Sex Esteem

Sari’s Sex Esteem® Talks, Groups and Workshops

Sari Cooper

Sari offers Sex Esteem® talks that are, entertaining, engaging and educational to a wide range of schools, campuses, non-profit organizations, parent groups and professional corporations virtually and in person.  She’s a sought after speaker and presenter in the field offering presentations and workshops covering: sexuality education, parenting, relationships, consent, sexual health monogamy and infidelity.

Her talks and workshops are steeped in an intersectional foundation honoring the diverse cultural, racial, gendered, orientation and spiritual backgrounds of folks attending.

Her mission to educate kids, parents and adults of all ages was borne as an organic outgrowth of the many years she’s listened to thousands of sexual stories containing:

  • Misinformation around anatomy and normative sexual functioning
  • Fear of bringing up pain with a parent (as a young person) or a partner
  • Body shame, disordered eating, and eating disorders
  • Embarrassment and avoidance discussing any topic involving sexuality with a partner
  • Harassment, sexual trauma, and consent violations
  • Erectile Disorder
  • Years of sex without experiencing an orgasm
  • Contracting STIs and feeling unable to discuss them with a new partner
  • Agreements to repeated hookups while secretly hating them
  • Unwanted pregnancies
  • Compulsive sexual behavior
  • Beliefs that pornography is a reliable source of sex education

Wanting to prevent the persistence of these myths, self-shame, and destructive experiences, she forged an amalgam of talks, workshops and events that help people of all ages. She creates her curated talks based on the developmental and psychological needs of her audience taking into account their age, emotional development, religious practice, and values.

About Sari

Sari Cooper is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Media,Expert, Writer and Presenter and Educator with over 20 years experience in the field of sexuality . She is on the faculty of Modern Sex Therapy Institute, Esther Perel’s Sessions and has offered her private Sex Esteem® groups and talks for parents, parent groups, schools, colleges, single and coupled adults, non-profit organizations and Employee Assistance Programs since 2008. She has been an invited speaker for: Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, NYC-Parents in Action, New York Junior League, Harris Rothenberg International EAP, World Association of Sexual Health, Society for Sex Therapy and Research, American Association for Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists, Manhattan Sex Therapy Professional Group. Kurious Kittens, Dame’s Intimate Space, Soho House NY, The Society for the Advancement for Sexual Health, Susan G. Komen NY, Untied, Gestalt Institute, Diva Moms and many privately organized groups.

Sari Outdoors


talk on puberty & sexuality

How to Talk to Middle School Kids About Puberty & Sexuality

Creating Space for Meaningful Conversations around Sexuality and Values with High School and College Students

Esther Perel and Sari

Busting Sexual Myths Found In Media, Social Media to Help Kids Learn Healthy Sexuality & Confidence At Every Age on Esther Perel’s Sessions

Dating Talk

Reframing “The Talk”: How to Build a Foundation around Consent with Elementary School Kids

junior league talk

Starting the Consent Conversation with Kids On an Appropriate Developmental Level

Sex Esteem for Teens:
Putting Pornography Into Context
Kurious Kittens V Day Talk

Sex, Power & Anxiety in the Masculine Narrative Unpacking the Myths of Manhood

Sari Presenting at Ackerman Institute

How to Repair Relationships After Infidelity

Endometriosis on Sexuality and Intimacy for Couples – Sari Cooper LCSW, CSTS, CST

Body Reclaiming: How to Develop Embodied Sex Esteem®

Best Practices for Long-Term Partnered Sexual Pleasure

Sex When Single, Divorced or Widowed

How to Develop Erotic Entitlement In a Body Shaming Culture

How to Approach Dating, Sexual Desire, and Relationship Dilemmas

Navigating Non-Monogamy
In New & Existing Relationships
World Association for Sexual Health Mexico

Sex Esteem® Embodied Exercises For Couples Seeking Authentic Erotic Growth

Sex Esteem® for Women In the Menopause Transitions

Bloomers: A Documentary about the Christian Purity Movement

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IFTA2023 Conference

Sexual Challenges In Romantic Relationships In Which One Partner Has ADHD/ADD