Dr. Lorena Olvera

Doctor of Sexuality

Dr. Lorena Olvera Moreno is a Mexican sexologist and former Fulbright scholar with more than 12 years of experience as a sex educator and a sex and relationship therapist. Dr. Lorena was nominated as Women of the Future by the US magazine NewsWeek .


Her doctorate and master's degree in sexuality as well as her certification in the Gottman method of couples therapy level 1 and 2, make Dr. Lorena a therapist with an inclusive and gender perspective. She currently works online with patients of all sexual orientations and gender identities.


She has also worked as an educator and professor at the university, community, and institutional levels, teaching courses on human sexuality and reproductive justice, and developing sexuality curricula in both the United States and Mexico. She currently collaborates as a Latin America Region Cultural Advisor in UnHushed , an organization dedicated to the creation of sex education curricula and courses for all ages.


Dr. Lorena has extensive experience in organizing and planning conferences on sexuality, as well as facilitating workshops at international and national conferences. She received the Schiller Prize for her presentation entitled "Cross-cultural Code-switching in Sexuality" at the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) Conference in 2016. She currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the American Journal of Sexuality Education.


Lastly, Lorena has worked as a host on various radio and television shows on sexuality and currently runs an educational page on Facebook, Sexprésate, in Spanish where she writes on sexuality, gender equality, LGB-T issues, and relationships.


Dr. Lorena Olvera has a degree in psychology and a specialty in psychosexual therapy from the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Puebla, Mexico); as well as a master's degree in education and a doctorate in human sexuality studies from Widener University (Pennsylvania, United States), where she received the William Stayton Prize for leadership applied to human sexuality (2018).