Kayt Sukel knows more about sex than you do. (According to Forbes, at any rate…)
A passionate traveler and science writer, she has no problem tackling interesting (and often taboo) subjects spanning love, sex, neuroscience, travel and politics. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New Scientist, USA Today, Pacific Standard, the Washington Post, ISLANDS, Parenting, the Bark, American Baby, National Geographic Traveler, and the AARP Bulletin. She is a partner at the award-winning family travel website Travel Savvy Mom, and is also a frequent contributor to the Dana Foundation’s many science publications. She has written stories about out-of-body experiences, fMRI orgasms, computer models of schizophrenia, the stigma of single motherhood and why one should travel to exotic lands with young children.
Her first book, DIRTY MINDS: HOW OUR BRAINS INFLUENCE LOVE, SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS (retitled as THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON SEX: THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SEARCH FOR LOVE in paperback), is an irreverent and funny tome that takes on the age-old question, “What is love?” from a neurobiological perspective. Called “a fun and insightful read,” by Scientific American Mind and “a serious, informative and highly entertaining survey of the neurobiology of sexual attraction,” by the Washington Post, DIRTY MINDS/THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON SEX offers a new take on that crazy little thing called love.
Her latest book, THE ART OF RISK: THE NEW SCIENCE OF COURAGE, CAUTION & CHANCE, an investigation into the science of risk-taking, was published by National Geographic Books in March of 2016. New Scientist called it “inspiring,” as well as a “rallying call to all of us to take a chance.” Booklist said it was “interesting for both the science and the personal stories, this thoughtful book will prompt a range of readers to reexamine their lives and motives.” And Kirkus Reviews noted THE ART OF RISK was a “blithe and personable guide to risk-taking.”
Kayt also works with several corporate clients in both the healthcare, education and government sectors on various writing and marketing endeavors. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), the Author’s Guild and the National Association of Science Writers (NASW). A popular public speaker, she has graced the stages of TEDMED, Chicago Ideas Week and renowned universities across the continent.
Kayt lives outside Houston, Texas (and is surprised as you are about it), and frequently overshares on Twitter as @kaytsukel.