Dr. Marty Klein

Changing the Way People, Politics & the Media Look at Sex

Author of Award-Winning Books Sex Therapy, Couples Counseling, Psychotherapy Lectures, Keynotes, Training Seminars
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Sexual Intelligence™ Blog

Beware Popular Lies About Sex

Not “myths,” but lies. Katie Couric recently embarrassed herself during an interview with psychologist David Ley about pornography. When he calmly described to her what a range of scientific studies say about porn’s effects on behavior and our brain—that it’s minimal—Couric raised her voice, rolled her eyes, and said she was sick of science. “Can’t […]

Published July 29, 2014

Open Letter To College-Bound Kids About Sex

Some three million young people will head off to college next month for their freshman year. If one of them was my son or my daughter, here’s what I’d want them to know about sex. Parents, feel free to copy and hand this to your teen of any age. Or print and leave it laying […]

Published July 22, 2014

Hobby Lobby Decision Puts Government in the Religion Business

The Supreme Court decision allowing a corporation to exempt itself from the law—in this case the Affordable Care Act—does two very bad things at once: * It privileges religious beliefs over other deeply-held beliefs * It puts government in the business of deciding what are legitimate religions and religious beliefs. We can also bemoan the […]

Published July 2, 2014

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My Books

Sexual Intelligence: What We Really Want from Sex and How to Get It

Yes, there is something new to say about sex. Here's a robust perspective about how sex really is, exploring dozens of what will be "Aha!" moments for every reader!

Most people develop their model of sexuality when they have the body of a young, healthy person-which nobody has very long. Thus, we all need a different model of sexuality if we want to desire and enjoy sex throughout our lives. This book provides that model-by enhancing your Sexual Intelligence.

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Audio Programs for Professionals

Working With Couples: Successful Approaches to Challenging Cases

Working with couples can be an exciting & rich experience. But it often includes repetitive battling with clients; complaints that you don't understand one or both of them; the sense of being watched and judged; and unnecessary treatment failures.

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Ask Me Anything

Q: How can I get my object of desire to love me? We have sex together, but she says she isn't ready to commit. What should I do?

Dr. Klein: It is rarely a good idea to try to make someone commit to a relationship. Particularly if you are already having sex, this woman knows you desire her, and knows what you have to offer. She obviously isn't ready to commit, but she is interested enough to have sex periodically. If you can handle the emotional turmoil, allow things to continue as they are. If it is just too painful to have sex with her under these conditions (she might even have other sex partners), explain your difficulty to her and say goodbye.

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Lectures & Seminars

Caution: Pursuing Excellence At Work Can Be Hazardous to Your Family Life!

Ever notice that success in your career doesn’t necessarily translate into success at home–with a mate, kids, friends? In fact, the very skills and attitudes that propel you forward at work may be hindering you at home. Using plenty of real-life examples, this talk tells you why–and outlines what you […]

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Upcoming Schedule

Sept.19
Portland, Oregon
Power Dynamics in Sexual & Intimate Relationships
Oregon Psychological Association
503/253-9155

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