As a sex coach, I tend to screen my phone calls. Believe me, it's with good reason.
A week or so ago, I received the following text (I've changed the name to protect the dim-witted fool)
"I'd like to introduce myself, my name is "John"..the great one"
Over the course of the next several hours I received no less than 5 phone calls from the same text number. "John" decided to leave me a message on the 6th call. To my surprise it was a very normal phone call. No heavy breathing and no explicit language. He merely requested that I return his phone call when I got the chance. I never called him.
As a general rule, I tend to not return someones message unless they have told me why they have contacted me. Some might think this is bad for my business, but I have come about this rule after 4 years of running my own business.
I've made it pretty transparent that I am not currently accepting new coaching clients at this time. In fact, you can no longer schedule a time to speak with me through my website and/or blog. I also state this on my voicemail.
I was not looking forward to getting a barrage of phone calls for the rest of the evening, so I responded via text to "John".
My response was this:
"Hi there, I'm not sure who you are or what you are looking for, but I am not currently accepting new coaching clients at this time. I might also suggest that your approach is not great."
He immediately responded by texting:
"I meant no offense, "John", the great one."
I used to spend my time ruminating over what exactly these type of people assume I do when I work with coaching clients. I've learned that this was an excellent act in futility.
For better or worse (and to my chagrin), I have put myself in the position of having to deal with all sorts of nutters.
What do I mean by that?
I've had more than one potential male client request my services as a masturbation coach. I've also had a man contact me with a request to see him in a few hours as he was planning on atending some sort of sex party in the evening. And then there is the very popular request of couples asking that I watch them fornicate and then offer up my sex tips.
If you are someone who is interested in working with a sex coach, please allow me to offer up some useful tips.
- Read their website to see what type of coaching they offer
- Read their website to see if they are currently accepting clients
- Read their website to figure out what process is involved in becoming a new client
- Do not obsessively phone, email, or text the coach in the attempt of getting them to respond to you
- Have a solid idea of what you are looking for in terms of coaching. For example, asking for help in becoming a "sex machine" is not only ridiculous, but it is also near impossible to achieve
As a hands-off sex coach, I have seen how valuable the experience can be. Coaching allows people to safely explore their sexuality. It can also challenge people when it comes to what beliefs are keeping them from fully embracing their sexuality.
On the other hand, I have never, ever seen coaching work well when a potential client introduces them self as being "the great one." I mean really, you might as well begin the text by saying that you are a douche bag.