Why did you choose to work with Maven?
I was really drawn to Maven's mission to give women more access to high quality health services wherever they are located and I felt strongly that what I do would be a great addition to the already impressive roster of health professionals on the platform.
Why did you choose to become a Sex Coach?
I wanted to be a sex coach to help people navigate an aspect of their health and relationships that often gets pushed to the side because it's hard to discuss. I knew from a young age that I had an ability to talk about sex. I also knew from personal experience how addressing sexual issues could improve overall relationship satisfaction.
What is one of the most common questions women ask you?
A lot of my female clients are looking for support in their dating lives and want to improve the quality of their experiences with their partners. The most common question I get is "Is this normal?" or some variation of that. I work really hard to dispel the myth that there is a "normal" when it comes to sex. What's most important is how you feel.
What is something most people don't know about sex coaching?
Sex coaching does not entail me standing in the room with my clients while they have sex and I cheer them on from the sidelines! The experience is more like therapy where we talk about your concerns and help you get to the root of the problem. I give homework assignments to my clients, which is a little different, but our meetings are talk-only like a therapy session would be.
What is your wish for the future of women’s healthcare?
I wish that all women, no matter what their socioeconomic status, could have access to healthcare that they like and if they have a specific concern, they have a community of care to draw from. Maven is doing a great job of moving us in that direction.
What’s a totally random fact about you?
I grew up in a rural part of Louisiana where sex education was next to nothing. I know the kind of misinformation, guilt and shame a lot of folks are dealing with as adults due to lack of access to medically accurate information about sex. That is a big part of why I do this work!