‘Love & Hip Hop’: Karlie Redd Opens up About Being a Licensed Sexologist

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Karlie Redd wears many hats. One of these hats is a licensed sexologist. She’s talked about being a sexologist on the show, and in a recent interview, the television personality and entrepreneur has opened up more about it.

Karlie Redd in 2017
Karlie Redd in 2017 | Marcus Ingram/Getty Images

A short history of Karlie Redd on ‘Love & Hip Hop’

Karlie Redd is a main cast member on Love & Hip Hop, and as one of its original stars, has been on the show since its very first season.

A common thread throughout Redd’s tenure has been her search for love. On the show, she’s been in relationships with several men, including Benzino, Yung Joc, Scrapp DeLeon, Lyfe Jennings and Sean Garrett. She’s also feuded with several fellow cast members, most notably K. Michelle.

Another common thing with Redd’s storyline has been the fascination with her age. As a major source of the show’s comic relief, her age has been such a huge facet of the show that VH1 made a video a few years ago of Redd’s Love & Hip Hop co-stars guessing her age.

Redd claimed to be 45 in an interview from 2019.

Why Karlie Redd became a sexologist

In an interview with Rolling Out, Redd was super candid about being a sexologist and how she got started. On getting into it, Redd explained, “I’ve always been open about my sexuality. I’m not saying you should tell all your business, but I feel like if women shared information with young girls, they may not be so promiscuous. I was on [Instagram] Live the other day talking with young girls, and one of them — I think she was 18 —  said she used a toothbrush for a vibrator. Can you believe that?”

Talking about the conception of her book, Redd went into further detail on the work and how it tackles sex-positivity.

“I used to write my sexual experiences down in a journal, and I ended up sharing them with Zane, and she encouraged me to put them in a book and she published it for me,” she said. “The book is titled Even Exchange, and it got five stars on Amazon. It’s basically a collection of excerpts from different sexual experiences that I’ve had throughout my life. It’s called Even Exchange because, for me, I want to make sure sex is an even exchange. I’m not getting the short end of the stick. I want to help women and young girls enjoy their sexuality while staying safe.”

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta airs Mondays on VH1.