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About Andrew Smiler

Andrew Smiler, PhD is a therapist in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (USA) and the author of “Challenging Casanova: Beyond the stereotype of promiscuous young male sexuality”. He is a past president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity and has taught at Wake Forest University and SUNY Oswego. Dr. Smiler's research focuses on definitions of masculinity. He also studies normative aspects of sexual development, such as age and perception of first kiss, first “serious” relationship, and first intercourse among 15-25 year olds. Follow him @AndrewSmiler.


  1. I wonder if Sandusky was abused as a child? I wonder if he is mentally ill? Both of those questions would be in the media if this were a female abuser, why not for a male?

  2. Andrew Smiler says:

    Good questions Alfred, although neither excuse Sandusky’s behavior. And from my article, they certainly don’t excuse the behavior of the folks around him who knew what was going on.

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