I'm a talker. I'm someone who has opinions on lots of things and not much leaves me speechless. I'm a girl who, on holiday in Bahamas years ago, was doing the "Discover the Dolphins" tour with my husband. The instructor was telling us what was going to happen, what order we would swim with the dolphins, etc. when he turned to me and said "Ok, 'talky one', you're next!"
Nevertheless, I was left speechless today. I found out that a tantra worker in Canada, Olivia Jade, took pages from my website, CatherineCoaches.com, and is using it word-for-word on her website. As someone who outed herself for being a total dick upon the realization that some of my website wording was too similar to someone else in the field who I greatly admire, I am completely sensitive when it comes to this kind of stuff.
The part that bothers me the most about this situation is that she ripped off entire sections of my website including what brings me the most joy and money, my sexuality workshop offerings! Don't believe me, take a look for yourself:
Comprehensive Sexuality Education for the New Millennium.
Learn from a SEXpert
Want to learn how to give amazing oral sex, discover new toys or fetishes, or simply improve your body image and interpersonal etiquette, there’s a sexuality workshop for everyone.
What Makes My Sexuality Workshops Different?
First and foremost, Olivia is a highly trained sexuality educator who has taken hundreds of hours of formal sex educator training and has spent thousands of hours as a intimacy coach . All my workshops are based on an educational, motivational, and empowerment platform.
Olivia loves providing fun and interactive workshops for people celebrating weddings (hello bachelorette parties!), unions, or even break ups and divorce.
Olivia’s strong sex educator background ensures that workshop participants will get timely information that is neither too clinical nor over-sensationalized. By using a down to earth approach along with just the right amount of humor, my sexuality workshops will set you on the path of ultimate sexual fulfillment.
Sexuality Workshop Topics Include (partial list)
- The Physiology of Sexual Pleasure & Sex Toys (aka Oh Yeah! Right There!)
- The Art of Oral Sex (aka Fellatio, Fellatio, Fellatio!)
- The Wondrous Female Orgasm (featuring the mythical clitoris)
- Positive Body Image (aka Love Your Body Now By Finding Your Fabulousness)
- Self Image, Self Love, & Self Pleasure
- Never Come Between a Boy and His (Sex)Toys
- I Hear It’s Very Popular: A Gentle Introduction to Anal Pleasure
- Couture Sex Toys? Yes, Please!
- Sex & Dis/ability
- Talk Dirty To Me
- Sex Spoken Here: Q & A Free-For-All
- Improving Your Sexual Communication
- Not Another Boring STI Workshop
- Not Another Boring HIV/STI Workshop
- Beyond HIV 101
- Opening the Door: How to Talk to Youth About Sex
- Negotiating Safer Sex for People who are HIV Positive
- Sex Club Etiquette
- Fantasy and Fetishes
How Much Do Workshops Cost?
Every workshop is unique and custom tailored to meet the specific needs of the organizer. My workshop cost depends on a variety of factors including the number of participants, how many supplies I need to bring, how far I have to travel, etc. Yes I travel! I am willing to travel nationally for your workshop.
I usually ask that you pay one half of the total workshop price at the time of booking as a down payment to secure your workshop date.
If you wish to book a sexuality workshop at a university/college, please contact me with the specific dates you are requesting, the topic of the presentation, and what your budget is. This will greatly expedite the booking process.
**Please note that for travel, I charge my speaker fee in addition to any reasonable transportation/hotel/rental car expenses.**
What Are Your Most Popular Workshops?
Power Flirting: How To Flirt with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere
Did you know that 90% of a person’s opinion of you is formed within the first 2 minutes of meeting? What kind of impression are you making?
This fun, interactive workshop will let you explore what makes you unique and memorable to others.
Come learn the tricks to being a sexy and confident flirt, how to send the messages you want others to get, ways to deal gracefully with rejection (hey, it happens to everyone), and leave the workshop with a new found sense of empowerment.
This workshop is designed for everyone, whether you are single, taken, or somewhere in between.
Love Your Body Now by Finding Your Fabulousness
About 80% of American women and 45% of American men are dissatisfied with their appearance. No doubt about it, our society is obsessed with the ideal of perfection. Is it really surprising that we have body issues?
This thought provoking, interactive workshop will let participants explore the root of their own body issues, how it has affected them and prevented them from truly embracing their sexuality, and most importantly, how to combat the constant barrage of media attention focusing on perfection.
This workshop will also explore the reality of genital shame and how it can affect us from celebrating our sexual selves.o.
Self Image, Self Love, Self Pleasure
Sexuality involves many aspects, and that includes your perceptions of yourself. This class will discuss self image, self love (and learning to love yourself) and how all of that correlates to self pleasure and sexual satisfaction!
Participants can expect to tackle the taboo subject of genital shame head on and will also learn about my top picks for incorporating sex toys into self pleasure.
The Wondrous Female Orgasm (featuring the mythical clitoris)
The female orgasm…It is a deep, confusing, and often complex topic. This workshop will introduce participants to female pleasure physiology and anatomy, the different phases of the female response cycle, what types of orgasms women can achieve, and how you can become more comfortable pleasuring yourself. We will also explore which specific sex toys can help make achieving orgasm a reality.
This workshop is designed for everyone. Whether you have never experienced an orgasm, or want to learn new techniques that can help you better communicate what you need to help you achieve orgasm.
*Perfect for bachelorette parties*
The Art of Oral Sex (aka Fellatio, Fellatio, Fellatio!)
Want to learn how to give your man a blow job that will knock his socks off? There really is an art to oral sex.
This art of oral sex workshop will cover male pleasure anatomy, tackle myths surrounding fellatio and oral sex, misconceptions, and hang-ups that keep us from truly enjoying the experience, and provide you practical tips and techniques that will make your partner moan with pleasure.
This workshop is designed for everyone and will leave you feeling confident in your new found skills, empowered, and absolutely beautiful.
*Perfect for bachelorette parties*
The Physiology of Sexual Pleasure & Sex Toys (aka Oh Yeah! Right There!)
This is probably my single most popular workshop. The majority of us are unfamiliar, bewildered, and uncomfortable with our sexual anatomy. It is no wonder considering most of us don’t even get that information from our own doctors.
This interactive workshop uses diagrams, puppets, and photos to help demystify the confusion surrounding both male and female pleasure anatomy. Topics covered include the sexual response cycle, orgasms, the g spot, the p spot, and anal sex.
Participants will also be introduced to how sex toys can enhance both solo and partnered lovemaking.
*Perfect for bachelorette parties*
***Olivia would be delighted to custom design a sexuality workshop curriculum based on YOUR unique needs***
Um, the ONLY thing she changed was plopping in her name where mine should be!
Anyone who provides sexuality workshops knows that 1) finding workshop titles that are interesting and original is a bitch and 2) writing workshop descriptions is a time consuming affair. I'm blown away that she would take my entire offerings and use them for profit as her own.
I've spent almost 10 years working within the field of sexuality and I find it hard to believe that someone who is primarily a Tantra Educator would have curriculum that specifically addresses things like sex club etiquette, safer sex for people who are HIV positive, and STI transmission.
You might be thinking to yourself "isn't your website content copy-written?" Good question. And the answer is yes. All my content is exclusive to me and my business Catherine Coaches. It's even written in my "terms of service" for my website
6. Copyrights - All materials on the Site are protected by Federal copyright and are protected under treaty provisions and worldwide copyright laws. Materials contained in any part of the Site may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any way without the written permission of Operator, except as expressly stated in the Limited License provision in these Terms and Conditions of Use. Operator does not grant any express or implied right to you under any of his trademarks, service marks, copyrights or other proprietary information.
I guess one way of looking at it is that I should be flattered by her enthusiastic copying of my work. Yeah, that doesn't cut it for me. This is just being fucking lazy!
How did she think this was acceptable, ethical, or professional? I'm sure I will never get an answer that I think is satisfactory.
One of the things I learned from sounding too similar to someone else who works in my field is this--Be yourself and believe in yourself. I am what I am, and people will chose my services based on if they think I'm qualified, am a good fit for them, and if they think they will get what I promise. Even if this woman did a spot on impression of me, she will still only be second best.
I've gone out of my way to be helpful to others looking to enter the field of sexuality. Take my information as inspiration and don't rip me off. Even so, if you rip me off, as this person has obviously done, give me a little credit!
So what do you do when someone rips you off so blatantly and doesn't give you any type of credit? Well, if you are me then you contact your lawyers.