Get to know Ravishly's resident sexpert, Gigi Engle.
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2. Tell us about your family, or your cats, or your elaborate paper napkin collection.
I have six siblings — they are all extremely different. I'm in the middle, which means I have to stand out in any way I can. Hence, you know, a career in sex writing.
I have a gay sister and a gay brother, Chloe and Clyde. Clyde and Scarlett are twins, and you'd think the twins would be Clyde and Chloe and be the gay ones, but that is not the case. Very not like the sitcom you'd imagine.
My parents are amazing and supportive. My dad is the cutest. I call him Papa. He calls my mom Bootsie. When I have kids, they'll call them Papa and Bootsie instead of grandma and grandpa because they will be too chic for traditional BS.
The other day my mom and I had this conversation:
Mom: Why do you need a vibrator if your boyfriend has a perfectly nice penis?
Me: Sometimes you want something that vibrates.
3. When did you start writing? Why?
I've been writing as long as I can remember. My mom always tells this story of coming into the bathroom because my light was on and I was furiously writing in the middle of the night. I literally couldn't sleep because I had a story inside me and needed to get it out.
Sex writing was kind of a given. I've always been so interested in how people relate to each other, love each other, and fuck each other. I figured out what a clitoris was at the age of six and haven't stopped masturbating since.
I also LOVE dick. Seriously, cannot get enough dick.
4. What do you like to do when you're not doing the thing you have to do?
I am obsessed with my family, and so in love with my partner I could vomit. So, I like spending time with them. Luckily, they are all obsessed with each other.
I love yoga and going to the gym. I'm addicted to Kombucha. So I'm the quintessential basic bitch, TBH. I also enjoy spending undisclosed amounts of time in the boob bounce at the Museum of Sex.
5. What music do you love? (Barry Manilow is an acceptable answer.)
I LOVE Tegan and Sara. I've seen them like 20 times in concert (and I don't like crowds). Other than them, I only like classic rock. I could listen to the Grateful Dead all day (and sometimes I do).
6. Favorite pizza topping.
7. Favorite donut.
Chocolate cake donut with chocolate icing from Dunkin' Donuts. Don't give me any of that other imposter bullshit, I will know.
8. Last book you read.
How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran (for the third time).
9. What's your sign?
(If you must know, I'm a Libra with all the characteristics of a Scorpio.)
10. One word to describe you.