Get to Know Honolulu’s Favorite Sex Coach
Allow me to be your guide to deeper pleasure and better relationships.
Aloha, I’m Andrea! I work as a Pleasure Coach and Sex Educator. I work with people to help them improve intimate communication, explore their deep desires, and practice sensual connection in a grounded, holistic way. My teaching is focused on conscious, mindful sexuality, consent and communication. I am certified as a practitioner of Urban Tantra and a certified Sex Educator. I also have a Master’s degree in Gender Studies. I am a lifelong student, and my training continues with teachers from around the world so that I can deepen my practices and build my teaching toolkit.
How I got here
My teaching path started with cooking and wellness. For 10+ years I have taught plant-based cooking and fermentation classes in Hawaii and California. Holistic nutrition and food will always be a passion of mine, and I see a strong connection between these two fields of interest! I believe that when we learn to trust ourselves and our intuition—and learn how to deeply nourish ourselves with food and pleasure, this puts us on a path to holistic wellness.
If you scroll back on my Instagram feed, you’ll find tons of great vegan recipes, and for blast from the past you can see my vegetarian food blog here! 🥗
My Values & Ethics
I’m a queer, polyamorous, cis-gender white women, and while these particular labels & privileges inform my worldview, in my work I strive to create safe enough (safer) spaces for learning for all humans. All relational dynamics, sexual orientations, and gender expressions are welcome. I donate a portion of my proceeds to local, BIWOC feminist organizations.
Openness & Transparency
This work can be hard! Most of us have been shamed by sex-negative cultural, religious, and social dynamics. Working together, we’ll explore what’s most interesting, important, and powerful for you in this moment, and we’ll unwind some of the cultural narratives that negatively impact our relationships.
Pleasure = Power
We’re not going to be able to overthrow the patriarchy if we’re not tapped into our PLEASURE. Pleasure, desire, and sexual energy is power, and it can be cultivated to help us do good in the world. Reclamation of our inherent right to pleasure and joy within our bodies is an act of rebellion in a world that tells us female/femme/queer bodies are not worthy of pleasure.
Learnings & Certifications
I am a lifelong learner, and I invest lots of time and money into improving my own skills and practices. I have studied with a range of global teachers over many years—and I continue to do so.
As of July 2023, I’ve attended classes about kink and trauma, purity culture, breathwork, microdosing, along with two interesting but ultimately problematic Tantra weekend workshops (read more here). I’ve just finished a three-month masterclass focused on men’s sexuality (mmmm, juicy!) and will be doing ongoing business coaching and mentorship with the teacher. I’ll be taking a sexual attitude reassessment (SAR) in September and likely more classes along the way. I love being a #sexnerd and will continue to learn and grow so that I can be at my learning edge and growing in my offerings and expertise.
Urban Tantra founder Barbara Carrellas teaches us that “ecstasy is necessary.” I read Barbara’s book, Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century, about six years ago, and it’s one of the foundational texts that informs my work and my teaching ethos. I attended the Urban Tantra Professional Training Program in April 2022.
In 2022 I became a certified Sex Educator with the Everyone Deserves Sex Education program, founded by Anne Hodder-Shipp and featuring a collective of amazing educators. EDSE was my program of choice as it’s LGBTQIA-inclusive, anti-racist, and trauma-informed.