School: Bowling Green State University
Major: Human Development and Family Studies and minors in Sexuality Studies and Popular Culture
Hometown: Perrysburg, Ohio
Favorite writer: I would say it’s probably a three-way tie between John Green, Carolyn Mackler and Khaled Hosseini
Favorite sex scene from a movie/TV/book: Rose and Jack in Titanic in the car! Classic.
Hidden talent: I am a former competitor in grocery bagging competitions and one year made it to the state championships with the Ohio’s Grocers Association/
School: The Ohio State University
Major: Public Health-Sociology Specialization
Favorite writer: right now it’s Trudy of Gradient Lair
Favorite sex scene from a movie/TV/book: Dean and Cindy’s oral sex scene from Blue Valentine
Hidden talent: not having a hidden talent
School: University of Kansas—Rock Chalk Jayhawk, y’all.
Major: English, Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, and Russian Minor
Hometown: Kansas City, Kansas
Favorite writer: Oh god this is too hard. I’ll do a top five. Brian Friel, Cristina Garcia, Chaim Potok, Gloria Anzaldua, Neil Gaiman, Harriet Mullen, Margaret Edson, Emily Bronte, Susan Stryker, Laurie Penny. Okay, so it’s a top ten, but what did you expect? Top five is too hard.
Favorite sex scene from a movie/TV/book: When Ayla and Jondalar get it on for the first time in The Valley of the Horses. Not only is it an enormous, late Stone Age adventure/empowering, romance lead by a badass female character with literally hundreds of pages of sexual tension oozing out the pages, but Ayla never’s gotten pleasure from sex before—so Jondalar makes it his mission to focus entirely on her having awesome orgasms. And it is AWESOME.
Hidden talent: I have an 85% accuracy rating when it comes to guessing where people bought their clothes. It’s been tested. By science.
School: University of Central Florida
Major: Political Science and English
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
Favorite writer: If I only read Margaret Atwood and John Keats for the rest of my life I would be happy.
Favorite sex scene from a movie/TV/book: The first sex scene from Christopher and His Kind between Chris and Casper. It’s oddly sweet and the whole movie is diamonds. This was as also the first film I saw that showed sex between two people of the same gender. I consider it a kind of milestone in my very queer life.
Hidden talent: I can make mac and cheese like nobody else. I’m a mean, green, water boiling machine.
School: University of Texas at Austin
Major: International Relations and Global Studies
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Favorite writer: Various bloggers on Tumblr
Favorite sex scene from a movie/TV/book: Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis scene from Black Swan
Hidden talent: I have never lost in a game of Taboo
School: Scripps College
Major: Political Science and French Studies
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, California
Favorite writer: Sloane Crosby, Lemony Snicket, Margaret Atwood, John Darnielle
Favorite sex scene from a movie/TV/book: When Daenerys actually bonds with Drogo and proceeds to rock his world in the Game of Thrones show. Sexy and sweet too! 🙂
Hidden talent: Eating excessive amounts of Pad Thai and then going out for ice cream.