Adrienne Brown earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified sex therapist candidate. She plans on expanding her education by obtaining a doctorate in Clinical Sexology. She has worked in all sectors of mental health since 2008 and has a deep passion for treating mental blocks that interfere with sex, sexual health, sexology, and assisting individuals and couples to enhance knowledge into mindfulness intimacy and enjoyable sex. She works to empower the community and assist in maintaining a positive lifestyle and healthy emotional well-being through counseling, sex therapy, and education. Also, she is an Intima Health provider.
A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Allyson is a freelance writer with an interest in female health, entertainment, and poetry. When she's not writing or reading, she enjoys watching horror movies with friends and cuddling up with her cat Hermione.
Anonymous means that someone has shared their story with Kiss and Tell Magazine and has requested anonymity. Although, there will be times that they agree to add their first and last initials as well as location to the article. Kiss and Tell Magazine has reviewed every article prior to posting to the site.
Ashley Gadarowski is a sexual health educator and sexual pleasure coach. She is the owner of Emerald Sexual Health Consulting, LLC. She provides one-on-one coaching and creative workshops on sexual pleasure. She helps her clients reach their full sexual potential. She believes sexual development is a lifelong process and people need sexuality education and sexual healthcare throughout their entire lives. Ashley also provides consultation and training to professionals in hospital settings, school systems, and behavioral health organizations. She is passionate about helping professionals improve the quality of sexual healthcare and the education they provide. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and her master’s degree in sexuality education from Widener University.
Ashley is a Licensed Professional Counselor living in Virginia. She is working on completing her doctorate in Clinical Sexology and is passionate about women's sexuality issues. In her practice, she specializes in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and want a healthy sex life, as well as neurodiverse couples.
Bobbi is a sex-positive advocate who authored the book Sexual Intelligence in Business and is also co-chair of the Academic Conference, Love and Sex with Robots, Venture Associate for a tech VC/incubator and founder of imagine ideation, specializing in connected experiences and ecosystem diplomacy. Bobbi is a tech enthusiast with a vision for how to grow the SexTech community worldwide, and currently is developing a training program to help reduce sexual harassment in the workplace and business without compromising the opportunities for love and relationships. She hopes to affect change towards a sex-friendly world, one opinion at a time.
Christina Timms is a freelance SEO blog writer, editor, and social media & content manager. She has been working with K&T as our social media manager. She loves being a part of the K&T family and believes in our mission to openly discuss topics of sex, health and relationships.
Dana Ringler is a writer, runner, and thinker local to Bellingham, Wash. Professionally she is a paralegal, educated in international affairs and international development, aiming to bring her experiences to serving communities through communication and education. In her free time, Dana works as the Blog Lead for The Red SEA Collective, a grassroots menstrual equity organization based in Seattle, and enjoys critically analyzing media, lifestyle trends, and legislative policy with a feminist lens.
Dave Wells is a clinical sexologist, psychotherapist, counselor, and certified trainer, and has worked extensively with many diverse communities in the areas of sexology, sexually-related health promotion, mental health, education, training, and many other areas of the human service sector for over 25 years. He earned a Masters in Health Sciences in Sexual Therapy (Sexology). He has a private practice in Brisbane, Australia, providing sexology, psychotherapy, and counseling services to men, and people who are ‘gender-diverse’. His website is https://davewellstherapies.com.au/.
Deanaletta Seif is a recent psychology graduate from the University of Tampa. She is passionate about sexual and reproductive health, positive sexuality, inclusion and diversity, and mindfulness based approaches used to address sexual concerns. Deanaletta has experience conducting sexuality research and works diligently to find experiences related to the field of human sexuality.
Dr. Jennifer McBlaine aka Dr. Jenny is a board-certified clinical sexologist and a licensed mental health counselor. She feels and thinks sex is a marvelous and never-ending topic that impacts all aspects of our lives. Although through her education and experience, she learned that the topic of sex continues to have misconceptions, so she decided to start an online magazine. Dr. Jenny's purpose for Kiss & Tell Magazine is to have a safe space where sex can be positively discussed without embarrassment or shame.
Dr. Rachel Gelman is a clinician, writer, and educator. She is the owner and founder of Pelvic Wellness & Physical Therapy (www.pelvicwellpt.com) in San Francisco which specializes in treating patients with pelvic floor dysfunction including pelvic pain, bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction. She is an adjunct instructor at Samuel Merritt University where she teaches the pelvic health curriculum in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
Dr. Rachel Gelman
Dr. Sabrina R Rojek is a world-renowned coach, public speaker and educator, alternative medical practitioner (holistic), hypnotherapist, and Entrepreneur. Learn more at her website www.sabrinarojek.com and www.iamwellnow.com
Dr. Stacy is a Clinical Sexologist and Certified Sex Coach with a Doctorate in Human Sexuality. She also has 26 years in the medical field as an ultrasound technologist which helps her understand how some medical issues can be connected sexually. She works with individuals and couples with all aspects of sexuality, sexual health, education, and healthy function to include intimacy, women's sexual issues, low libido, alternative lifestyles, and the LGBTQ community. Her website is http://drstacyfriedman.com/.
Dr. Viviana Coles has earned a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Certified Sex Therapist. Since 2003, she has exclusively focused on her work with couples and individuals experiencing emotional and physical intimacy issues. She has built a thriving private practice providing relationship therapy, sex therapy, and premarital counseling. Dr. Viviana is currently a featured marriage expert on Lifetime’s hit show “Married at First Sight”. She is also the Chief Clinical Officer and a sex therapist at Intima Health.
Gabrielle Maya is a soon to be New Jersey City University alumni with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Creative Writing and a Minor in Women’s Gender Studies. She is a blogger for The Red Eye Media Group and an Editor for the NJCU Hype Magazine. She likes to write poetry, 100 words, fiction, and reads dystopian novels. Her goals are to become a content writer and be part of a publishing house while writing her first novel.
Guest Author means that someone has written an article for K&T however due to other obligations cannot be a regular contributor or in some cases, they are not a contributing writer any longer. Kiss and Tell Magazine has reviewed the article prior to sharing it with its readers.
I am a happily married working mother of 4. I love to learn and have taken the year of COVID quarantine to really claim what I want to be when I grow up and where I want to focus this second half of my life. I am an aspiring writer/journalist and am working towards my master's degree in legal studies at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law.
Jessica is openly dedicated and ardent about sexual health and wellness. She is committed to community education specifically targeting sexual health throughout the lifespan and human trafficking. She is a trained psychotherapist specializing in sexual functioning and trauma, respectively.
Kayla Beare is a researcher in the field of psychology and women’s health. Her research focuses on women’s understandings of sexual consent and how these understandings are informed by a broader social context. If you would like to connect with Kayla her Instagram account is https://www.instagram.com/letstalkaboutsexualconsent/ and her Linkedin account is https://www.linkedin.com/in/kayla-beare-177583194/.
Matty Silver is a Relationship Counsellor and Sex Therapist in Sydney. Her website is www.mattysilver.com.au. Matty also has written a book called Sex Down Under.
Micki graduated from the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico with dual degrees in Theatre History and Literature. She currently works for AEBN.net award-winning porn streaming site where she looks at all the porn and then some, and has been there for over seven years. Before this, she has written for several publications both online and off on various topics and spoken on numerous panels at fandom (science fiction, horror, and fantasy) conventions on a wide range of topics, including Sex In The Future.
Sameera Qureshi, MS OTR is an Occupational Therapist and educator, who is passionate about the intersections of Islam, spirituality, and sexual health. Over the last twelve years of her professional career, Sameera has worked closely with Muslim communities (and professionals who serve them), developing and facilitating programs and curricula in the field of sexual health education. Her career started 2007, in Calgary, Canada, where she worked with Islamic schools and the broader Muslim community, first as an Occupational Therapist, and then as part of a team focused on sexual and mental health education. Sameera moved to the Washington, DC area in 2015, and after working in DC Public Schools for two years, she took a full-time role with a non-profit focused on sexual health education and violence prevention in Muslim communities. Sameera transitioned out of this non-profit role in August 2020 to focus more on work-life balance. Soon thereafter, she started Sexual Health for Muslims, to provide accessible and spiritually-grounded sexual health education for Muslims, from the comfort of their home (and hers!), all through online platforms. Sameera also provides professional development training and consultation for service providers/organizations who work with Muslim clients in the field of sexual and/or mental health. Sameera is also a registered yoga teacher and regularly facilitates online classes, including those which are trauma-informed.
Sara Gorry is a professional copywriter who specializes in ghostwriting SEO blogs. By using storytelling techniques, Sara writes to capture attention and create connections. You can find more of her writing at ghostgalsagency.com
Saunya is a millennial hopeful romantic passionate about women’s health and education. Saunya graduated with her B.A. in Sociology and minored in Psychology and has made it a lifelong goal to bring awareness to women’s issues.
Stephanie Belill is a certified personal trainer with fifteen years of experience. She believes that a strong, healthy body can promote a strong and healthy sex life. Helping develop Kiss and Tell Magazine has given her the voice to bring some of her stories to life. One of her goals is to incorporate relatable true life experiences with a playful edge.
I'm the Director of the Bay Area Surrogate Association. I have worked as a sexual surrogate body therapist with some of the most renowned sex therapists of the greater Bay area of California. The therapist's earned a doctorate from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality located in San Francisco, California. My deepest respect and regards for their work as the verbal therapist. Their extensive education and compassion are what made my work with clients successful.
Stephanie Wadell M.A.
I live in Worcester, MA with my dog, two beautiful bewitching black cats, and a doting fiance. I fell in love with poetry in middle and high school, and used that as an outlet to express my feelings about growing up with severe intractable Epilepsy. In my senior year of high school, I had brain surgery which I later discovered left me with an Acquired Brain Injury. Despite being seizure-free for over ten years, my brain injury recovery has been a slow process. I have used writing to bring joy into my life, and that of others. It has been therapeutic to sit at home many evenings with my dog and cats surrounding me, working on a story or personal narrative. My hope is that I can continue to find ways to help others struggling with brain injuries, and the subsequent neuropathies, i.e. vestibulitis, idiopathic neuropathy, fibromyalgia, etc that I have suffered through my writing. I believe I have been given this gift to be the voice for those who do not have on, and to provide information and hope to people who need it most.
Yvanna Pate-Dixon is a new writer for the K&T magazine. She is very excited to be a part of the K&T family, she hopes to help normalize the discussion around sex and relationships. Yvanna is passionate about discussing women’s wants, desires, and needs to have a healthy relationship.