About Amy Jo Goddard

Amy Jo Goddard earned her Master’s degree in Human Sexuality Education from New York University and has 20+ years of experience in the sexuality field. As a sought after speaker and teacher, Amy Jo travels to colleges, communities, and conferences speaking about sexuality and sexual empowerment. She delivered her TEDx talk “Owning Your Sexual Power” in Napa Valley, was named one of GO! Magazine’s “100 Women We Love” and one of Kinkly’s “100 Sex Blogging Superhereos.” Amy Jo teaches several unique sexual empowerment intensives and offers sexuality retreats, while maintaining a private practice. She is the author of Woman on Fire: Nine Elements to Wake up Your Erotic Energy, Personal Power and Sexual Intelligence and coauthor of Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men (Penguin Random House). You can find her online, writing about practical, real-world sexuality and evolved relationships at www.amyjogoddard.com.

The Archetype of the Fire Woman

The Woman On Fire, The Fire Woman is a powerful archetype, a woman who owns all of who she is without apology. What does “without apology” mean? She makes her choices and follows her own internal compass no matter what others throw at her. She doesn’t say she’s sorry for being, for her choices, for [...]

By |August 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Claiming Your Own Authority

Every social ill, political standoff and war boils down to one thing at it’s root: People claiming their own authority—over their lives, bodies, health, livelihoods, sexuality, homes, land or well-being.   There are plenty of people who want to and do tell us what to do on a regular basis. They exert their authority over [...]

By |August 6th, 2018|Advocacy|0 Comments

Where Does the Unknown Scare You?

This week I was teaching a class on the body in my Fire Woman Program. I gave the women a body ritual to do and none of those present had done it, which I thought was odd. The ritual involves letting go of the negative ideas, thoughts and behaviors about your body so you can [...]

By |August 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tony Robbins, Victimhood, Guru-Complex & Leadership

This week we saw a horrendous display of abuse of power by one of the most well-known public speakers in the world—a person who could have chosen to use his platform to usher meaningful change, and instead gave men, abusers, harassers and onlookers a clear out. No need to care about this guys! Let’s break down how [...]

By |April 6th, 2018|Sexual Politics & Culture|3 Comments

What if Sex Were Like Playing Music?

In Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power & a World Without Rape, Thomas Macaulay Millar– wrote an astute essay about our typical commodification model of sex and how problematic it is in terms of consent and negotiation to treat sex as transactional. When there is an approach of sex as a transaction, it inevitably leads to [...]

By |February 23rd, 2018|Relationships, Sexual Growth|0 Comments

Be the Lover, Not the Hero

As the groundbreaking superhero film Black Panther is freshly released, this week the concept of being the hero and how much we are socialized towards a heroism model of leadership and healing has come up several times. I was the oldest child in my family and very much took on that hero role in my family constellation—being the [...]

By |February 16th, 2018|Sexual Growth|1 Comment

The Creative Impulse is the Nucleus of Sexual Self-Actualization (It’s Not About How Much Sex You Have)

We are just a month into the new year and many people are abandoning their workout plans and stressing about their financial plans with the stock market crash. But what are we doing about our sexual lives? People are in a lot of pain about their sexuality. I talk to people all the time about what [...]

By |February 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

It’s Not About You

  The communication blunders that happen on an everyday basis are truly astounding. Ever step back and watch two people get themselves into an argument that could have been completely avoided with a few simple tweaks? I’ve been thinking a lot about these communication blunders. For instance, how when a person is upset about something, and [...]

By |February 2nd, 2018|Relationships, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why We March

We all have something to give in the world and we all have something to heal. Like hundreds of thousands of Americans, I marched last weekend in the Women’s March. Some people don’t understand why someone would go to a march, saying “It doesn’t make any difference.” Oh but it does. It makes a difference [...]

By |January 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A New Day is on the Horizon

Did you see the Golden Globes? Or at least Oprah’s acceptance speech that went viral? We are in a moment. A deep, powerful moment and it’s up to all of us to harness it, to speak up, and to utilize this opportunity for creating change. Oprah said something really poignant that is actually so simple: “What [...]

By |January 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments