Sex Educator of the Week: Andrew Smiler

What project(s) in Sex Ed are you currently working on?
I’m continuing to talk about the reality of young men’s sexuality, as described in my book “Challenging Casanova: Beyond the stereotype of the promiscuous young male.” Rebecca Plante and I have also begun discussing Campus Sexual Culture. We believe high schools and colleges need to thinking holistically about students’ sexuality, and not just the challenges faced by sexual minority students or sexual violence. 

Andrew Smiler, PhD is the author of “Challenging Casanova: Beyond the stereotype of the promiscuous young male,” in addition to more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He received his PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of New Hampshire in 2003. His sexuality research focuses on normative aspects of sexual development, such as age and perception of first kiss, first “serious” relationship, and first intercourse among 15-25 year olds. He also studies variations in the definitions of masculinity, including “jocks,” “rebels,” and “nerds.” Dr. Smiler holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a family therapist for several years in the Philadelphia area.

Twitter: @AndrewSmiler 

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