Relating and Mating in an Age of Immersive Technology

At our November Design Reality event themed around “Social Spaces and Human Relationships in AR/VR” we were lucky to be joined by Dr. Holly Richmond who shared her presentation on Next Sex: Relating and Mating in an Age of Immersive Technology.


Dr. Holly Richmond is a Somatic Psychologist, Certified Sex Therapist (CST), and Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT) licensed in both California and Oregon. She is one of North America’s leading sex therapists, with treatment specialties including sexual dysfunction, compulsive sexuality (often called “addiction”), desire discrepancies in couples, recovery from sexual assault, and non-traditional sexual expression. Dr. Richmond sees clients in integrative healthcare settings in both Los Angeles and Portland, and offers sexual health coaching nationally and internationally.

A trusted authority on sexual health issues with a significant media following, Dr. Richmond has appeared on national talk shows and is regularly quoted in publications and media outlets including The New York Times, CNN, Forbes, NBC, Shape, Glamour, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Allure and Women’s Health. She is also a sought-after consultant in the technology, adult pleasure products and film industries, and is regarded as a pioneer in bridging the gap between sexual health education and entertainment. Her work through the Next-Sex platform is an exploration of the context of emerging technology on sexuality, and how to positively influence both sexual and technological development.