Ginger Manley

Ginger Manley has recently retired from her professional life as a nurse psychotherapist and sex therapist with 50 years experience practicing and teaching in the field of sexual health. Her specialties included sexual addiction, sexual trauma, sexual dysfunction, and sexual boundary issues in health care practitioners. She was an Associate in Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, division of Addiction Medicine, at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where she taught both undergraduate and graduate medical students about the sexual aspects of medical and psychiatric illnesses. In addition she is also a retired Clinical Professor of Nursing in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Her credentials as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and as a Diplomate of Sex Theapy have been retired. (2016)

She has published numerous articles in professional journals and has been a frequent media guest, both regionally and nationally, as well as a popular workshop presenter across the country. In 2005, she retired from her Franklin, TN private practice, where she had worked with individuals, couples, and groups.  Since that and her now second retirement, she has devoted most of her energy to the writing life, publishing personal essays, an anthology, non-fiction and fiction books.

In May 2015, she published Disarmed: An Exceptional Journey, a non-fiction book about the extraordinary adventures of her husband, an arm amputee, and his prosthetic limb. What could possibly be funny about being an amputee? Read an excerpt of Disarmed here. 

In April 2016 she published a novel, Proud Flesh: Sex, God, and the Redemptive Power of Flat Foot Dancing.  One of the main characters, Trixie,  blogs about it here.

She continues to teach at Vanderbilt Center for Professional Health.