Sex-Positive Women We Admire For Education & Inspiration
As our relationship with social media evolves, we find ourself using tools like Instagram as more than just visual inspiration—we're using it to learn more about ourselves and the world around us. We see this showing up as we embrace our femininity and womanhood in all aspects of our lives, including our sexuality.
Our sexuality is one of the most personal and intimate details of our lives—and often it does not get the celebration that it deserves. Whether it's from external pressures or internal resistance, we are not always giving our sexuality the nurturing, education, and support that it deserves.
As we dove into the world of sex-positive influencers, we realized how different this looks for each and every person, and how essential it is to be inclusive and intersectional when having conversations surrounding sex, sexuality, and body-positivity. We love that these women are doing the work and creating a dialogue around sex to reduce the shame and stigma surrounding it—and to uplift and empower people everywhere to connect with their bodies and their partners in new ways.
These accounts are run by sex educators, authors, certified therapists, sexuality doulas, and women who work in the adult film industry, and it's only barely scratching the surface of the important work of bringing awareness to these conversations. Don't see your favorite sex-positive Instagrammer on this list? Add them in the comments below!
1. Ev’Yan Whitney
Ev’Yan Whitney is a sexuality doula who helps women and femme-identifying people celebrate their sexuality and liberate themselves from sexual shame. Her podcast, The Sexually Liberated Woman, and her blog, Sex Love Liberation, are amazing resources for women looking to reclaim their sensuality and sexuality—plus she offers one-on-one coaching for those looking to dive deeper into their own liberation. She’s also the founder of the #sensualselfiechallenge, and creator of an online course and guidebook called Sexting Myself, both challenges that use self-portraiture as a tool for radical self-love and reclamation.
2. Hannah Witton
Hannah Witton is a multimedia maven who is inspiring us to live our best lives and learn more about our sexuality and our bodies. We love her Youtube channel, where she covers topics like sex toys, hormones, sex ed resources, and even her firsthand experience, thoughts, and tips on living with a stoma. She also co-hosts a podcast called Banging Book Club, where she and her fellow hosts read a book about gender and/or sex each month and chat about it. We admire her candid conversations about sex and her advocacy for those living with chronic illness and invisible disabilities.
3. Shan Boodram
Shan Boodram is a best-selling author, YouTube star, frequent TV show host and guest, and a vocal advocate for sex-positive conversations that we love to follow. Seeing the need for proper sex education online and throughout the US, Shan is dedicated to providing truthful, clinical information to her audience through a positive, empowering and youthful lens. Her vibrant YouTube channel is also informative and answers questions about sexual health, hosts open conversations about casual sex and long-term relationships, and offers tips on dating and getting over the insecurities that might be holding you back.
4. Karley Sciortino
Karley Sciortino is the founder of the website Slutever, host of a Viceland show and author of a book by the same name, and the writer of Vogue’s column on sex and dating advice, Breathless. She’s on a mission to reclaim the word “slut” and empower women to embrace pleasure without shame. Karley openly discusses things like BDSM, sex work, sex parties, the power of sexual agency, and more—if you’re looking for an entertaining, educational, and supportive resource for pro-sex feminism, Karley is the one to follow.
5. Raquel Savage
Raquel Savage is a certified Sex Therapist and Sex Coach who is challenging the ways that women are able to exist in society—and giving us permission to exist exactly as we wish. With six seasons of her podcast, The Savage Life, available online she “goes there” when discussing sex and social stigmas that others might brush under the rug. Her humorous and accessible approach to reducing shame around sexuality is refreshing and makes her an inspiring and motivating follow. She also offers in-person therapy and online coaching services as well as speaking on topics such as consent, ethical non-monogamy, fetishes and female orgasms.
6. Reed Amber
Reed Amber believes that being open about sex and sexuality will help reduce the anxiety around it—why should anyone have to feel uncomfortable about something that everyone in the world has questions about? Alongside her co-host Florence, Reed answers common sex questions on their YouTube channel, Come Curious. Follow her for sex and body positivity, conversations about gender and sexuality, and honest discussions about mental health. Bonus follow: they also run an Instagram account called Come Curious if you prefer Insta over YouTube.
7. Ericka Hart
Ericka Hart is a sex educator and writer with a Master’s of Education in Human Sexuality, and she’s been teaching children and adults in the New York area about sexuality for over ten years. As a breast cancer survivor, she is an advocate for equality and systemic change for the chronically ill, especially those in marginalized communities. Ericka’s work highlights the connection between sexual expression and health—and also hosts essential conversations about the intersections of race, gender, chronic illness and disability within the sex-positivity space.
8. Shelby Sells
Shelby Sells is a Celebrity Sex Therapist and Sexologist who is creating a sex-positive community through her posts on social media and interviews on her blog. Her open, informative, and positive dialogue around sex is focused making people feel happier in their intimate lives and more comfortable with sex and pornography—and reducing the shame and stigma surrounding it all. Follow her for her artistic and colorful photography, her examinations of modern social approaches to sex and sexuality, and educational events and workshops in the New York area.
9. Pink Bits
Pink Bits is our go-to for inspiring, inclusive, and honest depictions of what it’s really like to be a woman by illustrating the “bits and shapes we are told to hide.” Celebrating body hair, stretch marks, scars, and women of all body types, it’s a refreshing way to celebrate femininity in all its forms. Instead of trying to “fit in” with rigid societal standards, the Pink Bits women are beautiful and graceful just as they are. Follow along for a regular reminder to love yourself and to support other women around you on their journey towards self love and acceptance—and don’t forget to support Pink Bits by heading to her shop for stickers, pins, postcards, and prints.
10. Blood & Milk
Blood & Milk is a community for the awakening woman by the organic period products company, Cora. Follow along for their inspiring imagery and supportive feminist community and topics—all about women’s sexual and reproductive health. The Blood & Milk website is a treasure trove of information about important (and often taboo) issues such as menstruation, body image, sex, birth control and abortion, fertility, and menopause. We love this educational space for women to truly be curious about our bodies and learn more about our health and our feminine power.
Emily Torres is an Editor at The Good Trade and the writer behind Ennaree, a blog dedicated to intentional, colorful living. She’s a Los Angeles transplant who was born and raised in Indiana, where she studied Creative Writing and Business at Indiana University. You can usually find her reading or writing, caring for her two rabbits, or practicing at the hot yoga studio.