Clarisse Thorn is a feminist, sex-positive, pro-BDSM educator who has delivered sexuality lectures and workshops to a variety of audiences, including New York’s Museum of Sex, San Francisco’s Center for Sex and Culture, and several American universities. She created and curated the original Sex+++ sex-positive documentary film series at Chicago’s Jane Addams Hull-House Museum; she has also volunteered as an archivist, curator and fundraiser for that venerable BDSM institution, the Leather Archives & Museum. Clarisse recently returned from working on HIV mitigation in southern Africa. She writes about sexuality for a number of online venues; blogs at; and Twitters @clarissethorn.