Dr. Laurie Mintz is a feminist author, therapist, emeritus professor, and speaker whose life’s work has been committed to helping people live more authentic, meaningful, and joyful lives through the art and science of psychology.
While both a tenured Professor, and now and Emeritus Professor at the University of Florida, Dr. Mintz teaches the Psychology of Human Sexuality to hundreds of undergraduate students each year. Mintz has published over 50 research articles in academic journals and six chapters in academic books. She has received numerous professional and teaching awards. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, indicating that her work has had a positive national influence on the field of psychology.
She is the author of two popular press books—both written with the aim of empowering women sexually and both with published studies showing that women who read them enhance their sexual functioning: Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters and How to Get it (HarperOne, 2017) and A Tired Woman’s Guide to Passionate Sex: Reclaim Your Desire and Reignite Your Relationship (Adams Media, 2009). Becoming Cliterate has received national awards and international acclaim, earning Mintz a spot on Forbes "50 over 50" list of women innovators. Mintz also gives presentations and workshops to professionals and lay audiences and is often quoted in national and international media.
For over 25 years, Dr. Mintz has also maintained a small private practice, working with both individuals and couples on general and sexual issues. One of her greatest honors is supporting her clients during difficult times, as well as helping them make positive changes and reach life goals.