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 Magical Qualities Every Teacher Needs

It seems that more than ever, we have incredible tension between taking time for ourselves - to be quiet and to connect inwardly and to contemplate - and to be out in the world with others, staying busy and doing things. In our personal growth, we need time alone and with ourselves, and time with [...]

By |August 19th, 2016|Education, Workshops|0 Comments

The Magical Qualities Every Teacher Needs

It seems that more than ever, we have incredible tension between taking time for ourselves - to be quiet and to connect inwardly and to contemplate - and to be out in the world with others, staying busy and doing things. In our personal growth, we need time alone and with ourselves, and time with [...]

By |August 19th, 2016|Education, Workshops|0 Comments

Now Ozzy: 6 Reasons We Need to Question Sex Addiction

Ozzy Osbourne is the latest in a string of people (almost always men) to diagnose themselves as “sex addicts.” As a professional sex educator who has spent 20 years advocating for healthy sexuality, I want to speak up and critique the idea of “sex addiction” as it’s commonly understood. In many ways, the concept of sex [...]

What Gets in the Way of Sexual Confidence?

I’ve spent years studying how confidence works and I’ve found it’s the thing everyone wants the most and yet people don’t know how to develop it and often don’t recognize their own unique confidence style.   Here’s the thing about confidence: it is not one size fits all.   After studying confidence for years and how it [...]

By |August 5th, 2016|Pleasure & Desire, Relationships, Sexual Growth|0 Comments

The Greatest Sexual Lie Ever Told

I am continually amazed at the negativity people carry about their sexuality and at how much they will disconnect and defect from this part of themselves, as if it is outside of us. Your sexuality is the core of who you are. It is the place where you came from, when there was a conception, [...]

The Confusion of Desire

What does it mean to desire, to “own your wanting”? What gets in the way of owning it, of saying “yes, this is what I want and I won’t feel bad about my wanting”?  We tend to want based on the wants of those with whom we’ve grown up, of the desires we’ve seen modeled. If we [...]

Black Lives Matter but You’d Think They Don’t

I wrote an article in June 2015 about the police murders of Black men after the video of Eric Garner’s killing went viral… and here we are, a year later—just after the 4th of July, a holiday to celebrate the United States’ values of freedom and democracy. Yet, this country can’t even look itself in [...]

By |July 8th, 2016|Advocacy, Politics, Sexual Politics & Culture|1 Comment

Why Women’s Spaces Matter

I’ve spent many years in women’s communities and I, myself, create spaces for women to come and do their sexual growth work with one another. These spaces are incredibly important for our own wellbeing and evolution. They are part of any revolution. I was recently teaching a women’s workshop in a “sex-positive” space that includes [...]

After Orlando, We Must Not Submit to Hopelessness and Fear

Like many of you, I’ve been rocked this week after my gay, lesbian, bisexual and queer family and allies were murdered in a horrendous act. This, on the heels of the Stanford rape case can make us feel hopeless. I have days when I am down and so saddened about the state of our world and [...]

By |June 17th, 2016|Sexual Politics & Culture|0 Comments