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Building Intimacy & Romance with Dr. Kat Van Kirk

Posted March 9, 2016 by Kimani in Love. Life. Erotica.
Building Intimacy & Romance

Building Intimacy & Romance with Dr. Kat Van Kirk

Whether you’re starting a new flame or rekindling an old one – it’s never a bad idea to learn a few great romance strategies. Dr. Kat Van Kirk is back with her wisdom and tips to help building intimacy & romance in any relationship.

Building Intimacy & Romance

*  Romance isn’t just about hearts and flowers. Research says that it’s more about spontaneity and emotional connection.

*  Keeping “romance” alive simply means that you occasionally make an effort to prioritize your couplehood with your partner. It doesn’t mean it has to involve grand gestures.

*  In fact, many partners say that small occasional efforts mean more to them emotionally.

*  Sex and romance can be related but they don’t have to be the same thing. Staying connected to your partner emotionally can involve hot sex too.

*  Turns out variety is the spice of life. Show your partner you care about the intimacy you share by mixing things up sexually. Research suggests this will help you stay together in the long run.


And what is one of the best ways to mix things up in the bedroom? Working on building intimacy and romance? Bring in something new – like a toy from Adam & Eve. There’s always another adventure in store when a toy is introduced. The Butterfly Couple’s Ring is a prime example of how vibration and sensation can really set it off between the sheets. Check out my review and see what all the buzz is about!


Who is Dr. Kat Van Kirk?



Dr. Kat Van Kirk is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been practicing in the field of counseling since 1994. She’s also an AASECT certified Sex Therapist and board certified Clinical Sexologist through the American College of Sexology.

Dr. Kat loves seeing people positively transform themselves and bearing witness to people living their lives authentically. She knows that means overcoming challenges and has faced several in her life, including divorce, depression, breast cancer, a repressive childhood and daily self-doubt. Still, she believes she’s found a way to embrace life’s difficulties and have them serve her.

Dr. Kat’s additional credentials and experience include:

  • A bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in Family Resources and Human Development.
  • A master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a post-graduate degree in Marriage, Family and Addictions Therapy from Ottawa University
  • A PhD in Human Sexuality/Clinical Sexology from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality
  • Many years of experience in the field of public health
  • Serving as the current Vice President of Lambda Aloha
  • Past president of Malama Pono Health Services
  • Long time member of Society for the Study of Sexuality and the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
  • Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
  • Member of the Hawaii Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (HIMFT)
  • Associate professor at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality
  • Adjunct professor at Akamai University

She also happens to also be a certified yoga teacher/therapist through the Yoga Alliance and likes to say that she’s flexible in body and mind.

Dr. Kat is quick to share her insight, writing and being interviewed for numerous nationally recognized magazines and websites. She has also become a spokesperson extraordinaire in the last couple of years, with relationships with TwinLab, Lavilin and Alvita natural products and supplements. She’s also been serving as a spokesperson and resident sex expert at Adam & Eve, since 2010 (see Adam & Eve’s electronic press kit here).

In addition, Dr. Kat founded DRKAT, LLC – a media and product development company that creates entertaining and thought provoking content for companies, the web and television, as well as providing consulting on related television programming. Products currently in development include a line of Dr. Kat adult toys and a supplement line that supports erectile dysfunction for men and arousal issues in women. She’s in the process of starting a lifestyle brand that will help you live the sexiest and most fulfilled life possible.

Dr. Kat is also a wife and mother that enjoys an inventive cocktail, any and all theatre, a good book, bawdy humor, creative ways in which to live life, meditation, yoga, barre, Piyo, boot camp, surfing, “I love yous” from her two sprite-like daughters and date nights with her husband.

Where is she? Find out more about Dr. Kat at or watch her videos, Sex Chat with Dr. Kat, on YouTube. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Hawaii, but is available worldwide via Skype.

You can also connect with her via social media:



About the Author


A NY transplant in Florida, Kimani has taken on the task of educating the world on sexual health and education. The Mount Vernon native has seen AIDS and HIV spread through her community like wildfire, and hopes to cease the transmission of these and other diseases one person at a time. If you know better, you're inclined to do better.

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