Melissa Pintor Carnagey, LBSW

Founder and Sexuality Educator

Melissa Pintor Carnagey (she/they), is a Black and Latinx, Austin-based sexuality educator and licensed social worker who founded Sex Positive Families on the belief that all children deserve holistic, comprehensive, and shame-free sexuality education so they can live informed, empowered, and safer lives. Melissa is confident that the work starts in homes with families and caregivers, and she enjoys helping parents learn the strategies for raising sexually healthy children. Her professional experience spans just shy of 15 years in the field of sexual health, having taught comprehensive sexuality education in schools, authored curricula, trained youth-serving professionals, and worked within HIV/AIDS case management and prevention at both nonprofit and state government levels. Melissa’s most relevant experience comes from being a sex positive parent to three young people ages 21, 11, and 7. They are the constant inspiration for the work.

Melissa’s book, “Sex Positive Talks to Have With Kids: A guide to raising sexually healthy, informed, empowered young people,” is a guide to creating an open, shame-free connection with the young people in your world. These talks will help caregivers create the kind of bond that keeps kids safer, empowered, and returning to you for support along their journey.


Company: Sex Positive Families, LLC