SINCLAIR SEXSMITH (they/them) is a writer, speaker, and performer specializing in queer sexualities, genders, and relationships. Since 1996, they have been building queer and feminist online communities through writing and expressive arts. Their experience with queer culture, sexual politics, gender and identity, and embodied sexuality makes Sinclair a skilled presenter, facilitator, and speaker. Sinclair travels across North America, presenting at universities, conferences, community organizations, and retreats. Some of their most requested talks include topics range from relationships, gender, writing, to sexual skills, BDSM, and getting the sex life you want.
They have produced the award-winning website Sugarbutch: Queer Sex, Kink, Gender, and Relationships at www.sugarbutch.net since 2006.
Contributing to more than twenty anthologies, including Best Lesbian Erotica, Persistence: Still Butch and Femme, and Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica, Mr. Sexsmith is the guest editor of Best Lesbian Erotica 2012 and editor of Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica, both from Cleis Press. Their full-length collection Sweet & Rough: Sixteen Stories of Queer Smut was released in 2014 from Maverick Press.
Sinclair has been on Go Magazine’s 100 Women We Love list (2010), DapperQ’s 100 Most Stylish (2013), Kinkly’s Sex Blog Superheros (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), Top 100 Sex Bloggers (2008, 2009, 2010), and more.
They live in Oakland, California.
Photograph by Bill Wadman | Read Sinclair’s full curriculum vitae