EVA BALL, MSW
Founder & Head Coach
Eva is a lover of life, a lover of love, a lover of sex — but she hasn’t always been. She doesn’t ask clients to do anything she hasn’t done herself: heal from sexual trauma, live an embodied life after years of dissociative periods, raise children – including one with a disability, live with depression and chronic illness. She’s been strengthened by these experiences and more and has a knack for helping clients find pleasure and joy, even when life isn’t unfolding as planned.
On top of her life experience, Eva has the technical skills (Masters in Social Work) and work experience (8 years Trauma Response and Consent Education work) that make her a sex coach rockstar. Her inaugural publication (co-authored by Roxy Trudeau) was released in 2014, "Consent Education," published in Our Whole Lives Lifespan Sexuality Education, second ed.
She is committed to working toward social justice. While she used to view this work as “a fight ” she now allows love to guide her work instead. She offers sex-positive, non-judgmental coaching through an intersectional feminist lens.
Eva embraces an attitude of “learning in public” – that is: not always an expert, but a follow learner. Her candor and vulnerability bring transparency and trust to client relationships.
Safety, fun and pleasure are central to Eva's coaching style. She began having fun professionally in 2005, when she joined a comedy show/cover band: Wedding Banned and continued with improv after studying at The Second City, Chicago, 2011.
With Eva as your coach you'll not only learn and grow; you'll have a great time doing it.
Lucy Bailey has worked as an educator since 2006, primarily with young children and families. At About Pleasure, Lucy is responsible for helping transform the inspired, magical energy from Eva into the online content that our clients can easily access and enjoy.
Lucy holds Bachelor degrees in Financial Economics and French from Claremont McKenna College, and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Development from Chicago’s Erikson Institute.