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Janet Hardy

Janet Hardy

Writer and Sex Educator


Janet W. Hardy is an American writer and sex educator, and founder of Greenery Press. She has also been published as Catherine A. Liszt and Lady Green

She is the author or co-author of thirteen books about alternative sexuality, including the groundbreaking bestseller The Ethical Slut, and frequently collaborates with Dossie Easton. She has traveled the world sharing the knowledge she has gained through life as a polyamorous pervert bisexual genderqueer (and, lately, geezer).
She received the Geoff Mains Nonfiction Book Award from the National Leather Association in 2019 for The Sexually Dominant Woman: An Illustrated Guide for Nervous Beginners and in 2020 for Impervious: Confessions of a Semi-Retired Deviant.
She is an inductee of the Society of Janus Hall of Fame.
This year she received the Race Bannon Activism Award from the National Coalition of Sexual Freedom. Her latest book, Notes of an Aging Pervert, is coming in September 2023 from Unbound Editions. 

Books authored or co-authored by Janet Hardy

  • Dossie Easton, Janet W. Hardy, The New Topping Book. Greenery Press, 2003. ISBN 1-890159-36-0.
  • Dossie Easton, Janet W. Hardy, The New Bottoming Book. Greenery Press, 2001. ISBN 1-890159-35-2.
  • Dossie Easton, Catherine A. Liszt, When Someone You Love Is Kinky. Greenery Press, 2000. ISBN 1-890159-23-9.
  • Lady Green, The Sexually Dominant Woman: a Workbook for Nervous Beginners, Greenery Press, 1998. ISBN 978-1-890159-11-5
  • Lady Green, The Compleat Spanker, Greenery Press, 2000. ISBN 1-890159-00-X.
  • Lady Green (edit.), Jaymes Easton (edit.), Kinky Crafts: 101 Do-It-Yourself S/M Toys, Greenery Press, 1998, ISBN 0-9639763-7-0
  • Charles Moser, Janet Hardy, Sex Disasters… and How to Survive Them, Greenery Press, 2002. ISBN 1-890159-44-1.
  • Janet Hardy, The Toybag Guide to Canes and Caning, Greenery Press, 2004. ISBN 1-890159-56-5.
  • Dossie Easton, Janet W. Hardy, Radical Ecstasy, Greenery Press, 2004. ISBN 1-890159-62-X.
  • Dossie Easton, Janet W. Hardy, The Ethical Slut Third Edition, Ten Speed Press, 2017. ISBN 978-0-399-57966-0.
  • Janet W. Hardy, Girlfag: A Life Told in Sex and Musicals, Beyond Binary Books, 2012. ISBN 1-93812-300-X.


  • BDSM: It’s not what you think (2008)
  • Vice & Consent (2005)
  • “Sex TV”—Girl Show/The Ethical Slut/Sex and the Beard? (2002)
  • Beyond Vanilla (2001)
  • The Dr. Susan Block Show (1996)

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