Jo Langford, M.A., is a dad, a master’s-level therapist, and author and sex educator for tweens, teens, and parents, in Seattle, Washington. For the last 20 years, Jo has worked in the intersection of adolescence, sexuality, technology, and behavior.
From working in peer counseling and student outreach programs in high schools, to medical, residential, and psychiatric settings, Jo now provides training for organizations and agencies as well therapy to adolescents and families around a gambit of sexuality themes — with an emphasis on LGBT issues, internet safety, digital citizenship, and comprehensive sex education.
He is the author of the “Spare Me, ‘The Talk’!,” series — guides to sex, relationships, and growing up for modern teens and their parents. His first book is the first modern guide to healthy sexuality in print specifically written for boys (and their parents). The second book in the series is the first guide to growing up for girls (and their parents) written by a male.
Jo’s book, “The Pride Guide,” is an encompassing guide to sexual and social development, safety, and health for queer youth and their families. Covering all aspects of LGBT adolescence, both online and off, this book is the first puberty book written with queer (and specifically trans) youth in mind.
He has also written, “Tech Talk/s!: The Complete Guide to Parenting Around Online Safety, Social Media and Self(ie) Esteem!,” and “The Sex EDcylopedia: A Comprehensive Guide to Healthy Sexuality, For the Modern, Male Teen.”
Jo speaks internationally using information, education, and humor to help parents and professionals increase their knowledge and self-confidence as a proactive defense against the unfortunate consequences that sometimes accompany teen sexuality, behavior, and development.
More about his work to promote healthy, positive, and safe sexual and social behavior can be found at his website, Beheroes.net.