Body shame. Slut shaming. Penis shame. Pussy shame. Let’s talk about breaking through shame to enjoy sex and intimacy.
Videos For Overcoming Sexual Shame
Explore the effects of religious shame, how to break free from body shame, and how to build sexual confidence.
Body Shame: The Lies We Are Told by Religion And Society
The world is starting to feel like a dangerous place to have a body. We need to speak openly about body shame, why it’s happening, and what YOU can do to change the culture of body shame!
Pussy Shame: Am I Normal?
Worried about not reaching orgasm? Concerned about the appearance of your vulva? Troubleshoot your pussy concerns here.
Is My Cock Smaller Than Average? And Other Penis Concerns
Concerned about premature ejaculation? Worried about erectile dysfunction? Troubleshoot common cock concerns here.
Shame Facts: Did You Know?
We are constantly inundated with societal, religious, and cultural messages of how we should and shouldn’t look and act. When we are different from what society has deemed “normal,” we experience shame —a feeling of distress, humiliation, or being negatively judged. This can especially apply to the way we feel about our bodies and having sex, as we are often told sex for pleasure is shameful. Turning away from slut-shaming, however, and instead touting sex and body positivity is the antidote to shame and the key to pleasure and connection.
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More On Overcoming Sexual Shame
Masturbation shame, porn shame, lube shame, body shame and more. Explore sexual shame and how to move through it.
Sex Ed Videos
O.school Founder / CEO
Andrea Barrica envisions a world in which everyone has autonomy over their own body and pleasure. That’s why she started O.school, where she streams as a Pleasure Professional in addition to being the CEO. Previously, Andrea co-founded YC-backed accounting and tax platform, inDinero.com, where she led sales and operations. She also served as a venture partner and entrepreneur-in-residence at 500 Startups
Host of Sex Gets Real Podcast
Dawn Serra began her work a sex and relationship educator in her early 20's, when she started selling sex toys. Today, Dawn hosts the weekly podcast Sex Gets Real, runs the bi-annual online Explore More Summit, speaks at colleges & universities, teaches online & in-person workshops, and so much more in the realm of pleasure, desire, and connection.
Dr. Uchenna Ossai
Pelvic Health Physical Therapist & Sexuality Counselor
Sex-positive pelvic health physical therapist Dr. Uchenna Ossai is available on O.school to talk pelvic floor, bladder and bowel health, sexual dysfunction and chronic pain. As one of three licensed physical therapists in the world with an AASECT certification in sexuality counseling, Dr. UC is uniquely qualified to answer all your pelvic health-related questions.
Lucia Pavone is an international speaker, sex educator, and instructor of the art of sensual pleasure. She has spent years researching communication, intentional living and sensuality, and has experienced over 6,000 hours of Deliberate Embodied Orgasm (full-bodied, extended orgasm). On O.school Lucia supports women and couples to connect to their sensuality, love the body they are in and have a sex life worth bragging about.
A vibrant pleasure educator and aspiring burlesque performer, Luna embraces the weird, wild and wonderful kaleidoscope of sexuality. Luna seeks to help students of all experience levels deconstruct their inner walls and approach their desires with playfulness, an open mind, and an empathetic spirit. Her O.school workshops on body love, pleasure, and play are refreshingly funny, warm and inviting.
Lydia M. Bowers
Family and Sexuality Coach
With over 15 years of Early Childhood Education experience under her belt, Lydia M. Bowers now focuses on educating families to better understand childhood and adolescent sexual development. Additionally, Lydia's personal experience with pelvic pain has motivated her work with individuals dealing with pain, as well as trauma and/or shame, to reclaim pleasure.
Mia Little is an accomplished performer, educator and YouTube star. An adept and engaging teacher, Mia works with students to relearn their relationship to orgasm, explore sexual identity and heal from trauma. Mia's pronouns are them/them and identifies as genderqueer.
Sex and Relationship Coach
Certified life coach and sex educator Micki Allen bases her work both in sexual technique and Christian values of love, joy and grace. Micki helps women and genderqueer people enrich their intimate lives and identify needs and boundaries; she also assists clients with healing from religious shame and trauma.
Master of Social Work
Among their many areas of expertise, Roan Coughtry, MSW, coaches people through gender exploration and transition as well as teaching anti-oppression and sex education. Roan offers these skillsets and more to O.school students, as they advocate for healing on both individual and societal levels.
ER Nurse, Drag Queen
SisteRNurseJoy is a Drag Queen Emergency RN, BSN serving doses of joy, laughter, acceptance, and non-judgmental sex education in the Pacific Northwest and on O.school.