Author. Educator. Speaker. Filmmaker. M.A. (She/They)
Hailing from Military Dad and Recovering-Catholic-Proudly-Sandra-Dee-Mom, A’magine had no other choice but to become a sex educator just to sail the shaky waters of human experience and help her family survive. Actually they don’t really take sex advice from her.
But thousands of others have improved their lives, boosted their confidence, learned the art of asking for what they want and gotten it, stepped into their power, learned to radically love their bodies, showed up as emotionally powerful in their relationships, rock-starred their mid-life with the best sex ever, and put in perspective and practice the very real and important role sexuality was meant to play in their lives under her tutelage.
A’magine had her share of difficult sexual experiences and a lack of resources while going through her own sexual evolution as a young person, and that led directly to doing this work. She came into her own sexual power through potent, respectful and HOT relationships and her own political and sexual awakenings. She knew she had to share that with other people and help others walk through the door of empowerment for themselves.
A’magine earned her Master’s degree in Human Sexuality Education at New York University and has been teaching and speaking about feminism and sexuality for over two decades. Formerly known as Amy Jo Goddard, she is author of Woman on Fire: Nine Elements to Wake up Your Erotic Energy, Personal Power and Sexual Intelligence and co-author of the best-selling classic Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men, both published by Penguin Random House.
A coastal transplant to New Mexico, she currently thrives in the desert of the southwest, residing with her wild feline friends, who, she claims are evolved teachers about empowered sexuality and healthy boundaries.
A’magine was named one of Go Magazine’s “100 Women We Love” and Kinkly’s “100 Sex Blogging Superheroes.” She works with women and couples on their sexual and relationship lives and she is a corporate and media consultant. She helps companies, media outlets, health care institutions and universities improve workplaces and the lives of women and elevate media representations of women and LGBTQ people.
A’magine’s award winning documentary film, At Your Cervix, aims to improve pelvic exams for all patients and to end unethical medical practices that harm women and transgender people. A’magine has begun to advocate for state laws banning the use of anesthetized patients without consent.
Check out her popular TEDx talk, presented in Napa, California, “Owning Your Sexual Power”.
*Formerly known as Amy Jo Goddard.
After attaining my M.A. in Human Sexuality Education at NYU, I began my journey as a sex educator teaching at Hunter College and working at non-profits in New York City. Wanting to reach more people, and teach in the way I wanted and knew was needed, I eventually left academia and started adult programs of my own.
I’ve been invited to speak at retreats, on big stages and at conferences on many aspects of sexuality, including the sex-money connection, sexual empowerment, sexuality and spirituality, sexual violence, consent in medicine, and the myth of the sex-neutral workplace. Check out my popular TEDx talk, presented in Napa, California, “Owning Your Sexual Power”.
The Groundbreaking Documentary
AT YOUR CERVIX
I am director, producer and co-writer of the award-winning documentary, At Your Cervix, a film dedicated to making all pelvic exams respectful and pain-free. We are in the process of putting the film out into the world and changing laws across the U.S. so that patients are protected from non-consensual pelvic/intimate exams under anesthesia. Please join us in this massively important effort!