About

Dr. Marty Klein

Dr. Marty Klein has been a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist for 35 years. He has focused his entire career toward a single set of goals: telling the truth about sexuality, helping people feel sexually adequate & powerful, and supporting the healthy sexual expression and exploration of women and men.

Marty pursues his goal of a sexually enlightened world through therapy, lectures, writing, lobbying, media, and courtroom work.

Marty has authored over 100 articles in publications such as Parents, New Woman, and Playboy, as well as San Francisco Medicine, the California Therapist, and the Journal of Homosexuality. Every year he is quoted in dozens of national publications and websites, such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Huffington Post.

Marty has written seven books, acclaimed by everyone from USA Today and The California Therapist to Penn & Teller and the Playboy Advisor. Published in eleven languages, his books have been excerpted in national magazines, cited in the popular and professional press, and reviewed around the world. Marty has also written chapters in many professional books, such as The Handbook of Clinical Child Psychology, Treating Sexual Disorders, and the International Encyclopedia of Sexuality.

A popular guest on the electronic media, Marty has been featured on radio in over 100 cities, and on national TV programs like 20/20, Nightline, and The Daily Show. His Sexual Intelligence and Psychology Today blogs are widely quoted, and his electronic newsletter goes to 7,000 subscribers every month.

A tireless speaker, Marty has given 1,000 keynote speeches, training programs, and popular lectures to groups including the American College of Surgeons, Lutheran Family & Children’s Services, Miami Women’s Hospital, National Association of Social Workers, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, American Library Association, Stanford University Medical School, and over 40 colleges across the country.

Marty’s accomplishments are also recognized abroad: he has trained professionals and policymakers in over thirty countries, including China, Turkey, India, Israel, Morocco, Croatia, and Russia. He has been awarded honorary membership in a variety of international professional associations.

Marty fights for the sexual rights of all Americans through his legal and courtroom work. He has been an expert witness, consultant, or invited plaintiff in many state, federal, and international censorship, internet, and obscenity cases.

Known and respected by his colleagues, Marty has been elected a national board member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Marty has also been honored by the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists. His book America’s War On Sex was honored as Book of the Year by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, & Therapists.

As a clinician, Marty works each week with couples and individuals who have a variety of sexual and non-sexual difficulties–over 35,000 sessions since 1980. He also provides consultations to other therapists, and supervises their cases.

Marty is that rare professional: truly expert in his subject, comfortable on live TV and in front of both popular and professional audiences, and extremely funny. His wit and expertise make him a frequently-quoted expert appearing in the media such as National Public Radio, Salon, and the Dan Savage Podcast. He recently gave two Congressional briefings on evidence-based sex education.

Marty lives in Northern California with his wife, cactus garden, and enormous collection of rock ‘n’ roll albums. He performs Baroque and Renaissance music in a quartet called Behinde The Tymes.