I am Dr. Janell Carroll and I wear many hats these days. I’m a college professor, author, international scholar, mother, animal lover, and also a sexologist. I started working on this blog a couple years ago when I was teaching the human sexuality course at a local university. I was amazed by how many college students didn’t have adequate information about intimacy, sexuality, and related issues growing up. I spent lots of time talking to students, listening, and trying to understand what they wanted to know. This led to the publication of my human sexuality textbook, Sexuality Now: Embracing Diversity. I wanted to write a textbook that gave students the information they really wanted to know about human sexuality. Too many students today tell me that they learned about sex from friends, television shows, books, and the Internet. The majority of what they learned was not based on facts and oftentimes the incorrect information led to trouble down the road. My goal is to be open and really talk to students about what they need and want to know when it comes to intimate relationships. They deserve honesty and answers to their questions. I’m a big believer in the fact that being honest will provide much more good than ignoring their questions. I’m also the first to admit that I’ve learned so much from all my students. We teach each other and they keep me motivated to do whatever I can to make colleges a better place to learn about love, intimacy, and sexuality. Thanks for visiting this site and please let me know if you have questions.
In the blog below I’ll explore a variety of issues related to intimacy, college life, and sexuality. You’ll also notice to the right of the banner above is a feature called SEXBYTE. Here I’ll give you a little snippet of actual published research. I also tweet and if you’re interested you can find me on Twitter (DrJanellCarroll). If you want to check out some of my favorite photos, check out the FlickR link below.
Dr. Janell Carroll