Why "Sexuality in Transition"?


While I have a handful of particular passions in my work, it struck me one day that one theme ran through them all—transition.  I am particularly curious about exploring the intersection between sexuality and life transitions of all kinds.  And not just how life change impacts our sexual identity and expression, but also how we can connect with our sexuality in times of transition as a source of strength, resilience, and wisdom to guide us through change.

We live a lifetime in our bodies, and our bodies change over that lifetime.  Change can be gradual or abrupt, but either way we find ourselves in a new body.  Aging, illness, injury, surgery, pelvic pain, gender transition, grief, loss.  These changes impact us physically, emotionally, and spiritually, touching all aspects of our lives.  But too often the impacts of these events on our sexuality are overlooked: ignored by doctors, responded to uncomfortably by partners (who may also be struggling with these transitions themselves), inadequately witnessed or understood by well intentioned, loving friends.

It is my passion to have those conversations that others avoid, to hold space for the emotional as well as the physical reality of life’s transitions on our sexual expression, to support you in exploring your new body, and to discover the richness of its erotic capacity.  To integrate, to evolve, and to thrive.

Change happens.  Transition happens.  When we consciously engage change, we create an opportunity to transform.  And whether or not a major (or minor) life transition inspired you to embark on this journey to embrace your sexuality fully, once you are on the path, your sexuality is indeed in transition.  You are on your way to a new way of being, to accessing your most authentic and joyful sexual self.  It is, truly, my honor and delight to support you in this.

I’m ready when you are.

With joy and gratitude,                                                                                            Shauna


Work with Shauna one-on-one

I work with clients in person in San Francisco or online from anywhere.  For clients with disabilities, I'm happy to come to you when my office is not conducive to our work together.

Email or call to schedule your complimentary 30 minute consultation session! (No texting, please.) farabaugh.shauna@gmail.com     415-723-0157


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Working with Shauna is so joyful and pleasurable that I excitedly look forward to sessions even when I’m arriving with something challenging or painful, and it continues to have a deep positive impact on almost every aspect of my life, including some I never would have expected. I came to Shauna with one core question about sexuality, and then almost immediately, largely through her support and learning with her, discovered that I had a longstanding, undiagnosed pelvic pain disorder. She has been an incredible mentor and healer throughout the resulting adventures, all the while integrating different aspects and questions that I arrive with and helping me see their interconnections, and still keeping that core question as a guiding star focused on pleasure and full self-expression.

Shauna weaves a wonderful, welcoming sense of play and improvisation with deep, wide knowledge and expertise in so many realms and methodologies of the body and mind. Her commitment to consent, pleasure, and collaboration are truly embodied and borne out in the way she works with her clients, which is not only supportive in the moment, but also serves to model and teach different, pleasurable ways of being and moving through the world. I love learning with her. I have to stop writing this now because I’m getting choked up about it and I need a tissue.
— Somatic Sex Education client