When Gloria first found her way to the BDSM community at age 29, she finally grasped the power of truth and transparency. Until then, she had been torn between her erotic fantasies and identity and led a divided and conflicted life. On one hand, she knew she had a secret sexual identity inside her; on the other, she had worked as a financial analyst on Wall Street for almost a decade, and had taught college poetry and creative writing for even longer. On the outside, her life was normal, even conservative. But deep inside, a war was in progress. It was only when she realized that there actually was no conflict between adventurous sex and a having a solid moral compass that she understand that there are no boundaries on living true to oneself. It is, instead, a matter of overcoming the negative programming and outdated myths about sex that we were raised on. By letting common sense, observed experience, and a healthy dose of evidence and scientific data guide us, we can all make healthy, life-affirming choices for ourselves.
The process of embracing her authentic sexual identity woke Gloria up to the transformative power of healing, joyful sex. She is living proof that eroticism and intimacy can be harnessed for our better health and emotional well-being. Instead of living in conflict or carrying a burden of shame or guilt about sex, coming to a place of inner truth is a moment of divine freedom that every adult can know.
Gloria got there. So can you. Being true to herself has been the key to the happy life she has since forged, including a loving and successful marriage of 28 years and a life rich in friendships, love, and professional achievements. In the process of exploring her authentic needs, she also developed a vision for how adults can lead lives that are practical and rewarding — and also amazingly erotic and fun.
And that’s why an ex-English professor and former financial analyst like Gloria has dedicated her life to spreading a positive and evidence-based understanding of sexual diversity throughout the world, becoming a beloved icon in the march towards sexual progress. She has inspired millions to know themselves, accept themselves, and embrace their authentic sexuality for increased happiness in life and greater intimacy. In her private practice, she has specialized in challenging cases and people who almost gave up hope, and has shown them all how to turn their lives around and find their true bliss. She has helped people overcome impotence and inorgasmia, cope with unusual fetishes, healed those who were hurt by others, and offered hope and new pathways to pleasure for the disabled.
From her clinical experience, Gloria has learned what works, what doesn’t, and how to reawaken the primal power of erotic potential that lives in us all.