Interboro Women proudly introduces WordsMatter, a new annual series featuring conversations with intriguing writers.
“Your sex life shouldn’t be a mystery, let’s figure it out!” That’s Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus’s motto. She is determined to help women keep their relationships vibrant by reclaiming their sex lives. The New York Times Magazine dubbed her a sex guru in a 2015 profile.
Intrigued? Join us for a frank and lively conversation as journalist and author Sandee Brawarsky interviews Dr. Marcus about her new book, Sex Points, and her groundbreaking work on sexuality. We’ll also hear about UJA’s ongoing response to Covid.
All attendees will receive a copy of Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus’s book, Sex Points. Thank you to Judy Tuchman for underwriting a portion of this event.
Sandee Brawarsky, an award-winning journalist, editor, and author, recently received her fourth Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Jewish Journalism. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Lancet, Hadassah, The Jerusalem Post, and other publications, and for many years she served as culture editor of The Jewish Week. She’s the author of several books, most recently 212 Views of Central Park: Experiencing New York’s Jewel from Every Angle, with photographer Mick Hales. She lives in Teaneck, New Jersey, with her husband Barry Lichtenberg and family.
"Queen of Vibrators" and "Orthodox Sex Guru" Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus believes a healthy, robust, fulfilling sex life is a right for all women. And after twenty years as a sex therapist, Dr. Marcus knows that there’s more to sex than lingerie and beach vacations. If you think that a diminished sex drive is natural, pain is expected, and no orgasms is no problem — prepare to have your world rocked.
Your sex life is complex and affected by psychological and medical, as well as emotional, variables. Dr. Marcus’s book, Sex Points, seeks to help women identify and analyze for themselves what factors are affecting their sex lives, to provide practical solutions, and to ensure women know that great sex is possible for everyone, at every age, in every situation.
Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus is cofounder and director of Maze Women's Sexual Health, the largest independent women's sexual health center in the country, and a founder and past president of JOFA, the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance. She is a licensed clinical social worker with master's degrees in public health, social work, and Jewish studies, as well as a Ph.D. in human sexuality.
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