Tore Holte Follestad

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Born1969 (age 54–55)
Follestadallen, Møre og Romsdal County, Norway
  • Diploma in political science
  • Clinical sexology
Alma mater
  • University of Oslo
  • VID Specialized University
  • University of Agder
OccupationSexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) expert

Tore Holte Follestad is a Norwegian sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) expert. He is a recognised public health authority in his home country. Being highly active in his field, Follestad is an advocate for comprehensive sex education across the Norwegian school system[1][2][3] and the provision of more readily available sexual health services for adolescents.[4][5] He works as a clinical sexologist, and is the assistant general manager, at the Sex and Society (Norwegian: Sex og Samfunn) clinic in Oslo,[6] with prior experience in clinical and school-based nursing, health consultancy, and health education programmes. He is head of the Norwegian Society for Clinical Sexology (Norwegian: Norsk Forening for Klinisk Sexologi (NFKS)); a position he has held since 2019.[7][8]

Early life

Follestad was born in 1969 in Follestadallen, Møre og Romsdal County, Norway. He spent his childhood at his parents’ residence in Sunnmøre. Whilst attending high school, Follestad was a member of the Norwegian Young Christian Democrats, the youth wing of the country’s Christian Democratic Party.


Follestad relocated to Oslo in 1990, in order to pursue a diploma in political science. He studied at the University of Oslo from 1991-1992.

In 1999, he attended the VID Specialized University in Oslo to attain a professional nursing qualification.

Follestad completed his studies of clinical sexology in 2007 at the University of Agder (formerly Agder University College).

Career and current work

Aside from his work as a counsellor and professional sexologist, Follestad is involved with various initiatives, collaborating with public health stakeholders. He is a former leader of Norway’s National Association for Lesbian and Gay Liberation (since renamed to the National Association for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender People),[9][10]and chairman of ‘Stiftelsen Tryggere’, an organisation which works to prevent sexual abuse and violence in relationships.[11]

Follestad is particularly concerned with issues that today’s young people face with regards to their sexuality. He has appeared on daytime television show God Morgen Norge ('Good Morning Norway'), to discuss the pressures felt by young women to conform to a particular standard of intimate attractiveness,[12] and shared his opinions in several articles on similar issues affecting young men in terms of perceived sexual performance.[13][14]

In addition, Follestad is involved in the presentation of lectures and seminars related to his field.[15] He contributes to various online publications such as Møre-Nytt[16] and the articles section of the NRK website.[17]

Personal life

Follestad’s hobbies include reading, writing, and visiting the Norwegian countryside with friends and family. During the summers, he often vacations in Portugal and Spain.


  1. Follestad, Tore Holte. "Ja til mer seksualundervisning!". Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  2. Falk, Jonathan (22 April 2020). "Én av fire unge menn bruker porno som læring". Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  3. Westeng, Kjersti (5 July 2019). "Mener voksne har sviktet ungdommen: - Unge spør meg om ting jeg er overrasket over at de ikke kan". Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  4. "SiS stryker satsingen på studenthelse". Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  5. Furnes, Helene Normann (23 August 2019). "Jordmorforbundet i møte med Sex og Samfunn". Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  6. "Tore Holte Follestad". 14 October 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  7. "Styret". 23 March 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  8. Nordahl, Marianne (15 May 2020). "How long does sex normally last before climaxing?". Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  9. Husby, Dag Stian (3 February 2004). "Ut av skapet, inn I Blindern". Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  10. Eielsen, Marte Stubberød (27 June 2003). "Vil Feire Forskjellen". Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  11. "Stiftelsen Tryggere – ansatte, engasjerte og styret". Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  12. Tore Holte Follestad (Guest appearance) (2016). Jenter i 15-16-årsalderen oppsøker intimkirurgi [Girls aged 15-16 seek intimate surgery] (Video clip) (in Norwegian). TV 2 AS. Retrieved 23 June 2020.{{cite AV media}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  13. Schjølberg, Adam (1 March 2020). "Får du den ikke opp, eller?". Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  14. Vege, Harvard Hjorthaug (2 April 2019). "Unge menns bruk av potensmiddel ekspolderer". Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  15. Åse, Iver Daaland (21 November 2019). "Mener forsvaret svikter på likestilling". Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  16. Follestad, Tore Holte (26 December 2016). "«Det er noko eg må fortelje!»". Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  17. Gjellan, Marit (5 April 2019). "Frykter folk går med sexproblemer uten å få hjelp". Retrieved 26 June 2020.

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