Roger Libby, Ph.D., LMHC, CST is a marriage and relationship counselor who is an internationally recognized sexologist, social psychologist, sociologist and an AASECT-certified sex therapist with two practice offices in Seattle, and in Poulsbo (Kitsap County), Washington. I help young, middle-aged and older people with sexual and relationship problems and deal equally with men’s and women’s issues.
Dr. Roger’s academic credentials and nearly fifty years of experience as a sexologist qualify me as a pioneer sex therapist, sex researcher and sex educator. He is an Adjunct Professor and a distinguished lecturer at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco. He has also held academic appointments at The University of Mass., Amherst, Syracuse University and the University of Georgia, where I taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Human Sexuality and Marriage and the Family. He is a Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and a Charter Member of the International Academy of Sex Research, and I am board certified by The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), The American Board of Sexology, The American College of Sexology, and The American Academy of Clinical Sexologists.
In addition to sex and relationship therapy, he has been a campus-wide speaker at over 200 colleges and universities, as well as medical and community groups. He has had high caliber media appearances such as Oprah Winfrey, The NBC Nightly News and CNN News Night. He also hosted The Pleasure Dome radio show for three years in Atlanta. More contributions to the sexuality field include authoring The Naked Truth about Sex: A Guide to Intelligent Sexual Choices for Teenagers and Twentysomethings (2006), as well as five other popular and academic books and many articles and columns on sex and marriage. Partially based on the writings of Wilhelm Reich in the 1930’s, Dr. Roger first to use “sex-positive” in print in the dedication to his award-winning university textbook, Sexual Choices. The dedication read “Toward a Sex-Positive Society.” He originally created the concept “sex-positive” with then-Unitarian minister Ronald Mazur in 1976. Today, the concept is widely used to depict a healthy, pleasure-positive approach to sex, as opposed to the more puritanical, sex-negative emphasis that is still prevalent in our society.