Dr. Ava Cadell identifies her personal brand as “Sexual Empowerment.” And one look at the resume of this multifaceted icon will tell you that she herself has mastered her brand.
Dr. Ava Cadell is America’s #1 Sexpert as a Clinical Sexologist, Sex Counselor, Founder of Loveology University & President of the American College of Sexologists International. Author of 9 books, including the recent NeuroLoveology: The Power to Mindful Love & Sex, Dr. Ava is a media therapist, global speaker, and founder of Sexpert.Com (the premiere informational website offering ‘Sexuality Education for Adults’) and Loveology University® Online University of Love Coaching.
“It’s my calling to make the world a more loving, sexy place,” she said. “I want to empower people to overcome sexual guilt & shame so they can enjoy the benefits of healthy, sexual relationships.”
It is this mission that inspired Dr. Ava (the moniker by which she’s commonly referred in the media) to become a Clinical Sexologist and AASECT Certified Sex Counselor with Doctorates in Human Behavior (Newport University, CA) and Human Sexuality (Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality). Building upon this groundwork of extensive scholastic study, she went on to found Sexpert.Com, (the daily updated treasure trove of articles on topics that include dating, marital issues, sex-positive feminism, adult entertainment, rape and sexual assault, erotic literature, sex workers rights, and much more).
“This is free, positive information for adults all over the world,” she said. “I want to educate them, helping them overcome shaming and negativity.”
Dr, Ava extended her mission as the founder of Loveology University® Online University of Love Coaching, where she enacts the role of mentor to share her two decades’ worth of knowledge with students studying to become Certified Loveologists.
“Dr. Ava’s mission is to promote the benefits of healthy love and intimacy around the globe and training students worldwide is one way to spread her positive message,” reads her website at https://www.avacadell.com.
.”I want to pass on the knowledge,” she said.
The source of Dr. Ava’s drive to educate and inspire stems from complicated younger years, ranging from a repressed convent school experience to a number of abusive and exploitive relationships survived as a young adult. Her academic studies proved quite a departure from her early work as an actress and model. A Playboy centerfold, she boasts a filmography of 37 movies and TV shows that range from erotic comedies and scifi works like Not of This Earth and Spaced Out to popular TV shows like The Love Boat and Dallas.
“I modeled and acted to pay the bills,” she said. “At the same time, I was writing feature stories for a newspaper, and I got so much more out of that. I’d preferred to hear, ‘I loved your story’ over ‘You looked so hot on Love Boat’.”
She did enjoy her work with the popular director/producer team of Andy and Arlene Sidaris, who cast her in a sexy series of action-adventure movies featuring beautiful, empowered women and hunky, heavily muscled men.
“I had my own character, the spy Ava,” she said. “I could be strong.”
Dr. Ava still can be seen on TV screens across the nation, as a highly respected consultant and guest on CNN’s Anderson Cooper reports, The Doctors; and fun turns on Gene Simmons‘ Family Jewels (in which the man who sings the song Dr. Love meets the real deal) and Gigi Does It. And she has hosted and written a series of Dr. Ava’s Guide instructional sex education tapes for couples.
“When I’m called upon as a consultant, it’s generally in response to real-life events,” she reveals. “If there is a celebrity cheating scandal in the news, I might be called upon to share facts about infidelity in relationships.”
Through her private practice, Dr. Ava counsels’ individuals and couples on personal issues including, mismatched sex drive, power struggles, infidelity, orgasm barriers, fear of intimacy, sexual compulsion and sexual healing.
What’s next for Dr. Ava Cadell? She is starting a learning and wellness retreat for sexperts and patients, located in a converted Buddhist temple. Also now available are her books NeuroLoveology: The Power to Mindful Love & Sex and Healing from Loss & Abuse, available free here. Also available are nine free meditations including Loving Kindness, Forgiveness and Creating Balance, and her video entitled Sexycises by Sexperts: Yin Yang Yoga for Intimacy, which features 21 Yoga Sexperts who demonstrate poses to enhance intimacy with your partner .
Otherwise, Dr. Ava’s goal remains all and always the same.
“To leave the world a more loving, sexier place that what I found it.”