Dr. Carol Queen is a writer and cultural sexologist with a doctorate of education in human sexuality. She is a noted essayist whose work has appeared in such publications as Male Lust, Whores and Other Feminists, The Erotic Impulse, Bisexual Politics: Theories, Queries and Visions, Madonnarama, and Women of the Light: The New Sacred Healer.
Her essay collection, Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture, was published in 1997; it is used in Women's Studies, Queer Studies, and Cultural Studies classes in universities across America.
Her erotic stories can be found in Best Women's Erotica, the Herotica anthologies, Libido, and Best American Erotica 1993, 1994, and 2000, and in many other anthologies; her erotic novel, The Leather Daddy and the Femme, was published in 1998 and won a Firecracker Alternative Book Award the following year. Her first book, Exhibitionism for the Shy, published in 1995, explores issues of erotic self-esteem and enhancement.
Queen is co-editor of the anthologies Best Bisexual Erotica, Sex Spoken Here, Switch Hitters, and PoMoSexuals; the latter won a Lambda Literary Award in 1998. She has appeared in several explicit educational videos, notably Carol Queen's Great Vibrations: An Explicit Consumer Tour of Vibrators and Bend Over Boyfriend: An Adventurous Couple's Guide to Male Anal Pleasure.
Queen works as staff sexologist at Good Vibrations, the women-owned, worker-owned sex toy and bookstore in San Francisco, and writes regularly for the Good Vibrations web magazine at www.goodvibes.com. She has spent the last several years consulting with the company's emerging video production department, Sexpositive Productions, which released its first videos in 2001.