When you think about career transitions, you would correctly assume most folks stick within the same type of industry. For one former IRS agent, however, working for the IRS and working on helping people get fucked really isn't all that different:
Dr. Marylou Naccarato was an agent for the Internal Revenue Service for decades before she became a clinical sexologist. “As a former IRS agent of 23 years,” she quips, “people ask, ‘How did you shift from working in the tax field to sexology?’ I always reply, ‘Well if you think about it, I haven’t really changed professions. It’s all about whether or not you’re gonna get screwed.’”
Naccarato stands at 3' 10" tall, and got into sexology after watching a sexual health program that discussed sex positions. Married to a regular-sized dude, it got her thinking about the unique sexual needs of little people.
She quit her job at the IRS and has since become something of a sex education mogul. She is a board certified clinical sexologist, has a doctorate from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, and certification as a sexuality educator from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, & Therapists, where she was a speaker last month. She also serves on the board of the American College of Sexologists, was recently featured on Playboy Radio, and is a sex and disability blogger for sex-positive pioneer Betty Dodson’s website.
So, next time you're slaving through yet another busy season trying to plot your next career move, keep your mind open. Way, way open.