ELLE CHASE – PROFESSIONAL BIO

Sex educator, activist, author, and speaker Elle Chase is a powerful thought leader and a key influencer in the sexual health community, most notably for her respected voice in the body acceptance movement. A member of the American College of Sexologists and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, Chase and her inspirational words have been featured on NBC’s THE TODAY SHOW, Glamour, Playboy, The Daily Beast, Salon and Cosmopolitan. Chase is a sought-after sex expert for some of the world’s highest-rated podcasts, including “Sex with Emily,” “Sex Nerd Sandra,” Tristan Taormino’s “Sex Out Loud,” and Playboy Radio’s “In Bed with jessica drake,” and she is a regular speaker and presenter at universities and private organizations across the country, including UCLA, USC, Emerson College, and ASSECT.

Also known by her now-famous alter-ego Lady Cheeky, Chase is the creator of the award-winning sex-positive sensual images blog LadyCheeky.com (NSFW), which was named Cosmopolitan’s and Huffington Post’s “#1 Porn Site for Women,” appeared in Salon.com’s “The Best of Tumblr Porn,” and inspired Chase’s blog, SmutForSmarties.com — which remains LAWeekly’s pick for Best Sex Blog since 2013.

Chase also serves as the Director of Education at the Los Angeles Academy of Sex Education, where she curates classes that cover the widest range of sexuality topics, including sexual health, intimacy, body image, BDSM and more, all taught by the nation’s leading sex educators and serving the community at large.

Most recently, Chase edited the popular the “NSFW Totally Naughty Coloring Book” and “The #NSFW Totally Curvy Coloring Book” by SheVibe.com and penned the popular book, “Curvy Girl Sex: 101 Body-Positive Positions to Empower your Sex Life,” available at your favorite bookseller.

 

ELLE CHASE – PERSONAL BIO

As a young girl, Elle Chase struggled with self-worth, self-esteem, and confidence and found herself drowning in a culture that demoralized her for not fulfilling its strict beauty standards. Her sense of self-loathing grew more powerful as she entered adulthood and it wasn’t until she turned 40 that she realized it was time to forge a new path. A particularly passionate episode of HBO’s “True Blood” inspired her to seek the kind of romance and sexual expression that she’d never before experienced, which led her to Twitter. Chase role-played sexy “True Blood” scenes with men online and even sparked a temporary affair that allowed her to find the kind of passion, empowerment, and personal fulfillment she had so desperately sought. It was the first time she felt truly worthy, desired, and unabashedly sexy — and she was ready to explore the world with this new mindset.

Chase soon learned that all kinds of people were attracted to her; they loved her mind, they enjoyed her quick wit, and they couldn’t get enough of her body — a major turning point for Chase. These real-world experiences quashed the stereotypes she had previously felt so burdened by and her outlook on body image, self-esteem and fat sex was transformed for good.

As part of her sexual awakening, Chase created a Tumblr site called ‘LadyCheeky’ (named after her flirty Twitter handle) as a way to share erotic images with her lovers. Before long, other Tumblr fans discovered the sensually curated site and soon Chase was fielding messages and emails filled with sex advice and sexual health questions from her followers. Chase answered each one personally, using the Internet to research accurate answers, and she quickly developed a passion for educating others — especially with regard to enjoying passionate sex at any size.

Word of LadyCheeky.com spread fast and traffic numbers peaked beyond anything she could have imagined. It was clear that Chase has tapped into an underserved community, people desperate and eager to explore their sexuality without having to rely on tube sites and traditional sex-negative pornography. LadyCheeky.com provided fans with sensually erotic imagery that, among other things, feature an array of body shapes and sizes ordinarily omitted from popular media and remains a popular breath of fresh air for people and couples around the world.

Chase has had an up-close understanding of the ways poor body images can affect one’s quality of life. In her previous career, she worked in entertainment — the most image-conscious industry in the world — most notably as a producer on Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and witness countless displays of blatant stereotyping, judgment and bias based solely on physical appearance. Today, Chase uses this unique perspective as part of her popular “Big Beautiful Sex” workshop to teach people tools for accepting their bodies, reframing unhealthy thought patterns, and enjoying better, more satisfying sex.