Sex and the Ivy

Press

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elle October 16, 2006 @ 9:57 pm

PRESS

“It’s women like Chen, with their hardcore approach to covering sex without self-censoring, who aren’t just the New Carries — they’re going where Carrie feared to.”

Sex Writers on “Sex and the City”, SALON

“Thoughtful, articulate, and … pretty unconflicted about who she is and what she’s done. And she’s 20. I mean, she’s not even old enough to drink. Legally, at least.”

Gawkakke, THE REVERSE COWGIRL

“Called the collective bluff of people who pretend to be open-minded…”

In Which That’s Probably Just Ice Cream On Your Mouth, THIS RECORDING

Horribly oversharey.”

Worst Overshare Anywhere Ever, GAWKER

An intellectualized Carrie Bradshaw with less money and more self-awareness.”

Nowhere To Hide, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

“Prolific campus sex life.”

The Compulsive Oversharers of the Internet, GAWKER

“A brilliant, bubbly, take-no-shit chick with a taste for Amaretto and older men.”

Celibate for the Hell of It, THE CORNELL DAILY SUN

“Small Asian woman.”

Students of Virginity, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Lena eats chocolate cake and also likes being eaten.”

Dear Ivy League Virgins, JEZEBEL

“We Love This Town Because … 21. Harvard sex blogger Lena Chen of sexandtheivy.com won’t graduate for another year..”

The 61 New Best Things About Boston, BOSTON MAGAZINE

“[Writes] honestly about sex, depression, body image, double standards, and race, [weathers] being called a “slut” and a “whore” because of her frankness with a surprising amount of grace, especially for a college junior still trying to figure out who she is.”

Amazian of the Week, DISGRASIAN

“Self-appointed poster girl for what could be called a group of brainy girls gone wild.”

Campus Sexperts, NEWSWEEK

“Her favorite make-out spot is a particular bench across Weeks Footbridge.”

A Hook-Up Tour of Harvard, THE HARVARD CRIMSON

“What’s your favorite Boston area restaurant?”

You Are What You Eat, MENUPAGES BOSTON

“[Has] to make a requisite appearance on any list about Harvard nudity.”

15 People FM Wants To See Streak At Harvard-Yale, THE HARVARD CRIMSON

“Candid and witty.”

The Five Best Dating Blogs, SASSY BEAN

“Awkwardness.”

Abstinence Activist, Blogger Clash on Sex, THE HARVARD CRIMSON

“Our Favorite Person Ever.”

Harvard Pro-Sex and Anti-Sex Crusaders Make Us Want To Ignore Them, Have Sex, IVYGATE

“A miniskirted Richard Dawkins.”

Sexual Conflict, THE DAILY PENNSYLVANIAN

“Chronicles her sexual encounters, mental-health issues and drug use …”

The Sex Tapes and Sordid Details of Ivy League Life, All Aired Online, THE DAILY PENNSYLVANIAN

“Heartwarming online company.”

The Characters: A Who’s Who at Harvard, THE HARVARD INDEPENDENT

“Clever and taut writing about sex that refuses to turn an eye from the hard bits, physical or emotional. Bring on the book deal already.”

Sexerati is Crushed Out, SEXERATI

“Her parents must be so proud.”

Harvard Students Log Sexcapades, THE BOSTON GLOBE

“Spreading the word about where she’ll be spreading her post-grad legs.”

Harvard Sex Bloggers Get More Play Than You, GAWKER

“Skank.”

BILL O’REILLY

“Obviously successful.”

Blogging: The I-Banking of Harvard’s Journalists, THE HARVARD CRIMSON

“X-rated.”

From Blog to Bookshelf, 02138 MAGAZINE

“Quickly gaining a passionate love-hate relationship from her readers.”

Popular Sex Blog Details Student’s Exploits, THE DAILY FREE PRESS

“[A talking point and participant] in the public discussion about sex options and education.”

Let’s Talk About Sex, THE DAILY FREE PRESS

“Gives a lot of blowjobs … morally reprehensible … a bizarre sort of martyr.”

Dirty Secrets, THE HARVARD CRIMSON

“Writes like a gum-snapping phone-sex operator … Brace yourselves for the mind-blowing crest-on-crest action.”

Harvard Sex Blogger Aims for the Big Leagues, RADAR MAGAZINE

“Who doesn’t want to get sex advice from a gorgeous woman in fabulous shoes?”

Let’s Talk About Sex, DP, THE DAILY PENNSYLVANIAN

“Sex blogger Lena Chen, for last night.”

10 Harvard People We Love and Why, IVYGATE

“Take a journalism course.”

Why Smart Sex Has Gone Stagnant, THE DAILY PENNSYLVANIAN

“Might actually be doing a favor for Ivy League ladies out there: making sex an acceptable topic for women to discuss.”

Sex and the Ivy, THE DAILY PENNSYLVANIAN

“Keeps from abusing the sanction of intellect to justify her sexual frivolity or conceal her psychological vulnerability … far surpasses the myopic Chloe Does Yale in terms of personal and cultural responsibility.”

Ironic Solipsism Conquers Virtual Ivory Tower, THE YALE HERALD

“Detailed, no-holds-barred, sexually explicit, politically incorrect, and confessional … her writing is blunt and sometimes pessimistic, laced with philosophical musings on what she perceives to be the woeful state of sex at Harvard.”

Rated X for Mature Eyes Only, THE HARVARD CRIMSON

ON THE RADIO

“Afternoon Advice” SIRIUS 198, Playboy Radio

“From Across the Yard” WHRB 95.3 FM, Harvard Radio Broadcasting

“Radio with a View” WMBR 88.1 FM, Cambridge

AWARDS

Finalist for Best Sex Blog, Best Female Sex Blog, & Sexiest Sex Blogger in DirtySpoke 2006 Sex Blog Awards

Finalist for Best Teen Weblog in 2007 Bloggies, the Seventh Annual Weblog Awards