Surrounded by friends who were sexually inhibited and struck by dire lack of positive conversations around sex and sexuality in Singapore, Dr. Martha Tara Lee decided to take it upon herself to be an advocate for positive sexuality in 2007. She set out to make a positive difference in embarking on her doctorate in human sexuality, then launching Eros Coaching in 2009. Today, she remains dedicated to working with individuals and couples who wish to lead self-actualised and pleasure-filled lives.
She has worked with a lot of couples (international and local) who have unconsummated marriage; men and women with sexual inhibitions and sexual desire discrepancies; men with erection and ejaculation concerns; as well as with GLBTQQ and kink folks. A born and bred Singaporean Chinese, Martha welcomes individuals as well as couples of all sexual orientations, and is available via Skype or face-to-face in Singapore. Martha speaks English and Mandarin.
Since 2011, she has been (and still is) the only certified sexuality educator by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) in Singapore. This accolade is only for those who meet the stringent requirements determined by AASECT, which is the leading professional organization for sexuality educators, sexuality counselors and sex therapists in the United States. In short, she strives to be the one of the best sexologists in the world.
She takes pride in making sure all her events are fun, educational, and sex-positive. This comes easily to her because even though she is extremely dedicated and serious about her work, she fundamentally believes that sex is meant to be fun, wonderful, amazing and sacred. As such, this serious light-heartedness has shone through again and again. You can read the testimonials she’s received over years here.
Often cited in the media, Dr. Lee is the appointed sex expert for Men’s Health Singapore (since 2009), and Men’s Health Malaysia (since 2010). She also contributes regularly towards YourTango and Elephant Journal. She is also the host of weekly radio show Eros Evolution for OMTimes Radio. She was recognised as one of ‘Top 50 Inspiring Women under 40’ by Her World in July 2010, and one of ‘Top 100 Inspiring Women’ by CozyCot in March 2011. Her first book Love, Sex and Everything In-Between was published by Marshall Cavendish in Oct 2013, and her second Orgasmic Yoga: Masturbation, Meditation and Everything In-Between in Aug 2015.
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Dr. Martha Tara Lee has presented at numerous conferences and events in Brisbane, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, and, of course, her hometown Singapore. For a full list, click here.
|An Erotic Feast with Dr. Martha Tara Lee, Xplore Festival Sydney, Sydney
||6 – 9 Oct 2016|
|Doctors: Being More Social, Medical Fair 2016, Singapore
||1 Sept 2016|
|Maintaining a Healthy Psychosocial & Psychosexual Lifestyle, Thriving thr Breast Cancer, Kuala Lumpur
||13 Aug 2016|
|Sexologist Martha, FuckUp Nights, The Hub Singapore, Singapore||1 June 2016|
|Five presentations, Symposium: Sex and the Spine: All you ever wanted to know about Sex and the Spine but were Afraid to Ask, NSpine, Singapore||16 May 2016|
|The Future of Sex and Relationships, Singapore Futurists, Singapore||8 May 2016|
|Female Sexual Dysfunction: Couples Who Need a Helping Hand, Certificate Course for Practical Andrology, Society of Men’s Health, Singapore||9 April 2016|
|Sexual Healing after Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Foundation, Singapore||9 April and 2 July 2016|
|Sexuality in O&G, Thomson Medical Centre, Singapore||8 Mar 2016|
|Role of Women in Overcoming ED with their Partners, Hard Conversations Symposium by NTU Students, Singapore||21 Feb 2016|
|Masters in Counselling, Monash University, Australia||2016 – ongoing|
|Doctorate in Human Sexuality, Institute of Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, USA||2009|
|Masters in Public Policy and Management, York University, United Kingdom||2007|
|Bachelor of Arts (Communications), Monash University, Australia||1999|
Other Relevant Training
|Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA), Institute for Adult Learning, Singapore||22 Aug 2016|
|Working with Clients Who Grapple with Sexual Compulsivity, Promises Healthcare, Singapore||11 May 2015|
|Managing Sexuality Issues of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Social Service Training Institute, Singapore||7 – 8 April 2015|
|Level 1 and 2 Teacher Training, The Art of Feminine Presence, Melbourne||Dec 2014|
|Red Tent Women’s Circles Facilitator, Star of Ishtar (Online)||June 2014|
|Certificate in Meditation and Holistic Human Development, Inner Voyage (Online)||June 2013|
|Urban Tantra Professional Training, Barbara Carrellas||Oct 2013|
|Professional Sex Coach, Sex Coach University and World Association of Sex Coaches (Online)||2012|
|Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, Laughter Yoga International, Singapore||Mar 2012|
|Diploma for Master Hypnotist, Banyan Hypnosis Center, United States||2010|
|Certificate in Life Coaching, Life Coach Academy of Australia, Australia||2010|
|Certificate in Sex Therapy, Florida Sex Therapy Institute, United States||2009|
|Certificate in Sexological Bodywork, Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, United States||2008|
|Reiki Master (Level 3)||2008|
|Certificate in Practical Counseling, Academy of Human Development, Singapore||2006|
|Orgasmic Yoga: Masturbation, Meditation and Everything In-Between (My Second Book)
|Love, Sex and Everything In Between (My First Book)
|Sex in Love (Essay) in The World Book of Love edited by Leo Bormans
|The Ugly Duckling Who Became A Sexologist (Essay) in A Walk In My Shoes by Raymond Anthony Fernando
|Essay in Her Story: SCWO’s 25th Anniversary — Celebrating Womanhood edited by Tisa Ng||2005|
Certified Sexuality Educator, AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists)
Relationship Coach for Couples, Relationship Coaching Institute (RCI)
Certified Sexologist, ACS (American College of Sexologists)
Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB), Cheng San Toastmasters, Singapore