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about elle

meet elle chase, certified sex educator, author, and advocate


Certified sex educator, author, and body-acceptance and pleasure advocate, Elle Chase (she/her/hers) is certified by the prestigious San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI) sex-educator training program, the American College of Sexologists International (ACS) and is also a member of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH). Elle is considered a powerful thought leader and a key influencer in the sexual health community, most notably for her respected voice in the body acceptance movement. Chase is also the Founder of and serves as the Director of Education at the Los Angeles Academy of Sex Education, where she provides sex education classes, speakers and services facilitated by the nation’s leading sex educators, activists, and sexual health practitioners.

Chase is a frequently quoted source whose insights have appeared in international media and press including; NBC’s The Today Show, ABC’s Nightline, The New York Times, Teen Vogue, Elle, Redbook, Glamour, Playboy, The Daily Beast and Cosmopolitan to name a few. Elle is also a sought-after expert for some of the world’s highest-rated podcasts and radio shows including; Sex with Emily, Savage Lovecast, Sex Out Loud, and Loveline. On film, Elle’s personal story of sexual self-discovery is chronicled in the documentary, “Inside Her Sex” by Sheona McDonald for Canadian Public Television (CBC).

As a sex expert and body acceptance and pleasure advocate, Chase teaches workshops across the country, specializing in the intersection of body acceptance and sex, the importance and integration of personal sexual expression, sex and porn for sexual empowerment and embodied consent. She is a regular speaker, educator and presenter at colleges, universities, sexuality conferences and private organizations across the country that have included; UCLA, USC, Emerson College, UC Riverside, The Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, EDSE and ASSECT.

Elle is also the creator and curator of the well-known, multi-award-winning, sex-positive, sensual images blog LadyCheeky.com (NSFW), which was named Cosmopolitan and Huffington Post’s “#1 Porn Site for Women,” and referenced & recommended in several other outlets including; ABC’s Nightline, The New York Times, USA Today, Sex with Emily, Huffington Post, Glamour, GQ, Redbook, Allure, Brides, Salon and many more.

As a writer, Elle’s writing has appeared in Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post and more. In 2017 Fair Winds Press published her popular book, “Curvy Girl Sex: 101 Body-Positive Positions to Empower your Sex Life” and in 2016 Elle helped create and edit the #NSFW Totally Naughty Coloring Book and #NSFW Totally Curvy Coloring Book in collaboration with SheVibe.com.
Elle lives in Los Angeles and is currently hard at work on a new book. 

People of all sizes and backgrounds can learn from Elle’s smart, inclusive, shame-free advice on everything from self-love to plus size sex. Her real world approach to embracing pleasure at any size is what we’ve all been waiting for!
Elle Chase has risen up to become one of the most proficient sex educators today. Online, she has helped pioneer conversation around smut, body image and sex after 40 and you won’t find a more honest and authentic type of educator, one who can speak from the heart and the brain.
— Jayme Waxman, M.Ed, MFT, SEX therapist + Author of Getting off: A Woman's Guide to Masturbation