A sex coach is a trained professional
who helps people with sexual issues.
SEX COACH (noun): Offers insight into how clients can improve their sex lives and overcome erotic barriers.
The job’s actual requirements, however, are malleable: What exactly a sex coach does depends on the sex coach in question. Some will come to your house, watch you work, and give you pointers; others stick to a talk-based method. These coaches offer insight into how clients can improve their sex lives and overcome erotic barriers. If that sounds like therapy to you, well, it isn’t—not quite.
WomensHealthMag.com got a quote from Annette Gates, a certified somatic sex educator (CSSE), certified hypnotherapist (CHT), and sex and relationship coach operating out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, who said,
“Most people have some form of difficulty and challenges surrounding sexuality that they need to work through,”
Her job, as she sees it, is to create a safe space in which people can talk about sex—their fantasies, their traumatic experiences, their insecurities, their fears—without shame.
Sex coaching is a new approach to dealing with sexual and related relationship issues. Sex coaches not only help their clients overcome problems such as sexless marriage and sexual dysfunction, they also guide them to realize their full sexual potential through education and expansion.
Sexuality coaching can go far beyond the limits of therapy to help clients find a full array of exciting and pleasurable erotic experiences. In the United States and most, if not all, other countries, a majority of people are having mediocre sex lives. Because sex has been so shamed and there is very little qualified education around it, people are often unable to find their full sexual expression.
A well-trained and certified sex coach has taken the time to learn the keys to an amazing sex life – and they probably aren’t what you think. The information about sex found in traditional media and on the internet can be very difficult to sort through and so much of it is just plain bad advice. For example, hot tips from a magazine might tell you that your sexless marriage can be solved with a date night or a vacation in the tropics. While any of these may be helpful, at least temporarily, it is only because they might align with one of your deeper desires.
To really get to the bottom of what you want and create lasting changes in your relationship to your sexuality and with your partner, there is often deeper, more nuanced exploration necessary. Tackling this journey is much more efficient with an experienced sexuality coach on your side.