Pepper Schwartz is professor of sociology at the University of Washington in Seattle, president of the Pacific Sociological Association, past-president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, senior fellow for the Council on Contemporary Families and fellow of the International Academy of Sex Research. She is well known for her pioneering studies on sexuality and relationships and is the author of the best selling book American Couples, as well as thirteen other books including Everything You Know About Love and Sex Is Wrong and Ten Talks Parents Must Have With Their Children About Sex and Character.
As a lecturer on the national and international scene, Schwartz translates research findings into enjoyable and accessible information on television and in print. She currently is the relationship and sexuality expert for Lifetime magazine, Lifetimetv.com, Perfectmatch.com and Drugstore.com. For almost a decade Schwartz was the health and sex expert for Glamour and American Baby magazines. She has appeared often on Oprah, the Today Show, Dateline and Good Morning America.
A news commentator and relationship expert for CBS and NBC affiliates in Seattle for 18 years, she continues to address issues on love, marriage and all types of intimate relationships. Her book, The Great Sex Weekend, has been the subject of a special for both Dateline and Lifetime. Schwartz presently lectures and gives couples workshops at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico, and Cambridge Beaches in Bermuda. She also continues her work with Luminari, a consortium of women health experts.
Schwartz lives in Snoqualmie, Washington, on a horse ranch where she raises Rocky Mountain and Mountain Pleasure horses.