Linda DeVillers – Full Bio
In February and March 2013 – Linda DeVillers is touring cyber space to promote her book Simple Sexy Food.
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This is the full bio for Linda DeVillers
Linda DeVillers has more than 20 years experience as a sex and relationship expert. Her previous book, Love Skills: A Fun, Upbeat Guide to Sex-cessful Relationships (now in its fourth edition), is internationally known in the field of sexuality. It was praised as “fun,” “great reading,” and “as down-to-earth, open-minded, and daring as you would want a manual on sexual intimacy to be.”*
In addition to her private practice, Dr. De Villers holds faculty positions at Pepperdine University, Loyola Marymount University, and Santa Monica City College, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Human Sexuality, Health Psychology, and Personal Growth. She is certified as a Diplomate in Sex Therapy by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.
Dr. De Villers is regarded as an expert in the study of aphrodisiacs. She was a featured expert in a Discovery Channel Health program (2006) on 10 sexual myths, including the myth that aphrodisiacs don’t exist. In an academic setting, she has researched and presented on related topics, including:
- “Which Aphrodisiac Foods for 21st Century Sensibilities?” (World Congress of Sexology, Montreal, July 2005).
- “Beyond the Food: A Sex Therapist’s Rx for Aphrodisiac Meals” (Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Redondo Beach, CA, April 2006).
- “Boosting Sexual Pleasure Through Physical Exercise and Sensual, Healthful Eating” (Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Indianapolis, IN, November 2007).
Dr. De Villers served as the monthly sex columnist for Health magazine from April 2007 to April 2008, and wrote for Playboy.com for more than a year, in 2000. Other print media has included major newspapers such as the New York Times, USA Today, and the Washington Post, as well as magazines including Reader’s Digest, Cosmopolitan, Shape, Men’s Fitness, Bride’s Magazine and many others. Dr. De Villers has provided her expertise on wide-ranging topics related to sexual enhancement, including boosting sexual drive through exercise, sure-fire/clever tricks for more intense orgasms, creative turn-on tips, and overcoming male and female sexual difficulties. She has also made numerous television appearances as a guest expert, including on “Berman & Berman” and “Montel Williams” on similar topics.
In addition to presenting at academic symposia nationally and internationally, Dr. De Villers also speaks on relationship and sexuality topics to professional and general audiences, such as the Learning Annex, Great Expectations (dating service), Kaiser-Permanente, the Los Angeles Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and the American Association of Sex Educators.
Dr. De Villers is a devoted home cook and entertainer. She discovered her love of food and learning about different cuisines when she studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. Since then, her international travels as a researcher and lecturer have expanded her culinary repertoire; she has turned her travel experiences over the past 20 years into opportunities for culinary exploration. From her first travels to France where she acquired basic French techniques she has adventured widely into the culinary cultures of South America (Venezuela, Brazil, and Argentina), Central America (Cuba and Costa Rica), the Canadian province of Quebec, the Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, and Australia. She maintains a practice in Marina del Rey, California, and lives in Los Angeles.