We're excited to launch the next iteration of our Monday Night Sex Chats in 2022! We’ll have rotating hosts, with some special expert and author interviews along the way. Register for as many of the dates as you’d like to attend, newcomers are always welcome. Bring questions and an open mind!
Founder and Director of Center for Love and Sex, Sari Eckler Cooper, LCSW is a licensed individual, couples and AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist, sex coach, writer, trainer, supervisor and media expert. She specializes in working on issues such as sexual disorders, sexual avoidance, couples communication, affairs, separation, depression, anxiety, and alternative sexual interests.
Ms. Cooper is recognized as a relationship and sexuality expert and has been a regular commentator on television shows like CBS This Morning, The Better Show and Dr. Oz to discuss relationship issues. Sari is continually called upon to discuss issues in modern relationships in the press including The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Greatest, Vice, Bustle, Cosmo, Men’s Health, Shape, Brides Magazine, Barron’s, New York Post, and Marie Claire.
Sarah Chadwick is a guest researcher at Chicago’s Loyola University, splits her life between the US and UK and has four children. She has been described as “an articulate and compassionate spokeswoman for a new generation of women, commended for her exceptional research, kindness, and candor.” She is the author of the book, The Sweetness of Venus: A History of the Clitoris. And you can find her her on Instagram @its.personalgirls.
For 17 years Cheryl owned g boutique, Chicago’s most loved sex toy & lingerie boutique. Her journey to the sexual wellness began at the urging of g boutique clients. At g, Cheryl worked with gynecologists and therapists to learn everything she could about women’s needs throughout different stages of life. The goal was always to help women achieve sexual happiness. Along with her staff, Cheryl developed and taught sexed workshops across the nation.
After closing the bricks & mortar version of g boutique, Cheryl decided to focus on her coaching & speaking career. With the belief that pleasure is a birthright, Cheryl continues to guide women towards their full potential.
Rachel spends her days and nights in the world of women's sexual and reproductive health, focusing on driving growth for companies in the space from menopause through menstruation. She has completed hundreds of strategic growth projects for leading companies including J&J, Pfizer, Merck, Bayer, Church & Dwight, and dozens of venture-backed start-ups, and is on Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards for a number of companies in sexual and reproductive health. In addition, she serves as Chief Development Officer for Pulse, a company with a device and consumable model that is transforming personal care.
As a frequent writer in the space, Rachel has authored many articles and a best-selling book, Orgasmic Leadership: Profiting from the. Coming Surge in Women’s Sexual Health and Wellness.
Conversation hosted by Nina Collins
Carolyn Lee Arnold drew upon her thirty years as a social science researcher and ten years as a relationship workshop assistant to create the dating project in Fifty First Dates after Fifty. A native Californian from Los Angeles with a New England education, Carolyn found her true home in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she prepared for dating and life by attending spiritual ceremonies, working in free clinics, leading women’s backpacking trips, hiking the local green hills, identifying as a lesbian-feminist in the 1970s and ’80s, and earning graduate degrees in women’s studies, statistics, and educational research. Fifty First Dates after Fifty is her first book, and excerpts have been published in Persimmon Tree, Outside In Literary & Travel Magazine, and the Human Awareness Institute’s Enlighten Journal. An excerpt from her second memoir, about her lesbian-feminist years, has been published in Noyo River Review. Still a feminist, she lives in the Bay Area with her partner, one of her fifty dates. For more information, including dating resources, visit carolynleearnold.com.
Nina is our CCO, as well as the Board Chair of the Brooklyn Public Library, and the founder of this series!
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