About Me

Paul's HeadshotPaul R. Nelson, CCMA, SE

Paul Nelson is a nationally recognized male sexuality educator and advocate. He is an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator as well as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. He is president of the Erectile Dysfunction Foundation (501c3) and founder of FrankTalk.org, the first non-commercial online community for men with sexual dysfunctions. He is a patient educator and sees men daily in a clinical setting with Dr. Michael Werner, a men’s sexual medicine specialist in New York City. He is also a collaborating expert at the Mt. Sinai Men’s Health Center in New York City, where he works with men in penile rehabilitation.

A survivor of prostate cancer at the age of 47, Paul began this work after surgery, when he discovered that there was very little authentic information to help men with sexual issues. The foundation grew out of FrankTalk.org when it became obvious that there was no other patient advocacy or support organization to help men. The Erectile Dysfunction Foundation is the only patient organization for men with ED.

Paul’s work goes far beyond simple information or helping men get erections. He put his years of teaching to use and educates men about every aspect of their reproductive system. He bridges the enormous communication gap between the medical world and the sexuality world and brings a holistic sexuality approach to the medical treatment men are receiving. Paul helps men not only restore their lost function, he helps them to re-think what it means to be a sexual human and what lies have we absorbed from our culture about sex and sexuality.

Paul is an instructor at the Institute for Sexuality Education in Hartford, CT, an affiliate with the Men’s Health Network, as well as a popular presenter to men’s groups across the country. Paul has been featured on ABC News with Diane Sawyer, the New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, National Public Radio, the BBC, and many regional media outlets.

Memberships include: American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT), International Society of Sexual Medicine, Sexual Medicine Society of North American, and the American Urological Association. Paul is a peer review panelist for the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program.

Paul has been published in Prostate Cancer Research Institute Magazine, Everyday Health Magazine,

Parenting Magazine, MTV, Built for the Bedroom.

Paul is on the advisory board of The Private Gym – www.privategym.com

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