Founder & Director
Megan Andelloux, founder and director of The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health (CSPH), is a Clinical Sexologist and AASECT certified Sexuality Educator. Her innovative education programs, writing, social media presence, and ambitious speaking schedule have helped make her one of America’s most recognized and sought-after experts in the growing field of sexual pleasure, health, and politics.
She is an in-demand lecturer at universities and sexuality institutions nationwide. She has delivered her dynamic programs at more than 75 institutions of higher education, including 6 of the 8 Ivy League universities. Ms. Andelloux is also an Adjunct Instructor in the Brown University Medical School and the Brown University Pediatrics Residency Program.
She is frequently called on by TV networks for her insights and commentary, including CNN, NPR, MSNBC, Fox, and ABC as well as radio and print media. She has been labeled by the press as “The Princess of Pleasure,” and “The Sex Ed Warrior Queen.” The industry also recognizes her leadership in the field of sexuality. Ms. Andelloux was presented with the 2012 First Tracks Award for Innovation in Sexology by Honest Exchange.
Author of Hot and Fast: Sexy, Spontaneous Quickies for Passionate Orgasms (Amorata Press, 2012), Ms. Andelloux has also written timely consumer feature stories, industry trend reports, and journal articles for the education and research communities. In 2011 she published Sexual Health Education and Policy in Medical Schools: The Importance of Incorporating Basic Human Rights into Medical Education and Training which lead to her involvement in the first Summit of Medical School Sexual Health Initiative in Minneapolis, MN.
When she isn’t researching, educating or gallivanting with her sex nerd colleagues, she can be spotted snuggling with her kittens or rummaging around in curiosity shops.
Aida E. Manduley
Programming & Development Coordinator (email@example.com)
Aida is a bilingual organizer and educator hailing from Puerto Rico. To know her is to know her deep love of spreadsheets, color-coding, and keeping her calendar meticulously updated. At the Center, she’s held a variety of roles, but right now her main focus is working on nonprofit strategy, fundraising, and community outreach, as well as some of the special initiatives and speaking engagements. Outside of her work at The CSPH, Aida serves as the Sexual Health Advocate at a domestic violence agency and sits on a number of coalitions around topics like HIV prevention, comprehensive sexuality education, and LGBTQ anti-violence work. Her past projects include contributing to a quarterly magazine/endurance publishing event, volunteering as an advocate with a violent crime crisis helpline and chairing the board of non-profit that organizes low-income communities of color for socioeconomic and political justice. Though officially stationed in Rhode Island, you can often find her in Boston and New York City, as well as bouncing around the country from conference to conference. Catch her if you can!
Executive Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Beth Papagolos’ path to the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health began right after high school when Beth began working for a sex toy party company. She quickly became disillusioned with the ethics of the home party industry, and spent several years working in corporate management while searching for opportunities to reduce sexual shame in ways that aligned with her personal values of authenticity and integrity. Beth returned to school in 2011 in order to pursue her dream of practicing sex therapy, and graduated from Providence College with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. After completing a year-long internship with the CSPH, Beth proudly joined the staff of the CSPH where she uses her interpersonal and organizational skills to help things run smoothly behind the scenes. In addition to her role at the CSPH, Beth helps to manage the behind-the-scenes machinations of Mijos Tacos, her chef partner’s restaurant-on-wheels. When she’s not working, Beth spends her time eating with her partner and two young children, weeding at her best friend’s farm and snuggling her animal friends.
Educational Content Assistant (email@example.com)
Gypsy Starr Vidal
Staff Writer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A born-and-raised Texan, Gypsy Starr Vidal transplanted to New England in search of a little adventure and a whole lot of fresh perspective. Well, she got just that! An alum from Brown University, she received her degree in International Relations, focusing in Global Security and Latin America. Upon graduation, Gypsy began working as a Litigation & Research Assistant with Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders in Boston, MA, where she remains today. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Commission for LGBTQ Youth. In her spare time, Gypsy enjoys cooking (and eating!), reading, weightlifting, and watching Law & Order SVU marathons.