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Hello, I'm Dr. Tara

Founder of Luvbites - New-age sex & relationship advice
based on research; Author of 30 Days to My Best Sexy Self: A Sexual Mindfulness Journal; Award-winning professor and researcher

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I'm a passionate educator. When I'm not teaching, I give sex & relationship advice on my Instagram page Luvbites.co and other news media outlet. You can see my work in Cosmopolitan, Women's Health Magazine, HelloGiggles, Tusk Magazine, Bustle, etc).

I have given talks nationally and internationally.

Education: Ph.D. from Arizona State University; M.A. from California State University, Los Angeles

Teaching: I'm a tenured professor at California State University, Fullerton where I teach 

Relational and Sexual Communication, Online Communication and Personal Relationships, and Quantitative Research Methods.

Research: I'm proficient in quantitative and qualitative research methods. My research titled "Conceptualizing and Operationalizing Empathetic Expressions: Scale Development, Validation, and Message Evaluation," a theory and scale construction piece, won a top paper award at the national communication association convention. I have won five research-related grant awards between 2016-2021. I have published and presented numerous academic research studies.