Zoë Kors is a sex and intimacy coach, writer, speaker, and sought-after thought leader in the field of women's sexuality. Based in Los Angeles, she works with women and couples all over the world to reclaim their essential sensual nature and embrace sexuality as a natural form of self-expression.
She is the former Senior Editor and Creative Director of LA Yoga Magazine. She is a contributor to many online publications, including Elephant Journal, MindBodyGreen, Fabletics, and Brentwood Home, as well as the author of, 6 Ways to Have Radically Intimate Sex, which quickly went viral and is currently at over 2 million views and over 100K Facebook shares.
In addition to a thriving private practice, Zoë offers her services through The Center for Relational Healing, which specializes in the treatment of sex addicts and their partners. As a team member, Zoë works with clients to reintroduce healthy sexuality and intimacy after the trauma of betrayal.
She is a certified Co-Active Coach with the prestigious Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, CA. Zoë is initiated in the Sri Vidya tantra lineage. Her work reflects her extensive study of Tantra, Zen Buddhism, Meditation, Yoga, Breathwork, and other Eastern disciplines, which she blends with more process-oriented modalities of Western psychotherapy and Co-Active Coaching.
Even if we don’t like to admit it, lots of people still think of foreplay as the process leading up to the ‘main event’ of penetration – and the male orgasm. Foreplay is considered expendable, a luxury that can be enjoyed on a lazy Sunday afternoon but is often omitted during a weekday quickie.
Not only is this attitude towards foreplay old-fashioned, but it’s also overly heteronormative. There’s nothing wrong with a quickie, but I think it’s time that we acknowledge the importance of foreplay and stop considering it ‘lesser’ than penetrative sex.
As a big believer in the importance of foreplay, here are my 6 reasons why we should all be focusing less on the big O and more on the big F.
Kimberly Ann Johnson is a Somatic Experiencing Trauma Resolution Practitioner, Sexological Bodyworker, Structural Integration Practitioner, yoga teacher, and single mom.
She is the creator of Activate Your Inner Jaguar, an online course ushering women into their full voices and sexual expression, and the author of The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality. Find more about her work here.