Emma McGowan

Freelance writer and editor with a focus on startups and sex positivity.

A full time blogger and digital nomad for the past five years, Emma McGowan writes primarily about startups and sex. Her work has appeared in Mashable, The Daily Dot's The Kernel, Mic, Bustle, The Bold Italic, KillerStartups, and MiKandi. She's the Editor in Chief at the sex tech website Kink&Code.
This is just a sampling of Emma's work. Links to each website can be found at http://emmamcgowan.com/.

Portfolio

Bikes, Bamboo, and B2B: How James Wolf Does It All
James Wolf started one of his companies, The Bike Shop - which is located in the expat hub of Thao Dien in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - after pressure from friends pointing out...
High Fashion, High Impact: Britini Port is Creating Fashion Without Factories
Britini Port arrived in Guatemala in 2012 for a Peace Corps mission and she's been there ever since, running a high fashion shoe and bag company, Uxibal, from a tiny factory...

Sex, Sex Positivity, and Social Justice

The One Thing That Will Keep Sex Alive In Your Long-Term Relationship
I used to think that scheduling sex was the ultimate in sad old people behavior; the stuff of suburban parents and crappy sitcoms . "Sex should be spontaneous!" I thought. "How...
This Dating App Company Knows What Millennials Want When It Comes To Gender
When John Kershaw launched his beard-focused dating app, Bristlr, in 2014, he let his users identify in one of two ways: those with beards and those without beards. What was...
Why I'd Never Date A Trump Supporter
As a woman who, a) has been in an emotionally abusive relationship in the past, and b) has ears and eyes, I truly can't fathom any woman choosing to vote for Trump or tolerating...
What I Learned About Relationships From My Middle & High School Notes
I was a serious about passing notes in school. Like, I probably spent at least 80 percent of my time writing notes to my friends, responding to notes to my friends, and thinking...
How To Be A Sex-Positive, Feminist Dad, According To Mine
When I decided I wanted to lose my virginity, I told my dad before I even told my high school boyfriend. I was 15, flying on first love, and I knew that I was ready.
I'm Done Asking For Permission To Give Teens The Sex Education They Deserve - Kink&Code
A young woman I'm close with reached out recently on Facebook because she's worried she might be pregnant. In her late teens, living in the South, and newly sexually active,...
Meet the Brave Teen Girls Taking a Stand Against Slut-Shaming Dress Codes
C Just was half-listening to Bangor High School vice principal Bryan Doyle's back-to-school assembly when he said something that brought her to attention. Doyle was addressing...
How To Navigate The Morning After A One Night Stand
Ah, one night stands. They're the source of many a cringe-worthy story, the driver of multiple hour long drama plot lines, and sometimes the best sex you'll ever have in your...
#RedefiningRealness is a Hashtag SF Can Really #GetBehind
I was a late adopter of hashtags, associating them more with #TBThursday and #SundaySelfies than anything I really gave a shit about. That was, however, until the...
3 Ways The Economist Sex Worker Study Missed The Mark
That's the last line in an article in the Economist about their recent study of the shift in sex work from the streets to the internet. It's a well thought out, solid line: The...
Should You Send That Dick Pic? This Flowchart Will Help You Make The Right Choice
Picture a street in the city you're most familiar with. You're walking along, listening to music on your headphones, trying not to step in dog poop. You're in your own world,...
Should Condoms Be Required In Porn? 4 Industry Insiders Speak Out
Last month, bill AB1576 passed through the California legislature. Known more commonly as "the condom bill," AB1576 is a workplace safety bill that requires condoms be worn on...
Is The Full-Bush Brazilian Pubic Hair Trend Really For "Porny Hippies?" - Kink&Code
Apparently there's a new trend in pubic hair, called the "full-bush Brazilian," which involves stripping the hair off of the labia and butt but leaving the jungles wild up-top....
This Girl Will Date 100 Dudes in SF by End of Summer
Having grown up in San Francisco, Elise Moreno knows that this is a great place to discover amazing things both personal and cultural. After four years of school in Seattle, she...
8 Ways You Can Ruin Thanksgiving Dinner And Save The World
On a recent episode of Lena Dunham's new podcast, "Women of the Hour," gynecological nurse practitioner Lola Pellegrino told Dunham (and the rest of us) to "ruin dinner." While...
Want To Create Your Own Open Source, DIY Sex Toys?
Here at MiKandi, we love anything that's both sexy and, well, kinda geeky. And no, we're not talking porn with fake Buddy Holly glasses although, let's be real: we love that...
Cam Girls Are Utilizing Teledildonics In This GENIUS Way
I just read about something that I absolutely have to share with you all, MiKandi readers. Apparently, cam girls on Chaturbate are using audio-sensitive vibrators to "literally...
Gleaning All the Juicy Data We Can From OkCupid
Whether you're an online dating evangelist or you wish the word "tinder" still only applied to starting a campfire, there's no denying that the internet has changed the way we...

Sex Tech

Sexy Nerd Time! Let's Talk Future/Sex Vocab
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Fleshlight's new iPad holster and dropped a whole bunch of future/sex terms without really explaining what the hell I was talking about....
Cindy Gallop Is Pro-Sex, Pro-Porn, And Pro-Knowing The Difference - Kink&Code
Cindy Gallop is a 54 year old wildly successful businesswoman who talks freely and openly about her penchant for casual sexual relationships with much, much younger men. She's...
4 Great Long Distance Sex Toy Alternatives When You Want To Buy Fundawear - Kink&Code
When you search "buy Fundawear," the post that I wrote ages ago* is the first thing that comes up. "Fundawear" is one of the top searches that leads people to Kink&Code and over...
12 Ways The Internet Has Changed Our Sexuality, Because It's More Than Just Porn
Ben and Sarah met on Match. After a few messages back and forth, they took their conversation to email. Pics were exchanged and soon they were talking on FaceTime every night...

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