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We're Vanessa
and Xander Marin.

Ready to take your sex life from ordinary to extraordinary?

A lot of sex tips only talk about what happens between the sheets, and most relationship advice never addresses what goes on in the bedroom. But we talk about both! Your dynamic as a couple doesn’t miraculously change once you get naked. No one wants to hop in bed with their S.O. after fighting about the “right way” to hang the toilet paper roll. (Over, not under, y’all!) And it’s hard for your relationship to feel solid if you can’t remember the last time you had sex.

Our work hits that sweet spot between education and action. We give you the foundational information you need AND follow it up with step-by-step strategies for what to DO with that info. We’re not gonna leave you hanging with a bunch of cool facts about the clitoris and no clue how to actually make it feel good!

Our mission is to take the intimidation out of getting intimate.

Vanessa’s a licensed psychotherapist with 20 years of experience in the sex therapy field. Xander’s a regular dude who’s been married to a sex therapist for over a decade. (Which makes him very popular at parties!)

We’re Vanessa & Xander Marin.

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🔥 How to make time in your busy life for sex and intimacy.
🔥 How to have more and better orgasms.
🔥 How to know if you’re truly compatible with your partner.

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meet the team!

We are a proudly diverse team racially, ethnically, by gender, sexuality, and physical ability. More than half of us identify as non-White, and two-thirds of us not straight. Our team members have unique backgrounds that contribute to how we connect, share and create for our community. We have team members with unique relationship structures, and a mixture of neurodivergent and neurotypical thinkers. We have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, infertility, eating disorders, addiction, and other mental health struggles.

Click on each team member's photo for fun facts!

We’re hardcore dog people, with a special emphasis on pugs (we live for curly tails and wrinkled faces). If you hear weird noises during one of our IG stories this crew is usually to blame.

the snort squad

I’m the team’s web person. I’m in charge of handling everything related to the website and making sure it operates and runs smoothly. Occasionally, I work up some magic and help the team build out new content.


Tony

I wrote the words on this page! I'm a copywriter and I work with the team to get their message out into the world so they can help more people have better, hotter sex.




Lauren

extended family

I edit Pillow Talks! I’ve been in the industry for over 15 years and have worked on dozens of shows and podcasts. Official keeper of all Pillow Talks secrets. I have 3 cats, 1 bird, and a chinchilla with my wife, Alicia.


Art

I am the assistant that manages the needs of the fantastic team. I always make sure that each team member has a happy helping person to lighten their loads.




Vanessa

what we believe in

we are rooted in the following core values:

what we believe in

we are rooted in the following core values:

We think that, with the right guidance, everyone has the capacity to create the relationship of their dreams.

Yes, even you!

Society sends us the message that if we’re truly soulmates, things will just happen “naturally.” You won’t have to work on your relationship because you’ll be wildly compatible right from the get-go.

We couldn’t disagree more. 

(And we really hate the word “natural”!)

We believe that a rock solid relationship and a sizzling hot sex life aren’t just going to fall into your lap; you have to create and nurture them. 

Our business exists to equip you with the practical, actionable tools you need to create an extraordinary relationship inside the bedroom and out. The stuff that you were never given the opportunity to learn ever before. 

And we give most of our work away for free because (going back to #1) we think you deserve extraordinary intimacy. 

Most of us don’t work on our relationships or our sex lives until things have gotten really bad. Someone threatens a break-up or divorce, so we start frantically Googling therapists in our area, trying to find someone who can see us tonight. 

But by that time, it’s often too late. 

This reactionary approach just isn’t helping anyone. 

We believe that proactively working to keep our relationships happy and joyful can prevent major challenges from coming up in the first place. 

It’s a lot more fun to focus on thriving than surviving.  extraordinary intimacy. 

Xander and I share our raw, unfiltered selves – as individuals and as a married couple – with our community. 

You’ll hear personal stories about our triumphs, but you’ll also hear about major challenges we’ve been faced with and mistakes we’ve made. 

It’s vulnerable to share this much with you, but we do it because we know that hearing these kinds of stories will help you know you’re not alone.

It’s rare to have open and honest discussions about sex and relationships, but we’re determined to change that.


We want you to have the absolute best toolkit possible, so we’re constantly experimenting with new and unique solutions to everyday sex and relationship problems.

Curiosity is our best friend – and yours too! We know from experience that when we approach our own challenges with genuine, whole-hearted curiosity, instead of fear, shame or judgment, a whole world of creativity opens up to us. 

We’re learners at heart, so Xander and I test drive all of our ideas on ourselves before we share them with you!


Our business exists to help make the world a better place.

Every month, we donate a significant portion of our company’s profits to non-profit organizations chosen by our employees. We support organizations that teach sexual education, eliminate sexual violence, amplify underserved populations and voices, and promote equality. Past organizations that we have donated to include:

  • Planned Parenthood
  • The Trevor Project
  • National Alliance To End Sexual Violence
  • RAINN
  • NAACP
  • ACLU
  • Color Of Change
  • Campaign Zero
  • The Loveland Foundation


Although many of our resources are grounded in our own experience as a male-female married couple, we want to be clear that we value diversity of identity, orientation, experience, and opinion.

Because we believe that everyone deserves to have extraordinary relationships, we are committed to making our business accessible to all races, socioeconomic statuses, sexual orientations, gender identities, levels of ability, and more.

As biracial people ourselves, we strive to be actively anti-racist. 

We know that we don’t know everything, and we’re committed to increasing our knowledge on an active and ongoing basis.

We know that we’re going to get things wrong, mess up, and hurt people, but we’re fiercely committed to taking ownership for our actions, apologizing non-defensively, and doing our best to repair the harm we cause.


what we believe in

we are rooted in the following core values:

1. We believe that everyone deserves an extraordinary relationship and sex life.

We think that, with the right guidance, everyone has the capacity to create the relationship of their dreams.

Yes, even you!

2. But we also believe that you have to actively work on it!

Society sends us the message that if we’re truly soulmates, things will just happen “naturally.” You won’t have to work on your relationship because you’ll be wildly compatible right from the get-go.

We couldn’t disagree more. 

(And we really hate the word “natural”!)

We believe that a rock solid relationship and a sizzling hot sex life aren’t just going to fall into your lap; you have to create and nurture them. 

Our business exists to equip you with the practical, actionable tools you need to create an extraordinary relationship inside the bedroom and out. The stuff that you were never given the opportunity to learn ever before. 

And we give most of our work away for free because (going back to #1) we think you deserve extraordinary intimacy. 

3. We believe in taking a proactive approach. 

Most of us don’t work on our relationships or our sex lives until things have gotten really bad. Someone threatens a break-up or divorce, so we start frantically Googling therapists in our area, trying to find someone who can see us tonight. 

But by that time, it’s often too late. 

This reactionary approach just isn’t helping anyone. 

We believe that proactively working to keep our relationships happy and joyful can prevent major challenges from coming up in the first place. 

It’s a lot more fun to focus on thriving than surviving. 

4. We believe in being open, honest and vulnerable. 

Xander and I share our raw, unfiltered selves – as individuals and as a married couple – with our community. 

You’ll hear personal stories about our triumphs, but you’ll also hear about major challenges we’ve been faced with and mistakes we’ve made. 

It’s vulnerable to share this much with you, but we do it because we know that hearing these kinds of stories will help you know you’re not alone.

It’s rare to have open and honest discussions about sex and relationships, but we’re determined to change that.

5. We approach sex and relationships with curiosity and creativity.

We want you to have the absolute best toolkit possible, so we’re constantly experimenting with new and unique solutions to everyday sex and relationship problems.

Curiosity is our best friend – and yours too! We know from experience that when we approach our own challenges with genuine, whole-hearted curiosity, instead of fear, shame or judgment, a whole world of creativity opens up to us. 

We’re learners at heart, so Xander and I test drive all of our ideas on ourselves before we share them with you!

6. We believe in giving back.

Our business exists to help make the world a better place.

Every month, we donate a significant portion of our company’s profits to non-profit organizations chosen by our employees. We support organizations that teach sexual education, eliminate sexual violence, amplify underserved populations and voices, and promote equality. Past organizations that we have donated to include:
  • Planned Parenthood
  • The Trevor Project
  • National Alliance To End Sexual Violence
  • RAINN
  • NAACP
  • ACLU
  • Color Of Change
  • Campaign Zero
  • The Loveland Foundation

7. We value diversity, equality, and inclusion.

Although many of our resources are grounded in our own experience as a male-female married couple, we want to be clear that we value diversity of identity, orientation, experience, and opinion.

Because we believe that everyone deserves to have extraordinary relationships, we are committed to making our business accessible to all races, socioeconomic statuses, sexual orientations, gender identities, levels of ability, and more.

As biracial people ourselves, we strive to be actively anti-racist. 

We know that we don’t know everything, and we’re committed to increasing our knowledge on an active and ongoing basis.

We know that we’re going to get things wrong, mess up, and hurt people, but we’re fiercely committed to taking ownership for our actions, apologizing non-defensively, and doing our best to repair the harm we cause.

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