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I became intimacy coach after working in film and television for most of my young adulthood. As the need for on-set intimacy coordinators burgeoned, I sought training in this field, only to discover I also loved connecting with clients on a deeper and more personal level. From there, my career as an intimacy professional took off.

 

I was trained as a coach through Intimacy Coach International, working primarily with clients struggling with dysfunction. I later sought training with the Intimate Partner Surrogates Association, and now work with clients and their therapists to integrate and embody the journey of gender transition. 

 

I received training as both a Consent Educator and Intimacy Coordinator from Mia Schachter, IC-in-residence at the Geffen Playhouse. With these certifications, I collaborate with professionals in film and television, as well as the adult industry. With the former I work as an intimacy coordinator and a consultant, both on set and at the script level. With adult industry professionals, I help design consent-informed protocols for productions and events.

I believe that connecting to our bodies and accessing joy and pleasure starts with shaking off hegemonic ideas about gender, partnership, and sex as performance. I believe that by divesting from oppressive binary systems, we free ourselves to get clear on what we truly desire in our bodies. From there we can design and pursue a life we love. It is my calling and delight to walk with clients on this journey.

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For press and media inquiries, please reach out to

Risdon@outbeyondintimacy.com 

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,

there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,

the world is too full to talk about.

Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’

doesn’t make any sense.

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.

Don’t go back to sleep.

You must ask for what you really want.

Don’t go back to sleep.

People are going back and forth across the doorsill

where the two worlds touch.

The door is round and open.

Don’t go back to sleep.

- Rumi, 13th century

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