Bettina Arndt


Bettina Arndt

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It was sex that made Bettina Arndt famous. As one of Australia's first sex therapists and editor of Forum magazine, Bettina spent ten years talking about sex on television and radio. A trained clinical psychologist, she taught medical students, doctors and other professionals and talked endlessly about this fascinating subject to audiences all over Australia and overseas.

By the 1980s she'd had enough of a good thing. She gave up sex -professionally speaking - and moved onto writing and talking about broader social issues and particularly the changing relationships between men and women. In the mid 80's Bettina spent five years in New York writing a syndicated newspaper column and adding two children to her family of three.

Bettina returned to Australia in late 1991 and worked as a feature writer for many of our major newspapers and magazines. As a respected social commentator she was invited onto government advisory committees covering issues from family law to childcare and ageing.
But after nearly twenty years writing and talking about social issues, she returned to her first love and has written a best-selling book about sex. The Sex Diaries looks at how couples manage their sex supply, dealing with their ups and downs in sexual desire. Ninety-eight couples kept diaries for her, writing about their daily negotiations over sex. Who feels like having sex? Who doesn't? And how do they cope if one wants it more than the other?

The Sex Diaries is now an international best-seller, published also in the UK and soon in a string of other countries. More recently she has been working on another diary project, this time focusing on male sexuality and particularly that intriguing triangle - the man, the penis and the partner. Her new book - What Men Want - will be published in August, just in time for Father's Day.

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