Introducing New MSP Blogger: Michaela

Well hello there! My name is Michaela, and now that it’s all official, I’m very excited to say it: I am a new MSP Blogger!

A little bit about my path as a sex-educator: I am currently a sophomore at a lovely women’s college in Massachusetts, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Gender Studies. Hopefully this particular cocktail of social sciences will propel me onto the career path that I’m bent on taking, which is becoming a sex therapist. I believe that sex education and sex therapy is absolutely my calling in life, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to be on this path.

My parents (especially my mother) have always been extremely sex-positive and open with me, answering most of my questions about sex before I even had the chance to ask them. By the time I was 15, my bookshelf was filled with numerous educational books, though I still maintain that my favorite is The Joy of Sex, my copy of which was published in 1972, (the newer revised version can be found on Amazon) and includes era-appropriate illustrations.

Ask any of my friends, and they will tell you that I am the resident sex-educator. I’ve been answering their questions about sex for as long as I can remember (in fact, it was my idea to tell all of my female friends to sit down with a mirror to become acquainted with themselves when I was about 10), and I am constantly shoving safe-sex supplies in all of their faces. So it was no surprise to my friends or my parents when I disclosed my ideal career path.

I’ve been doing as much as I can to further educate myself and others on sex and sexuality in non-academic contexts, as well. Starting this semester, I will be a member of my school’s sexual health education group, In*Touch. The group meets weekly and holds various parties, seminars, and get-togethers to promote safe and healthy sex on campus. This summer, I was an intern at Planned Parenthood, which helped me to get acquainted with the politics of safe sex and choice. Throughout the summer, I’ve also been maintaining my own sex blog, which I will most likely take a break from, since I’ll be giving all of my attention to you guys!

A little bit about my path as Michaela: I am a queer, sex-positive feminist (but not a man-hater). I sing in a lovely a cappella group at school, which makes me happier than a clam. I have a really wide range of interests, and am always looking to learn about new things that might set off a spark in my brain. I am an expert thrifter, and I have a little bit of an obsession with vintage shoes. I currently reside at home with my parents and on campus in lovely old Massachusetts.

I’m so so excited to be blogging for MSP, and I look forward to bringing all sorts of awesome things to your attention. I would absolutely love suggestions, feedback and/or constructive criticism, so please feel free to give it!

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About Michaela

Michaela

Michaela is a recent Seven Sisters graduate with a self-designed degree in Sexuality Studies. When she's not blogging, you'll find her teaching Health and Wellness and A Cappella to high school students, helping women find properly fitting bras, and working as an editor on a documentary. She hopes to continue her education one day with a PhD in Feminist Anthropology.

  • Shoshana

    so excited to read your new sex blog! i will share it with my fellow sex educators at Clark University!

  • Kate McCombs

    I love your enthusiasm Michaela! Welcome to the MSP team:)

  • Debby Herbenick

    I second that! Can’t wait to see more of your work!

  • Miss Maggie Mayhem

    Glad to see you here!

  • Debby Herbenick

    Thanks, Shoshana! We appreciate your checking us out!

  • Michaela

    Thanks to all my fellow bloggers for the warm welcome! :)