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.
A sex coach is a trained professional who works with clients to overcome sexual concerns. A sex coach is not a therapist. A sex coach also doesn’t have sex with clients!
The main difference between a sex coach and sex therapist is the way in which a sex coach addresses sexual concerns. Sex therapy focuses on a client’s past experiences and any psychological factors that may interfere with their sexual functioning. Sex coaching focuses on what’s happening in the client’s present life and is a collaborative approach that involves personalized education, skill building, and action plans that will improve sexual satisfaction. A sex coach works with individuals and couples in a creative process that promotes healing and the use of home assignments that empower the client to take control of their sexual health and embrace sexuality in a positive way.