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Gloria Brame (born August 20, 1955) is an American board certified sexologist, writer[1] and sex therapist[2] based in Athens, Georgia. She is a member of the American College of Sexologists,[3] and clinical sexologist.

Gloria Brame
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Born Gloria Glickstein Brame
(1955-08-20) August 20, 1955 (age 62)
Nationality American
Occupation Sex therapist, writer
Known for Sexologist

Her sex therapy practice specializes in consensual BDSM,[4] sexual fetishism and sexual dysfunction.[5] She is also a bestselling author[6] and named as one of 2015's "10 Best Sex and Dating Experts".[7] by



Brame earned her Ph.D. degree in Human Sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in 2000[8] and an M.A. in English literature from Columbia University in 1978.[9]


Brame wrote several books including:

  • Different Loving: the World of Sexual Dominance and Submission
  • Come Hither: A Commonsense Guide To Kinky Sex.

The latter book was selected as the "official guide to kinky sex" by the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. Another book titled Sex for Grown-Ups is set to publish on June 2013.

Brame testified against then-US Attorney General in Nitke vs Ashcroft, a major case challenging the Communications Decency Act before the Southern District of New York.[10][11] Brame's most recent publication is The Truth About Sex, A Sex Primer for the 21st Century Volume I: Sex and the Self.

In 2012 Brame joined the board of directors of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance[12] and co-hosted a web radio talk show on Spreaker.[13][14]

Brame has been cited as a fetish sex expert in a number of media articles.[15][16][17][18][19] She has been listed as one of the 15 Best Sexperts of 2015 by[20]



  • Brame, Gloria G.; Brame, William D.; Jacobs, Jon (1993). Different Loving: An Exploration of the World of Sexual Dominance and Submission. New York: Villard Books. ISBN 0-679-40873-8. 
  • Brame, Gloria G. (1997). Where the Boys Are. Hearst Books. ISBN 0-380-79179-X. 
  • Brame, Gloria G. (1998). Domina: The Sextopians. Universal Publishers. ISBN 1-58112-878-9. 
  • Brame, Gloria G. (2000). Come Hither : A Commonsense Guide To Kinky Sex. Fireside. ISBN 0-684-85462-7. 
  • Brame, Gloria G. (2011). The Truth About Sex, A Sex Primer for the 21st Century. Volume I: Sex and the Self. CCB Publishing. ISBN 1-926918-55-X. 
  • Brame, Gloria G. (2013). The Truth about Sex, a Sex Primer for the 21st Century. Volume II: Sex for Grown-Ups. CCB Publishing. ISBN 1771430761. 
  • Brame, Gloria G. (2014). Naked Memory: Confessions of a Sexual Revolutionary. Moons Grove Press. ISBN 1771431415. 
  • Brame, Gloria G. (2015). A Fetish for Men: A Memoir. Vancouver, BC: Moons Grove Press. ISBN 9781771432092. 
  • Brame, Gloria G. (2015). "Marquis de Sade, Donatien Alphonse François (1740–1814)". In Whelehan, Patricia; Bolin, Anne. The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. Malden, Oxford: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. ISBN 140519006X. 
  • Brame, Gloria G.; Brame, William D. (2015). Different Loving Too: Real People, Real Lives, Real BDSM. Moons Grove Press. ISBN 9781771432580. 


Year Title Role
2002 BDSM: Alternative Loving Herself[21]
2012 What Men Really Want Interviewee Dr. Gloria Brame[22]

See alsoEdit

  • Kink Aware Professionals


  1. ^ "The Gloria Brame Show". Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sex Writers Race Bannon and Gloria Brame Share Their Passions". The Advocate. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Membership Listing". American College of Sexologists. Archived from the original on September 3, 2011. Retrieved August 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ Stuart Nichols, Jerome (04/26/12 9:41am). "Interview with Dr. Gloria Brame". Eastern Echo. Retrieved 12 April 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ "Sex Therapy On Call". Washington Post. June 15, 2004. 
  6. ^ "Bestselling Author Gloria Brame, Ph.D., Provides Adults With the Tools for a Happy & Satisfying Sex Life in New". Reuters. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "10 Best Sex and Dating Experts". Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Institute of Human Sexuality Dissertation Listing". Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. Retrieved August 6, 2011. 
  9. ^ "About". Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "CDA Expert Testimony in the Barbara Nitke Case". National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. Retrieved August 6, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Nitke vs Ashcroft". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Retrieved August 6, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Woodhull Board of Directors". Woodhull. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  13. ^ "The Gloria Brame Show". Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  14. ^ "Blog Talk Radio". Blog Talk Radio. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Toe-squeezing incident nails S. Jersey man". Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Bigger The Better! Welcome To The Fab And Fat Fetish World Of 'Gaining'". Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  17. ^ "For Horny Hypebeasts, Popping an Air Max Bubble Is the Ultimate Climax". Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Fetish expert says Philly's Swiss Cheese Pervert could be dangerous". Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Dolphin Sex: Another Person Claims to Have Had Sex with Flipper's Friend". Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  20. ^ " 15 Best Sexperts of 2015". Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  21. ^ "BDSM: Alternative Loving". IMDb. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  22. ^ "What Men Really Want". IMDb. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 

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