The Australian Institute of Sexology and Sexual Medicine

The Australian Institute of Sexology and Sexual Medicine (AISSM) is a progressive psycho-sexology clinic that is passionate about creating healthy, strong and safe sexual lives.The AISSM team provide confidential and individualised sex therapy and relationship therapy to individuals and couples.

Our mission is to create a safe and open environment for individuals and couples to discuss sexuality openly. For those who come through our doors to feel listened to, understood and educated on how to have a healthy sexual life.

Sex-related topics are often associated with loneliness, shame or hesitation and can be difficult to discuss.

AISSM is determined to change this.

At AISSM we know that adequate sex education is hard to come by, leaving many people struggling to know how to have a great and healthy sex life. We prioritise the importance of sexual and relational communication. How to discuss likes, dislikes and boundaries with sexual partners.

Relationships and sex life are intricately linked, and at AISSM we look at the individual and/or couple as a whole picture. Providing a safe space where we can assess your life as a whole, and how we can assist you in reaching your goals of fun, pleasurable and safe sexuality.


AISSM Director Chantelle Otten is a Melbourne local, and comes from a Dutch background. Having spent time living, studying and working in Holland, Chantelle has grown up with the European mindset that talking about sex, pleasure and relationships does not have to be shameful or taboo.


AISSM therapists provide support, education and empowering advice across a wide range of sexual health concerns. AISSM offers private individual and couples counselling sessions at their offices in Malvern and Carlton, Victoria. Online sex therapy sessions are also available.

Online Courses

Aissm Online Courses

AISSM provides online courses for you to complete in your own time, at your own pace. Our online courses use educational audio clips, home-play exercises and thought-provoking information to help you develop your sexuality.

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