…. Considered to be a highly influential and respected professional woman in her field of expertise in Africa and internationally.
Dr. Marlene Wasserman (BA. Social Work (Hons), M.Clinical Social Work (cum laude), DHS (Doctorate in Human Sexuality, Institute of Advanced Studies in Human Sexuality, San Francisco ), AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists) certified Couple & Sex Therapist, Fellow in Sexual Medicine, is a Clinical Sexologist, Couple & Sex Therapist and Sexual Medicine Consultant, in Private Practice. Marlene specializes in Cyber Infidelity, Infidelity, Intimacy Trauma and Complex Modern Day Relationships.
As the founder of Dr. Eve, the South African household brand representing professionalism, pleasure, respect, and responsibility, Marlene has pioneered sexual health and rights education, information and counseling in South Africa.
Utilizing multiple forums, from live mobile chat platforms with youth, to global public appearances, Marlene’s passion is on providing evidence-based education across all age groups and cross-culturally.
Having written 4 best seller books on woman’s sexuality, sexuality education for youth, aging and Cyber Infidelity, Marlene is a sought after for appearances both locally and internationally. She is an international opinion leader on Cyber Infidelity, a columnist, and blogger for both South African and international media and is an award-winning author.
In June 2015 Marlene ’s groundbreaking book “Cyber Infidelity: The New Seduction “ (Human &Rousseau 2015) was published to global acclaim. This work now defines her clinical and academic interest in Contemporary Intimacies and Modern Day Love.
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She is considered to be a highly influential woman in Africa, a continent in which women need female role models to talk about sexuality and sexual health.
Marlene’s passion lies in her private clinical practice. From 8am-8pm she is invested and focused on working with couples and individuals who are stuck and struggling with their intimate lives. Utilizing mindfulness, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Sex Therapy and Sexual Medicine assessments, with a wide lens into alternative relationship structures, Marlene offers a holistic therapeutic approach.
Proudly Dr. Wasserman is a Temporary Advisor to the WHO (World Health Organization). As an internationally renowned academic, Dr. Wasserman teaches Sexual Medicine at the University of Cape Town Medical School and is a regular reviewer of academic journals and abstracts.
Having been a popular thought leader on sexual health in the pharmaceutical industry, Marlene now delivers captivating papers at international scientific sexual health and rights meetings which focus on Contemporary Intimacies and Modern Love, her unique contribution being Cyber Infidelity.
As an International Sexual Rights Activist, Marlene was the Regional Secretary for Africa for the World Association of Sexual Health (WAS). In addition, she has served as board and committee member on a number of highly respected international scientific sexual medicine, sexual health, and rights organizations.
Marlene enters her 24th year as a singularly brave bold and respected radio talk show host. Her weekly live call-in shows on Radio 702 and Cape Talk have a huge following. She is the recipient of the South African MTN Radio Award for the Best Night Time Radio Show.
Marlene has her own weekly segment on Expresso TV Breakfast Show. She is in international demand for her cutting-edge TV and Summit guest appearances.
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In 1994 Marlene imported sex toys into South Africa. Boldly, bravely she opened an In Real Life and online store, believing people have the right to access sexual health products to better promote their sexual health and happiness.
2018 brings Marlene more solidly into the global arena. She is expanding her reach into New York whilst maintaining her base of operations primarily in South Africa as she begins to work in a location independent manner.