FAQ: About Sex Life Coaching

What is the difference between a Sex Life Coach & a traditional Sex Therapist?

Unlike conventional sex therapists – who talk to clients having sexual problems and give them advice on how to overcome them. A Sex Life Coach can work experientially with clients and use a range of techniques: talk, role-play or intimate physical approaches like touching or massage.

What are your protocols and boundaries?

To ensure that our clients emotional and physical needs always come first, Sex Life Coaches (Somatic Sex Coaches) abide by a Code of Ethics: The practitioner always remains clothed, touch is one-directional from practitioner to you, guided by you. Touch will only be given at your request and solely for your own benefit, education, and pleasure.

* We are also trained to teach Betty Martin’s ‘Wheel of Consent’. In this case, touch can be two-way, is clothed, and will not involve the sexual organs of either person.

“I agree to guide touch to ensure that it is always beneficial, educational, and pleasurable for me.” – Client Intake Form

Are you qualified?

Dawn is a qualified and experienced complementary therapist.  As a Certified Sex LIfe Coach (Somatic Sex Coach), Dawn has been trained by some of the worlds leading Sex Educators and has earned her Somatic Sex Coaching Certificate from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. She also bring her own personal experience, which has profoundly shaped her passion for this work.

Where are you located?

In Totnes, Devon.

Who do you help?

I  work happily with anyone who needs my help –  all shapes, sizes, ages and genders of people. Individuals and people in relationships wishing to learn skills together.

Is my information kept confidential?

Yes, I adhere to professional standards of confidentiality.

What happens if I have medical issues?

Se Life Coaching should not be considered as a substitute for physical or psychological examination, diagnosis, or treatment.

Do I get naked?

This is your choice.

Do  I get touched intimately?

This is your choice.

Do you touch me, or do I touch myself?

This is your choice. Sessions provide opportunities for you to consciously receive touch and massage. You can also choose to involve self-touch within an element of coaching called self-pleasure coaching. If for any reason none of these methods feel appropriate then your sex life coach can always demonstrate using props.

Do I climax/orgasm?

This is your choice.

Do I communicate?

This is your choice. Learning simple ways to choose and communicate during intimacy will allow you to explore in new ways that are profoundly satisfying.

Do I self-pleasure?

This is your choice. When learning an instrument we attend regular lessons, but it also helps to practice on your own between lessons.  Our body learns in the same way. A regular self-pleasure practice at home “between sessions” is a great way to develop new erotic skills.

Do I practice at home?

This is your choice. Research indicates that the best way to learn something with your body is to experience it, followed by regular practice over time. You will get lots of experience and practice by attending regular coaching sessions, but home practice will help you to learn quicker, and you will get more benefit from your sessions if you do.

Can I change my mind?

This is your choice. Any change of mind within your session is welcomed. You are always encouraged to connect with what feels right for you and your body, on a moment to moment basis.

“I understand that I am responsible for communicating verbally if I change my mind about something I have previously given consent for.” – Client Intake Form