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.

Donald Trump, Sexual Agency & Entitlement to Women’s Bodies

This week inarguably marked one of the most inflammatory moments of any political campaign we’ve seen in this country since Watergate. Donald Trump's abhorrent, flippant comments about women and our bodies, and his braggadocio on-camera claims to his ability to sexually assault women because he is a “star” are the linchpin for his demise. His [...]

By |October 14th, 2016|Advocacy, Sexual Politics & Culture|0 Comments

Why I’ve Had Over 1,000 Pelvic Exams

From 2001 to 2011, I had the distinctively unique position of teaching medical and nursing students, and occasionally residents, in every major medical institution in New York City how to give proper breast and pelvic exams. What made this work so unique was that I used my own body as a teaching tool to work [...]

The Vulvalution Must Be Televised!

Every time I teach a group of women about their sexual bodies, genitals and pleasure, I am reminded how revolutionary it is (still) to talk about our bodies in a sex-positive way because we just do not have the role modeling for it. If you do not partner with other people with vulvas, when do [...]

By |September 16th, 2016|Advocacy, Education, Sexual Health|0 Comments

4 Common Reasons People Have Affairs (and How to Recover Afterward)

As a sexual empowerment coach, I get to hear a lot about people’s private sexual lives and the things they don’t usually talk about—not even to their partners. Many people have come out to me as having had affairs. I can often hear their voices shake a little in wanting to tell the truth, to [...]

By |September 7th, 2016|Pleasure & Desire, Relationships, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Desire is the Excitement of Possibility

I constantly observe people I work with struggle about saying “yes” to what they want in their own lives, and how often people work against their own desires.  When life presents you with the next step, the next stage or thing, you can’t fight it, or you end up fighting against your own life. Your [...]

By |September 2nd, 2016|Pleasure & Desire, Sexual Growth|0 Comments

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Workshop Facilitators & Trainers Make

I’ve been teaching workshops, training professionals, teaching college and providing in-depth programs to people for over 20 years. I’ve been a part of and certainly witnessed a whole lotta educational models and there are a few mistakes people make over and over.  Let’s all do our due diligence if we are teaching, and learn the [...]

By |August 26th, 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

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