Books & Writing

Heather Corinna writes books, articles, long twitter threads and dive bar bathroom stall graffiti about bodies, sex, relationships, love, loss, learning, gender, queerness, disability, body image, how to care for each other and ourselves, politics, survival, adolescence, reproductive and sexual health and justice, abuse, feminism, aging, the natural world and other things that matter. Heather is represented by Anna Sproul-Latimer at Neon Literary.

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What Fresh Hell Is This? Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities, and You

What to Expect When You’re Not Expected to Expect Anything Anymore

"We rely on Heather Corinna for clear, funny, inclusive, and zero-nonsense writing about sex and sexuality and it’s no surprise they deliver again--brilliantly. What Fresh Hell Is This? contextualizes and investigates what we think we know about menopause before blowing...

Wait, What?: A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up

Wait, What?: A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up

With artist Isabella Rotman, a graphic novel guide that covers essential topics for preteens and young teens about their changing bodies and feelings.

Friends Malia, Rico, Max, Sam and Alexis talk about all the weird and exciting parts of growing up! Using comics, activities and examples, they give encouragement and...


S.E.X., second edition: The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties

The most popular sex and relationships guide written for teens and young adults out there, S.E.X. tackles everything they want to know about sex, from consent, safe sex, emotional health and more.

As a teen or emerging adult, dealing with all the changes going on in your...

Rebell Well

Rebel Well: A Starter Survival Guide to a Trumped America

In the immediate aftermath of the 2016 United States Presidential election, Heather and s.e. smith created this compact but comprehensive survival guide -- available both online and as a printable chapbook -- to provide information to help young people protect themselves and others, to reduce harms and to cope with...

illustration by Archie Bongiovanni, 2021

Fresh Hell’s Delirium Home Companion: Online Edition

Well, hey there. I bid you a marginally-awake and so only semi-enthusiastic welcome to the online resource page for What Fresh Hell is This? Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities and You.

Despite menopause being big freaking business right now, in this precise moment there is still barely anything specifically about peri/menopause...

more books & anthologies

Our Bodies, Ourselves (2011 edition)
Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape
Zaftig: Well-Rounded Erotica
Aqua Erotica
Shameless: An Intimate Erotica
The Adventures of Food
Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 1
Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 2


Pussypedia (forthcoming 2021), Zoe Mendelson, Mária Conejo
Breaking the Hush Factor, Dr. Karen Rayne
Giggling Into The Pillow, Chris Bridges
College Sex – Philosophy for Everyone: Philosophers With Benefits, Michael Bruce, Robert M. Stewart, Fritz Allhoff


Bang!:Masturbation for People of All Genders and Abilities, Vic Liu
A Quick and Easy Guide to Consent, Isabella Rotman
A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns, Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson
Dating and Sex: A Guide for the 21st Century Teen Boy, Andrew Irwin-Smiler
Not Funny Ha Ha, Leah Hayes
Mother Daughter Sex Advice, Aretha & Susie Bright
What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety, Jaclyn Friedman
I Was a Teenage Dominatrix, Shawna Kenney

magazines & websites

The Guardian
RH Reality Check/Rewire
Teen Vogue
Women’s Studies; An inter-disciplinary journal
On Our Backs
Soapbox Girls
PIF Magazine
Scarlet Letters
Maxi Magazine
Issues Magazine (AU)

some writing selections

At Scarleteen: For the love of they, them and we who use them
In Yes Means Yes: An Immodest Proposal
At Teen Vogue: When You Find Out the Word Bisexual Is About You
At The Guardian: Dr Tiller’s Death Won’t Stop Us
At Rewire (advice column): Get Real! I Think He’ll Dump Me If I Don’t Have Sex with Him. So, Should I?
From S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-to-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties: Making Sense of Sexual Media
At Ms. Magazine (advice): Whose Vagina Is It Anyway?
At Scarleteen: Intimacy: The Whys, Hows, How-Nots, and So-Nots
At Scarleteen (advice): Is it bad that I want sex but not a romantic relationship?
At Scarleteen (advice): Can a guy be just as attracted to a fat girl as a “hot” girl?
At Scarleteen (advice): If Guys are Coerced by Girls, Is It Still Sexual Abuse?
At Scarleteen: Wilderness Tips: A Guide For Your Sexual Adventures 
Scarleteen Confidential: Better BC Invitations (for parents)
At Scarleteen (adapted from a training created and presented to students of the Sexual Health Scholars Program): With Pleasure: A View of Whole Sexual Anatomy for Every Body
At The Guardian: Sex Education Can Stop Abuse