Team

Ian Kerner, Founder

Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist and nationally recognized sexuality counselor who specializes in sex therapy, couples therapy and working with individuals on a range of relational issues, such as the effects of sexual trauma.

Ian is the New York Times best-selling author of numerous books, including the ever-popular She Comes First (Harper Collins) which is the best-selling sex advice book of the last decade and has been translated into more than a dozen languages.

Ian is regularly quoted as an expert in various media, with frequent appearances on CNN, The Today Show and The Dr. Oz Show, amongst others. Ian lectures frequently on topics related to sex and relationships, with recent appearances at New York University, Yale, Princeton, the French Institute Alliance Francaise and the inaugural Sex and Attachment conference in NYC.

In addition to being a New York State licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Ian is certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). He works with individuals and couples both privately and at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, one of New York's oldest and most respected not-for-profit mental health training and treatment facilities. His practice is composed equally of heterosexual and LGBTQ patients.

Ian was born and raised in New York City, where he lives with his wife and two sons and their family dogs, Jitterbug and Oscar.

If you'd like to ask Ian a sex/relationship question please post it in the Good in Bed expert forum.

To contact Ian with a media inquiry, please email him at ian@iankerner.com.

Click here to read Ian's weekly CNN column "Sex and You"

Check out Ian's "Good in Bed Guide to 52 Weeks of Amazing Sex."

Read Ian's blog "Sex on the Brain"

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Check out Ian's "Good in Bed Guide to Overcoming Premature Ejaculation."

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Michael Aaron

Michael AaronMichael Aaron PhD, LCSW, CST, is a nationally certified sex therapist and clinical sexologist, specializing in working with sexual minorities, alternative/kink/polyamory lifestyles, sex workers, discordant desire and infidelity in couples, sexual dysfunction and anxiety, gender and orientation confusion, and sexual compulsivity. He holds a PhD in Clinical Sexology from the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, is certified as a Sex Therapist by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sexology. He has been interviewed in numerous media outlets, online podcasts, and magazines, such as the New York Times, Wall St Journal, Cosmopolitan, Men's Health, Women's Health, Men's Fitness and Vice.com. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Men's Fitness Magazine.

Madeleine Castellanos

Madeleine Castellanos

A psychiatrist specializing in sex therapy with couples and individuals, Madeleine Castellanos, M.D. is committed to helping others learn about their own sexuality and how to achieve physical and emotional balance in their sex lives. In her private practice she provides sex therapy for couples and individuals who want to address a sexual dysfunction, sexual difficulties, or just improve their sex lives. In addition to sex therapy, she provides hormone replacement and functional medicine consultations. She is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, the Society for Sex Therapy and Research, and the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health. For more information, please visit thesexmd.com.

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Check out Madeleine's eBook "A Woman's Guide to Male Sexual Issues"

Check out Madeleine's eBook "A Men's Guide to Male Sexual Issues"

Megan Fleming

Megan FlemingDr. Megan Fleming is a Clinical Psychologist and nationally recognized Sex & Relationships Expert. Dr. Megan has over 15 years of experience working with individuals and couples to discover what's holding them back from getting the sex and relationship they want. She teaches the strategies and core skills that achieve results. Certified as a Diplomate in Sex Therapy through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and IMAGO couples therapy, she's also a clinical instructor at the Weill Cornell Medical College at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Known for her practical advice and easy to follow guidance, Dr. Megan is a sought after speaker and media go to expert for all aspects of sex & relationships; she's been featured on Anderson Cooper, Oprah Winfrey Network, MSNBC, Cosmopolitan, Men's Health, Women's Health, Maxim and The New York Times among others.

Follow Megan on Twitter @MeganFlemingPhD or Facebook facebook.com/DrMeganFleming or visit GreatLifeGreatSex.com and also check out Megan's online workshop to Re-Kindle Your Desire.

Debby Herbenick

DebbyHerbenick.jpgDebby Herbenick, PhD, MPH is a Research Scientist and Associate Director of The Center for Sexual Health Promotionat Indiana University and a sexual health educator atThe Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction. Her research is largely focused on women's and men's sexual function, sexual pleasure and enhancement. She is also the author of Because It Feels Good: A Woman's Guide to Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction.

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Check out Debby's eBook, the "Good in Bed Guide to Anal Pleasuring."

Hilda Hutcherson

Hilda HutchersonDr. Hilda Hutcherson M.D. received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. A renown gynecologist, Dr. Hilda's devotion to women's empowerment and education is supported by appearances on Oprah, Rachel Ray Show, 20/20, Today, Good Morning America, ABC Nightly News and numerous others. She is the author of 3 books: Having Your Baby: A Guide for African American Women, What Your Mother Never Told You About Sex, and Pleasure: A Woman's Guide to Getting the Sex You Want, Need and Deserve. She is married and has 4 children.

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Check out Hilda's Good in Bed Guide to "Sex and the Baby Years."

Joe Kort

JoeKort.jpgPsychotherapist, coach and author Joe Kort, Ph.D, MSW, MA has been in practice since 1985. He is the Director of The Center for Relationship and Sexual Health, which can be found at crsh.com. He specializes in Gay Affirmative Psychotherapy as well as IMAGO Relationship Therapy, which is a specific program involving communication exercises designed for couples to enhance their relationship and for singles to learn relationship skills. It is based on the books Getting The Love You Want and Keeping The Love You Find by Dr. Harville Hendrix. Dr. Kort is also a Board Certified Sexologist specializing in sex therapy and sexual identity. He is also a Certified Sexual Addiction therapist. For more about Joe, please visit joekort.com.

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Justin Lehmiller

Justin LehmillerDr. Justin J. Lehmiller (Ph.D., Purdue University) is the Acting Director of the Social Psychology Graduate Program at Ball State University. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, having been honored three times with the Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Harvard University. In addition, he has published more than 30 scholarly works to date, including articles in some of the leading journals on sex and relationships, several book chapters, and a human sexuality textbook that is used in classrooms around the world (The Psychology of Human Sexuality). Dr. Lehmiller's research focuses on topics including casual sex, sexual fantasy, sexual orientation, and friends with benefits. He is frequently interviewed by numerous media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Globe and Mail, and The Sunday Times. He runs the popular blog Sex and Psychology and writes a regular column for Playboy entitled Hard Science.

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinLehmiller or Facebook facebook.com/psychologyofsex

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Amy Levine

AmyLevine.jpgAmy Levine is a sexologist, sex coach and certified sexuality educator with over 15 years of experience. She received her Master's Degree in Human Sexuality from New York University, and certification from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Amy coaches singles and couples addressing dating dilemmas, communication, sexual difficulties, increasing sexual satisfaction, and more. Learn more about Amy at www.igniteyourpleasure.com

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Logan Levkoff

LoganLevkoff.jpgLogan Levkoff Ph.D is a recognized expert on human sexuality, relationships, and sexual health. She frequently appears on television including Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show, and CNN, and her work with teens and parents has been featured in The New York Times. Logan is the author of Third Base Ain't What it Used to Be: What Your Kids are Learning About Sex Today and How to Teach Them to Become Sexually Healthy Adults (NAL/Penguin) and is an AASECT certified sex educator. She received her Ph.D. in Human Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Life Education from New York University and an M.S. in Human Sexuality Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in New York City with her husband, son, and daughter. For more information, check out www.loganlevkoff.com or follow her on Twitter @LoganLevkoff.

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Check out Logan's eBook "How to Get Your Wife to Have Sex With You."

Kristen Mark

Kristen MarkDr. Kristen Mark is a recognized sex and relationships researcher, Assistant Professor of health promotion, and Director of the Sexual Health Promotion Lab at University of Kentucky. She is also Affiliate Faculty at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Dr. Mark earned her PhD in health behavior with a specialization in human sexuality and statistics from Indiana University. Her research centers around sexuality and sexual health in the context of couple relationships, sexual desire and desire discrepancy, women's and men's sexual functioning, and sexual pleasure and satisfaction. In addition to her numerous peer-reviewed scientific journal article publications, she regularly contributes as a blogger on Psychology Today, Huffington Post, and Kinsey Confidential and is an expert contributor on sexual health and relationships to various media outlets such as Men's Health, Women's Health, Cosmopolitan, CNN Health, and numerous others.

Follow Kristen on Twitter @Kristen_Mark or visit www.kristenmark.com.

Read Kristen's blog "Sex Trends."

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Check out Kristen's Good in Bed Guide to Sexual Adventure

Mike Moran

Mike MoranMike Moran, LCSW, CST is a licensed psychotherapist and sex therapist located in New York, NY (Chelsea) as well as with The Institute for Personal Growth in Jersey City, NJ. He centers his practice at the intersection of couples therapy and sex therapy; he is the only Certified Emotionally Focused (EFT) Couples Therapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist in NYC. He is also a Certified Inner Bonding Facilitator and holds a Certification in Creative Arts Therapy from The New School for Social Research. Mike has extensive knowledge on how relational issues impact sex and vice-versa and has trained directly with relationship experts Sue Johnson, John Gottman, Margaret Paul as well as sex therapist Margaret Nichols. He also has developed an area of interest in how shame impedes relational and sexual connection. Mike is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University where he teaches Marriage and Family Therapy as well as LGBTQ Issues in Contemporary Society. Before going into private practice, he was Director of Training at Corporate Family Network where he traveled the country delivering training on communicating effectively, conflict resolution and team building.

Emily Nagoski

EmilyNagoski.jpgEmily Nagoski has a Ph.D. in Health Behavior, with a concentration in Human Sexuality from Indiana University, and a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology also from IU, including a clinical internship at the Kinsey Institute Sexual Health Clinic. While at IU, Emily taught courses in both Human Sexuality and Marriage and Family Interaction. With more than a decade's experience as a sex educator and an unshockable enthusiasm for empowering others to have healthy, joyful sex, Emily brings insight and clarity to the often perplexing, always fascinating world of human sexuality. For more info about Emily, please click here.

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Check out Emily's"Good in Bed Guide to Female Orgasms"

Check out Emily's Good in Bed Guide to the Science of Successful Relationships."

Read Emily's blog "Sex Nerd"

Tammy Nelson

Tammy NelsonTammy Nelson, PhD is a Certified and Licensed Sex and Relationship therapist specializing in marriage and monogamy issues, eroticism, as well as recovery from infidelity and affairs. She works with addiction, online affairs, divorce, and LGBTQ issues.She is the author of several books including, The New Monogamy; Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity, Getting the Sex You Want; Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together and What's Eating You? A Workbook for Anorexia and Bulimia. Her eBooks include Six Weeks to Desire. Dr. Nelson has been a featured expert in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, RedBook, MSNBC, Shape, Men's Health, Woman's Day, Women's Health, Self, Glamour Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone Magazine and a source in Time Magazine. She is also on the Advisory Board for Men's Fitness Magazine. She writes for Huffington Post, YourTango, and Psychotherapy Networker.

Follow Tammy on Twitter @DrTammyNelson or Facebook facebook.com/DrTammyNelson or visit www.drtammynelson.com

Margie Nichols

Margie Nichols

Margie Nichols, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and Diplomate in sex therapy. She is the founder of IPG Counseling (the Institute for Personal Growth). Dr. Nichols is an internationally published author and speaker in the area of sexual minorities. She has been an invited participant in symposiums at the Kinsey Institute, resulting in books published by Oxford University Press. Among her other work is chapters in the groundbreaking book Lesbian Psychologies, and a chapter on sexual minorities in the leading textbook in the sex therapy field, Principles and Practices of Sex Therapy, edited by Sandra Leiblum. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University, and completed her post-doctoral sex therapy certification at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Read Margie's blog "Queer Eye for Sex."

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Anna Potter

Anna Tarleton PotterAnna recently earned a Masters Degree in Public Health with a focus on sexuality and health at Columbia University. She has an extensive background in safer sex, HIV and STI prevention, and reproductive rights. She has worked with youth and women of all ages, with a focus on empowering others to take responsibility for and control of their emotional and sexual health. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she created and implemented the now-annual Orgasm Awareness Day.

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Lauri Romanzi

romanzi-team.jpgReconstructive pelvic surgeon and Clinical Associate Professor of Urogynecology at The New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell School of Medicine, Lauri Romanzi, MD maintains her private practice in Manhattan. Her work with Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and other international humanitarian organizations includes fistula repair, incontinence, prolapse and uterine resuspension surgery for women in Niger, Democratic Republic of Congo and Pakistan. An active clinical researcher, she's been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, Today, Good Morning America, Playboy Radio, NY Times, Fox 5, London Times, Italian Playboy, Dr Radio, More Magazine, Telemundo, Oprah Magazine and Cosmo Radio, among others. Her Kirkus reviewed book--Plumbing and Renovations--gives readers the inside scoop on feminine fitness. Dr. Romanzi has 2 children lives in New York. For more information, please visit www.urogynics.org.

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Gail Saltz

Gail SaltzPsychiatrist, psychoanalyst, columnist, bestselling author, and television commentator Gail Saltz, M.D., has been called "a voice of wisdom and insight in a world of confusion and contradictions" by Tom Brokaw. Dr. Saltz is a regular health, sex, and relationship contributor to the Today show and has appeared repeatedly on The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC's The View, Dateline, ABC's 20/20 and CNN's Larry King Live among others. Dr. Saltz is a critically-acclaimed author, and most recently wrote The Ripple Effect: How Better Sex Can Lead To a Better Life. She has also written 2 children's books, Amazing You! Getting Smart About Your Private Parts and Changing You: A Guide to Body Changes and Sexuality. An Associate Professor of Psychiatry at The New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell School of Medicine, Dr. Saltz is a psychoanalyst with The New York Psychoanalytic Institute and has a private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She lives in New York with her husband and three daughters. For more info, please visit www.drgailsaltz.com. Gail is currently working on an upcoming Good in Bed guide.

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