Marty Klein Biography:

Dr. Marty Klein has been a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist for over 30 years—that’s some 40,000 sessions with men, women, and couples.

Marty is the award-winning author of seven books on sexuality and relationships, including the ground-breaking Sexual Intelligence. Psychology Today simply says “To improve your sex life, buy this book.” Marty frequently appears in the popular media, such as The New York Times, National Public Radio, and The Daily Show. Marty is an outspoken critic of many popular and clinical ideas about sexuality and emotional health, and is a dedicated advocate of sexuality training for psychologists, physicians, attorneys, clergy, and school boards. He recently gave two Congressional briefings on evidence-based sex education.

Each year Marty speaks to thousands of people across the U.S., Europe, and Asia—some 35 countries to date. Audiences consistently call his talks thought-provoking, down-to-earth, and entertaining.

Sexual Intelligence for Entrepreneurs

In business, as we all know, performance is central.

In the world of sex and relationships, however, performance takes a back seat to many other things. These include intimacy, desire, empathy, communication, and most of all, emotional presence.

Satisfying sexuality involves much more than friction. And so to make sex more enjoyable—and to increase desire—better performance is not the answer. In fact, focusing on better performance undermines sex. It fills sex with anxiety, makes sex mechanical, and it creates emotional distance. It ultimately decreases desire, because people can fail. And no one hates to fail more than an entrepreneur.

What most people really want from sex is a sense of relaxation, playfulness, self-acceptance, and connection. And to feel special and desired. And so the familiar tools of entrepreneurs—working harder, solving “problems”—don’t work.

But if enhancing sexual satisfaction isn’t about better performance—or exotic positions, new toys, or losing ten pounds—what does make sex more enjoyable? What does enhance desire?

Master sex therapist and marriage counselor Dr. Marty Klein will discuss Sexual Intelligence—what it is, how we develop it, and how it can lead to more pleasure and intimacy. He’ll discuss how to create sex at which no one can fail. He’ll talk about how people can transition from lust-driven sex to adult eroticism. And he’ll show you how to take the performance out of sex for good.

You’ll learn what Marty means when he says “Sex is more than an activity—it’s an idea.”

In this keynote, you will learn:

  • Why focusing on improving performance undermines, rather than enhances, sex;
  • Why improving desire and satisfaction involves emotional skills more than technical ones;
  • How to understand the role of Normality Anxiety in sexual decision-making;
  • What to focus on during sex instead of “function” and “dysfunction;”
  • Why self-help books and websites can make sexual difficulties worse;
  • Why we should emphasize the similarities between male and female sexuality more than the differences.