Introducing New MSP Blogger: Kate McCombs

Hello, MySexProfessor community! My name is Kate and I’m truly excited to be part of this team.

I’m a sex educator and all-around sex geek (and occasionally, just a geek). I’ve known that I’ve wanted to be a sex educator for longer than I can remember. Since I was young, I have always found myself comfortable in this role – whether it was explaining to friends how to put in a tampon or explaining where the clitoris is located. Teaching about sex has always felt more like a calling than a career, and when I teach people about sexuality, I feel purposeful, inspired, and joyful.

I’m currently a Master of Public Health student, in the sexual health stream, at the University of Melbourne in Australia. I’m from California originally, but chose to move to Melbourne for my MPH because:

A) I wanted to study sex and they have a great sexual health program

B) I wanted an international adventure!

Moving here seemed like an efficient way to make both those dreams come true. As a reflection of my location, many of my posts will be about sex-related happenings Down Under (and may include sexual puns).

Prior to moving here, I taught sex education in schools, universities, and community centers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, ranging from age-appropriate sex and puberty education for primary school students to sexuality workshops for adults. I also worked as an Off-Site Sex Educator for the female-friendly sex store, Good Vibrations.

My official sex ed career started when I was an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley, where I studied Anthropology. I participated in the campus sexual health peer education group, first as a peer educator, then later as a training coordinator. I always love being part of a sex ed community!

There’s very little about sexuality that doesn’t fascinate me, but primarily, I’m interested in:

- Sexual pleasure and health

- Sex education, specifically school-based sex ed and adult sex ed that makes up for the lack of the former.

- Healthy relationship communication: It’s a key piece of awesome, yummy sex and most people get very little good education for it.

One of my primary goals in life is to inspire others to “breathe easier” about their sexualities by overcoming shame, increasing knowledge, and broadening joy. I am absolutely thrilled to be writing for MSP and I hope my posts further these goals.

Learn about MSP posts as they happen by following us on Twitter @mysexprofessor. You can also follow Kate McCombs, the author of this post, @katecom.

About Kate McCombs

Kate McCombs

Kate McCombs, MPH is a NYC-based sex educator + blogger. She's the founder of Sex Geekdom, a global community for sex educators, researchers, and other folks who love having geeky conversations about sex.

  • anonymoose

    Welcome! I am a guy reader / commenter. I am interested to see the similarities and differences between the posts of Debby and the new bloggers.

  • Heather B. H.

    I am absolutely thrilled to be able to share part of your journey through this new blog and look forward to following you as you post.
    I have personally been great friends with Kate for over 6 years and she is hands down the most talented, enthusiastic, passionate, savvy, approachable, open and loving sex educator I’ve come across (see I love puns too).
    Love you Kate and blessings on this blog adventure!

  • Heather B. H.

    I am absolutely thrilled to be able to share part of your journey through this new blog and look forward to following you as you post.
    I have personally been great friends with Kate for over 6 years and she is hands down the most talented, enthusiastic, passionate, savvy, approachable, open and loving sex educator I’ve come across (see I love puns too).
    Love you Kate and blessings on this blog adventure!