Lanae St.John is a San Francisco Bay Area based Sexy Mamas Blogger, Board Certified Sexologist, and Sex Educator. Her work with clients normalizes conversations about sexuality between parents and children, while helping adults to discover a more sexually positive outlook.
By teaching parents to nurture the budding sexuality of their children in ways that foster self-respect and acceptance for the totality of their personhood, she helps them raise children who become empowered, beautiful, strong, sexually healthy adults. Lanae also coaches couples and individuals on their sexual questions and concerns, helping them to optimize their sexual experiences and achieve healthy adult sexuality via a sex-positive approach to sexual education.
Lanae received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 1991. She completed the Associate in Sex Education and Clinical Sexology before going on to receive her Masters in Human Sexuality in 2011 from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. In November 2014 Lanae received her Doctorate of Human Sexuality degree.
Dr. St.John is a Sex & Relationship Panelist for the popular site Dick-n-Jane.com and is also an expert on gasm.org, a website combining sex educators and medical professionals together to talk about the female orgasm. She was also a contributing sexpert on the sex education channel What They Are Asking on YouTube. Her blog, “The MamaSutra®” on Good Vibrations’ website, was voted into the Top 25 SF Bay Area Mom Blogs in 2011 and she was listed #1 in the GetLusty.com 30 Must-“Like” Sex-Positive Facebook Pages. Her blog is also featured on Simplysxy.com, an up and coming website in Asia focused on positive and accurate sex information and education. Lanae also co-hosted Season 1 of a show called Sexxx Talk Radio on the Progressive Radio Network – the podcast can be found on iTunes.
As The MamaSutra®, Lanae has been featured as a sex-positive parenting expert in Season 1, Episode 2 of SSEX BBOX – a web series documentary featuring people and experts from four cities around the world, and also featured in a feature-length film “Cuddle: A Documentary” where she discusses the importance of communication, respect, and consent in our interactions with others. Lanae is also featured in the not-yet-released feature length documentary series “The Night Minister ” (working title) by NuReality Productions.
In March 2013, Lanae was part of a contingent of Sexologists to travel to China. She lectured on Childhood Sexuality: Fostering Growth Into Sexually Healthy Adults to the Chinese Sexology Association and was asked to submit her paper to The Chinese Journal of Human Sexuality.
Dr. St.John holds a faculty position and teaches both the Sexual Pleasure Education and the Child & Adolescent Sexuality courses at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (IASHS) in San Francisco. She can also be found as part of the Expert Faculty for Sex Coach U.
A Board Certified Sexologist (American College of Sexologists, A.C.S.), Lanae is also a member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (S.S.S.S), the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (A.A.S.E.C.T.), the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (I.S.S.W.S.H.), the World Association of Sex Coaches (WASC), the Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WoCSHN), and the Chinese Sexological Association.
Lanae is the proud mother of two daughters with whom she actively embodies her message of empowerment, freedom of expression, and a sex- and body-positive mentality.
“I will never thank the MamaSutra enough…for all the very interesting topics she’s got the guts to discuss through her posts. I really wish there were such great sex educators in Europe as well…”
“Some of the most successful and fun sexual experiences I’ve had have always been the most communicative ones, and unfortunately I’ve also experienced the exact opposite of that. So I think it’s pretty f**king cool that you’re all about raising awareness and education.”