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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Once described by Slate as someone who pens “serious articles”, Lena still insists on using headlines like "How I Dumped The Pill And Met The IUD". She reports on a number of topics related to gender and sexuality, including sex and relationships, sexual health, feminism, and LGBT issues. Best-known for the personal writing published on her blogs, Lena has also contributed first-person essays to The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Glamour, Salon, and The Sydney Morning Herald.

An archive of past articles is available here. A selection of work follows:

SALON  | I Was The Harvard Harlot
THE AMERICAN PROSPECT  | The Chastity Ring-Around
THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD  | Wedded To An Idea
EXPLOSION PROOF  | He Came To Stay
GLAMOUR  | What No One Ever Told Me About …
THE BOSTON GLOBE SUNDAY MAGAZINE  | Meet The Roommates
SKIRT! MAGAZINE  | What Cosmo Taught Me About Feminism
THEFRISKY.COM  | Feminists Can Wear Spanx and Other Lessons From My Feminist Photo Shoot