You’re welcome to pitch me for an interview! I’m always available at [ clarisse.thorn at gmail dot com ]. I’ve listed my favorite interviews below.

But before we get to the list, were you looking for my official bio? Here it is:

Clarisse Thorn writes and speaks about sex, gender, new media, and communities. Her writing has appeared across the Internet in places like The Guardian, AlterNet, Feministe, Jezebel, Ms. Media, The Rumpus, and Time Out, and she has been quoted in publications ranging from The New York Times to BuzzFeed. She has delivered lectures across the USA, from museums to universities to SXSW. Clarisse’s first book is called Confessions of a Pickup Artist Chaser: Long Interviews With Hideous Men, and she has a collection of her best essays called The S&M Feminist. Learn more about Clarisse at clarissethorn.com, or follow her on Twitter @ClarisseThorn.

And here are some previous interviews and reviews:

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(Text) The New York Times: The Boundary Between Abuse and BDSM (May 2018)

Inspired by another scandal where a famous guy abused women and claimed it was consensual BDSM — this time Eric Schneiderman, who was Attorney General in New York — New York Times staff writer Valeriya Safronova interviewed me for this piece.

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(Text) BuzzFeed’s Ultimate Guide to BDSM (February 2015)

BuzzFeed staff writer Casey Gueren interviewed me for this extensive primer on all things kink.

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(Text) Flavorwire piece about when BDSM is and isn’t abuse (October 2014)

In 2014, a Canadian radio host named Jian Ghomeshi made headlines when he responded to abuse allegations by claiming that the interactions had been consensual BDSM. After the scandal broke, I was interviewed for this short piece by Sarah Seltzer, which clarifies some myths about BDSM and boundaries.

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(Text) Psychology Today interview with Scott Barry Kaufman (June 2012)

The cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman interviews me about my book Confessions of a Pickup Artist Chaser.

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(Text) Autostraddle: 20 Things You Can Take Away from The S&M Feminist Whether You’re Into S&M or Not (October 2012)

A lovely review from the “girl-on-girl culture” site Autostraddle, discussing my collection The S&M Feminist: Best Of Clarisse Thorn.

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(Audio) Hot Sox Podcast with Jamye Waxman (March 2012)

The awesome sex educator Jamye Waxman interviews me about my personal history with BDSM and polyamory, and of course my exciting new book Confessions of a Pickup Artist Chaser.

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(Audio) PostMasculine Radio Podcast with Mark Manson (August 2012)

I chat with my favorite ex-pickup artist Mark Manson about the similarities and differences of our experiences with polyamory and pickup artistry. Mark, of course, came up a lot in Confessions of a Pickup Artist Chaser.

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(Audio) Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino (July 2012)

Famous sex educator Tristan Taormino interviews me about my awesome collection, The S&M Feminist: Best Of Clarisse Thorn.

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(Text) Badass Activist Friday at The Line Campaign (January 2012)

More about me than you ever wanted to know! This is a rundown of everything from my career, to my opinions on feminism, to my opinions on BDSM, to my feelings about writing. The Line Campaign is a feminist anti-rape campaign; I screened their documentary The Line as part of my sex-positive film series.

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(Audio) Casual Sex with David Ortmann (October 2010)

Right around the time I was getting started, here’s a discussion of BDSM and feminism with San Francisco therapist David Ortmann. This interview streams automatically if you open the page, but you can also download the episode by clicking the small and easy-to-miss iTunes icon on the streaming bar (towards the middle of the page).

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