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That Sex Nerd Chick

Jan 22, 2019

Tori speaks with Jenelle Marie Pierce of the The STD Project about the stigma around people with STIs and STDs. If you are struggling with a similar experience, be sure to check out the episode and find out how other people are working to break the stigma.


Jenelle is the Executive Director of The STD Project; the Founder of the herpes activists network, HANDS; the Spokesperson for; and a Tri-Chair of the Communications Action Group at the National Coalition for Sexual Health (NCSH). Her work has been featured in popular TV, radio, and print outlets such as: Cosmopolitan Magazine, Jezebel, Forbes, HuffPost Live, NPR, Refinery 29, CNN, and many more. Current bylines can be found in SELF,, Kinkly, PornHub's Sexual Wellness Center, xoJane, and Allure. For fun, Jenelle stays active as a group fitness instructor and also spends time camping, snow shoeing, hiking, skiing, kayaking, growing things, running through sprinklers, and building sand castles.