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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 also has a masters in counseling and remains dedicated to working with individuals and couples 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, Dr. Lee has been (and still is) the only certified sexuality educator by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) in Southeast Asia. Eros Coaching became an AASECT CE Provider in July 2017, and Dr. Lee also became an AASECT certified sexuality educator supervisor in July 2018. These accolades are 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 Elephant Journal and YourTango. She was host of weekly radio show Eros Evolution for OMTimes Radio between 2014 and 2017. 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. She is the author of Love, Sex and Everything In-Between (2013),  Orgasmic Yoga: Masturbation, Meditation and Everything In-Between (2015), From Princess to Queen: Heartbreaks, Heartgasms and Everything In-Between (2017), and {Un}Inhihibited (2019).

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Latest Presentations

Dr. Martha Tara Lee has presented at numerous conferences and events in these cities: Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Manila, London, Manchester and, of course, her hometown Singapore. For a full list, click here.

Three sessions at Celebrating Sexuality 2019: Soul Gazing, Shadow Work, Ask Me Anything 15 – 17 Nov 2019
Six workshops in Melbourne through Curious Creatures 10 – 19 Nov 2019
 Workshop on Consent & Boundaries for APSN (Association For Persons with Special Needs) 19 Oct 2019
The Low Down on Marketing Yourself at Connco, Bali 10 Sept 2019
Art of Assertiveness in Biliq, Bali 6 Sept 2019
Two-day Overcoming Vaginismus training for Vibrance Kuala Lumpur 9 and 13 Aug 2019
Sexuality Beyond Menopause, Malaysian International Conference on Menopause, Malaysian Menopause Society, Le Meridien Putrajaya, Malaysia 7 July 2019
Three presentations “Body Image and Sexual Function”; “Therapeutic Concepts of Tantra and Orgasmic Yoga”and”Positioning Aids and Assistive devices for Patients with Sexual Dysfunction” at Sex & Spine, Nspine conference, London, United Kingdom 2 July 2019
Orgasmic Breath, Manchester Tantra Festival, Manchester, United Kingdom 29 June 2019
Emotional Resilience, Beehive Lofts, Manchester, United Kingdom 27 June 2019
Emotional Resilience, three different co-working offices in Bali: Biliq, Livit, and Hustlers Villa Ubud, Bali, Indonesia 3 – 6 June 2019
Sex, Fertility & Pregnancy, An Evening Session with Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF), Singapore 17 April 2019
Conscious and Mindful Eroticism (4 workshops), Makati City, Philippines  31 Mar 2019
Art of Deep Listening, and Art of Soul Gazing, Flow Festival, Philippines 29 – 30 Mar 2019
Conscious and Mindful Eroticism (6 workshops), Pineapple Lab, Makati City, Philippines 15 – 17 Mar 2019

For a full list of presentations, click here.

Academic Qualifications

Masters in Counseling, Monash University, Australia 2018
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

The Science of Happiness, University of California, Berkeley through edX
9 May 2018
Psychology of Popularity, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Coursera
15 Feb 2018
Prepare/ Enrich Facilitator, Eagles Mediation & Counselling Centre, Singapore
8 July 2017
Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace, Coursera, Online
July 2017
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
Relationship Coach for Couples, Relationship Coaching Institute (RCI) 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, Uniputed 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

Publications

Essay in Sex Positive Now edited by Allena Gabosch & Jeremy Shub 2019
{Un}Inhibited (My Fourth Book)
2019
From Princess to Queen: Heartbreaks, Heartgasms and Everything In-Between (My Third Book)
2017
Orgasmic Yoga: Masturbation, Meditation and Everything In-Between (My Second Book)
2015
Love, Sex and Everything In Between (My First Book)
2013
Sex in Love (Essay) in The World Book of Love edited by Leo Bormans
2013
The Ugly Duckling Who Became A Sexologist (Essay) in A Walk In My Shoes by Raymond Anthony Fernando
2013
Essay in Her Story: SCWO’s 25th Anniversary — Celebrating Womanhood  edited by Tisa Ng 2005

Affiliations

Certified Sexuality Educator, Certified Sexuality Educator Supervisor, and Continuing Education (CE) Provider, AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists)

Certified Sexologist, ACS (American College of Sexologists)

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Provisional Clinical Member, Singapore Association of Counseling

Premium Member, Women Speakers Association

Milestones

In 2011, 2012, 2013, 20142016, and 2017!

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