Almost all scientists are paid to speak in their areas of specialization to disseminate their knowledge to the public. Nicole Prause, PhD, has over fifteen years speaking to academic audiences, including as an international keynote speaker, panelist, discussant, and leading technical demonstrations on the wide variety of sexuality topics that she studies (see below). She has held professional positions as a neuroscientist, sexual psychophysiologist, statistician/Data Scientist, and most recently as founder of a sexual biotechnology company. She also is a licensed psychologist in California.
She has been profiled on National Public Radio’s Only Human, The Guardian, The Times, California Sunday (magazine of the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle), PBS NOVA’s The Secret Lives of Scientists, Times Higher Education, Men’s Journal, Neo.Life, Men’s Health, The Sun (UK), Israel’s Haaretz, and Fusion television’s Sex. Right. Now. Expert appearances include BBC’s “Porn Laid Bare“, Discovery Channel’s Sex in America, the Comedy Central show Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, German public television’s der Spiegle documentary The Penis, National Public Radio’s AirTalk, CBS news , Fox news, Australia’s Studio 10 morning show, the feature film After Porn Ends 2, the Today Show, and the documentary Super Orgasms on UK’s channel 4 with several international documentaries currently in post-production. She also has spoken on dozens on podcasts and radio programs, including on the BBC, NPR’s Airtalk and Watching America, Adam Conover’s Factually, and with Tucker Max and Shane Mauss. Stage talks include a variety of live, public audiences, including in bars to college students, a Jewish Community Center, a 2,500 attendee TEDx auditorium, a discussion at LA Summit, and leading sexual biotechnology at PopTech. She has continued her academic career as well, including talks about brain stimulation at the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, training clinicians through the Modern Sex Therapy Institutes, and debating Yale professor Marc Potenza at the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality contesting the diagnostic status of hypersexuality (anti position) in 2018.
Past topics have included:
- Anti-science attacks that threaten sex research in the USA
- Female sexual health, including dyspareunia, sexual desire, and anorgasmia
- How alcohol and drugs affect sexual behaviors
- Couple’s relationship satisfaction and sexual satisfaction
- Sex and sex film “addiction”
- Educational training for a science profession
- The effects of viewing sex films on relationships and mental health
- Being a female scientist in a STEM profession
- Brain stimulation technologies
- Portable neuroscience technologies