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The Sober Sexpert

Tawny is an NYC-based millennial also known as The Sober Sexpert. Her book, Dry Humping: A Guide to Dating, Relating, and Hooking Up Without Booze comes out Sept 19, 2023. Pre-order here.


Her work is featured in PlayboyMen’s HealthWriter’s Digest, and two essay collections: The Addiction Diaries (LaunchPad 2020) and Sex and the Single Woman (Harper Perennial 2022).

She is the co-host of Recovery Rocks podcast and the story developer for the Webby-Award-winning podcast, F*cking Sober.  Subscribe to her weekly column, Beyond Liquid Courage, about all things sober dating and relationships.


Tawny has shared her recovery story on stages all across the world: IOGT World Congress, New York State Recovery Conference, United Federation of Teachers, and more. She’s the founder of the Readings on Recovery™ reading series and her blog, SobrieTea Party™. She's a charity volunteer with Road Recovery and an award-winning filmmaker of the recovery documentary, Fixed Up.

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Fun  Fact

She has a spicy taco dish named after her (“La Chica Diabla”) in her hometown of Waco, Texas.

Photo Credit: Matt Scott Shots

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