Bettina Arndt


I have this funny slogan – “Never too much information!” – which is all about trying to get people to talk openly about sex.  So many people miss out experiencing the true joys of making love because they are ignorant and embarrassed about what should be a natural part of life.

Bettina Arndt

It was sex that made Bettina Arndt famous. As one of Australia's first sex therapists and editor of Forum magazine, Bettina spent her early career talking and writing about sex through the media. Her frank approach sometimes landed her in hot water – including a two year ban from live TV and radio. A trained clinical psychologist, she taught medical students, doctors and other professionals and talked endlessly about this fascinating subject to audiences all over Australia and overseas. By the 1980s she'd had enough of a good thing. She gave up sex - professionally speaking - and moved onto writing for newspapers and magazines about broader social issues. But after nearly twenty years, she has returned to her first love, spreading the word about what goes on between the sheets.

Photographer: Diane Macdonald
Location: Sydney

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