Tierney Finster

Tierney Finster is a journalist, screenwriter, actor and model from Los Angeles, California. She is a contributing writer at MEL, specializing in love, sex, mental health, drugs, queer culture and the cannabis industry. She has written for publications such as Playboy, Purple, Dazed and Confused, Jezebel and Broadly and was the key researcher behind Sex On, HBO’s revival of its iconoclastic docu-series Real Sex.

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What It’s Like to Come Out to Your Parents as Non-Binary

Melo, a 26-year-old economics student from L.A., is non-binary. That is, they understand their gender as an amalgamation of male and female qualities but not…

I Was the First Out Trans Man on ‘Naked and Afraid’

“It’s a weird life being a publicly naked guy,” Quince Mountain tells me.  Mountain is a recently victorious contestant on Naked and Afraid, in which…

The Keyword Is Porn’s Best Friend and Worst Enemy

The keywords you use to search for porn have more of an impact than you might think. Like anyone else in the modern economy, porn…