Chantelle Otten

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Chantelle Otten is an award-winning sexologist and relationship expert. She is a bestselling author of ‘The Sex Ed You Never Had’, and a Bumble and Lovehoney Australia ambassador. She is also the director of the Australian Institute of Sexology and Sexual Medicine.

A Melbourne local, Chantelle comes from a Dutch background. Having spent time living, studying and working in Holland, Chantelle has grown up with the European mindset that talking about sex, pleasure and relationships does not have to be shameful or taboo. A natural born communicator, she enjoys creating a setting where her clients can feel relaxed and free to talk about their sexual health in a safe, judgment-free environment. With numerous awards, accolades and published medical journal articles, Chantelle is not only an internationally acclaimed psycho-sexologist, but also a caring and empowering sex educator. With a background in scientific research, sexual medicine, and counselling, she believes that sexuality and self-esteem are an integral part of life, which everyone is entitled to. Good sexual health should always be enjoyable, pain free and without prejudice.

As a leading sex and relationship therapist, her mission is to open conversations that are usually considered ‘taboo’ and make them fun, enjoyable and conversational.

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Chantelle Otten is an experienced and certified Psycho-Sexologist, Scientist, and Sex and Relationship Expert with European and Australian education.

Her sexology qualifications include:

  • Bachelor in Psychological Science

  • Masters of Science Medicine, Sexual Health/Psychosexual Therapy, University of Sydney

  • ESSM School of Sexual Medicine

  • European Federation of Sexology (EFS) and European Society of Sexual Medicine (ESSM) certified Psycho-Sexologist

In addition to being a sexual wellness expert, Chantelle has been recognised as one of Australia’s first European Federation of Sexology, and European Society of Sexual Medicine certified Psycho-Sexologists.

Chantelle’s scientific contributions to sexual medicine and sexology have been recognised with a Young Scientist Award nomination for the 24th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI). She won best presentation on Female Sexual Medicine at the 19th Congress European Society of Sexual Medicine in Nice, France.

She also runs one of the largest multidisciplinary sexology practices in Australia, called the Australian Institute of Sexology and Sexual Medicine, where she has an amazing team of sexologists and pelvic health physiotherapists who work collaboratively to treat patients.

“I am a Sexologist because I love helping people and learning more about them and their intricacies. Being a Sexologist is a really fun job, and I like to think of myself as a sex detective. My job is to put together all the missing pieces of the puzzle to help you achieve your goals of having a pleasurable, pain-free, and fun sex life. I run a large sexology clinic so that I can provide employment opportunities to new sexology students, and create a community for those who work in the sexual health field, so we are able to learn and grow together as a team.”

“I work with Lovehoney, because they provide such wonderful, high-quality and fun sex products. We really are a family, with the common goal of making you have a happy and pleasurable sex life. Products are high quality, and easily accessible, and always developing to keep up with the times and the newest technology.”

Chantelle’s favourite sex fact: Sex is not about a goal, sex is about pleasure.

Research Chantelle’s been a part of:

Otten, I. Pinas: PS-02-008 Sexual functioning in women with menstrual pattern migraines. The Journal of Sexual Medicine April 2017 Volume 14, Issue 4, Supplement, Page e112. Read article

Otten, I. Pinas: HP-07-003 Sexual functioning and menstrual pattern migraine: pilot study on effects of hormonal interventions during menopause transition. The Journal of Sexual Medicine April 2017 Volume 14, Issue 4, Supplement, Page e156-7. Read article

Learn a little bit more about Chantelle in her Q&A blog and find her on socials below.

Find Chantelle on social media:

Chantelle uses her Instagram @chantelle_otten_sexology to empower people to feel great about their sexual health, self-esteem, communication and sex and relationship education.



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