Tina Horn is a writer, educator, audio producer, queer punk, and true karaoke believer.
she produces and hosts the popular kinky slut podcast Why Are People Into That?!, which has an accompanying column on the establishment. she is the author of Love Not Given Lightly, a collection of nonfiction stories about bay area sex workers, and a guide to dirty digital ethics and etiquette called sexting .
Her writing on sexual politics and culture has appeared in Rolling Stone, Allure, Glamour, Hazlitt, Vice, the Rumpus, The Toast, Refinery29 and in the anthologies Unshaven, Girl Sex 101, Glitter and Grit, and Best Sex Writing 2015. She was the Creative Director of the sex culture focused imprint threel media, editing books by Jiz Lee, Kristen Sollee, and Siouxsie Q. Tina holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and is a LAMBA Literary Fellow.
Tina’s lectures on dirty talk, sex worker self care, and spanking have been featured at a variety of international venues, including Pleasure Chest, Kink.com’s Armory Studios, Skidmore College, The New School, Good Vibrations, Red Umbrella Diaries, Lesbian Sex Mafia, Dark Odyssey, and the Feminist Porn Conference at University of Toronto.
She has been a consultant on subjects of kink lifestyle, sex worker rights, and feminist pornography on HuffPost Live, The Washington Post, National Geographic, and at UC Berkeley and Evergreen College.
In 2010, she co-created, produced, and directed a video project called QueerPorn.Tv, which won two Feminist Porn Awards (Honored Website 2011 & Most Diverse Cast 2012) and a Cinekink Award (Best Experimental Short), in addition to being nominated for an AVN (Best Alternative Website).
Born in Northern California, Tina now lives in Brooklyn.
Interviews, reviews, Appearances
Discussing feminist porn and whorephobia on Myisha Battle’s Down for Whatever podcast
Discussing ASMR and George Michael on merrit k’s Woodland Secrets podcast
Refinery 29 and I collaborated on a Dirty talk 101 video
Huffpo produced a cute video of my Sexting advice
Motherboard, Bustle, and more love my Sexting book!
Kinkly names Why Are People Into That?! one of the Best Sex, Relationship, and BDSM podcasts
Cosmopolitan interviews Tina: “How I Became An Expert Dirty Talker”
Buzzfeed names Why Are People Into That?! podcast one of “40 Places To Learn Everything You Never Heard In Sex Ed” — “Tina Horn brings in educators, writers, porn stars, and social workers to talk about specific kinks — like spanking, high heels, age play, exhibitionism, bootblacking, and lots of others — in a nonjudgmental way.”
The Slutist’s Kristen Korvette interviews Tina on the subject of Sexting, sex work, and feminist fantasies
Lambda Literary – Love Not Given Lightly Review – “Horn’s portraits are deeply moving in their tender look at human sexuality and connection.” 2015
“Inside the Insatiable Mind of Tina Horn.” Interview, Nerve.com. 2015
South Slope Stoop – interview about Dirty Talk class at Please NYC – “Horn’s podcast Why Are People Into That?! has an educational, non-judgmental, and very funny approach to human sexuality.” 2015
Love Not Given Lightly feature, HuffpoLive
Life on the Swingset – podcast interview on pushing sexual boundaries, 2015
Sex out Loud – radio interview discussing Love Not Given Lightly , 2015
Sang Bleu – Why Are People Into That? review and interview – “Perversion, fetish and kinky indulgence become this joyful romp where the story behind arousal is just as endearing, and stimulating, as arousal itself. ” 2014