Books & Articles

Dr. Philip Zimbardo and I are co-authors of Man Interrupted (Conari Press, 2016); published in 14 countries. Man Interrupted is an elaboration of our 2012 TED polemic, Demise of Guys, which delves much deeper into the important discussion about young men and the complex issues and challenges they face in our changing social climate.



After doing extensive research on men's issues, I started a blog with sex therapist and friend Keeley Rankin called BetterSexEd to discuss issues around intimacy. BetterSexEd later turned into Plato's Ladder as Keeley's practice grew and my interests shifted.


One of my goals with Plato's Ladder is to help each sex develop more empathy for the other sex, and help bring men and women on a more balanced footing. I am pro-relationships and pro-family, which makes me, above all, pro-communication. I think the better we are able to discuss intimate topics, needs, and desires, the stronger our relationships will be. 



I began a series of paintings called Orgasm Portraits when I was 20 years old; I started this project because I wanted to do a series of abstract portraits based on an experience that everyone could have and therefore, anyone could be a part of. I compiled 40 paintings and interviews into an ebook, which can be purchased here. It was actually this series that sparked my interest in men's issues - more on that here. Some portraits and interviews from this series can be viewed on the Orgasm Portraits page.

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Contemporary artist based in Colorado. Serving Boulder, Denver, and surrounding areas: nikita.coulombe@gmail.com