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.


Would You Like to Discuss Aphrodisiacs in February

During the month of February Linda DeVillers, PhD is touring cyberspace on a virtual book tour to promote her book Simple Sexy Food.

This is what Linda DeVillers has to say about why she wrote Simple Sexy Food

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.

There are a number of books on the market about Aphrodisiacs, but there are some distinct differences about Simple Sexy Food…

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!

Would you like to share a short interview with DeVillers, or maybe an excerpt and a recipe? There are dozens of recipes in Simple Sexy Food that you can share with your site visitors. We also have a photo contest using these scrumptious recipes – full details can be found here –

If you have questions or would like to participate, please contact

Simple Sexy Food by Linda DeVillers, PhD

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