Carol Queen is a writer and cultural sexologist with a Ph.D. in human sexuality. She is an award-winning erotic author specializing in depicting diverse sexualities, and her first book, Exhibitionism for the Shy (1995, reissued with new material in 2009) explores issues of erotic self-esteem and enhancement.
Queen co-founded and directs The Center for Sex & Culture, a San Francisco non-profit educational and community center for adults across the sexual and gender identity spectrum. It holds a library and archive and offers programming from didactic to experiential, as well as salons, literary and performance events, and more. (See www.sexandculture.org.) Queen additionally serves as staff sexologist and Chief Cultural Officer at Good Vibrations, the women-founded sex toy and bookstore in San Francisco, where she has worked since 1990, and blogs for the Good Vibrations web magazine at www.goodvibes.com.