As a young man, the different rules we apply to the courtship and sexual behavior of women and men intrigued me. Why didn’t we allow women to enjoy the same freedoms as men without judgment? My curiosity became a life-long interest, which culminated in my first book, “How To Pick A Lover: For Women Who Want To Win At Love.” This blog is an extension of my continued interest in roles of women and men in contemporary relationships. I want to explore with you the relatively new emotional and sexual freedoms that today’s women have, including a woman’s right – married, single or otherwise – to have a lover if she so chooses.
I have taught sociology courses on marriage and the family at the University of Western Ontario, have been a marriage and family counselor, have spent the past 25 years in the field of public health, and write an advice column for echopark.patch.com. I have graduate degrees from the University of Western Ontario and University of California, Berkeley, and live in Los Angeles.