Karley Sciortino

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Karley Sciortino is an American writer, television host, and producer. She is the founder of Slutever, a website that focuses on sex and sexuality, and executive producer and host of the Viceland documentary series of the same name.[1] She also writes Vogue's online sex and relationships column, Breathless.[2][3]



Sciortino started her blog Slutever in 2007 while living in London.[4] Initially, the blog centered around her and roommates' sexual exploits and life in their squatting commune, but soon evolved into what The New York Times called "a chronicle of sexual experimentation."

In 2012, Sciortino and producer Adri Murguia started a web series called Slutever for Vice, which ran for three seasons.[5] The series took a journalistic approach to exploring taboo aspects of modern sexuality, with Sciortino as host.[6] In 2017, Sciortino and Murguia co-created a Viceland television series, also called Slutever, which built thematically off the webseries.[7][8] The second season of Viceland's Slutever aired in 2019.

Sciortino's memoir Slutever: Dispatches from an Autonomous Woman in a Post Shame World was published by Grand Central Publishing (New York City) on February 6, 2018.[9][10]

Now Apocalypse[edit]

Sciortino and Gregg Araki co-wrote the first season of Now Apocalypse (executive produced by Steven Soderbergh), a surreal comedy television show premiering on Starz in 2019.[11] Sciortino is also the show's consulting producer.[12] The series was cancelled after one season.[13]


In 2017, Sciortino starred in "Side Hustle," Episode 3 of Season 2 of Joe Swanberg's Netflix television show Easy.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Sciortino was born in Highland, Ulster County, New York.[15] She was raised Catholic in an Italian-American family in upstate New York.[6] She later moved to London where she lived in a squatting commune.[3] In 2010, Sciortino moved to New York City, and she currently lives between New York and Los Angeles.[6]

She has dated both men and women.[16]


  1. ^ Hoby, Hermione (April 29, 2018). "Karley Sciortino: the sex blogger and Slutever presenter redefining sexuality". The Guardian. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "Karley Sciortino - Vogue". Vogue. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Crocker, Lizzie (May 22, 2014). "Is This Dildo-Licking, Dominatrix-Loving Vogue Blogger the New Face of Feminism?". The Daily Beast. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  4. ^ Hazlehurt, Beatrice (February 5, 2018). "Karley Sciortino is Your Slutty, Post-Woke Carrie Bradshaw". Paper. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  5. ^ "Slutever - VICE Video: Documentaries, Films, News Videos". Vice. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c Votaw, Ann (February 16, 2018). "The Woman on a Mission to Make the World Sluttier". Observer. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  7. ^ "Vogue's Sex Columnist, Karley Sciortino, Gets Her Own TV Show". Vogue. January 4, 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  8. ^ "SLUTEVER (Series Trailer)". Viceland. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  9. ^ Fry, Naomi (May 17, 2018). "Whither the Slut? Mandy Stadtmiller and Karley Sciortino Reveal All". The New Yorker. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  10. ^ Sciortino, Karley (February 5, 2018). "Why Do We talk About Sex Like Men Are Getting Something, and Women Are Giving Something Up?". Vogue. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise; Andreeva, Nellie (March 26, 2018). "Starz Greenlights 'Now Apocalypse' Comedy Series From 'Kaboom's Gregg Araki & Steven Soderbergh". Deadline. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  12. ^ "Starz Orders Comedy 'Now Apocalypse'". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  13. ^ Otterson, Joseph (July 26, 2019). "'Now Apocalypse' Canceled After One Season at Starz". Variety. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  14. ^ "I Play an Escort with Autonomy on Netflix's "Easy" - SLUTEVER". Slutever. December 3, 2017. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  15. ^ Allen, Erika (November 5, 2013). "Karley Sciortino: In Her Own Voice". The New York Times. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  16. ^ "Three's a Crowd: Can an Open Relationship Work?". October 22, 2013.

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