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Laci Green
Laci Green at 2014 VidCon
Born (1989-10-18) October 18, 1989 (age 34)
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
  • YouTuber
  • sex educator
YouTube information
Years active2008–present
Subscribers1.33 million[2]
Total views151 million[2]
100,000 subscribersbefore 2014
1,000,000 subscribers2014

Last updated: April 1, 2024

Laci Green (/ˈlsi/ LAY-si; born October 18, 1989)[3] is an American YouTuber.[4][5] Her content focuses on sex education; Green also hosted Braless, the first MTV YouTube channel, as part of a 12-week deal with MTV. The first episode aired November 4, 2014.[6] In 2016, Time named her one of the 30 most influential people on the Internet.[7]

Early life and education[edit]

Green was born in Utah.[8] Her mother is a Mormon from a small American town, and her father, from a Shia Muslim family, is from Iran.[9][10] When she was two years old, her family moved to Portland, Oregon,[8] and when she was twelve, they moved to California for her father's job.[8] As she grew older she began to question the Mormon faith because of its strict gender roles and expectations of her as a woman. Growing up, Green was interested in theater and was supported by her mother, who owns a theater company.

In 2011, Green graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in legal studies and education.[11][12]


Green's videos were originally a hobby, but as they grew more popular, she took greater interest in sex education.[11] As of October 2014, her YouTube channel had more than 1,000,000 subscribers.[13] As a sex educator, she has given lectures at several universities[14] and on behalf of Planned Parenthood.[11] Green is a former co-host of DNews, a YouTube channel with short science-based shows, launched by the Discovery News website.[15] On January 18, 2013, Green appeared on Dr. Phil in an episode titled "Girls Who Bash Girls Who Dress Sexy". She spoke about how she believes slut-shaming is wrong and how it is used to degrade a woman's sexuality.[16]

Green advances the sex-positive movement in her videos and lectures.[17] She has said that she wants to "get people to talk about sex in a way that isn't shameful, awkward, or weird. People are uneducated and this creates so many stigmas that don't need to be there."[18]

After fellow YouTuber Sam Pepper posted a video of himself grabbing women's bottoms, Green wrote an open letter, co-signed by several other YouTube bloggers, asking Pepper to "stop violating women".[5][19] Channel 4 and the BBC interviewed her about sexual harassment in the YouTube community.[13][20]

In 2012, Green received death threats via the Internet for using the term "tranny" in a video in 2009; she apologized and took the video down, saying that the comment had been made years earlier when she had been very uneducated.[21] After a month-long break, she returned to her YouTube channel in August 2012.[22]

Green won a 2016 Streamy Award for Science or Education.[23]

In May 2017, Green had a series of dialogs on Twitter, in her own videos, and in the videos of other YouTubers, with critics of identity politics, gender identity, and modern feminism. She said that some of the points these critics made were "more valid than they'd previously seemed" and though she did not repudiate any of her past positions on these issues, the critics welcomed Green's overtures.[24]

In 2018, Green published her first book, Sex Plus: Learning, Loving and Enjoying Your Body.[25][26]

On September 3, 2019, Green launched a podcast, titled Indirect Message, which "explores how the internet is changing society."[27]

Personal life[edit]

Soon after leaving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Green fell into a state of deep depression and struggled with self-harm and suicidal thoughts.[8] She began to work with a therapist who helped her through her depression.[8] She is now an atheist,[28] though occasionally attends the Unitarian Universalist church.[29]

Green identifies as pansexual.[30] She now lives in Los Angeles.[31]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The sex-positive saga of Laci Green - The Kernel". July 19, 2015. Archived from the original on July 29, 2019. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "About lacigreen". YouTube.
  3. ^ Green, Laci. "When is your birthday/how old are you?". lacigreen.tumblr.com. Tumblr. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  4. ^ Vagianos, Alanna (April 4, 2014). "Laci Green reminds us why we all need to be feminists". The Huffington Post. Retrieved May 6, 2014. I, Laci Green, am a feminist.
  5. ^ a b Lodge, Reni-Eddo (September 30, 2014). "Sam Pepper sexual harassment row: How YouTube teen fan girls found their voice". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved October 1, 2014. Feminist YouTuber Laci Green capitalised on the mood by writing an open letter ...
  6. ^ Spangler, Todd (October 30, 2014). "Channel hosted by sex vlogger Laci Green under 12-week deal with cabler". variety.com. Variety. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  7. ^ Time staff (March 16, 2016). "The 30 most influential people on the internet". Time. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  8. ^ a b c d e Green, Laci (April 8, 2013). Draw my life (Video). YouTube. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  9. ^ @gogreen18 (January 8, 2018). "my family is iranian. so, pretty concerned about women in iran.it's simple. focusing on sexual violence tonight d…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ Ryan, Erin Gloria (July 11, 2012), "Internet Social Justice Mob Goes Batshit on Activist, Has No Sense of Irony", Jezebel
  11. ^ a b c Munger, Kel (February 6, 2014). "Master of sex". News & Review. Chico, California. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  12. ^ Krandel, Kelsi (September 25, 2014). "11 of the most entertaining UC Berkeley alumni". The Daily Clog (student newspaper). University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  13. ^ a b "Second YouTube star accused of sexual assault by fans". Channel 4 News. Channel 4. October 2, 2014.
  14. ^ Feeney, Nolan (February 7, 2014). "Living myths about virginity". The Atlantic. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  15. ^ The Deadline Team (May 23, 2013). "Discovery's revision3 launches science-themed web channel: testtube". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  16. ^ McGraw, Phil (host); Green, Laci (guest) (January 18, 2013). "Girls who bash girls who dress sexy". Dr. Phil. CBS. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  17. ^ Tyler, Centaine (February 9, 2014). Laci Green teaches sex ed to the masses on YouTube. Calgary, Alberta, Canada: SAIT Polytechnic. Archived from the original on September 7, 2014. Retrieved September 7, 2014. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  18. ^ Ehlen, Sarah (April 11, 2013). "YouTube sensation Laci Green talks "relation-shit"". North by Northwestern (student newspaper). Evanston, Illinois: Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University. Archived from the original on June 1, 2016. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  19. ^ Vagianos, Alanna (September 22, 2014). "YouTube star Sam Pepper attempts to 'prank' women by grabbing their butts". The Huffington Post. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
  20. ^ McCamley, Frankie (October 1, 2014). "YouTube star Sam Pepper faces sexual harassment claims". Newsbeat. BBC Radio 1.
  21. ^ Orsini, Lauren Rae (July 10, 2012). "Death threats force sex-positive blogger underground". The Daily Dot. Austin, Texas. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  22. ^ Orsini, Lauren Rae (August 13, 2012). "Sex-positive vlogger Laci Green returns to YouTube". The Daily Dot. Austin, Texas. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  23. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (October 1, 2016). 2016 Streamy Awards Part 1: full winners list. Retrieved October 13, 2016. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  24. ^ Nazaryan, Alexander (May 16, 2017). "Free Speech, Third Rail of Identity Politics: Sex-Positive Youtube Star Shunned by Fellow Social Justice Warriors". Newsweek. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  25. ^ "Blend Extra: YouTube Star Laci Green's First Book". TMJ4. October 2, 2018. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  26. ^ Carly Lanning (May 29, 2018). "Laci Green returns from exile on YouTube". The Daily Dot. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  27. ^ "Indirect Message • A podcast on Anchor". Anchor. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  28. ^ Green, Laci (July 8, 2010). Mormon Family, Atheist Me. YouTube. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  29. ^ "Meet Laci". Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  30. ^ Bonos, Lisa (April 26, 2018). "Janelle Monáe comes out as 'pansexual.' What does that mean?". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  31. ^ Green, Laci (January 7, 2016). How to self care?! (Video). lacigreen via YouTube.

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