Need a speaker for a conference, seminar or workshop?

Or need an expert or a quote? 

Here’s what I do…

I created Sex Ed Rescue after having helped thousands of people, as a sex therapist, and counsellor with over 25 years clinical experience. Having seen the impact that poor or lack of sex education, has on an individual’s sexuality and sex-life, I decided that the best way to make change is through supporting parents. I’m passionate about empowering parents to talk about sex with their kids. Despite the fact that you can Google it like never before, today there’s a greater need for proper sex education, values and wisdom. And having done a tonne of postgraduate work (plus the work that comes with parenting), I can talk about sex in practical, down-the-earth ways that give parents the inspiration and confidence they need. As an experienced speaker, my approach normalises sex education and draws on personal anecdotes and stories. I have a practical, down-to-earth, interactive style that my audience always appreciates.

Audiences include

  • Schools
  • P&C
  • Playgroups
  • Family friendly businesses
  • Community organisations
  • Local government
  • Private parenting groups

Topics include

  • Sex education
  • Puberty
  • Child Sexual Development
  • Sexualisation of children
  • Pornography


  • Registered Nurse and Midwife
  • Post-Graduate Certificate, Sexual Health & Venereology
  • Masters, Health Promotion (Curtin University of Technology)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma, Sexology (Curtin University of Technology)
  • Cert IV in Assessment & Workplace Training
  • Cert IV Relationship Education

Speaking fees & availability

Please contact me for details or email me at cath (at) sexedrescue (dot) com.

What others are saying

“I am so grateful for all that you provide in Sex Ed Rescue. Truly, it has had me way ahead of the game with explaining things and making both me and my kids feel comfortable about their bodies, their changes and sex-related ideas.” Sarah

“Thank you so so much. It’s all kinda scary and funny and interesting. I’m very grateful to you for being there always and I’m so glad I found you.” Vicky

“Love your work!! I’ve used a lot of your tips with my daughter and find them very helpful.” Peta

“I love your approach to sex education and how you emphasize not just the biological aspects but the emotional side as well. Keep up the good work!! I really appreciate it!!” Erika

Work with me

At Sex Ed Rescue, I help parents to find a better way to talk about sex so they can empower their child to (oneday) make smart sexual decisions. Where they learn how to naturally talk to their kids about sex all while respecting their personal values. My engaged readers are proactive purposeful mothers striving to be the best parent they can be.

I can work with your brand via:

  • sponsored posts
  • product reviews
  • paid advertisements
  • speaking engagements
  • giveaways
  • social media collaboration
  • brand ambassadorships

To request a media kit or more information on rates and stats, please contact me via email at cath (at)

Professional Bio & Headshots?

Cath Hakanson has been talking to clients about sex for the past 25 years as a nurse, midwife, sex therapist, researcher, author and educator. She’s spent the past 12 years trying to unravel why parents (herself included) struggle with sex education. Her solution was to create Sex Ed Rescue, an online resource that simplifies sex education and helps parents to empower their children with the right information about sex, so kids can talk to them about anything, no matter what.

Cath has lived all over Australia but currently lives in Perth with her partner, 2 children, and ever-growing menagerie of pets. Despite having an unusual profession, she bakes, sews, and knits for sanity, collects sexual trivia, and tries really hard not to embarrass her children in public. Well, most of the time anyway!

You can find my Speaker Sheet here, and photos here & here.


Sex Ed Rescue (Cath Hakanson) has been featured in many media outlets both nationally (Australia) and internationally. These stories include both print, audio, video and online.

If you are interested in contacting her for any media appearances or interviews, you can send an email to  cath (at) sexedrescue (dot) com or here. She will respond in less than 24 hours.

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Raising Teen Summit– September 2021
Let’s talk about sex baby! – February 2021

Got something else in mind?

I love participating in projects that empower parents. If you’ve got an exciting creative opportunity and are in need of a contributor or collaborator in the area of sex education or child sexuality, feel free to drop me a line at cath (at) sexedrescue (dot) com.

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