Kelly Connell, Sexuality educator and consultant

Kelly Connell is an educator and consultant who specializes in sexuality and healthcare issues. With more than 18 years of experience, she provides education and training to healthcare providers and to patients and their significant others, while also working with agencies and universities to deliver sexuality education in a comprehensive, engaging manner.

Connell has a master's in human sexuality education from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently working on her dissertation for her doctorate in the same at Widener University. She is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) (certification pending), the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), and the American College Health Association (ACHA).

Connell is the owner of Kelly Connell Consulting, an organization that provides sexuality education and consulting services. She engages in public speaking and educational programs and writes for various organizations. She recognizes that sexuality is an important quality-of-life issue and has provided sexuality education programs to college students and adults, healthcare providers, patient support groups, senior citizen centers, and other organizations and populations.

Connell is coauthor of Sexuality and Scleroderma, a pamphlet published by the American Scleroderma Society. She has authored several online articles on sexuality for,, and She previously authored Kelly's Korner for and was a contributing writer for and She is also a contributing writer for,, and and is the National Sexuality Examiner for

Why I Care

"I have seen firsthand how the lack of comprehensive sexuality education can negatively impact the quality of people's lives. We are sexual beings from birth until death, and everyone, regardless of age, race, ability, or sexual orientation, deserve to have access to nonjudgmental, comprehensive sexuality education and sexual health services. It's been my experience that people want information about all matters pertaining to healthy sexuality. Sexual rights are human rights, and it is my privilege to help people on their sexual journey through life, no matter where they may be on that journey."

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How can I control the urge for sex when my partner is not well? — Nov 05, 2011
I am not sure controlling the urge for sex is the answer. Our sex drive ebbs and flows throughout life and is sometimes related to life circumstances. While it is normal fo...
What are the sexual side effects of chemotherapy treatment? — Oct 20, 2011
Cancer and chemotherapy can be a lethal combination when it comes to sexuality and sexual function. When sexual side effects occur, they can be from the cancer, the chemo o...