About Dr. Jenn
Jennifer "Dr. Jenn" Gunsaullus, Ph.D., is a sociologist who works as a sexuality and mindfulness speaker, and a relationship and intimacy counselor and coach. She specializes in helping women, couples, and groups deepen intimacy, strengthen communication, and improve trust and self-expression. As a sociologist (different than a psychologist or a licensed therapist) she merges a blend of coaching, counseling, education, and awareness-raising in her work. Dr. Jenn got her start in the sex and relationship field 20 years ago as a sexual health peer educator at Lehigh University in her home state of Pennsylvania. She now merges her practical training in sexual health and academic training in sociology with her passion for holistic health and mind/body/spirit perspectives.
Dr. Jenn is a frequent lecturer on relationship and intimacy topics. From wine bars to yoga studies, college classrooms to senior centers, and the LGBT community center to Mensa gatherings, Dr. Jenn offers unique and powerful presentations on healthy communication and fulfilling intimacy. She has also been an adjunct professor for courses including Human Sexuality, Women & Health, and Social Psychology. Dr. Jenn was a contributing writer for Pacific San Diego Magazine and is a Sex & Relationship Expert for San Diego Fox 5 News, San Diego Living, and UT-TV. In 2010 she was named one of San Diego Magazine's "Women Who Move the City." In addition, she is on the Board of Directors for Jeans 4 Justice, a nonprofit to end sexual violence, and is on the Communications Leadership Team for the nonprofit donor's circle Women Give San Diego.
Dr. Jenn has been actively involved for many years with Eve Ensler's play The Vagina Monologues as an actor and director, and was named a "Vagina Warrior" at Cal State San Marcos in 2011. She has an impressive collection of more than 150 episodes of her video podcast show about sexuality & relationships called In The Den with Dr. Jenn. Read below to learn more about this sex talk show, filmed in front of a live studio audience, in San Diego, CA.
What is In the Den with Dr. Jenn?
In the Den with Dr. Jenn is a video podcast show, hosted by Jennifer Gunsaullus, PhD, which challenges the status quo and boldly discusses sexuality outside the box. The existing more than 150 sessions are available for free through this website, YouTube, and iTunes. Dr. Jenn tackles the tough questions you have, and the questions you didn’t even know you had, through merging the physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual, and political. The commentary and analysis will challenge you; the quirky creator and host, with a penchant for costumes and sexual fun facts, will keep you coming back for more. In the Den with Dr. Jenn is a delicious blend of contradictions – light and challenging, smart and silly, enlightening and playful. There is a lot to learn and enjoy about sex, health, and relationships at EVERY age!
Dr. Jenn's Educational Background
Ph.D., Sociology, 2006
State University of New York at Albany
Dissertation Title: The “Condom Lady” Speaks – Female Sexuality Discourses and HIV Prevention in Community-Based Organizations
Summer Institute on Sexuality, Society, and Health, 2001
San Francisco State University
Bachelor of Arts, Social Relations, 1995
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Phi Beta Kappa, Highest Honors, Departmental Honors
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