Linda DeVillers – Full Bio

In February and March 2013 – Linda DeVillers is touring cyber space to promote her book Simple Sexy Food.

Click to see more information about the Simple Sexy Food virtual tour.

This is the full bio for Linda DeVillers

Linda DeVillers has more than 20 years experience as a sex and relationship expert. Her previous book, Love Skills: A Fun, Upbeat Guide to Sex-cessful Relationships (now in its fourth edition), is internationally known in the field of sexuality. It was praised as “fun,” “great reading,” and “as down-to-earth, open-minded, and daring as you would want a manual on sexual intimacy to be.”*

In addition to her private practice, Dr. De Villers holds faculty positions at Pepperdine University, Loyola Marymount University, and Linda DeVillers Author of Simple Sexy FoodSanta Monica City College, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Human Sexuality, Health Psychology, and Personal Growth. She is certified as a Diplomate in Sex Therapy by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.

Dr. De Villers is regarded as an expert in the study of aphrodisiacs. She was a featured expert in a Discovery Channel Health program (2006) on 10 sexual myths, including the myth that aphrodisiacs don’t exist. In an academic setting, she has researched and presented on related topics, including:

  • Which Aphrodisiac Foods for 21st Century Sensibilities?” (World Congress of Sexology, Montreal, July 2005).
  • Beyond the Food: A Sex Therapist’s Rx for Aphrodisiac [1]Meals” (Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Redondo Beach, CA, April 2006).
  • Boosting Sexual Pleasure Through Physical Exercise and Sensual, Healthful Eating” (Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Indianapolis, IN, November 2007).

Dr. De Villers served as the monthly sex columnist for Health magazine from April 2007 to April 2008, and wrote for for more than a year, in 2000. Other print media has included major newspapers such as the New York Times, USA Today, and the Washington Post, as well as magazines including Reader’s Digest, Cosmopolitan, Shape, Men’s Fitness, Bride’s Magazine and many others. Dr. De Villers has provided her expertise on wide-ranging topics related to sexual enhancement, including boosting sexual drive through exercise, sure-fire/clever tricks for more intense orgasms, creative turn-on tips, and overcoming male and female sexual difficulties. She has also made numerous television appearances as a guest expert, including on “Berman & Berman” and “Montel Williams” on similar topics.

In addition to presenting at academic symposia nationally and internationally, Dr. De Villers also speaks on relationship and sexuality topics to professional and general audiences, such as the Learning Annex, Great Expectations (dating service), Kaiser-Permanente, the Los Angeles Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and the American Association of Sex Educators.

Dr. De Villers is a devoted home cook and entertainer. She discovered her love of food and learning about different cuisines when she studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. Since then, her international travels as a researcher and lecturer have expanded her culinary repertoire; she has turned her travel experiences over the past 20 years into opportunities for culinary exploration. From her first travels to France where she acquired basic French techniques she has adventured widely into the culinary cultures of South America (Venezuela, Brazil, and Argentina), Central America (Cuba and Costa Rica), the Canadian province of Quebec, the Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, and Australia. She maintains a practice in Marina del Rey, California, and lives in Los Angeles.


ARCHIVE – Simple Sexy Food Virtual Blog Tour

Aphrodisiacs – do they work? If so – what foods are powerful aphrodisiacs? How can you incorporate these foods into your life?

We tackle those questions and much more in the Simple Sexy Food virtual tour in February 2013. Linda DeViller, PhD, is the author of Simple Sexy Food and she will be:

  • Sharing excerpts and recipes from the book
  • Doing written and recorded or live interviews
  • Providing copies of the book for complete reviews – more than “What a cool book”

Contact nikki @ to host Linda DeVillers — there are a few spots left on the tour…

We are also holding a recipe photo contest as part of the virtual tour. There is a list of recipes in the book provided here – We will supply the recipe and you have the opportunity to make this aphrodisiac food and submit a picture of the recipe – for the contest. We are still finalizing the prize for the photo contest, but keep in mind that the quality of the pictures will make a big difference in choosing the winner. You can also create a video with the recipe. Get creative and see what you can do with these stimulating and delicious recipes. Contest rules and the entry form are here – The entry page (

Simple Sexy Food Virtual Tour Schedule 

Monday May 6 –

Carolyn Howard Johnson shares details about Simple Sexy Food by Linda DeVillers, PhD on her blog –

Tuesday May 7 –

Welcome to “Tasty Tuesday” with Tonya Ramagos on  she will share a breakfast recipe and some additional details from Simple Sexy Food by Linda De Villers, PhD

Wednesday May 8 –

Dr Ava Cadell shares an article about combining food and sex – along with her recommendation for Simple Sexy Food by Linda De Villers, PhD –

Thursday May 9 –

Yvonne Walus shares an excerpt from Simple Sexy Food by Linda DeVillers, PhD about Making Time for Simple Sexy Food on her blog –

Friday May 10 –

Sapphire Phelan shares an article about combining erotic books and sexy food written by Linda De Villers, PhD – author of Simple Sexy Food. Visit to learn more.

Monday May 13 –

Wendy Hammond shares recipes and sex tips from Simple Sexy Food by Linda De Villers, on her blog –

Tuesday May 14 –

Visit the Spicy Romance Connection to share a recipe for Aphrodisiac Chocolate Fondue Sauce for Sensual Fruits and history and sexy lore about chocolate on

Wednesday May 15 – 

Cheryl Koch shares her review and a recipe for Artichokes Stuffed with Shrimp and aphrodisiac history and lore for artichokes and shrimp from Linda De Villers, author of Simple Sexy Food –

Thursday May 16 –

Dee Owens shares her interview with Linda De Villers, PhD and author of Simple Sexy Food and a fun and sexy breakfast recipe –

Friday May 17 –

Share Joyce Anthony’s review for Simple Sexy Food by Linda De Villers, PhD –

Monday May 20 – 

Stephanie Marshall Ward shares her review for Simple Sexy Food by Linda De Villers, PhD –

Tuesday May 21 – 

Share Nikki Leigh’s review for Simple Sexy Food by Linda De Villers, PhD on the –

Wednesday May 22 – Sophie Sansregret shares her review for Simple Sexy Food, by Linda De Villers, PhD on the book section of the Evolved World website –

Thursday May 23 –

Share the Introduction of Simple Sexy Food by Linda De Villers, PhD at –

Friday May 24 – Becky Knight shares her review for Simple Sexy Food by Linda De Villers, PhD and she also share a recipe from Simple Sexy Food –

Monday May 27 –

Wayne Hurlbert shares his review for Simple Sexy Food by Linda De Villers,  on his blog

Tuesday May 28 –

Cheryl Malandrinos shares an excerpt from Simple Sexy Food by Linda DeVillers, PhD and a breakfast recipe on her blog

Wednesday May 29 – Share a review for Simple Sexy Food on the Dinah’s Project review blog –

Thursday May 30 – Details about the Simple Sexy Food virtual tour and the Simple Sexy Food Recipe Photo Contest – learn more on Evolved World – — Introduce new ways to play and have fun with your partner – find out much more and share pictures of the scrumptious foods in our contest –

Friday May 31 –  Share a review for Simple Sexy Food on the

The basic sections of the book are as follows:

IntroductionSimple Sexy Food  by Linda DeViller PhD

  • Simple Sexy Background
  • Health, Simple and Sexy
  • Making Time for Simple and Sexy
  • How to Use Simple Sexy Food

Aphrodisiac Food History Lore and Facts

  • What does the term aphrodisiac mean
  • Why the interest in aphrodisiacs
  • Aphrodisiac Lore and History
  • Mythical vs “Proven” Powers

Part I—Tease Me Anytime (appetizers, soups, salads, quickies)

Part II—Daytime is the Right Time (breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon delight)

Part III—Love-Feasts (sit-down dinners, complete meals)

Part IV—Late Night Rendezvous (desserts, drinks, and more)

About Simple Sexy Foods

Simple Sexy Food is an aphrodisiac cookbook like no other. Honest and direct, detailed and informative, it’s packed with exclusive recipes, food and sex tips, descriptions and histories of ingredients and even survey data about what food people find sexy. And it’s the only aphrodisiac cookbook written by a clinical sex therapist who also happens to be a foodie!

Linda DeVillers Author of Simple Sexy FoodA Message From Linda DeVillers PhD

I created this book to help you enjoy the remarkable relationship between food and sex. These two themes run brightly through my own life both personally and professionally, and are inseparable from my sense of who I am. Having counseled and taught thousands of people on the loving arts, and having fed nearly as many in my kitchens over the years, I find myself in a state of barely contained excitement over the opportunity to share what I know with you. I am the only author in this field to be credentialed in both sexual health and food, having worked and presented internationally and conducted research on the joint topic over the course of my career.

With the 1997 publication of my first book, Love Skills, now in its fourth edition, I was able to reach a broad audience of couples hungry for a fun, upbeat guide to more enjoyable lovemaking. My sense was, and is, that many of us bring a fairly narrow framework of understanding of four key skills—love talk, touch, body knowledge and playfulness—to our intimate relationships. I set about with that book to gently and positively awaken a deeper, joyful, satisfying experience for all who wished for more. 

Linda DeVillers Full Bio –

Recipe List for Simple Sexy Food Recipe Photo Contest

Recipe List for

Simple Sexy Food

Recipe Photo Contest

 These recipes are divided into 4 categories – they are listed below. Please peruse the list of recipe names and let us know which 2 or 3 recipes you would like to try. After you prepare the recipe – please take pictures of the food. Picture quality and composition will be considered in choosing the winners. For full contest details and to enter the contest – visit

For more details about the Simple Sexy Food Virtual Tour – click here.  

For details about Simple Sexy Food by Linda DeVillers, PhD – click here.

The Simple Sexy Food Recipe Photo Contest Entries on Pinterest – click here

Sample pictures from Simple Sexy Food by Linda DeVillers, PhD – click here

Contest Entry Page – click here. 

Part I

Tease Me Anytime (appetizers, soups, salads, quickies)

Bagna Cauda (Hot Bath)


Grand Marnier Orange Spice Pâté

Deviled Eggs

Spicy Tuna Sushi Rolls

Melon and Prosciutto Wraps

Marinated Mushrooms

Watermelon–Pineapple Salsa



Gravlax (Cured Salmon) with Mustard Sauce

Vietnamese Marinated Shrimp

Vichyssoise with Caviar

Cold Fresh Strawberry Soup

Velvety Asparagus Soup

Spicy Black Bean Soup

Crab Cakes with Herb Salad

Miso Soup

Spiked Cold Mango Soup

Oyster Stew

Oysters on the Half Shell with Mignonette Sauce

Curry Soup

Part II 

Daytime is the Right Time  (breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon delight)

Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes

Coconut Pumpkin Nut Bread

Baked Eggs over Creamy Leeks

Features egg, leek, sage

Herb Crêpes

Herb Crêpes with Caviar

Fish Tacos

Lobster Tail and Watermelon Salad

Spinach Salad with Mango Chutney Dressing

Part III

Love-Feasts, or Dine-In, Dine-On  (sit-down dinners, pampering your lover, complete meals)

Roast Rosemary Chicken with Lemon and Onion

Features apple, onion, celery, rosemary, lemon, garlic

Roasted Cornish Game Hen with Red Grapes

Chile Relleno Casserole

Curry with Shrimp, Clams, and Pineapple

Orange Beef Stir-Fry

Saffron Rice

Jamaican Chicken with Salsa

Pepper Steak with Cognac

Shish Kebab

Spice-infused Rice with Lamb

Lamb Broth

Tomatoes and Olives with Cumin Dressing


Spicy Shrimp and Rice

Scallops with Garlic and Cilantro

Balsamic Squash Puree

Balsamic-braised Cipollini Onions with

Herbed Lamb Meatballs

Pork Tenderloin with Fruit Sauces

Moroccan Honey Chicken

Crab-stuffed Mushrooms

Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes, Olives, and Pine Nuts

Red Lentil Soup with Ghee-infused Pita Croutons

Thai Lettuce Wraps

Poblano Chilies Stuffed with Shrimp and Crab

Picnic Bean and Artichoke Heart Salad

Beet Carpaccio

Part IV

Late Night Rendezvous (desserts, drinks, and more)

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie with Gingersnap Pecan Crust

Chocolate-covered Strawberries

Aphrodisiac Chocolate Fondue Sauce for Sensual Fruits

Strawberries and Figs

Walnut Torte with Whipped Cream

Forget-Me-Not Cookies

Cherries Jubilee Crêpes

Date and Oat Squares

Fresh Fruit with Honey–Lemon Sauce

Tropical Coconut Flan

Poached Pears with Raspberry Brandy Sauce

Indonesian Banana Fritters

Chocolate Mousse with Brandied Whipped Cream

Brandied Whipped Cream

French Dessert Crêpes

Banana Crêpes Flambées

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