SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle/

September 21, 2006 16:51 ET Announces New Sex Columnist

Award-Winning Author and Educator Violet Blue Joins

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 21, 2006 -- announces today that Violet Blue, the best-known Bay Area and Blogosphere sex expert, will offer a weekly sex column beginning today. Violet's online column, appearing every Thursday on, will offer frank, informative, fascinating and fun commentary and information on sex in this region.

"Sex and sexuality have been an integral part of San Francisco life and culture since the Barbary Coast days," said San Francisco Chronicle editor Phil Bronstein. "Violet is the perfect person to reflect for Bay Area audiences where we are today. What's really going on with sex? Violet will tell us, and in a much more interesting and contemporary way than the old 'I'm having a problem with my boyfriend' question-and-answer columns."

Violet Blue comes to with a very extensive background and wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of sex, health and human sexuality. Violet lectures to human sexuality students at San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley and to trainees at a national sex crisis and information hotline. Violet is the best-selling, award-winning author and editor of more than a dozen books on sex and sexuality, all currently in print, and a number of which have been translated into other languages.

The San Francisco Chronicle is the Bay Area's leading news and information source and has been connecting the region with its award-winning journalism since its founding in 1865. Combined with its online partner,, the San Francisco Chronicle reaches nearly 1.1 million Bay Area residents daily and more than 1.2 million on Sunday. The six-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Chronicle is the nation's 13th largest daily newspaper, and is consistently among the top five newspaper sites nationwide, with more than 8.1 million unique monthly users and more than 76 million monthly page views.

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