Marty Klein

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  • CAMFT's 2023 annual conference
    In-person May 5 - 6, 2023 - Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA


Marty Klein, PhD, LMFT

Marty Klein, PhD, LMFT

Marty Klein has been an MFT and Certified Sex Therapist in Palo Alto, CA, for 42 years. The author of 7 books, his honors include AASECT’s Book of the Year and CAMFT’s Literary Achievement Award.

Marty has trained therapists, physicians, and policymakers in 35 countries. Audiences across the U.S., Europe, and Asia call his talks practical, thought-provoking, and entertaining. He has been an invited Master Presenter at ten state CAMFT conferences.
Marty frequently appears in the national media, including The New York Times, National Public Radio, and The Daily Show. He is a qualified forensic expert providing testimony on sexuality in state and federal courts. Marty recently gave two Congressional briefings on evidence-based sex education.

Esther Perel says Marty’s work “liberates, provokes, and illuminates the way to change;” Dan Savage says Marty’s work “makes me feel sane;” and Psychology Today says “to improve your sex life, just read Klein’s books.”


Sexuality Through the Lifecycle
Friday | May 5, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
(1.5 CEs)

Workshop Description:

Most of us develop our ideas about sexuality in our late teens and early 20s—when our bodies are relatively strong, flexible, and mostly pain-free. But our bodies change as we go through our 30s, 40, 50s, and beyond, so we need a model of sexuality, desire, and attractiveness that doesn't depend on those youthful bodies. Unless we understand and accept our body's changes, adapting our sexual expectations and activities to them, we're inviting sexual frustration and even dysfunction. This is true for all genders and orientations--as everyone's body changes with aging, regardless of sexual or cultural identity.

Learning Objectives:

  1. ​Participants will be able to name how chronic pain and healthcare situations typically affect sexual desire and satisfaction.
  2. Participants will be able to describe how “outercourse” and non-genital activities can be a key part of a healthy sexual relationship as people age.
  3. Participants will be able to name aspects of our sexuality that generally change as people age and aspects that can remain consistent as we age.
  4. Participants will be able to explain the role of fantasy, narratives, and assumptions in sexual satisfaction as people get older.

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