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Portrait of Jim Fleckenstein James R. Fleckenstein, BA is a sexologist, researcher, educator, author, and coach with 20+ years’ experience helping people improve their intimate relationships. His insights led him to create the Affirmative Intimacy ® approach to building sustainable and healthy relationships.

Jim has shared his expertise by presenting at 13 major therapy and counseling professional conferences since 2002. He was an invited contributor to the US chapter of the Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality. He’s also appeared on TV, radio, podcasts and in the pages of the Chicago Tribune and the Guardian (UK). In addition, he was lead author on a major research paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Sexual and Relationship Therapy.  This contribution became a chapter in an academic book, Sexuality and Ageing. He also co-authored a research paper in the top-rated Archives of Sexual Behavior. Jim serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Positive Sexuality, and is a member of the American Psychological Association Division 44 Committee on Consensual Non-Monogamy

His book, Love That Works: 38 Awesome Hacks for Amazing Relationships, came out in December, 2019. He published a companion workbook, Navigating the Heart: Daily Steps for Courageous Relationship Growth in November, 2022.