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Welcome to Skinny Dip

I’m Simone, a freelance writer based on the West Coast of Canada. I tell stories about sex, dating, relationships, food, travel and much more.

I’m currently a nationally syndicated sex and relationship columnist for the Toronto Sun, where my column The Sex Files appears each week.

You may have also seen my words and photography in places like ChowhoundThe Washington Post, The New York Times, Horoscope.com and World Bride, where I regularly contribute travel stories.

A voracious reader, travel junkie & taco connoisseur, I’m obsessed with hip hop, 90’s R&B, true crime podcasts & great stories. I like my lipstick red, my leather jackets black and my coffee strong.

I started Skinny Dip in 2009 because I wanted a place place to tell stories and sort through the romantic wreckage of my 20’s. While you’ll find lots of pieces about about sex, dating & relationships in the archives (hey, I’ve been at this for 10+ years!), Skinny Dip has since evolved to include posts about the places I’ve been, the things I’m reading, my mental health journey and more. 

I also have a pint-sized intern named Joe, that I photograph wherever I go. His Instagram was featured in The New York Times style section in 2018.

When I’m not analyzing the intricacies of modern romance, lugging my lap-top through an airport or contorting my body to capture Joe’s best angles, I speak at conferences, contribute to podcasts and am a sought after media expert for all things love, sex, dating and social media.

I’m currently in the process of completing my first book, a memoir about love, sex & growing up female.

Want to chat? I’d love to hear from you!

You can also:

+ Follow here to see where I’m traveling and what I’m eating/drinking.

+ Follow here to see what I’m reading.

Skinny Dip does contain some advertising and contextual affiliate marketing links. This means that I may get a small commission on sales of the products that I link to in my posts. I only feature products that I like, use and/or I feel would be of value to my readers. If this is cool with you, it’s cool with me. 



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