About Dr. Paul

Paul Joannides, Psy.D. is a research psychoanalyst. He is also a training and supervising analyst. He has been on the editorial boards of the Journal of Sexual Medicine and the American Journal of Sexuality Education. He is a member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. He was presented with the Professional Standard of Excellence Award by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists.

Paul has given the opening keynote address for the Planned Parenthood National Sex Education Conference and the Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference. The NCAA approved him to speak to college athletes on sexuality as part of their speaker’s grant program. He has been invited to speak at Dartmouth, Yale, Tufts, Lehigh, Rice, Middlebury, East Carolina University, North Carolina State University, the University of California at Santa Barbara, and to the OB/GYN residents at one of the US Army’s largest teaching hospitals.

Paul is the author of the Guide To Getting It On, an award-winning book on sex that’s been used in dozens of college sex-education courses and has won praise in Oprah Magazine, Playboy and Rolling Stone. Paul’s blog at Psychology Today has received more than 5 million views, and he is the author of The Challenging Landscape of Problematic Sexual Behaviors, Including ‘Sexual Addiction’ and ‘Hypersexuality’ in New Directions in Sex Therapy, 2nd edition, (Kleinplatz)The Luxury of Intersectionality in Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Human Sexuality (McKee, Gilbert and Galarza) and One Million Moms vs. The Boy Scouts — Intolerance of Biblical Proportions in The Bilerico Project. 

Paul and his wife have been rescuing llamas for more than twenty years on their small farm in the Northwest. He occasionally bakes, and his cheesecake won ‘Best of Division’ at the Oregon State Fair. The judges told him his biscotti placed second instead of first because his nuts were uneven. Go figure!