John (Jack) Morin
April 13, 1946 – June 14, 2013
John (Jack) Morin, Ph.D., died June 14 of complications due to cancer. He was 67.
Jack grew up in Detroit, attended Wayne State University, and earned his Master of Divinity degree before moving to California in 1972. In California, he became licensed as a marriage and family therapist, started a private psychotherapy practice, and later earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Saybrook University.
In addition to his work as a psychotherapist, Jack was a board-certified sex therapist, a diplomat of the American Board of Sexology, and a professor of human sexuality in San Francisco and on the Peninsula for nearly 40 years. Still in print, his 1981 book Anal Pleasure & Health: A Guide for Men, Women, and Couples is considered a classic on the subject. He also was the author of The Erotic Mind, a treatise on the psychology of sex and peak erotic experiences.
In addition to sexology and psychotherapy, Jack had a passion for photography. He became an avid traveler, and his photographs from exotic ports are spectacular. But his stellar photographic expressions were from his Male Beauty Project, where he photographed average guys with average bodies, capturing the essence of beauty in each one of his ethnically diverse subjects.
Jack is survived by his sister, Anne; his brother, Tom; and his mother, Nan. He was blessed to have been well-attended to by his former husband Scott and Scott's husband Dave. Jack was also surrounded by loving friends who already miss him immensely.
A celebration of Jack's life will be held at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street, on Saturday, August 17 from 1 to 4 p.m.
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