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Dr Eve

Full / Real Name: Marlene Wasserman
Gender: Female

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Dr Marlene Wasserman (Dr Eve) has a DHS (Doctorate in Human Sexuality) from the Institute of Advanced Study in Human Sexuality, San Francisco, California; an M (Soc.Sc.) Clinical Social Work, Cum Laude; is a Couple and Sex Therapist and is a Clinical Sexologist in private practice.

She is an AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counsellors and Therapists) Certified Sex Therapist; a subscriber of SIECUS (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States) and member of SSSS (the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex).

She is a member of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH) and a member of SASHA (South African Sexual Health Association).

She presents papers on aspects of Human Sexuality and Relationships at National and International Conferences and Seminars, runs Transformational Relationship and Sexuality Workshops and trains Professionals in this area.

In January 2000 Marlene conducted a highly successful weekend workshop on the Symphony Ship, the first time a workshop of this nature was held out at sea.

In October 2001 YPO (Young President's Association), Kenya Chapter invited Marlene to Nairobi where she ran a series of workshops for children, men, women and couples over five days. Due to the exceptionally positive response to this work, Marlene plans to extend this groundbreaking work into other areas of Africa.

Sexuality Education forms a constant and integral part of all her work. In January 2001 she was appointed as a part time lecturer at the Medical School of the University of Cape Town and lectures at The Sports Science Institute UCT and the South African College of Applied Psychology.

She has delivered a series of lectures at the Child Guidance Clinic, Department of Psychology, UCT and at the University of the Western Cape as well as at Tygerberg Medical School in Stellenbosch.

Marlene has extensive radio experience as well. She successfully completed a three-year stint on East Coast Radio, Kwazulu Natal, and was asked back by popular demand. Marlene returned to the station in June 2002.

Her radio career as Dr. Eve began on Capital Radio in October 1994 and after it closed down, she moved on to Radio Metro where, after 7 years, her radio show Pillow Talk became a national institution in South Africa.

In May 2001 Marlene began "S.E.X." on Good Hope FM, a radio show targeting the youth, the first of it's kind in the country. All are live phone-in shows, focusing on sexuality and relationships.

She regularly guests on Radio 702, CapeTalk, East Coast Radio and SAfm.

She frequently appears on TV as an expert in her field. In July 2002 Marlene began her own weekly insert in a 13-part series on national television on Mansmens kykNET on DSTV.

In May 2002 Marlene was nominated as a Women of the Year in the Health Category in the SABC3, Shoprite Checkers Competition.

In August 2003, the book Women Today was launched, naming and celebrating the top 140 women in South Africa. Marlene is one of the 140 women honoured in the book.

Marlene publishes articles in national and international academic journals, and is consulted as expert by local as well as international popular magazines.

She had her own monthly column in Womyn, a lesbian magazine, and for two years in Longevity, a popular national magazine.

She is on the Editorial Board of African Sexology Journal, and is on the specialist panel of the national magazine Shape. She writes for The Heart Foundation magazine and has her own column in The South African Journal of Natural Medicine.

Since July 2002, Marlene has been writing for Men's Health magazine.

Her first website was voted by Style Magazine in 1999 as the best South African shopping site, and in April 2002 her new website was cited as the best of its kind on the Internet.

On 1 November 2003 Marlene launched a new web site: www.dreve.co.za. A unique range of DR. Eve Sensual Lifestyle Products was launched with the site, introducing people to a concept of sexuality as a lifestyle.

These products promise safe, healthy, kinky fun for adults and range from linen to lingerie to libido enhancers, and toys for all tastes.

In November 2001 Marlene's attention shifted to the area of Sexual Health, a newly recognised area of Sexology in South Africa. She launched Cape Town Medi Clinic Sexual Health Centre, the first such centre in South Africa. The Centre offers international standards of treatment to both in and out patients and training to medical personnel.

In July 2003, Marlene launched her own SMS telephone numbers offering the public daily erotic tips and sexual news.


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