What was my life path that led to my career in the sex field? What challenges have I had to overcome? What am I currently focused on, and what am I most proud of? Was there something from my life that helped set me up for success? SD Voyager Magazine interviewed me for their “Women Trailblazers” series…Read More
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In this ongoing short video series, I address how women's sexuality is being impacted by a Trump presidency...and what we can personally do to regain our power. Part 2 is about grabbing 'em by the pussy...with a few adorable pussy cats to accompany the message.Read More
I am so happy to be hosting this event on September 23, 2016, in San Diego! This is a really impressive documentary (and funny!) around a natural topic that is continually shamed and stigmatized. Plus, I'm really proud to say that I am one of the sex experts interviewed in the film.Read More
Sex. Drinking. College. These three things go together often in the college scene when it comes to hooking up, and if we were to believe headlines, we'd think that this was a new trend that was undermining our youth. I spoke about hooking up to 1000 sorority women at Syracuse University recently and addressed whether this is actually a new trend (mostly no).Read More
My passion is public speaking around sexuality topics. I love creating safe and fun spaces to speak about taboo topics, and make them accessible and real. We need this in the United States. Plastering sex everywhere, yet not providing nonjudgmental and factual places to learn about sex, is a problem. I reduce shame, silence, and misconceptions, and create empowerment, communication, and authenticity.
My primary speaking topics include: sex, sexual health, intimacy, healthy relationships, communication, and mindfulness. If your university, organization, or conference is in need of a memorable and powerful speaker, get in touch with me to leave a lasting impression.
~Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, San Diego Sexologist, Sociologist, Sexuality Speaker
I've been involved with several Love Your Body Day events in the past few years. Love Your Body Day was created by the NOW Foundation in 1998 to raise awareness about the depiction of women, women's bodies, and female sexuality in the media and popular culture. The NOW Foundation's Love Your Body website explains, "Hollywood and the fashion, cosmetics and diet industries work hard to make each of us believe that our bodies are unacceptable and need constant improvement."
Poor body-image is a topic that repeatedly surfaces with my female counseling clients and college students. It's an insidious weight that seems to follow women throughout their lives. And for many of us, the belief that a large part of our value, worth, and attention is derived from physical attractiveness, is ingrained from a young age. It impacts our ability for self-love, enjoyment of sexual activity, appreciation of our lives, and to know how to really honor ourselves.
What can we do about this? How can we improve body-image and help other women? I think it's a continual, daily process, of improving mindfulness. It's about noticing the negative thought patterns and reframing, finding and concentrating on what you have to grateful for, and creating your own version/vision of sexy. When I guide women and students through this process, I use a holistic approach, meaning we delve into the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual components. And then find a few small steps that can be taken every day to shift the tide.
Learning to love our bodies does not happen overnight, but is a gradual process of raising awareness, redefining, appreciating, and enjoying. This year's Love Your Body Day is on October 19, 2011. If your college, university, or women's organization is looking for a memorable and impactful speaker on this topic, please get in touch with me.