We interview Dr. Eli Coleman in this fifth installment from the recent AASECT Summer Institute which was titled: Revisiting 'Sex Addiction': Transformative Ways to Address Out of Control Sexual Behavior. Dr. Eli Coleman shares the historical perspective about the sex addiction model and explains why we are in such disagreement with the terminology. He gives us a peak inside the beginning of this transformative weekend.
Eli Coleman, PhD, is director of the Program in Human Sexuality and Chair in Sexual Health at the University of Minnesota. He has written articles and books on a variety of sexual health topics, including compulsive sexual behavior, sexual orientation, and gender dysphoria. He is founding editor of the International Journal of Transgenderism and International Journal of Sexual Healthand past president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, World Professional Association for Transgender Health, and International Academy of Sex Research. Coleman has been a sexual health consultant to the World Health Organization and received numerous awards, including the World Association for Sexual Health Gold Medal and Society for Sex Therapy & Research (SSTAR) Masters and Johnson Award. In 2013, he was elected president of SSTAR for a two-year term.