writer, sex educator, witch
writer, sex educator, witch
I'm a seasoned sex educator and health promotion professional with a focus in sexual health and youth empowerment. With over seven years of experience in developing health education programming, working in sex toy retail, and putting condoms on bananas, I don't just talk about sex—I know about it.
My mission is to support everyone—regardless of gender, orientation, libido, relationship style, kink/fetish, or sexual experience—in living their best and healthiest sexual lives. No question is too stupid, and no fantasy is too bizarre. All you have to do is ask.
In addition to my work as a health educator, I have experience as a freelance writer, an editorial consultant, a sex shop employee, a workshop facilitator, a public speaker, an abortion doula, and more. I'm a practicing witch and professional tarot reader currently living in New York City with my cat, Princess Walter.
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Porn star Gia Paige says Netflix’s ‘Hot Girls Wanted’ put her in danger @ Daily Dot
Meet Miss Vera: The gender coach who’s helped hundreds discover their true identities @ Daily Dot
My magical week at a massive bikini-clad festival for queer women of color @ Fusion
This smart and sexy pop-up shop is every feminist’s dream come true @ Fusion
The nightmare of watching Netflix while battling PTSD @ Fusion
Should every man do Kegels? @ Fusion
Interracial Dating Horror Stories: When Racist White Men Date Women of Color @ XOJane
There’s a whole world of luxury vegan condoms out there for when you get tired of regular rubbers @ Fusion
This #BlackLivesMatter pole-dance protest is beautiful @ Fusion
Black people can't get depression and other mental health myths @ The Tempest
Here’s why we need to talk about handjobs @ Fusion
Planning an educational event, employee training, or social gathering? With nearly eight years of experience developing and facilitating award-winning health education workshops for teens and adults, I’m happy to tailor my expertise to your specific needs. I specialize in delivering medically accurate information on taboo topics in an engaging, friendly, and conversational way. All of my interactive workshops are taught from an intersectional, queer-inclusive, sex-positive, harm reduction framework, and can be adapted for ages 12+. I am available for programming related to:
- queer/trans-inclusive and culturally sensitive language
- sexually transmitted infection (STI) and pregnancy risk, management, and prevention
- responsible decision-making around alcohol and other drugs
- witchcraft and/or sex magic as radical self-care
- sexual technique (i.e. oral sex, handjobs, pelvic floor health, kink) and toys
- communication and healthy relationships for teens and adults
- custom workshops related to health, reproductive justice, and/or witchcraft
I offer reduced rates for select nonprofit and educational organizations. I also offer one-on-one Q&As and consultations via text message through Asking For A Friend. I do not offer sexual services and I am not a licensed medical or health care provider.
Ozy Magazine, "Spells for the Modern Day Sorceress"
Garden Collage, "Haylin Belay on Practicing Witchcraft in NYC"
Blue & White Magazine, "Campus Character: Haylin Belay"