Our Story

At Sex Coach U, we train sex positive individuals to transform their passions for sexuality and for helping others into a thriving and successful business as Certified Sex Coaches™.

You are an advocate for sexual wellness who believes in sex positivity.

You feel strongly that everyone has the right to accurate sexual education and deserves a chance to experience sexual pleasure in whatever way feels good to them.

Sex Coach U is full of people just like you, people longing to make a difference, to fill the void, to promote sex positivity, sexual pleasure, health, and wellness.

In fact, that desire is at the heart of Our Story and is what drove our founder, Dr. Patti Britton, to develop sex coaching as its own profession in the 1990s.


Our Origins

Dr. Patti spent 20 years working in the fields of sexual education and sexual health.

As a fierce champion of sexual rights and freedoms, she struggled to work within the traditional paradigm, which treats sexual concerns as pathologies.

She knew something needed to change because it just didn’t sit right with her to treat sexuality from a medical model.

In the early 1990’s, she was introduced to the new field of life or personal coaching, and she realized that was part of the puzzle.

She married the concepts of clinical sexology with a life coaching approach, and thus Sex Coaching was born!

Dr. Patti launched her own private sex coaching practice and spent over a decade successfully treating clients from this more sex positive approach.

Then she and her beloved late business and romantic partner, Dr. Robert, decided it was time to start teaching this new sex coaching paradigm to others.

Learn more about what sex coaching is here.

Ever wonder how Sex Coach U got started?

Here’s Our Story.

“One sultry summer’s day, while sitting in our secluded cabin nestled in the woods of Lake Arrowhead, California, listening to the blue jays on the deck under the elms and watching a gorgeous sunrise as we sipped our coffee, an idea was born….

I looked into Robert’s brown eyes and said, “What if we were to bring alive the book I wrote, The Art of Sex Coaching, and actually teach people how to use it?”

He smiled and said, “Let’s get to work, baby!”

What if… became the inspiration for Dr. Robert and me to live that dream and mount a real-life professional training program to prepare sex coaches all over the world to do what we did–as caring, competent, compassionate containers, who were fully qualified and ready to address the sexual concerns of their clients.

We were on fire to help others like us who felt the calling to transform people’s sex lives.

That weekend we created the website for Sex Coach U and polished up the systematically designed sexology and coaching training modules that were originally created for another project.

Poof! SCU came to be. The rest is history.

We’ve been graced with students from over 80 countries and SCU is growing each day.

Dr. Robert passed away in 2017, and I carry on our vision for sexual healing for the world.

My passion is to do that as long as I can, until I join Dr. Robert once more~ Til then, here we are!”

Study with the Mother of Sex Coaching

At Sex Coach U, you get to study with Dr. Patti, the Mother of Sex Coaching herself.

Dr. Patti is committed to providing you with the best, most comprehensive sex coach training program in the world.

You will be guided to fully embody your studies through our integrated learning approach, focusing on all three primary learning domains:

Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral (CAB).

You will be given information and asked to think about what you’re learning (cognitive), you will learn to process your emotions around your own sexual journey and how to elicit emotional responses from your clients (affective).

You will gain a lot of experiential practice (behavioral), as well.

You’ll be applying the CAB approach throughout your studies so that you become a fully embodied sex coach.

“SCU has been an incredibly informative program. It has not only been comprehensive in its training for sex coaches, it has helped me as a certified sex therapist! The curricula devoted itself to a large body of sexology and working with a variety of clients with different concerns. It also had me explore my own reactions to the material- something our training in sexuality doesn’t always leave ‘space for.’”

Robin Siegal, LCSW, CST

We Are a Global Family

We are proud to say that we have community members in over 66 countries around the world.

Community is at the core of who we are.

Our students—who often make lifelong friendships through our program—come from diverse backgrounds. Each goes on to make their private practice uniquely their own. 

From bustling metropolises to small towns, down dirt roads and multi-lane highways, our graduates are change makers who make a difference in their local communities all around the world.

No matter where they are in the world, our graduates don’t act alone.

If you’re the only sex positive person in your area, then you may feel quite lonely in your work.

When you join Sex Coach U, you join a community of students, graduates, and allied professionals that is truly a chosen family. 

Even though we come from diverse backgrounds and cultures, we are united in our mission to transform the world through sexual healing, one person at a time.

Read more about how we support each other as a global community here.

“What I loved was the depth and quality of the curriculum, the personal​ ​and caring involvement of the instructors, mentors, and staff. That students and graduates ​alike have ​an instant connection to a global SCU community.”

Kim Bryson, Certified Sex Coach™

Our Core Values

Dr. Patti and Dr. Robert decided early on that their mission was to offer their teachings to people all around the world. Their dream was to create a global community of sex-positive peers working with the holistic, client-centered MEBES© model, to high standards of professional excellence. 

Sex Coach U is the manifestation of that dream, and we are continuing with this vision.

Since our creation back in 2010, our mission has been to train and equip people across cultures and from all sexuality-related backgrounds to follow their sacred calling while also living life on their own terms and being financially supported.

We passionately believe that sex coaching is the new paradigm in working with sexuality, enabling both clients AND coaches to be empowered so that everybody wins. 

This means that we want clients to receive the highest standard in care and expertise, while our sex coaches develop a successful business model so they can be fully supported and thrive in their work.

As sex coaching is still an unregulated field, we want to set the standards in both professional excellence, and ethical business modeling, which is reflected in our core values.

woman smiling in a field practicing gratitude for better sex

Coming from service

Advocacy for sexual freedom, health, rights, and pleasure

High standards of excellence

Sexological approach throughout

Prosperity consciousness in action

Authenticity & positive role modelling

You will be embraced by this family of like-minded individuals and you will be supported on your journey through Sex Coach U and beyond. 

Do you feel a calling to be a social change agent, an advocate for healthy sexuality, a promoter of sexual wellness, a healer who is also ready to heal yourself?

Are you longing to be part of a thriving community of sex positive professionals?

Are you ready to take your place in this global movement?

If so, then Our Story is Your Story.

Welcome home.

Want to know more about our values and approach at Sex Coach U? Read these articles:

What are sexual rights and why are they so important?

Helping sex coaching clients find their voice

Meet the Team

Dr. Patti Britton

Co-director of BOSC, Sex Coach U Co-founder, World Association of Sex Coaches founding member

Dr. Patti Britton has led 55 SAR programs over the past ten years in seven countries to over 1,500 people. She is the author of the only SAR training manual (Routledge Press, 2017). Britton is a nationally board-certified Clinical Sexologist and world renown as the Pioneer of the profession of Sex Coaching. She’s the author of hundreds of articles, book chapters, forewords, and five major books in sexology; a popular speaker to consumers and a seasoned professional trainer for her peers…


Sarah Martin, MA, Certified Sex Coach

Business of Sex Coaching Co-Director, Sex Coach U

Sarah Martin is the co-creator and co-director of the Business of Sex Coaching program at Sex Coach U. She brings her wealth of experience from the corporate sector, years in private practice, and hundreds of hours invested in business training and mentorship to accelerate…


Dr. Agata Loewe

International Training Director

Agata Loewe is a clinical cross-cultural psychologist, systemic family psychotherapist, and sexosopher of sexology. She is a founder of Sex Positive Institute in Poland, a sex positive activist, advocate, and educator. For the last seven years, she has consulted with NGOs dealing with equal opportunities for people at risk of social exclusion and the promotion of mental, sexual, and reproductive health. Her specialty is consciousness raising and she has expertise in gender and sexual diversities…


Dr. Norelyn Parker, Certified Sex Coach

Sex Coach U General Manager, Student Services Coordinator

Dr. Norelyn Parker is a graduate of Sex Coach U and is currently based out of Sacramento, California. She holds her PhD from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality and completed her sexological bodywork training through the European Academy of Somatic Education when she lived in Germany.


Dr. Celina Criss, Certified Sex Coach

Curriculum Director
Faculty Member
Executive Director of the World Association of Sex Coaches
SAR Facilitator

As a Certified Sex Coach and Humanist Sexologist, Dr. Celina (she/her) helps individuals and couples explore their personal sexual landscapes with playfulness and curiosity. She believes that pleasure and sexual wellbeing are essential, and that sex-positive culture starts at home.


Julia Satterlee, Certified Sex Coach

Student Advisor

Julia is a graduate of Sex Coach U currently living in Savannah, Georgia. She holds a BA in Sociology and a BA in Spanish and is a member of the World Association of Sex Coaches. She first became involved in both sex education work and social justice activism as a teenager, and has been passionate about human rights ever since. With strong roots in peer education and adult education models of teaching, Julia brings her zest for learning to everything she does…


LeKara Simmons, MPH, CHES

Curriculum Intern

LeKara Simmons, who lives in Georgia, USA, is a Sex Coach U student and has joined the team as a Curriculum Intern. She has over 10 years of experience educating adolescents, parents, and young adults in sexual health and sexuality.


Dr. Nwachi Gamba Eze Pressley-Tafari

Director of Research

Master Nwachi is a Master Wellness Coach and sexology scholar. His focuses are the connection between holistic wellness and sexual health as well as aging well. He holds Master Life Coaching Certifications in Human Transformation, Spirituality, and Mindset from Transformation Academy; a Sexologist Certification from Sex Coach U; and Nutrition & Wellness Coaching Certifications from the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM).

Inara de Luna

Inara de Luna, MS, MFT

Director of Marketing & Editor-in-Chief

Inara de Luna, MS MFT, is Sex Coach U’s Director of Marketing, Editor-in-Chief, Lead Copywriter, and Creative Consultant. She ensures that all of the marketing (copy, content, and graphics) promotes Sex Coach U and its programs in the most accurate, attractive, and compelling manner possible.


Jacee Niblett

Marketing Assistant Manager

Jacee Niblett is a soon-to-be graduate of Sex Coach U, and loves working for the team as the Marketing Assistant Manager. Based in the Central Pennsylvania area, her background is in the pleasure product industry as an educator and writer. 


Amanda Tull

Brand & Student Ambassador

Amanda Vee is a Certified Sex Coach, Clinical Sexologist, Certified Life Coach, and Certified Personal Trainer. Her role as the Student and Brand Ambassador at SCU started while she was attending as a student.


Katarzyna Żółtak

Social Media Assistant

Katarzyna (Kate) is a psychologist, sexologist, and a Sex Coach in training. Learning about human sexuality is her passion! During her Psychology studies she discovered her enthusiasm for learning about sex and knew that this was it when she saw a vulva puppet for the first time.


Greig McArthur

Graphics, Art and Desktop Publishing

Greig McArthur is a visual and graphic artist and performer. Originally from Scotland, where he studied at the Glasgow School of Art, he lives in Munich, Germany. Greig runs McArthur & McArthur Studios, a sex-positive art and event location. “The Studio” is a safe and welcoming space where all people have permission to explore themselves and their interests in an open-minded, inspiring atmosphere. Together with Dr. Celina, he nurtures the kink, rope, and BDSM communities through regular workshops…


Sue Merlino

Videographer and Video Editor

Sue wears many hats and loves to add the Sex Coach U video curriculum to her list of accomplishments. She has worked with both the archived footage and has captured the new footage to create the latest video curriculum that is available. Sue recently moved to the Los Angeles area from Boston, MA, and she enjoys working on podcasts in her home studio. She is also a Certified Hypnotherapist and Reiki Practitioner.


Dr. Martha Tara Lee

AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator & Supervisor

Founder of Eros Coaching, Dr. Martha Tara Lee has four degrees including a Doctorate in Human Sexuality (2009) and Masters in Counseling (2017), and certifications in life coaching, relationship coaching, and sex therapy. Since 2011, she has been a certified sexuality educator by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). Martha has worked directly with couples who have unconsummated marriage; men and women with sexual inhibitions…


Sir Anthony Spease

Producer of ‘The Boom Doctors’ and Website Designer

Sir Anthony Spease is an essential part of the team at Sex Coach U. Not only is he the producer of the podcast hosted by Dr. Patti, “Your Boomalicious Life,” he also built the websites for Sex Coach U, World Association of Sex Coaches, and ASPEXtraining.com. He produced the famous online radio show, “The Boom Doctors,” which was hosted by Dr. Patti and Dr. Robert, for over 150 episodes…