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Sue Johanson

Renowned Sex Educator and NSB Hall of Fame Recipient

Sue Johanson is North America’s most famous ‘sexpert’.  Johanson hosted The Sunday Night Sex Show, a call-in advice show broadcast on the Women’s Television Network across Canada for more than 12 years, and hosted the US Network Oxygen’s most watched show, Talk Sex.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Campus Tour with Sue Johanson Coping With Menopause / Manopause Understand “the Change of Life”, why it happens, how it can affect us and what we can do about it. And contrary to popular opinion, men experience a “change”-different, but surprisingly similar. How to Talk to Your Own Kids About Sex Parents are instrumental in helping kids develop attitudes and values that will contribute to their healthy sexuality. Forever Horny; or sexuality through the lifespan Although our sexual drives and sexual expression change throughout our life, we are still sexual. This presentation is designed to assist adults in understanding these changes-accept and even enjoy the benefits of our changing sexuality.

  • "Once again Sue was outstanding. The students were riveted to every word and animated message that she had to offer throughout the two plus hour presentation." - McMaster Students Union
  • "Thank you for all the hard work scheduling Sue to come speak at Bishop's! The students LOVED her talk! And please send my most sincere thanks to Sue as well. I had a fantastic time with her yesterday! She is one exceptional woman." - Bishop University
  • “Just what we needed - it gave everyone a great uplift. Sue hit the mark in relating to us all - young and older. Following 3 days of tough Conference thinking, we so enjoyed Sue!” - Ontario Case Managers' Association

Summary Profile

In the early 1970’s Sue Johanson, a.k.a. the Sex Lady, opened the first birth control clinic in a North American high school. Best known as North America’s ‘sexpert’, Sue then rose to fame as host of the Sunday Night Sex Show, which aired on radio for 14 years starting in 1984, then to TV on the W Network, and next as Talk Sex with Sue Johanson on Oxygen Channel, USA, and watched in Israel, Brazil and twenty European countries in five languages. Her show on Oxygen ran for seven seasons and became the network’s most watched program. Johanson left the program in 2008, ending 32 years of television hosting of the show in North America, though previously recorded episodes continued to broadcast. Throughout her career Sue Johanson has been a prominent activist in the quest for responsible and safer sex and has spent countless hours lecturing at colleges and universities across the US and Canada, speaking to 30,000 students annually. “Her energy and determination to get her message out has made Sue a vital member of our nation’s conscience,” said W Network’s former Vice President of Programming, Susan Millican. “She has earned the respect and admiration of us all with her wisdom, kindness of heart and true pioneering spirit.” A registered nurse, Sue’s taken on a unique crusade when it comes to sex education, which has earned her Canada’s highest honour, the Order of Canada, for her lifetime of service. A talented and entertaining speaker, Sue presented at the Guelph University Sexuality Conference for almost 20 years, has won the COCA “Speaker of the Year” award eight times since 1994 with the Canadian Organization for Campus Activities, was inducted into the COCA Hall of Fame in 1998, and frequently featured in the Unique Lives and Experiences speakers’ series. She’s been a Planned Parenthood counselor and an instructor on Human Sexuality at Humber College. In addition to her work on the W and Oxygen Networks, and with the college-university tour, Sue has written columns for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Johanson made two cameo appearances in the teen drama Degrassi Junior High as “Dr. Sally”, essentially a fictionalised version of herself. She reprised the role a decade later for an episode of Degrassi: The Next Generation. Sue Johanson has been vital in reaching those who need to talk about subjects that are often uncomfortable to share. She offers helpful guidance on the complex topics of love, relationships and sex. Sue personifies the true definition of educator/counselor. Her gift is the ability to hear without judgment or motive, to simply listen. Sue Johanson’s message is always important, always relevant and always entertaining!  She continues her life-long mission of sexual education for all in universities and colleges throughout North America. [Please note, Johanson is not available to answer personal questions from this website.] Sue only considers limited dates.