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Joanna Hyatt

Huffington Post Contributor and Best Selling Author of "The Sex Talk: A Survival Guide for Parents"

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About Joanna Hyatt

Internationally acclaimed speaker navigating a wide range of topics from sex, healthy dating and relationships for a teen and young adult audience. Author of the best-selling book, The Sex Talk: A Survival Guide for Parents.

Joanna brings a global perspective and fresh lens to some of the most difficult and confusing topics facing today's teens and young adults: sex, healthy dating and relationships.

One of the youngest voices tackling this subject, Joanna is able to connect with her audiences in ...

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The Best Sex: Setting Up Youth for Success

(Teen/Young Adults) Sex can be a lot of things: awkward, fun, painful, special or casual. What if we could equip today’s youth to pursue ...

The Power of No: Building Healthy Relationships

(Teens) Teens today face incredible pressure from peers and partners in the areas of sex, drugs, and alcohol. Nearly 4 out of 10 teens ...

New Position on Sex

(Teen/Young Adult) Teens and young adults get messages every day from the World and from the Church about sex and their sexuality. But ...

Sexonomics: Supply, Demand and the X Factor In Sex

Sex and relationships can be a bit like economics, a balance between supply and demand. Today, supply heavily favors uncommitted sex, ...

Charismatic and talented. She will not disappoint!

Joeseph, President - University of Pittsburgh Anscombe Society

You have the right amount of knowledge, humor and faith that combine in a non-threatening discussion of much avoided topics. Again, thank you!


By far you are the best speaker to come to our school. The world and especially girls needs someone like you to teach them self respect and what love can be. I can only imagine the unwanted events which your kind words of wisdom have saved me from.


Joanna’s talk “What Your Momma Didn’t Tell You” was delivered with humor and style that clicked perfectly with our house. She made a subject that can be hard to talk about, fun to talk about.

Kappa Alpha Theta, UCLA

Joanna Hyatt is a must hear speaker, smart, savvy, totally in tune with millennials, a counter cultural dynamo who makes chastity sexy, [and] relationships desirable ... If you’re looking to change the culture, move young people toward healthy, long lasting relationships, reconnect sex to life... - then you need to hear from Joanna!

Jeanne, Executive Director - ZoeCare

Joanna Hyatt is the most talented speaker who I have seen on our campus. Through feisty humor and real life experience, Joanna is able to help students make topics such as sex education relevant and accessible…Joanna has helped to change the trajectory of many teens lives, and will continue to do so. [She’s] a rare gem!

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The Death of Comfortable

Today we mourn a death. The death of Comfortable. HE CAME INTO OUR LIVES UNINVITED, SEEMING TO APPEAR OUT OF NOWHERE, ONLY TO BECOME A PERMANENT FIXTURE. A silvertongued easy-going intruder, he convinced us to hand over our relationships, our dreams, and our future in exchange for promises of stability, security, ...

How Disney Sabotaged Our Love Lives

Written by: Ashley Crouch & Joanna Hyatt It has been a been a roller coaster month of romantic headlines, fromconscious uncouplingtoDancing With the Stars'crowd-favorite, "Disney Night." Watching the night of dancing princesses vaguely reminded us of our childhood hopes for a romantic fairytale ...

Why Magazines Are Failing My Daughter

The Time Warner customer service agent told me the store would open at 8:30 a.m. When I arrived at 8:40 a.m. with my toddler in hand, only to find the doors locked until 9 a.m., I panicked. Toddlers do not wait patiently. Especially not for 20 minutes outside of closed strip malls. Normally I have ...