Ian Kerner is a sex counselor, practitioner of psychotherapy,[1][2] and author on pleasuring sex partners.[3] He works in sex therapy and couples therapy.[4][5]

Ian Kerner
Born (1966-05-01) May 1, 1966 (age 57)[citation needed]
Medical career
ResearchSex counseling

Career Edit

Kerner was a playwright before he was a sex therapist, and holds a doctorate in sexology.[6] He practices in New York.[4] He has a Ph.D.[7] He wrote for CNN[8] as a health columnist, and for Men's Health.[9]

Kerner is a licensed psychotherapist and a widely recognized sexuality counselor who specializes in sex therapy, couples therapy, and working with individuals on a range of relational issues that often lead to distress. He approaches psychotherapy from an integrative perspective, which seeks to explain human behavior by bringing together physiological, affective, cognitive-behavioral, neurobiological, and systemic approaches as they apply to the natural stages of human development and the wide range of human functioning. He endeavors to create an atmosphere of inquisitive reflection while fostering a sense of safety and commitment to the therapist-patient bond.

In addition to being a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), Kerner is certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists, and has sat on AASECT's board of directors. He is also a member of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) and The American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA). His practice is composed equally of heterosexual and LGBTQ patients and is split between individuals and couples.

Kerner has received post-graduate certification from the Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality and the Family and Couples Treatment Services divisions at ICP, where he is also on the faculty and teaches courses in sex therapy. Kerner has also completed a post-graduate program in Trauma Studies at ICP, where he was trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in addition to other modalities for working with trauma survivors.

Kerner was born and raised in New York City, where he lives with his wife and two sons and their family dogs, Jitterbug and Oscar.

Criticism Edit

Kerner has been criticized by writer Samhita Mukhopadhyay for blaming second-wave feminism on undermining relationships, and poor advice on aggression.[10]

Bibliography Edit

  • She Comes First: The Thinking Man's Guide to Pleasuring a Woman. ReganBooks. 2004.[6][11]
  • He Comes Next: the Thinking Woman's Guide to Pleasuring a Man. 2005.
  • Be Honest, You're Not That Into Him Either.[10]
  • So Tell Me About the Last Time You Had Sex: Laying Bare and Learning to Repair Our Love Lives. New York City: Grand Central Publishing. 2022.[12]

References Edit

  1. ^ Freeman, David W (October 7, 2010). "Karen Owen List: What Does Mock Duke Thesis Say about Female Sexuality?". CBS News. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  2. ^ "CNN mocked after declaring cuckolding can be a positive for certain couples". Fox News. 25 January 2018.
  3. ^ Shalit, Wendy (2007). "'Hi, Slut!'". Girls Gone Mild: Young Women Reclaim Self-Respect and Find It's Not Bad to Be Good. New York: Random House. p. 17. ISBN 978-1-58836-585-9. OCLC 288938226.
  4. ^ a b Krueger, Alyson (2018-05-24). "Why Were the Royal Exes at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-05-09.
  5. ^ Langley, Liz (2011). "The Ballad of Burt and Linda". Crazy Little Thing: Why Love and Sex Drive Us Mad. Berkeley: Cleis Press. p. 93. ISBN 978-1-936740-08-6. OCLC 779140619.
  6. ^ a b Sohn, Amy (2004-09-26). "Sex Books: The Elements of Sexual Style (Published 2004)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-03-09.
  7. ^ Nersesian-Sole, Elise (October 2010). "Missionary Accomplished". Women's Health. p. 104.
  8. ^ Jones, Eva M. (2018). "The Kids Are Queer: The Rise of Post-Millennial American Queer Identification". In Stewart, Chuck (ed.). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans at Risk: Problems and Solutions. Santa Barbara, California. p. 209. ISBN 978-1-4408-3236-9. OCLC 1002302935.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  9. ^ Greene, Cantice G. (December 12, 2010). Writing and Wellness, Emotion and Women: Highlighting the Contemporary Uses of Expressive Writing in the Service of Students (PhD thesis). Georgia State University. doi:10.57709/1664214. p. 83
  10. ^ a b Mukhopadhyay, Samhita (2011). Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life. Berkeley, CA: Seal Press. pp. 94{{subst:en dash}}95. ISBN 978-1-58005-332-7. OCLC 693810198.
  11. ^ O'Mara, Michele (11 May 2016). "She Comes First (a book review about oral sex)". Retrieved 2023-05-09.
  12. ^ Stiritz, Susan (2022-08-18). "So Tell Me About the Last Time You Had Sex: Laying Bare and Learning to Repair Our Love Lives: Ian Kerner. So Tell Me About the Last Time You Had Sex: Laying Bare and Learning to Repair Our Love Lives. 2021. New York City. Grand Central Publishing. 368 pages. HB $28.00. PB $18.99". Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy. 48 (6): 641–643. doi:10.1080/0092623X.2022.2073998. ISSN 0092-623X. S2CID 250585694.