Our mission at the Intimacy Institute is to give all people permission for pleasure by promoting sexual health and healing. We offer comprehensive counseling, experiential education, and culturally competent training services to help each client deepen their connections with themselves, their partners, and their communities.
At the Intimacy Institute, we help couples and individuals enhance and optimize sexual function, pleasure, and knowledge of human sexuality, both individually and in relationship. As part of our mission, we draw upon the World Health Definition (2006) of Sexual Health:
“Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. [It] requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. For [this] to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled.” (WHO, 2006a)