Dr. Joycelyn Elders
15th Surgeon General of the United States, pediatric endocrinologist, public health administrator, sex educator, speaker and writer.
Iconic Founder and Chairman of the HUSTLER empire and legendary defender of the First Amendment.
Film actress, stand-up comedian, liberal political activist, and writer.
An American singer and songwriter known for his role as frontman of Black Flag, Circle Jerks, and Off!
Cartoonist, best known for his autobiographical work, Peepshow. His work is now published by Canadian publishing house Drawn and Quarterly.
Last Comic Standing, Howard Stern, Celebrity Fit Club and global stand-up comedy phenom. www.theant.com
American sex educator, author, and artist. She is a founder of the pro-sex feminist movement and the "mother of masturbation.”
Ian Kerner, PhD
Licensed psychotherapist and sex therapist; NY Times best-selling author of She Comes First; founder of GoodInBed.com, a website that brings together the country's leading sex experts.
Dr. Patti Britton
Pioneering founder of SexCoachU.com, sex educator/trainer, clinician, speaker, revolutionary thought leader for sexual empowerment and sexual self realization.
Dr. Linda Mona
Psychologist, sex therapist and educator, disability and sexuality expert, healthcare consultant. Founder of Inclusivity Clinical Consulting Services, a company that provides culturally competent psychological services and training.
Cultural historian who teaches at UC Berkeley. He writes about sex and death and other matters of consequence.
Founding teacher of Insight Meditation Community of San Francisco. He teaches at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and leads intensive meditation retreats internationally. He is also a teacher of the Diamond Approach.
Rabbi Ronald Levine, PhD.
Clinical psychologist, ordained Rabbi, and esteemed member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists.
Father John Harvey
An Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, and the founder of Courage, a Catholic apostolate for adults with same-sex attractions. Father Harvey is also co-editor of "Same-Sex Attraction: A Parent's Guide" (Ignatius).
Dr. Stan Katz
An American clinical and forensic psychologist. A critic of the codependency movement, Katz co-authored The Codependency Conspiracy: How to Break the Recovery Habit and Take Charge of Your Life.
Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus
Sociologist, sexologist, public speaker, intimacy counselor, and writer. TEDx speaker and host of the In the Den with Dr. Jenn video series on YouTube. www.DrJennsDen.com
Former librarian and writer about graphic novels/comics as well as about sexuality. Author of The Big Book of Masturbation.
Dr. Lauren Stutman
Clinical psychologist with a dual-doctorate in clinical and school psychology from Yeshiva University of Albert Einstein School of Medicine. She has a private practice that specializes in anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.
Alberto "Gordo" Tarango
Elementary School Teacher.
Former Arizona based elementary school teacher, teacher trainer, and now coordinator of PAE Manhattan's after school enrichment programs for private, charter and public schools in NYC.
Minimalist photographer who creates content for small screens in a social world. He created the 'Faces of Ecstasy' exhibit, which included close up photographs of everyday peoples' faces caught in mid-orgasm. www.giuliosciorio.com
Dr. Vernon Rosario
Associate Clinical Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a child psychiatrist with the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health. He writes on the history of sexuality and psychosexual development in transsexual and intersex children and adolescents.
Founded NoFap®, a community-centric website that serves as a support platform for those who wish to avoid the use of pornography, masturbation, and/or sexual intercourse. The website currently serves over 200,000 members.
Biological anthropologist, primatologist and Darwinian feminist. Expert on the social and sexual behavior of the bonobo ape and first to characterize their societies as female-dominant matriarchies.
Dr. Max Feirstein
A clinical psychologist in Beverly Hills working with adults and couples with relationship problems, depression, anxiety, trauma and grief, OCD, eating disorders, life transitions, as well as families and children. www.dr-max.com.
A pleasure-based Sex Educator and a foremost expert in the pleasure product / sex toy industry and author of Sex With The Lights On: 200 Illuminating Sex Questions Answered.
Founded JackinWorld, the first online resource for healthy information about masturbation, which launched in 1996.
Has been teaching, researching and writing about advertising since 1993. Served as Department Head of University of Georgia Grady College since 2010. He also co-founded and co-directs UGA's Cannes Lions study abroad program.
Dr. Eric W. Hickey
Teaches criminal psychology at California State University, Fresno. Dr. Hickey has appeared on National Public Radio, Larry King Live, 20/20, Good Morning America, Court TV, A&E, and Discovery.
LCSW, SEP, CGP, Psychotherapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Certified Group Psychotherapist and Certified Coach. Author of From Now On: Seven Keys to Purposeful Recovery. Los Angeles-based private practice.
Former Director of Marketing for gay.com from 2007-2009; he continues to work in marketing at various technology companies.
Cory Silverberg is a sexuality educator, author, public speaker, and was a founding member of the Come As You Are Co-operative. www.corysilverberg.com.
Dr. Cappy Rothman (A.K.A. The Sperm King)
A board certified urologist and nationally recognized authority on andrology, the urological sub-specialty of male reproductive health, and human sperm banking. Founder of The Center for Male Reproductive Medicine.
MFTI, sex educator, writer, producer, director and author of the books, Getting Off: A Woman's Guide to Masturbation, Hot Sex, and How to Break Up With Anyone.
Kelly Dennis, PhD.
Historian of art and photography. She is the author of Art/Porn: A History of Seeing and Touching (Berg 2009).
Richard Gaskin (aka Professir X)
A paralyzed journalist, producer, advocate and entertainer with aspirations to bring diversity into mainstream media. President and founder of www.ibelieveinc.org.
Dr. Gail Wyatt
Director of the UCLA Sexual Health Program, a clinical psychologist, sex therapist, NIMH Research Scientist Career Development Awardee for 17 years, and the first licensed African-American woman psychologist in California.
Dr. Michael DeMarco
Adjunct faculty, psychotherapist, clinical sexologist in private practice at www.mytherapist.info
Dr. Angela Wu
A licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and a certified doctor of oriental medicine (O.M.D) with more than 30 years experience in acupuncture, herbology, and other Chinese healing arts.
A founding member of Our Bodies Ourselves. She has co-authored and edited the many versions of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” over a period of 40 years (including 2011 edition), focusing especially on women’s sexuality, body image, and women loving women.
Co-founder and former executive director of Our Bodies Ourselves as well as co-author of all editions of Our Bodies, Ourselves, speaks and writes frequently on a wide range of women's health concerns.
Gary J. Clyman
Tai Chi master instructor, holistic healer, author, and licensed acupuncturist. Author of The Chi Kung Bible: Beyond Self-Help: Mastering Personal Power.
Dynamic speaker and presenter, motivational wellness coach, sexual health educator, HIV Counselor Trainer, advocate, Program Manager of many sexual health intervention programs throughout the country... And avid masturbator.
Founded Down There Press, a publisher of sex-related books and opened Good Vibrations, the second feminist sex toy business in the United States. One of the first volunteers at San Francisco Sex Information and has served on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.
Steve & Kathy Shubin
Husband and Wife team and owners of Interactive Life Forms. Steve is the creator of the Fleshlight, one of the hottest selling masturbation devices for men.
Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Sr. VP of National Clinical Development for Elements Behavioral Health, and internationally acknowledged clinician, subject expert and author of self help literature and books on sex, intimacy and addiction in the digital age.
Anthony J. Santella, DrPH
Public health and sexual health researcher and educator interested in expanding and normalizing HIV and STI testing and bringing sexual health promotion to the suburbs!
Executive Director at Spectrum Community Services, and former Board Trustee of the Fremont Unified School District.