Johanson, a registered nurse, started her path to the profession that might make her title within the Nineteen Seventies, when she created a contraception clinic at a highschool in Toronto and commenced touring throughout Ontario to supply intercourse schooling.
Within the Eighties she discovered a wider viewers by way of her personal phone-in present on an area radio station and later with Canada’s “Sunday Evening Intercourse Present,” a tv program she hosted between 1996 and 2005. Its success led to a U.S. spinoff, “Speak Intercourse With Sue Johanson,” in 2002.
Regardless of her unassuming look, the married grandmother would reply questions dwell on air about intercourse and charge intercourse toys — a few of which she made herself, The Washington Publish reported in 2004.
Johanson additionally made appearances on late-night exhibits in the USA, the place she continued to dispel myths about intercourse.
She was awarded an Order of Canada in 2000, and was described as “a robust, profitable advocate for intercourse schooling.”
“Listening with out judgement and candid in her responses, she helps Canadians to enhance their understanding of sexuality and their potential to make smart well being selections,” a authorities assertion asserting the award mentioned.
Director Lisa Rideout, who created the 2022 documentary movie “Intercourse With Sue,” described Johanson as “an unbelievable, unstoppable pressure.”
“She paved the way in which for a way we discuss intercourse and sexuality at present, unafraid of shattering taboos and toppling conservative viewpoints,” she wrote on Instagram.