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Gigi Engle

Gigi Engle

Gigi Engle is an American writer, sex educator, and feminist based in New York City.


Engle graduated from Fordham University with a degree in Journalism and English. [2]


Early in her career, Engle was an Editorial Intern at iVillage and a Fashion Assistant and Rodale.

She was a Senior Writer for Elite Daily as well as a Contributing Writer to The Nonsense Society. As of July 2017, Engle is a Sex and Dating Writer for both The Thrillest and Teen Vogue. [2]She has also had her work published in Cosmo, Elle, Glamour, Allure, Bustle, Marie Claire, and Ravishly as well as her. [6]

Controversy over Anal Sex Article

On July 7th, Engle published an article in Teen Vogue titled Anal Sex: What You Need to Know, where she explains how to engage properly in anal sex. [8]When the article was published, it received significant backlash as well as commentators coming to her defense. An earlier article she wrote, A Butthole Manifesto: Why Anal Sex Should Be Reserved For The One, was published in Elite Daily in 2015. [0]

The Activist Mommy uploaded a video of her burning Teen Vogue which has been viewed 8 million times.

[9]The Independent Journalism Review did a follow-up story interviewing parents reactions to the article.

One parent said that “I'm absolutely appalled that the editors approved its inclusion.

Safe sex of all types is a discussion for parents or health class, not what amounts to a fashion and gossip rag"; The IJR concluded that Teen Vogue "would be smart to delete or apologize for the story, not continue defending it."


An article in The Independent criticized Engle's piece from a feminist perspective by defining the participants as "prostate" and "non-prostate" owners. [10]Heidi Stevens of The Chicago Tribune wrote an op-ed defending Engle, saying that her grown up advice is a valuable resource to readers. [9]


Citation Linkelitedaily.comIn 2015, Gigi wrote the Butthole Manifesto
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Citation Linkthrillist.comGigi Engle Bio
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Citation Linklinkedin.comGigi Engle on LinkedIn
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Citation Linkteenvogue.comArticles written in Teen Vogueby Gigi Engle
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Citation Linkmedium.comGigi Engle on Medium
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Citation Linktwitter.comGigi Engle on Twitter
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Citation Linkinstagram.comGigi Engle on Instagram
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Citation Linkijr.comArticle from the Independent Journalism Review about Engle's piece
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Citation Linkteenvogue.comEngle's article in Teen Vogueabout anal sex
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Citation Linkchicagotribune.comArticle in the Chicago Tribune
Jul 18, 2017, 2:05 AM
Citation Linkindependent.co.ukThe IndependentCritique of the Article
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