About the hosts
Dr. Rosara Torrisi is the director of the Long Island Institute of Sex Therapy in New York. She is a licensed clinical social worker and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. Dr. Torrisi graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Science in Social Work and earned a Master of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University where she also earned her PhD in Human Sexuality. She is an Adjunct Professor at Widener University and guest lecturer around the country, teaching courses about sexuality, sex therapy, and disabilities. Dr. Torrisi is an Our Whole Lives comprehensive sexuality educator for youth, young adults, adults, and older adults. She is recognized as a welcoming and kink-aware therapist by the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) and is also a recommended therapist by the Long Island LGBT Network.
As an older adult, Dr. Jane Fleishman loves talking about sex with just about anyone and, in particular, other older adults and the professionals who work with them. She is on a mission and provides training to promote the sexual well-being of older adults in continuing care communities.
Jane has conducted research on the sexuality of older adults in same-sex relationships and has written a book about LGBTQ elders’ who came of age at the time of Stonewall.
She loves teaching, writing, and answering questions about sex. That’s why she loves being a co-host of this podcast. In her mind, she thinks of herself as a bit of a local media mogul with a column, Sexuality and Aging in the Daily Hampshire Gazette and is a regular guest on WHMP, her local independent radio station.
In her 60s, Jane received a Master’s in Education and a Ph.D in Human Sexuality from Widener University. She’s been a lifelong activist and as she gets older she likes mentoring younger people taking leadership roles in social and political movements.