sex educator

How to Become a Sex Educator, Therapist, Researcher or Sexologist

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 16:22
Submitted by Betty Dodson

The most common course for entering the field of sexuality is usually the study of psychology. However, many sex researchers, educators, therapists and sexologists have had backgrounds in medicine, sociology and nursing to name a few. One of our best sex researchers Alfred Kinsey was an entomologist studying gall wasps.

Alex Comfort the author of The Joy of Sex was a zoologist. Some sex educators have studied Eastern teachings of Tanta and Taoist religions or they began their careers working in sex stores or had backgrounds in the Adult Industry. My schooling was the study of fine art. So there are many paths to become involved in the field of human sexuality.

My Intentions For My Sexlife Blogging

Tue, 07/07/2009 - 14:49
Submitted by Eric Amaranth

Hello all. I often utilize my blog to write, with each lover's permission,
on the sex I'm having in real-life. I do so of course for the sultry
entertainment value and also to show the kind of sex I am having and
doing. Ever wondered if a sex educator or therapist could live up to
what they preach? Well, I have. My intention is for it to teach and
as much as titilate. Imagine yourself feeling and co-creating with your
partner the things in this blog. If you find yourself needing to learn
how to make these things happen for real, I welcome you to schedule a
talk-teaching or sex coaching session with me. Enjoy to the fullest.


Phone Session with Eric Fan Mail

Fri, 03/20/2009 - 16:14
Submitted by Eric Amaranth

Here's some feedback from two clients who had sex life coaching phone session(s) with me. The first one is from a mid-40's woman wanting to learn some strong oral sex skills for a man and the second is from a thirty-something woman who was searching for solutions on how to get better at sex, yet not let classic goal-orientation symptoms occur. I believe a much more accurate term is immediate-success orientation.

What Your Therapist Doesnt Know About Sex

Wed, 03/11/2009 - 14:41
Submitted by Eric Amaranth

Here's an excerpt below of the full article written by Theresa Ikard from on Dr. Marty Klein's workshop on how traditional psychology therapists are not trained to help bring sexual sophistication into their clients' lives. It makes crystal clear how often therapists will use the standard social mores and/or religious-based beliefs as their answers to questions posed to them. Psychologists with sex therapy certifications are an improvement, but based on my research into what they are teaching and their training, their knowledge does not extend beyond basic to intermediate sex information and often it's gathered from statistics and science-only. I'm glad they're out there and I love many of them, but there is more.

Are There Sex Health Education Resources in Hawaii?

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Wed, 03/11/2009 - 09:27
Submitted by Betty Dodson

Aloha Betty and Carlin.

I've been interested in sexual health education since my college years when I was a peer counselor in sexuality. After working in a different field for a bit, I've moved out here to Hawaii and am trying to reinvent myself. I've taken up a health ed position with the american lung association to learn about health education and promotion on a larger scale, and I've taken a position as a sales associate for the local women friendly adult store here in town. I'm very much interested in furthering my education in sexuality and sex research in all aspects--this is a fairly new revelation for me as I've now found a more specific future route than just 'public health/community education'. I know i'd like to focus on adult sexual health education, with things like the after hours education classes put on at Good Vibes in SF as my sort of 'ideal' type of job in the future.

What Course of Study Would Your Suggest for Sex Therapy?

Betty Dodson's picture
Wed, 03/11/2009 - 09:18
Submitted by Betty Dodson

Dear Betty,

I am a 55 yr. old elementary teacher (near retirement), with 3 strong sisters, and mother of 2 independent daughters. I have always been supportive, if not active, in women's issues and enjoyed your early work while I was in college exploring my nascent sexuality.

Recently my younger daughter informed me that she would like to pursue a psychology concentration in sex therapy. We have always been open and forthright about sex and she has come to me often in surprise at finding her friends have not had the same upbringing! My question is... what course of action would you suggest for her?

More on Eric Amaranth's Sex Life Coaching; The New Sex Therapy

Sex Life Coaching: The New Sex Therapy

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Eric believes that for the majority of people, appreciation for our partners through shared affectionate touch and great sex is one of the best sustainable resources there is to continuously renew love, connection, and attraction between partners, spouses, and the relationship to one's sexual self. It's what makes the hard times not nearly as divisive as they could be. It makes partners into lovers, not distant roommates. It creates real confidence, not imagined, and makes us feel alive and vital.

How Do You Become a Sexologist?

Betty Dodson's picture
Wed, 11/12/2008 - 18:08
Submitted by Betty Dodson

What credentials does one need to become a sexologist?


Dear John,