Lena Chen

is a reluctant sexpert, a feminist and queer advocate, and a walking case study on bad publicity. As a Harvard undergrad, she authored the blog Sex and the Ivy about her college sexcapades and misadventures. Her reputation has never quite recovered. Want to give her a book deal, send her hate mail, or misquote her in an article? Read her daily musings at The Ch!cktionary and check out her full bio.

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Press

Boston Magazine named her one of the “61 new best things about Boston”. Bill O’Reilly once called her a “skank” on live radio. “Horribly oversharey” (Gawker) to some and “terribly misunderstood” (Salon) to others, Lena spends much of her off-line time appearing on listicles, inciting moral panic, and tarnishing her alma mater’s good name. If you are a journalist who would like her opinion on contentious issues such as the ethics of sexiling your roommate, you can contact Lena via email.

An archive of past and recent press clippings are on this website.

“Poster girl for what could be called a group of brainy girls gone wild.”
NEWSWEEK


“An intellectualized Carrie Bradshaw with less money and more self-awareness.”
THE BOSTON PHOENIX


“Saucy.”
THE BOSTON GLOBE


“Women like Chen, with their hardcore approach to covering sex without self-censoring, aren’t just the New Carries — they’re going where Carrie feared to.”
SALON
 

“Intellexual.”
JEZEBEL


“A small Asian woman who ate every crumb of everything.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES