For 30 years Doug specialized in therapy for men and their sexual-health. Doug shared that after conducting a research program in New South Wales, Australia where sex-work is legal, they found that the underlying root cause or need for sex-work is a connection need more than it is an explicit sexual need. He said he wanted to validate what we are also saying regarding the members of Jasmin, as cutting edge research supports this understanding. He said Jasmin is a creative solution people use when they feel lonely, they are looking for a very human need. Doug shares that sometimes working with a professional on a site like Jasmin is easier for men to be “vulnerable” about sexual needs, because many therapists aren’t trained around sexuality. Doug gives a modern and updated definition of sexual-health and the 6 principles of it. He describes sexual-health as a balance of safety and pleasure. The 6 principles of sexual-health according to Doug are: 1. Consent 2. Non-exploitive 3. Honesty 4. Shared Values 5. Protection from STI’s / unplanned pregnancy 6. Pleasure Doug describes the ways that he see’s Jasmin supporting many of this principles of sexual health. For instance there is always consent, there is always protection from STI’s/pregnancy, it supports pleasure etc. The other component of sexual-health is making and keeping agreements.