Karen Gurney is a clinical psychologist and psychosexologist on a mission to improve the sex lives of the nation.

Why you should listen

Karen Gurney is a recognized national expert in sex and relationships and the director of The Havelock Clinic. As part of her mission to educate, inform and challenge widely held ideas that harm people’s sex lives she has done two TEDx talks and authored Mind The Gap: The Truth about Desire and How to Futureproof Your Sex Life.

She uses her Instagram account @thesexdoctor and online workshops to make sex therapy accessible to everyone, and to translate ideas from her sex therapy clinic outside of the therapy room. She believes that most problems people experience in their sex lives, are a problem with how we frame and understand sex as a society, not within people themselves.

Karen Gurney’s TED talk