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Cyndi Darnell

Sex & Relationship Specialist
Life Coaching & Somatic Sexology

Originally from Australia, I am a qualified clinical sexologist and relationships specialist. I bring over 20 years experience to my NYC consulting practice specializing in sexuality and relationship models that sit outside the mainstream, including non-monogamies, kink & sex worker communities, and other gender, sex & relationship diverse (GSRD) folk. My multi-disciplinary approach blends clinical training with a dynamic personality to offer a warm, nurturing and engaging therapeutic experience. My expertise in blending traditional and somatic approaches in sexuality, pleasure and trauma, position me as a global thought leader on blending somatics with pleasure and healing the erotic in therapeutic spaces. My video series The Atlas of Erotic Anatomy & Arousal is used internationally in Sexological Bodywork trainings, my academic papers on healing the erotic are published in a variety of journals and you’ll often see me in the media talking about the healing power of pleasure (links to all on my website). I work with individuals, couples and other relationship configurations globally via video. I offer accessible online classes on sex and intimacy to the public and offer support to clinicians integrating somatics into their traditional sex therapy practice. At this time I work solely with sex, pleasure, relationships, erotic integration work, sexual healing and personal coaching. I am the author of Sex, When You Don't Feel Like It: The Truth About Mismatched Libido & Rediscovering Desire (2022 Rowman & Littlefield).

Cyndi Darnell, MHSc, MNT, CPC (she/her/hers)