Founder & Director
Megan Andelloux is the founder and director of The CSPH. She is a nationally certified sexuality educator through The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists and a board certified sexologist through The American College of Sexologists.
Ms. Andelloux worked for nine years as a youth-focused sexuality educator in NY, RI, CT, and NJ before bringing her love for teaching at a locally run feminist sex-shop in Providence, RI. It was there that she began to notice adults did not have a space to ask questions and learn about sexuality. She also noticed adults hold many of the same questions teens do when it comes to sexual issues. The challenge was set before her: create a space for adults to safely learn medically accurate, sex-positive information in a comforting environment. Thus The CSPH was born.
She is a a sought-after sexuality consultant for local and national media, and is a contributing author in the books “We Got Issues” A Feminist Response to Cultural Attitudes On Feminism and the Sex and Society. Ms. Andelloux was named ” Vagina Warrior of the Year” from the Vagina Monologues for her work regarding sexual communication and fear reduction. She has been labeled by the Rhode Island press as “The Princess of Pleasure” and more recently, “The Sex Ed Warrior Queen” as she is on a mission to promote sexual health, wellness, and communication.
Ms. Andelloux lectures internationally at colleges, universities, medical schools, and sexuality institutions on issues surrounding sexual pleasure, sexual health, politics, and erotic justice. To date, she has taught at over three dozen higher educational institutions, including medical schools and Ivy league universities such as Brown, Yale, and Harvard.
She is listed on Wikipedia as an American Feminist, Writer and Sex Educator and on the Erotic Heritage Museum’s Hall of Heros, which showcases icons of sexual revolution. She has worked full-time in the field of Sexual Education for more than 14 years. For more information, visit www.ohmegan.com.
Aida E. Manduley
Programming & Development Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Aida is an organizer and educator who would probably die without her color-coded BusyCal. Originally from Puerto Rico, she arrived at Brown University for schooling in visual art and sexuality, but instead ended up zeroing in on the latter and comparative literature. Currently, Aida lives in Rhode Island and travels frequently, popping by Massachusetts and New York fairly often. Outside of her CSPH work, she serves as the Sexual Health Advocate at a domestic violence agency and contributes to a quarterly magazine/endurance publishing event. Aida is the past board chair of a non-profit that organizes low-income communities of color for socioeconomic and political justice, volunteers as an advocate with a violent crime crisis helpline, and sits on a number of coalitions around topics like HIV prevention, comprehensive sexuality education, and LGBTQ anti-violence work.
Administrative Assistant (email@example.com)
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.
Sexual Health Rankings Project Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Alicia Gauvin graduated from Clark University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. While at Clark, her passion for sexuality came to fruition and she tailored her program to have a focus on Gender and Sexuality. This included a year-long internship at the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health during her senior year where she held the Social Media, Web Development, and Content Creation positions, with one of her bigger projects being curating the Antique Vibrator collection. Continuing her web development experience, Alicia is now the Project Coordinator and one of the CSPH liaisons for Sexual Health Rankings™. She currently resides in Manhattan but travels to RI regularly. She is hoping to attend graduate school for history, focusing on historical sexology.
Gypsy Starr Vidal
Staff Writer (email@example.com)
Gypsy Starr Vidal is a graduate from Brown University and is currently employed as a Legal Assistant with Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders in Boston, MA. Gypsy is strongly passionate about the goals and work of The CSPH, and is excited for the opportunity to continue striving to promote sexual health and pleasure through her Q&As. Gypsy also serves on the Massachusetts Commission for LGBT Youth. In her spare time, Gypsy enjoys cooking (and eating!), reading dystopian/post-apocalyptic literature, thinking about critical queer, feminist, and race theory, and (re)blogging on Tumblr. She just started studying for the GRE, so wish her luck!