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Jessica O’Reilly, PhD

Sexologist, Author, Television Host, and Public Speaker

Jessica O’Reilly, PhD is a sexuality professional whose doctoral research focused on sexual health education training for classroom teachers with an emphasis on healthy relationships, HIV/AIDS and intersectionality. Her educational background includes courses in counselling skills, sex and disability, group therapy, equity studies, sexual development, resolving sexual concerns and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She continues to work in the field of education as a guest lecturer and distills the latest relationship and marriage research weekly on Global Television’s The Morning Show. Follow her on Instagram: @SexWithDrJess

Dr. Shamyra Howard

AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

Shamyra Howard is an international award-winning sexologist, licensed clinical social worker, and AASECT certified Sex Therapist who exposes people to what they're missing from intimacy, so they can have a great relationship and better sex! She's the founder of On the Green Couch, where she helps people manage sexual issues, create their best relationships, and have amazing sex. Shamyra is an Amazon best-selling author and creatress of the "Use Your Mouth: Sex and Relationship Conversation" starter cards, and the book, Use Your Mouth: Pocket-Sized Conversations to Simply Increase 7 Types of Intimacy In and Out of the Bedroom. She's even been featured in Oprah Magazine, Fox Soul TV, OWN, Cosmopolitan, The Huff-Post, Men's Health, Kourtney Kardashian's Poosh, and many more! Not to mention her work on TV, on stages around the world, with influencers and celebrities.

Dr. Justin Lehmiller

Ph.D. Social Psychology

Dr. Justin Lehmiller received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Purdue University. He is a Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute and author of the book Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life.

Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, having been honored three times with the Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Harvard University, where he taught for several years.

He is also a prolific researcher and scholar who has published more than 50 academic works, including a textbook titled The Psychology of Human Sexuality that is used in college classrooms around the world.

Dr. Lehmiller's research focuses on topics including casual sex, sexual fantasy, sexual health, and friends with benefits. His studies have appeared in all of the leading journals on human sexuality, including the Journal of Sex Research, Archives of Sexual Behavior, and The Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Dr. Lehmiller has run the popular blog Sex and Psychology since 2011. In 2019, he launched the Sex and Psychology Podcast. It ranks among the top ten sexuality podcasts in several countries and has been named one of "11 sex podcasts that will help you get better in bed" by Men's Health.

Dr. Lehmiller has been interviewed by numerous media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, CNN, The Atlantic, The Globe and Mail, and The Sunday Times. Dr. Lehmiller has appeared on the Netflix series Sex, Explained, he has been on several episodes of the television program Taboo on the National Geographic Channel, and he has been a guest on Dr. Phil. Dr. Lehmiller has also appeared on numerous podcasts and radio shows.

He is a popular freelance writer, penning columns and op-eds for major publications, including The Washington Post, Playboy, USA Today, VICE, Psychology Today, Men's Health, Politico, and New York Magazine.

Javay Frye-Nekrasova

Masters of Education, Sex Education

Javay Frye-Nekrasova, also known as Javay da BAE, MEd, or The Millennial Sexpert, is a sex educator, content creator, pleasure professional, academic, and media personality. As a sex educator, her work focuses on comprehensive, inclusive, accessible sex education for all. Her areas of expertise are pleasure, communication, and sex toys. She is currently earning a PhD in Human Sexuality from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA and a second PhD in Communication & Media Studies at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR. Her research focuses on sex work, kink/BDSM, porn, and media’s influence on one’s understandings and beliefs about sexuality. Javay provides sex education via YouTube and Instagram her digital series In Bed With a Millennial.

Sarah Tomchesson

Certified Sex Educator

Sarah Tomchesson advocates for sexual liberation through her work as a sex educator, sex toy evangelist, consent-forward artist, and podcast host. Sarah's passion for helping people connect to their authentic sexual expression is driven by a firm belief that when people experience and access pleasure in a meaningful way it improves their confidence and overall wellbeing. She brings an inclusive, informed and approachable teaching style to a range of topics, specializing in body literacy, embodied somatic techniques, kink, queer sexuality, and sex toys. Sarah is able to speak to all experience levels, sexualities, genders, kinks, and relationship statuses. Sarah's podcast, F*ck Yeah, disrupts traditional ideas about sexuality, intimate relationships, the patriarchy, parenthood, and femininity and her online education program, Pleasure Practices, supports cultivating personal power through pleasure exploration. Sarah advocates for inclusion of comprehensive sex education curriculum in K-12 schools through her role as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for SIECUS - Sex Ed for Social Change.

Dr. Megan Fleming, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Megan Fleming is a licensed clinical psychologist and internationally recognized certified sex and relationship therapist. 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 Weil Cornell Medical College at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

She is the founder and former Director of the Sexual Health & Rehabilitation Program (SHARP) at Beth Israel Medical Center. SHARP was a unique multidisciplinary program that brought together specialists in Urology, Gynecology, Psychiatry and Sex Therapy to provide state-of-the art assessment and treatment of sexual disorders and the impact these have on both individuals ad their relationships.

In private practice, Dr. Fleming has over 20 years of experience working with individuals and couples to break through what’s holding them back from getting the sex and relationships they want. Known for her practical advice and easy to follow guidance, Dr. Fleming 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.

Dr. Janet Brito

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology

Dr. Janet Brito is an AASECT-certified sex therapist and supervisor with licenses in social work and clinical psychology, providing her with well-rounded knowledge that she uses to support those struggling when it comes to their sexuality, gender identity, sexual identity, mental health, and more.

During her professional journey, Dr. Janet Brito has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings that supported diverse populations. Along with community mental health facilities, she assisted forensic organizations, supported child protection agencies, sexual health programs and worked with behavioral medicine healthcare clinics. Each position gave her a new understanding of the needs of diverse populations, increasing her desire to find ways to ensure each had the guidance and support they needed to thrive.

Originally from Chicago, Dr. Janet Brito is the daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico. Along with attending graduate school in New York City, she spent time in Minnesota and Arizona before settling in Hawaii, where she’s lived for 20 years.

When it comes to her academic and professional journey, Dr. Janet Brito received her MS in Social Work from Columbia University in 2000. She then headed to Pacifica Graduate Institute – a school that specializes in Jungian and psychoanalytical psychology – graduating with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology. In 2018, her dissertation – a phenomenological analysis on infertility among Mexican women living in the United States – was published in the Revista Interamericana de Psicologia/Interamerican Journal of Psychology.

In 2013, Dr. Janet Brito added to her credentials, receiving a Certificate in Sex Therapy and Education from the University of Michigan. During her studies, she focused on a variety of areas, including, but not limited to: gender identity, sexual identity, LGBTQIA+ sexual health, relationship intimacy issues, and compulsive sexual behavior.

Wanting to further her knowledge, Dr. Janet Brito completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical School in 2016. She was drawn to the university as it is one of only a few university-level programs dedicated to sexuality education and training, making it a unique and enlightening option as she pursued her interest in sex therapy, intimacy counseling, and related subjects.

Throughout her career, Dr. Janet Brito had the honor of working for many esteemed organizations, allowing her to serve an array of diverse communities. In 2014, she spent time with the Peace Corps, serving as a volunteer in Nicaragua and providing educational counseling, and performing community outreach to families and their children. In the role, she planned and conducted self-esteem-oriented presentations and workshops, creating unique opportunities to get to know those she assisted, ultimately broadening her understanding of the larger global community.

As she honed her expertise, furthered her education, and continued to learn more about the needs of those seeking support, she took the next step in her professional journey.

In 2017, Dr. Janet Brito founded the Hawaii Center for Sexual and Relationship Health, creating a practice that focused on relationship and sex therapy, out of control sexual behaviors, mindful sex, infidelity recovery, and providing affirmative care to gender diverse populations.

In 2021, Dr. Janet Brito founded the Sexual Health School, launching an online training program for healthcare professionals in all specialties who wanted to enhance their knowledge of human sexuality and its impact on patient care.

Dr. Janet Brito has let her motto – less shame, more freedom – serve as her guide. Her goal is to promote sex positivity, provide comprehensive sex education, and decrease the stigma associated with sex, sexuality, and gender identity. Additionally, she works to help those she supports to enhance their relationships, providing tools to improve communication and strengthen critical bonds, as well as provide affirmative sex therapy.

Additionally, Dr. Janet Brito has been featured in a variety of publications, both creating publications and providing expert guidance to those covering topics like sexual health and intimacy. Along with the publication of her doctoral thesis in the Revista Interamericana de Psicologia/Interamerican Journal of Psychology, she has been featured in Bustle, Healthline, the Huffington Post, Oprah Magazine, Playboy, Thrive Global, and Women’s Health Magazine.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Dr. Janet Brito is an avid traveler, spending her time exploring the world and its intriguing cultures whenever the opportunity arises. Hiking and camping are also two of her favorite hobbies, allowing her to channel her energy, explore the outdoors, and renew herself.

To remain centered, Dr. Janet Brito is a regular yoga practitioner. For relaxation, reading is one of her favorite activities, as well as spending time with family and friends.

Whether at home or away, exploring new coffee shops is a personal passion. It’s an opportunity to enjoy a treat, relax, and enjoy the unique atmosphere that each coffee shop she encounters provides.

Finally, Dr. Janet Brito never passes up a chance to enjoy a homecooked meal of Mexican food prepared by her parents. Not only does it speak to her roots, but it also reminds her of the power of love, family, and a homecooked meal.

Jen Schwartz

Sexuality Writer

Sexual wellness and sexuality writer Jen Schwartz is the real-life Carrie Bradshaw, meaning she writes about sex for a living and makes admittedly questionable fashion choices.

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