Next Heard in Rye in Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 7:30pm:
5 Things You Need to Speak with your Tween/Teen About NOW: An Honest Talk on Sexuality, Social Media and Other Adolescent Realities
Speakers: Jennifer Wider, MD and Logan Levkoff, PhD
Rye Middle School Multi-Purpose Room
1 Parsons Street, Rye, NY 10580
Logan Levkoff, Ph.D.
Sexuality Educator, Sexologist, and Author
A recognized expert on sexuality and relationships, Dr. Logan Levkoff encourages honest conversation about sexuality and the role it plays in American culture. Logan makes it clear that sex and sexuality are not “dirty” words; she works to create an environment where people feel comfortable asking (and getting answers to) their most personal questions. Logan empowers children, adolescents, and adults to embrace their sexuality and challenge the impractical, and often unhealthy, messages that they are exposed to.
As a thought leader in the field of human sexuality, Logan regularly appears on national television. She can frequently be seen on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show, The Early Show, Fox News Channel, and CNN. Logan is a trusted source for publications such as Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Esquire, and Men’s Health and has penned sex columns for Fit Pregnancy, POZ magazine, American Health and Fitness, Ellegirl.com, MarieClaire.com, and The Sexual Health Network. Currently, Logan writes columns for Good In Bed, Maximum Fitness, and blogs for The Huffington Post andDodson and Ross.
Logan is dedicated to perpetuating healthy and positive messages about sexuality. She speaks on a wide range of issues, including sexual health and sexuality education, trends in sexuality, relationship hurdles, and the role of sexuality in pop culture and politics. For over a decade, Logan has been teaching groups of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds. She has designed and implemented sexuality education programs, faculty development, and parent education in many secular and religious independent schools, universities, medical schools, and community organizations. Logan’s work with teens and parents has been profiled in numerous publications, including The New York Times.
Logan is the author of Third Base Ain't What it Used to Be: What Your Kids are Learning About Sex Today and How to Teach Them to Become Sexually Healthy Adults (NAL/Penguin, October 2007), which helps parents to understand the role sexuality plays in their children’s lives and empowers parents to become better at-home sexuality educators. Her latest book, How to Get Your Wife to Have Sex with You, is a digital guide for men (and their wives) who are looking to enhance their intimate life. Other than sleeping or actually having sex, reading the book is probably the most productive thing a couple can do together in bed.
Logan has been a spokesperson for Trojan and Sealy's "Whatever You Do in Bed…" campaign, serves on the Trojan Sexual Health Advisory Council, and has sat on the Board of Advisors for WET Productions, Maximum Fitness and Parenting Teens Online. She also wrote “The Espresso Dating Guide” (a joint project between Starbucks and Yahoo! Personals) and was the relationship expert for Bertolli’s “Dinner and Your Movie” campaign and Tupperware’s “Chain of Confidence” and “Relationship Reboot” programs. In addition to serving as their spokesperson, Logan hosted a web show, "Late Night with Logan," for theTrojan Vibrations Truck.
Logan Levkoff is an AASECT certified sex educator. She received her Ph.D. in Human Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Life Education from New York University and an M.S. in Human Sexuality Education and a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in New York City with her husband, son, and daughter.
Dr. Wilder's Biography
Jennifer Wider, M.D., is a nationally renowned women’s health expert, author and radio host. She has appeared on The Today Show, CBS News, ABC News Nightline, Fox News, Good Day NY, HuffPost Live and The Bethenny Show. Dr. Wider is a medical adviser to Cosmopolitan magazine and hosts a weekly radio segment on Sirius XM Stars called “Am I Normal?”. She has been heard on Bloomberg Radio, Howard Stern, Oprah Radio, WABC-AM Talk Radio, among many other stations across the country.
Dr. Wider is the author of four books, including The Savvy Woman Patient, The Doctor’s Complete College Girls’ Health Guide, The New Mom’s Survival Guide and Got Teens? The Doctor Moms’ Guide to Sexuality, Social Media and other Adolescent Realities with Dr. Logan Levkoff. Dr. Wider is a spokesperson for the Society for Women’s Health Research, the nation’s only non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of all women through research, education and advocacy.
Her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan magazine, Glamour, SELF, SHAPE, Real Simple, Weight Watchers, Prevention, and Woman’s Day magazine. Wider currently writes a twice monthly syndicated column for the Society for Women’s Health Research.
Dr. Wider has been an invited guest lecturer and workshop presenter at a variety of hospitals, women’s centers, high schools and colleges across the country. She serves and has served on the Health and Medical Advisory Boards of Cosmopolitan Magazine, Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR), Girls Inc. and SingleEdition.com.
She is a graduate of Princeton University and received her medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. In the past, she worked as a senior editor at Medscape/CBS HealthWatch and as the managing editor of the health channel at iVillage.com.