Peoples' view on sexuality and relationships in a society says a lot about the social norms that reign, norms that affect our conditions to live a good life. I have always been curious about people, our motives, driving forces and approaches. To want to understand why we humans think and do as we do is a strong driving force for me. My upbringing in conservative Poland, escape to Sweden and life as a homosexual person have given me perspective on the world and an openness to the fact that there are always more approaches.
Today I work with supporting professionals in their profession. The primary theme throughout my work is a focus on sexuality and relationships strengthening the professional approach towards the people the professionals meet. Writing is an important tool in my work. For example, I was assigned responsibility by RFSU for an anthology with the title Inkludera sexualitet! (Include Sexuality!) and have written Onanipraktika (a handbook on masturbation). I have also developed a knowledge and method support for the county administration of Skåne, written reports and directed others to produce reports.
In the mid 90s I started working with sexual health and sexual information. Later I educated myself in social work and worked in that field with addiction treatment in Germany. Then I worked in Sweden with solution-focused short-term therapy, before I began to devote myself full-time to sexual health in the form of health promoting and HIV-preventative work.
My interest in sexology took me further in the academy and in 2010 I received a master's in sexology with an essay about sexual contact creation in the entertainment establishment environment. I continued with a two year research education at the current Malmö University and in 2014 submitted a licentiate thesis. In it I study attitudes toward and experiences of sex and cohabitation education with staff in the secondary special school and adult rehabilitation. Since then I often return to tutor student essays at the B- and C-level, among other things.
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