Gloria Brame

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Gloria Brame
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Gloria Glickstein Brame

(1955-08-20) August 20, 1955 (age 64)
OccupationSex therapist, writer
Known forSexologist

Gloria Brame (born August 20, 1955) is an American board certified sexologist, writer[1] and sex therapist[2] based in Athens, Georgia. She is a member of the American College of Sexologists,[3] and clinical sexologist. Her sex therapy practice specializes in consensual BDSM,[4] sexual fetishism and sexual dysfunction.[5]

Dr. Brame is also an author, educator, and advocate for safe, sane, and consensual relating, especially among the BDSM, fetish, and LGBTQ communities.[6]


Dr. Brame earned her Ph.D. degree in Human Sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in 2000[7] and an M.A. in English literature from Columbia University in 1978.[8]


Dr. Brame wrote several books including:

  • Different Loving: the World of Sexual Dominance and Submission
  • Come Hither: A Commonsense Guide To Kinky Sex

Different Loving, published in 1993, was an evidence based re-evaluation of SM/fetish/kink as an expression of normal minds and lives, challenging the bias against safe, sane, and consensual behavior as somehow pathological or problematic.[according to whom?]

Come Hither was selected as the "official guide to kinky sex" by the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality.[9]

Other titles by Brame include: Sex for Grown-Ups, Where the Boys Are, The Truth About Sex (Vols. I and II), and Different Loving Too.[10]

Brame testified against then-US Attorney General in Nitke vs Ashcroft, a major case challenging the Communications Decency Act before the Southern District of New York.[11][12]

In 2012 Brame joined the board of directors of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance[13] and co-hosted a web radio talk show on Spreaker.[14]

Brame has been cited as a fetish sex expert in a number of media articles,[15][16][17][18][19] and has been a regular contributor to Cosmopolitan, Working Woman, and other mainstream magazines. Her biography of the Marquis de Sade appears in the International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality (2015).[20]

Internet/WWW Presence[edit]

Dr. Brame's runs the Ask Me Anything site, a professional BDSM/Fetish blog on She also hosted the Gloria Brame Show (podcast) on BlogTalkRadio and Spreaker, with focus on sexual freedoms and BDSM/LGBTQ rights.[21]

Media Presence[edit]

Dr. Brame has given numerous live-radio and television interviews with BBC, CBS, NBC, CNBC, FOX, PBS and foreign media. She has been cited in numerous magazines and newspapers,[22] including a 2004 profile in The Washington Post.

Teaching Experience[edit]

2002 - 2105, professor at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality.[9]

1987 - 1991, adjunct professor of English, NYU, guest lecturer in creative writing, York College (CUNY), associate professor of poetry and creative writing, Hofstra.


One of the "10 Best Sex and Dating Experts," by[23]

National Leather Association International Cynthia Slater Non-Fiction Article Award (2010)[24][25]

American College of Sexologists

Bisexuality-Aware Professionals Directory Directory of Therapists Experienced in the Treatment Of Transgender Persons.[26]

Lesbian Business Community[27] MediAngels Global E-Hospital Open Relationship Resources Psychology Today Therapist Directory



  • Brame, Gloria G.; Brame, William D.; Jacobs, Jon (1993). Different Loving: An Exploration of the World of Sexual Dominance and Submission. New York: Villard Books. ISBN 978-0-679-40873-4.
  • Brame, Gloria G. (1997). Where the Boys Are. Hearst Books. ISBN 978-0-380-79179-8.
  • Brame, Gloria G. (1998). Domina: The Sextopians. Universal Publishers. ISBN 978-1-58112-878-9.
  • Brame, Gloria G. (2000). Come Hither : A Commonsense Guide To Kinky Sex. Fireside. ISBN 978-0-684-85462-5.
  • Brame, Gloria G. (2011). The Truth About Sex, A Sex Primer for the 21st Century. Volume I: Sex and the Self. CCB Publishing. ISBN 978-1-926918-55-6.
  • Brame, Gloria G. (2013). The Truth about Sex, a Sex Primer for the 21st Century. Volume II: Sex for Grown-Ups. CCB Publishing. ISBN 978-1771430760.
  • Brame, Gloria G. (2014). Naked Memory: Confessions of a Sexual Revolutionary. Moons Grove Press. ISBN 978-1771431415.
  • Brame, Gloria G. (2015). A Fetish for Men: A Memoir. Vancouver, BC: Moons Grove Press. ISBN 9781771432092.
  • Brame, Gloria G. (2015). "Marquis de Sade, Donatien Alphonse François (1740–1814)". In Whelehan, Patricia; Bolin, Anne (eds.). The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. Malden, Oxford: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. ISBN 978-1405190060.
  • Brame, Gloria G.; Brame, William D. (2015). Different Loving Too: Real People, Real Lives, Real BDSM. Moons Grove Press. ISBN 9781771432580.


Year Title Role
2002 BDSM: Alternative Loving Herself[28]
2012 What Men Really Want Interviewee Dr. Gloria Brame[29]
2014 Dr. Ted McIvenna Film Project Interviewer


  1. ^ "The Gloria Brame Show". Archived from the original on 5 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Sex Writers Race Bannon and Gloria Brame Share Their Passions". The Advocate. 2012-08-09. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Membership Listing". American College of Sexologists. Archived from the original on September 3, 2011. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
  4. ^ Stuart Nichols, Jerome (26 April 2012). "Interview with Dr. Gloria Brame". Eastern Echo. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Sex Therapy On Call". Washington Post. June 15, 2004.
  6. ^ Goldman, Norm (26 August 2011). "A Conversation With Clinical Sexologist and Author Gloria G. Brame, Ph.D". Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Institute of Human Sexuality Dissertation Listing". Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
  8. ^ "About". Gloria Brame. 2017-01-04. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  9. ^ a b "Gloria Brame: References and Further Reading, and a List of Books by Author Gloria Brame". Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Gloria G. Brame".
  11. ^ "CDA Expert Testimony in the Barbara Nitke Case". National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
  12. ^ "Nitke vs Ashcroft". Electronic Frontier Foundation. July 2011. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
  13. ^ "Woodhull Board of Directors". Woodhull. Archived from the original on March 11, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  14. ^ "The Gloria Brame Show". Archived from the original on 5 April 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  15. ^ "Toe-squeezing incident nails S. Jersey man". Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  16. ^ "Bigger The Better! Welcome To The Fab And Fat Fetish World Of 'Gaining'". 2014-10-14. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  17. ^ "For Horny Hypebeasts, Popping an Air Max Bubble Is the Ultimate Climax". 2014-05-08. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  18. ^ "Fetish expert says Philly's Swiss Cheese Pervert could be dangerous". Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  19. ^ "Dolphin Sex: Another Person Claims to Have Had Sex with Flipper's Friend". Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  20. ^ Brame, Gloria G. (2015). "Marquis de Sade, Donatien Alphonse François (1740–1814)". The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. American Cancer Society: 721–817. doi:10.1002/9781118896877.wbiehs280.
  21. ^ "The Gloria Brame Show". Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  22. ^ "Past Advisory Committee Members – NLA-I Domestic Violence Project". Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  23. ^ "Trailer with historic photos, comments SEX FOR GROWN-UPS". YouTube. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  24. ^ "The NLA Writing Awards (for best BDSM writing) now open for nominations". cecilia tan. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  25. ^ "List of winners". NLA International. 2007-01-28. Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  26. ^ "Listings of Bisexuality-Aware Professionals". Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  27. ^ "Gloria Brame on Lesbian Business Community". Lesbian Business Community. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  28. ^ "BDSM: Alternative Loving". IMDb. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  29. ^ "What Men Really Want". IMDb. Retrieved 12 April 2013.

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