Grandmotherly nurse and television sex therapist Sue Johanson was born in Ontario, Canada and has spent the last 35 or more years candidly helping others with their intimate love life questions.
"Nothing embarrasses me. Absolutely nothing," she once said.
Coy about revealing her age, the septuagenarian started a Toronto birth control clinic in 1970 and traveled her country teaching students about s-e-x. U.S. audiences discovered Johanson in January 2002, when Sunday Night Sex Show aired on the Oxygen network. Johanson's live phone-in program became an instant hit.
"Americans are a decade behind Canada when it comes to sex education and understanding their bodies," Johanson observed, attributing the inequality to "snuggle power" (It's colder in Canada) and better information.
The recipient of the distinguished Order of Canada, Johanson is a straight-talking advocate for sexuality that is safe and responsible. She is accessible and practical and has captivated millions of fans with her humor and honesty.
"Sex is...perfectly natural," she said. "It's something that's pleasurable. It's enjoyable and it enhances a relationship. So why don't we learn as much as we can about it and become comfortable with ourselves as sexual human beings because we are all sexual?"
Indeed we are.
Thankfully, Johanson plans to continue to share her knowledge and help others find fulfillment. About retirement, she has said: "As long as I'm having fun, I'm not quitting."
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