Elsa is a psychologist, family therapist and sexologist. She runs her own practice in Grimstad in the south of Norway. She is married to Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad. The couple has represented the sexological envorionment in Norway clinically and scientifically and the heightened awareness of gender issues evident today can be largely put down no their efforts at educating specialists and the public in general over the years. Together they wrote the textbook “Sexology in Practice”, published by Tano Aschehoug in 1997.