Mary Katharine Tramontana is a writer and journalist. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Atlantic’s CityLab, the Los Angeles Review of BooksTeen Vogue, the New InquiryDazedVice, and elsewhere. Formerly, she worked as a sex research assistant at The Kinsey Institute. You can find her on Twitter at @MKTramontana or at She lives in Berlin.