Tens of millions of Americans suffer from debilitating sexual problems. The MAP Education & Research Foundation is dedicated to educating the next generation of healthcare providers that sexual health is more than just biology.


We motivate, educate, and mentor the next generation of healthcare providers. A Sexual Tipping Point® Award Program sponsored by the Foundation grants a certificate and a monetary prize for the best presentation, consistent with the Foundation's mission, that is delivered at an international meeting for professionals and students interested in sexual health.

The Foundation maintains and promotes to distribute its Sexual Tipping Point® resources free to all health care students and professionals.

Foundation lectures and publications familiarize healthcare providers with the Foundation's Sexual Tipping Point® model's biomedical-psychosocial and cultural approach to understanding, diagnosing and treating sexual disorders.


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Two “arms” on a balance scale labeled “Excitation” and “Inhibition” hold all the known and unknown exciting (+) and inhibiting (-) billions of factors that dynamically influence a sex-positive or sex-negative response. Each factor is represented by a “slider (O)” with progressively deepening hues of red representing increasing excitation, and blue for increasing sexual inhibition. Factors that influence a person at a specific moment in time are chosen from the matrix below the balance beam where the most common factors are listed. The depth of hue color for each factor/slider (O) changes as it shifts along its axis based on the variable polarity strength and valence that factor contributes to the person’s sexual response. Besides color, each factor/slider (O) is lettered within the matrix with an “M” or “P” indicating whether it is a Mental or Physical factor.

The dots separating the mental from physical sides of the matrix demarcate the continuous interaction of the mind and body (mental and physical) based on the bidirectional process of thoughts translating into biochemical/electrical components and vice versa. Each slider (O) is also numbered to identify which of the most common factors it represents when placed into the arms of the balance beam. Some additional factors may be neutral (=) and others are not yet discovered (?). The STP is the net sum of all Mental and Physical factors, displayed on a balance scale spanning excitation to inhibition (or Hot to Not). So, each factor's “slider” setting contributes to the STP’s dynamic representation of an individual’s manifest sexual response at any moment in time.



“Sex Coaching: How The Sexual Tipping Point Model® Helps Optimize The Diagnosis & Treatment Of PE,”

Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association, San Francisco, CA, May, 2018.

We want to thank the American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) membership for honoring Dr. Perelman with their 2019 Integrative Approaches to Sex Therapy Award, presented at their 2019 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. It is especially appreciated as implicit recognition of the work of the MAP Education & Research Foundation and its Sexual Tipping Point® Model that promotes a biomedical-psychosocial and cultural approach to the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders in women and men.


The Foundation's "Sexual Tipping Point®" Blog on Psychology Today's website provides similar education for the public.