What is Sex Coaching?

Shannon Burton, SXI (they/she)
3 min readJun 6, 2021

When someone has questions or concerns about sex, it’s often hard to know who to turn to for help. Some problems require a doctor or licensed therapist. However, there are many common issues people face that don’t cleanly fall into medical or psychological diagnoses. Some of these include:

While people experiencing a few of these issues (such as painful sex or orgasm complications) should check in with a doctor, many who do so discover there is no medical reason or recourse for their problem. Short of seeking a therapist, where do they turn?

The answer: a sex coach.

What a Sex Coach Is and Isn’t

Sex coaching provides clients with a knowledgeable expert and safe space to work through challenges with and questions about sex and sexuality. Sex coaching is typically talk-based and does not replace psychotherapy for those struggling with mental health issues.

A sex coach can:

  • offer a non-judgmental listening ear to sexual fears and concerns
  • provide solutions to common problems with libido, orgasm, desire, and inhibition
  • help clients ascertain whether their sexual habits are helping or hurting their overall wellbeing
  • model healthy ways to talk about sex with partners
  • share resources relevant to clients’ sexual interests

A sex coach does not:

  • Provide therapy or counseling. Most do not have the…
Shannon Burton, SXI (they/she)

Sex & Orgasm Coach helping women+ have blissful sex and effortless orgasms. | Visit sexcoachshannon.com for free resources. | 🌈Queer, Kink, & Poly Affirming