Dr. Liz: Author. Speaker. Veteran. Therapist. Sex Educator.


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About Dr. Liz

Dr. Liz Powell (they/them) is an author, sex educator, keynote speaker, and regular media guest on a mission to help you have more meaningful, pleasurable relationships in life and work, as well as the bedroom.

Dr. Liz is a licensed psychologist (CA #27871 & OR #3068) specializing in non-traditional relationships. As a disabled veteran, Dr. Liz co-founded Sex and Vets to help her comrades navigate the complexities of relationships post-military. Dr. Liz is also polyamorous, non-binary, and practices ethical nonmonogamy.

Dr. Liz has been featured in print and online in international media like Playboy, CBC Radio, Health.com, AskMen, Cosmo, Glamour, Bustle, Marie Claire, and more. Dr. Liz has also led workshops and spoken on panels at several sexuality conferences, including Woodhull, Atlanta Poly Weekend, Guelph, CatalystCon, AASECT, Sex Down South, and PolyDallas Millennium.

Speaking Topics

Sex & Relationships

Great Sex Can Change The World

  • What is good sex?
  • Understanding consent
  • Conflict & Communication

Cheating & Infidelity

Sexual Health & Abuse

Gender / Race / Disabilities & Sex

Covid Isolation

LGBTQ Issues

How do I know?

  • Self discovery
  • Coming out
  • Unique aspects of queer relationships

Pride Month

Sexual Health

Identity Issues

Ethical Non-Monogamy

Jealousy & Compersion

Getting Started with Non-Monogamy

Your Loving No

  • Ethics and boundaries

Risk Management


What is Kink?

  • Kink vs. abuse
  • Getting started with kink
  • Common misconceptions

Sexual Shame & Kink

Risk Management in Kink

Social Justice & Gender Roles in Kink


Building Open Relationships

"[Building Open Relationships] is not just a book, it is a powerful resource. It not only has great and thorough information – by a seasoned veteran of relationships and psychology – but it also has relevant and vulnerable stories to make the teachings relatable, excellent worksheets to further dig into the material, and so much more!

...I cannot recommend it enough! Love it!"

Amazon Review

Social Stats


6,400+ Subscribers

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