Do you know you can make money by watching people masturbate? A “sexologist”, Kim Nguyen, can show you.
Nguyen, from Australia’s Gold Coast, is both a registered GP and certified sexological bodyworker.
Her job involves both watching people climax – and talking to people about their secret erotic fantasies.
Kim claims to help both singles and couples explore arousal – and she can either see people in person or counsel them via Skype sessions.
According to Mailonline, Kim can earn up to AUS $2 per minute for the ‘privilege’ (about N460)
She told the MailOnline : “The cost is variable. I charge $120 an hour but some practitioners charge up to $180 an hour (about N42,000).
“I generally don’t advertise cost as it is flexible so that finance isn’t a barrier to someone reaching out for sex education – just because I believe this work is so important – I’m always happy to negotiate price.
“Obviously there are some people who are super comfortable with just being nude and masturbating there and then but others will do eight sessions with me and just practice their ‘homework’ later.”
Her website states: “Intensive sessions are 90 minutes and include hands on bodywork.”
Kim uses it to advertise “a safe and supportive space to dive deep, be curious and explore your erotic self”.
Of her philosophy she says: “The vastness of the subject of sex and sexuality fascinates me.
“Individuals suffer in their ‘everyday’ sexual lives as a result of confusion and mixed messages in regards to sexual pleasure.
“Sex continues to be associated with negative words such as sin, lust, impulse and infidelity, and there remains an inability to talk openly about sex and sexuality.
“Our culture is a paradox of hyper-sexualisation and repressed sexual desires.
“Political movements in the latter half of the twentieth century, including the sexual revolution, the women’s movement, and the gay and lesbian rights movement show our societies progression on matters related to sexuality, however there remains the historical dominance of a male-centred, heterosexual interpretation of sexual experiences as evidenced by the church, pornography and film.
“All of these cause us to experience limits to our pleasure and erotic development.”
“I want to facilitate honest, open-minded, and provocative conversation on the intricacies of eroticism and relationships beyond the common labels of perversion or smut.
“I have a passion for embodiment and have experienced first-hand its capacity for sexual healing in the individual.
“The object of my game is to bring understanding of the challenges of sexuality and sexual relationships, and help you unlock you erotic potential.”
Sexology is the scientific study of human sexuality, including human sexual interests, behavior, and function.
According Mirror UK, Kim studied at the Institute of Somatic Sexology in Australia – which trains around 20-30 people a year – after becoming keen to specialise in sexual health.
It claims to combine the modern disciplines of somatics and sexology, as well as ancient approaches such as Tantra, Taoism, shamanism, yoga and meditation.
The word “somatic” comes from the Greek word “somatikos”, meaning living, aware, of the body.
Kim’s website says: “Sexological Bodyworkers introduce a state of arousal that is free of fantasy, unfinished emotional business, religious dogma, cultural caveats and habitual sexual behaviors.
“Sessions involve a variety of instructive modalities, including breath work, touch, Taoist Bodywork, mapping, scar tissue remediation, and Orgasmic Yoga coaching.”