Gabrielle Kassel

Gabrielle Kassel
Title: Queer sex educator and wellness journalist
Expertise: A queer-inclusive, health-informed, pleasure-focused, journalist and educator
  • CF-L1 CrossFit trainer and locally competitive athlete based in the greater New England area.
  • Nearly a decade of experience writing at the intersection of queerness, sexual health, and pleasure.
  • Co-host of Bad in Bed which is the Queer sex education podcast that gives the LGBTQ+ community the sex education they never got but always deserved.


Gabrielle Kassel (she/her) is a sex and fitness journalist who writes at the intersection of queerness, sexual health, pleasure, and sports. Her work has appeared in publications such as Shape, Health, Hello Giggles, Cosmopolitan, Well & Good, Healthline, SELF, Women's Health, Greatist, Bustle, and more. In her free time, Gabrielle can be found coaching CrossFit, reviewing pleasure products, or recording episodes of her podcast Bad In Bed: The Queer Sex Podcast.

I'm passionate about making wellness information accessible to ALL people, so that everyone can make informed decisions about everything from their exercise routines and nutrition protocols, to sexual partners and hygiene practices.


Gabrielle earned an undergraduate Bachelors degree in queer studies in English at Smith College. She is currently in the process of completing a sexual health certificate from Sex Coach U, which is the most advanced, up to date, in depth sex coaching certificate currently available to sexuality professionals. Beyond sex education, she is also a fitnesses expert who holds her CF-L1 and coaches at her local CrossFit box in Connecticut.

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