CONFESSIONS, LIBIDO & GENITALS! Sandra comes clean with pal Rachael for support. Then, JoEllen Notte, a.k.a. The Redhead Bedhead, shares findings about this invisible illness and how it intersects with sex as she prepares to write her upcoming book “Monster Under the Bed.” TOPICS: Bipolar II, hypomania, lithium, losing yourself, compulsive behavior, beds, autonomy, treatment, desexualization, Pinkness’ OrgasmQuest, losing libido, anti-depressant conundrum, just doing it, forgetting sex, anger, drowning, treatment, sex drive, insensitive doctors, staying sex-positive, connecting with pleasure, advocating for yourself, medical mystery solved, genital numbness, erectile dysfunction, conscious sex decisions, control, foggy headed, giving up, mental illness taboo, Robin Williams and superhero sex stores.
The Redhead Bedhead came to life when JoEllen Notte decided she wanted to talk about sex on the internet (“Do people even do that?!”). She has gone on to write for multiple outlets including the award-winning RedheadBedhead.com, tour the US and Canada both cataloging North America’s best adult retailers on the Superhero Sex Shop Tour, making the world a safer place to date in her popular workshops, “Online Dating for Introverts, Geeks, Wallflowers and Freaks” and “Keys to Casual Sex Success,” and publishing the e-guide “Spotting a Great Sex Shop (and Surviving a Bad One).”
Serving as the Education Coordinator and Lead Sex Educator for the Portland Academy of Sex Education and a co-Emissary of Sex Geekdom Portland, JoEllen is helping to spread the gospel of better living through sex ed. Working as an adult retail consultant she is working to help promote better sex through better adult retail. JoEllen is on a mission to prove that through constant learning, perpetual experimentation, fearless collaboration, non-stop dialogue and frequent wise-assery we can save the world from mediocre sex – and have a damn good time doing it.
The Redhead Bedhead resides in Portland, OR, where she spends her days writing, working internet magic, geeking out about sex, and tasting all the beer. Check out her fabulous Pinterest.