Logan Levkoff, PhD: sexologist, relationship expert & author

Philosophy and Approach

In a society where most topics are taboo, Dr. Logan Levkoff fills the void by encouraging honest conversation about sexuality and the role it plays in American culture.

A recognized expert on sexuality and relationships, Logan works to create an environment where people feel comfortable asking (and getting answers to) their most personal questions. Logan makes it clear that sex and sexuality are not “dirty” words; they are words that should be discussed openly, without guilt or fear. Drawing upon over ten years of experience, Logan empowers children, adolescents, and adults to embrace their sexuality and challenge the impractical messages about sexuality that they are exposed to. Logan’s educational philosophy serves as a guide to sifting through society’s conflicting expectations of the expression of sexuality. Logan’s ease when speaking about topics, including sexuality, intimacy, relationships and sexual health, encourages parents, members of the media, and educators to sit up and listen. Logan is the author of, Third Base Ain’t What it Used to Be: What Your Kids are Learning About Sex Today and How to Teach Them to Become Sexually Healthy Adults, which helps parents to understand the role sexuality plays in their children’s lives and empowers parents to become better at-home sexuality educators. Her latest book, How to Get Your Wife to Have Sex with You, is a digital guide for men (and their wives) who are looking to enhance their intimate life. Other than sleeping or actually having sex, reading the book is probably the most productive thing a couple can do together in bed.

What is a sexologist?
A sexologist is a professional who is educated in the study of human sexuality. The field can include sex therapists, counselors, educators, and researchers.
How do you define sexuality?
Sexuality is a natural part of who we are. We are all sexual beings, although we express our sexuality differently as we grow up. Our sexuality includes our sense of gender, our body image, our sexual orientation, our sexual behaviors, our emotions, and the roles we play in relationships. It is much bigger than what we do and who we do it with.
What things are key to having a sexually healthy relationship?
In order to have a sexually healthy relationship, you must first feel good about yourself and your own sexuality. It is impossible to engage in a healthy relationship if you are expecting a partner to magically "fix" you. Other than that, the keys to a healthy relationship are open communication, tackling issues as they come up instead of letting them fester, mutual pleasure (not one partner doing all the "servicing"), and emotional and physical equality (where both partners having equal say in the relationship, are respected for their individuality, and are both responsible for protection and testing).
What is the best method of protection against STDs?
If you are going to engage in sexual behaviors, the absolute best protection we have against STDs is a combination of condoms, honest communication with partners about our sexual health, and regular STD testing.

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Logan Levkoff's bio

Logan Levkoff

Dr. Logan Levkoff

Logan is dedicated to perpetuating healthy and positive messages about sexuality. She can speak on a wide range of issues, including issues of sexual health, trends in sexuality, relationship hurdles, and sex in pop culture and politics. For almost a decade, Logan has been working with students of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds. She has designed and implemented sexuality education programs in many independent schools and community organizations. Logan’s work with teens and parents has been profiled in many publications including, The New York Times. Logan Levkoff is an AASECT certified sex educator. She received a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Life Education from New York University as well as an M.S. in Human Sexuality Education and a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in New York City with her husband, son, and daughter.

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