Sciambra was born in 1969, in Northern California, not far from San
Francisco. He grew up in a stable and loving home while attending
Catholic parochial schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade.
Early on, the dark shadow of pornography would cloud his entire
childhood and teenage years. Throughout the 1990s, Joseph lived
around the homosexual culture of the Castro District, offering him
rare insight into the daily lives and struggles of many gay men.
Later, he became an amateur porn actor and escort. In 1999, following
a near death experience, Joseph returned to the Love of Our Lord
Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church. Since then he has written
extensively concerning the real-life issues of pornography,
homosexuality, and the occult. He received his BA from the University
of California at Berkeley in Art History and his MA from Sonoma State