Lena Ruth Solow

Sex Educator, Writer in Brooklyn, New York

Read my articles


~Ask A Sex Educator column for Teen Vogue

~Broadly author page(writing on sex, gender, labor, etc)

~Cum Before the Anxiety Sets In Mask Magazine


~Featured as one of NPR's "50 Great Teachers"

~Spokesperson for Babeland Workers Union in New York Times and Autostraddle

~One of Brooklyn Magazine's 30 Under 30

~Teaching Sex Positivityin Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality

Lena Solow is a sex educator, writer, and union organizer with more than a decade of experience talking with teens and adults about sex. She was featured as one of NPR's 50 Great Teachers for her work running a peer sex education program for teens. Lena has written on sexuality for the government Office of Women's Health and the nonprofit organization Rethinking Schools. Find her writing regularly at Teen Vogue, where her "Ask A Sex Educator" column covers everything from oral sex to abortion to self esteem.

Contact Lena for press outreach or to schedule workshops and consultations.

Workshop topics include, but are not limited to:

FOR PARENTS:Talking to Kids and Teens About Sex

FOR EDUCATORS/YOUTH WORKERS: Building a Sex-Positive, Inclusive Environment for Your Teens; Truly Comprehensive Sex Education: A Sex-Positive, Inclusive Approach

FOR TEENS:Let's Talk About Sex! - Consent and Communication

Photo by Christopher Gregory for NPR

  • Education
    • Wesleyan University, BA in Dance