sex-Positive Perspective ''Sex Work: A Contemporary Introduction to the World's Oldest Trade''
- Best American Erotica 2000, ed. Susie Bright (Touchstone/Simon and Schuster, 2000) From The Leather Daddy and the Femme
- Best of the Best Gay Erotica (Cleis, 2000) Ganged
- Best of the Best Lesbian Erotica, ed. Tristan Taormino (Cleis, 2000) Ariel Male Lust: Pleasure, Power, and Transformation, ed. Kerwin Kay, Jill Nagle, and Baruch Gold (The Haworth Press, 2000) ''Elegy for My Father's Dick''
- Best Bisexual Erotica, ed. with Bill Brent (Circlet/Black Books, 2000) Like a Virgin
- Aqua Erotica, ed. Mary Anne Mohanraj (Three Rivers Press, 2000) Hot Springs
- Unlimited Desires: An International Anthology of Bisexual Erotica, ed. Laurence Brewer, Kevin Lano, and Trish Oak (BiPress, London, 2000) After the Light Changed
- Viscera: An Anthology of Bizarre Erotica, ed. Cara Bruce (Venus or Vixen, 2000) Knife
- ''Strategic Sex: Why They Won't Keep It in the Bedroom, ed. D. Travers Scott (The Haworth Press, 1999) Porno/Formance: Some Notes on Sex as Art''
- Tricks and Treats: Sex Workers Write About Their Clients, ed. Matt Bernstein Sycamore (The Haworth Press, 1999) Toward a Taxonomy of Tricks: A Whore Considers the Age-Old Question, "What Do Clients Want?"
- Hot and Bothered 2, ed. Karen X. Tulchinsky (Arsenal Pulp Press, 1999) Social Skills
- This Is What Lesbian Looks Like, ed. Kris Kleindienst (Firebrand, 1999) Lesbian/Sex: About What We Do and Desire, and Its Relation to Community and Identity (Or, How I Learned to Love the Sex Wars)
- The Oy of Sex, ed. Marcy Sheiner (Cleis, 1999) ''L'Chaim: A Shiksa's Story''
- Herotica 6, ed. Marcy Sheiner (Down There Press, 1999) Being Met
- Best Lesbian Erotica 1999, ed. Tristan Taormino (Cleis, 1999) The Letter
- Eros Ex Machina: Eroticizing the Mechanical, ed. M. Christian (Masquerade, 1998) The Inheritance ''
- Brief Encounters: Stories of Love, Sex, and Travel, ed. Michelle de Kretser (Lonely Planet, 1998) Sweating Profusely in Merida [translated into Dutch in 2002, published under the title Korte ontmoetingen]
- Sex Spoken Here: Stories from the Good Vibrations Erotic Reading Circle, ed. with Jack R. Davis (Down There Press, 1998) Artemis
- Herotica 5, ed. Marcy Sheiner (Plume/NAL, 1998) Marilyn
- Girljock: The Book, ed. Roxxie (St. Martin's, 1998) The Sauna
- Same Sex: Debating the Ethics, Science, and Culture of Homosexuality, ed. John Corvino (Rowman and Littlefield, 1997) Strangers at Home: Bisexual in the Queer Movement
- Portraits of Love: Lesbians Writing About Love, ed. Susan Fox Rogers and Linda Smukler (St. Martin's, 1997) Portrait of Carol and Janelle (with Janelle Davis)
- Noirotica 2: Pulp Friction, ed. Thomas Roche (Masquerade, 1997) Heaven Sent
- The Ecstatic Moment: The Best of Libido, ed. Marianna Beck and Jack Hafferkamp (Delta/Dell, 1997) Warm Silk [also published in Australia by Bantam]
- Bitch Goddess: The Spiritual Path of the Dominant Woman, ed. Pat Califia and Drew Campbell (Greenery Press, 1997) Cleo DuBois Interview
- I Am My Lover, ed. Joani Blank (Down There Press, 1997) ''Intro to my photo set
- Best Lesbian Erotica 1997, ed. Tristan Taormino (Cleis, 1997) Ariel
- Whores and Other Feminists, ed. Jill Nagle (Routledge, 1997) Sex Radical Politics, Sex-Positive Feminist thought, and Whore Stigma
- Tales from the Clit, ed. Cherie Matrix (AK Press, 1997) The Four-Foot Phallus
- Queer View Mirror 2, ed. James C. Johnstone and Karen X. Tulchinsky (Arsenal Pulp Press, 1997) ''Hot 'n' Hunky''
- PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality, ed. with Lawrence Schimel (Cleis, 1997) - winner of a 1998 Lambda Literary Award Beyond the Valley of the Fag Hags
- The International Encyclopedia of Sexuality, ed. Robert Francoeur (Continuum, 1997) Bisexuality in the US (with Robert Morgan Lawrence)
- Mammoth Book of International Erotica, ed. Maxim Jakubowski (Robinson, 1996) Sweating Profusely in Merida: A Memoir
- Sexualities, ed. Marny Hall (The Haworth Press, 1996) Women, SM, and Therapy
- First Person Sexual, ed. Joani Blank (Down There Press, 1996) Warm Silk
- Sons of Darkness, ed. Michael Rowe and Thomas S. Roche (Cleis, 1996) Feeding
- Best Gay Erotica 1996, ed. Michael Thomas Ford (Cleis, 1996) Ganged
- ''Coming Up: The World's Best Erotica, ed. Michael Perkins (Richard Kasak, 1996) Hot Springs''
- Herotica 4, ed. Marcy Sheiner (Plume/NAL, 1996) The Best Whore in Hillsboro
- Noirotica, ed. Thomas S. Roche (Masquerade, 1996) Silencer
- Once Upon a Time: Erotic Fairy Tales for Women, ed. Michael Thomas Ford (Richard Kasak, 1996) Puss in Boots: Or, Clever Mistress Cat
- Switch Hitters: Lesbians Write Gay Male Erotica and Gay Men Write Lesbian Erotica, ed. with Lawrence Schimel, (Cleis, 1996) Poster Boy
- The Second Coming, ed. Pat Califia and Robin Sweeney (Alyson, 1996) Bisexual Perverts Among the Leather Lesbians: Some Thoughts on Border-Crossing
- Bisexuality: The Psychology and Politics of an Invisible Minority, ed. Beth Firestein (Sage, 1996) Bisexuality, Sexual Diversity, and the Sex-Positive Perspective
- Bisexual Politics: Theories, Queries, and Visions, ed. Naomi Tucker (The Haworth Press, 1995) Sexual Diversity and Bisexual Identity
- More Out Thank In: Notes on Sex, Art, and Community, ed. Keith Hennessy and Rachel Kaplan (848 Community Space, 1995) Fear No Art (with Robert Lawrence)
- Virgin Territory, ed. Shar Rednour (A Richard Kasak Book, 1995) The Happy Baby
- Looking For Mr. Preston: A Tribute to John Preston, ed. Laura Antoniou (A Richard Kasak Book, 1995) Ganged
- Totally Herotica, ed. Susie Bright and Joani Blank (Quality Paperback Book Club, 1995) ''At Dr. D'Amour's Party and Sweating Profusely in Merida''
- Women of the Light, ed. Kenneth Ray Stubbs (Secret Garden, 1994) The Call Girl
- Herotica 3, ed. Susie Bright (Plume/NAL, 1994) Sweating Profusely in Merida
- Dagger: On Butch Women, ed. Lily Burana, Roxxie, and Linnea Due (Cleis, 1994) Why I Love Butch Women
- Doing It For Daddy, ed. Pat Califia (Alyson, 1994) The Leather Daddy and the Femme, Part 1: After the Light Changed and The Leather Daddy and the Femme, Part 2: The Next Morning
- The Best American Erotica 1994, ed. Susie Bright (Touchstone/Simon and Schuster, 1994) Sweating Profusely in Merida
- The Best American Erotica 1993, ed. Susie Bright (Collier/Macmillan, 1993) Golden Boy
- Madonnarama, ed. Lisa Frank and Paul Smith (Cleis, 1993) Talking About Sex
- Leatherwomen, ed Laura Antoniou (Masquerade, 1993) Knife
- Herotica 2, ed. Susie Bright and Joani Blank (Plume/NAL, 1992) ''At Dr. D'Amour's Party''
- The Erotic Impulse, ed. David Steinberg (Jeremy Tarcher, 1992) Erotic Power and Trust
- Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out, ed. Loraine Hutchins and Lani Kaahumanu (Alyson, 1991) The Queer in Me
- The Journal of Bisexuality
- Libido Magazine (now defunct)
Interviews in Books
- Modern Pagans, ed. V. Vale and John Sulak (RE/Search, 2001)
- Sex Tips & Tales From Women Who Dare by Jo-Anne Baker (Hunter House, 2001)
- The Red Thread of Passion by David Guy (1999)
- Pictured in I Am My Lover, ed. Joani Blank (Down There Press, 1997)
- Pictured in Femalia, ed. Joani Blank (Down There Press, 1993)
- Good Sex by Julia Hutton (Cleis, 1992)
- Some Of My Best Friends Are Naked by Tim Keefe (Barbary Coast, 1992)
- Lesbian Crossroads by Ruth Baetz (Wm. Morrow, 1980)
- Channel 4 - London
- Chum City TV - Canada
- Montel Williams Show - unaired
- Phil Donahue Show
- HBO - Real Sex
- Discovery Canada - Masturbation
- The History Channel - Modern Marvels
- ShowTime - Penn and Teller
- People are Talking - San Francisco local show
- QTV San Francisco - local color
Interviews in Documentary Films
- IA films Inc. - Dildo Diaries (2002)
- BellyGirl Flims - Our Bodies Our Minds 2001
- Rosa von Praunheim - Einstein of Sex (1999)
Interviews & articles online
Adult Movie appearances
- Bend Over Boyfriend - 1998
Magazines and periodicals
- East Bay Express
- Journal of Woman and Sex Therapy
- Marie Claire
- On Our Backs
- San Francisco Bay Guardian
- San Francisco Chronicle
- The Spectator
- Toronto Eye
- Toronto Free Press
- Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco - Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Human Sexuality (1998)
- University of Oregon, graduate work in Department of Sociology (1985-86)
- University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon - BS Sociology (Cum Laude & Phi Beta Kappa) (1985)
- University of Oregon, Honors College (1974-75)
- Good Vibrations (1990-present)
- Co-founder and director, The Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco (1994-present)
- Faculty, Skolos, San Francisco (1999)
- Director, Carol Queen Workshops (1992-present)
- Training Staff, San Francisco Sex Information Volunteer Switchboard (1990-1993)
- Training Coordinator, San Francisco Sex Information (1992-93)
- Director of Education, Willamette AIDS Council, Eugene, Oregon (1988)
- Board of Directors, Willamette AIDS Council (1985-86)
- Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Oregon (1985-86)
- Director, Gay and Lesbian Student Alliance, University of Oregon (1977-79)
- Steering Committee, Eugene Citizens for Human Rights (1978-79)
- Co-founder and Director, GAYouth (one of the first groups for underage Gays and Lesbians in the nation), Eugene, Oregon (1975-78)
Memberships & Affiliations
- Woodhull Freedom Foundation & Federation (Board member, 2004-present)
- Free Speech Coalition (Board member, 1999-2000)
- The Sexologists' Sexual Health Project - IASHS
- The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
- The American Academy of Clinical Sexologists (Associate Fellow)
- Center for Sex and Culture - Director
- Coalition for Healthy Sex
- American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
- Good Vibrations
- Wank Week
- Center for Sex and Culture
- University of Oregon
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Lusty Lady Theater
- Safer Sex
- Sex education
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