Navigating Sex and Depression: An Evening with JoEllen Notte, author of The Monster Under the Bed: Sex, Depression, and the Conversations We Aren’t Having

Sunday, March 29th — 7:30 p.m. — FREE (with option to pre-order The Monster Under the Bed at 10% off)

JoEllen Notte

Almost everyone has had some interaction with depression. Whether it’s you, a family member, a friend, or a partner who is affected, depression has the potential to touch us all. Even so, many of us are unprepared for the ways in which depression and its treatment can impact our sex lives and it can quickly become the monster under the bed.

In her new book The Monster Under the Bed: Sex, Depression, and the Conversations We Aren’t Having, JoEllen Notte explores how sexual function is affected by depression and what keeps us from effectively addressing it. Heavily informed by the author’s research and featuring practical tips and real-life examples, this guidebook for people with depression and those who love them is the first book of its kind. Join JoEllen for a book reading and a discussion that will address sexual symptoms and side effects, explore strategies for navigating them, and include a Q & A with the author.  

Choose from two RSVP options:

  • RSVP only (free)
  • RSVP and purchase The Monster Under the Bed: Sex, Depression, and the Conversations We Aren’t Having at a 10% discount ($18), to be picked up in-store the night of the event*

Books will also be available at a special discounted price the night of the event.

JoEllen Notte is a writer, speaker, researcher and mental health advocate whose work explores the impact of depression on sex and relationships. Since 2012 she has written about sex, mental health, and how none of us are broken on her award-winning site The Redhead Bedhead as well as for Glamour, The BBC, Bitch, PsychCentral, and more. JoEllen has toured sex shops, spoken at length on dildos, and even started a sex school but she is happiest and most effective when writing and speaking on behalf of quiet people who have sex. JoEllen has spoken at Clark College, University of Chicago, University of Tennessee, Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit, Guelph Sexuality Conference, and the Playground Conference. You can read her blog at and follow her on Twitter at @JoEllenNotte.

* If you purchase the book option but do not attend the event, you will be responsible for picking up your book at our Mississippi location.

Limited space available — sign up online!