Marla is a professional sex, intimacy and relationship coach and sex educator. Not only is she a lecturer at Clayton State University, she is also the co-founder of the Sex Down South Conference and the Sexual Liberation Collective. Gaining her reputation for being “The Sex Architect,” she created Velvet Lips to empower people of all ages to embrace, educate and enjoy their sexuality and their sexual lives. She has studied human sexuality for more than 16 years at San Francisco State University and Georgia State University, respectively, and has expert knowledge in a wide variety of subjects. She has published academic articles and continues to do sexuality research. She has conducted workshops at conferences, not-for-profit and private organizations, as well as universities in the Atlanta area. She has been featured on many radio shows, documentaries, books, magazines and has been invited to speak at Universities around the country. She also sits on the board for the Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition and SPARK Reproductive Justice Now!
Sex Down South was born out of a desire to create a safe space in the Southeast where folks could explore sex and sexuality. Our goal is to foster learning, inspiration, and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter. From sex education and sexual health, to healthy communication and relationship skills; from alternative lifestyles such as kink and polyamory, to sex and spirituality and navigating sexual trauma. We’ll look at how race, gender, class, ability, religion, and other factors influence our experiences of our bodies and our sexualities.
The SLC is an intentional collaboration of folks who are passionate about sexual liberation and healing for all people. We see sexual liberation as a human right and our bodies and desires as sacred. The purpose of the Collective is twofold: to provide quality sexuality education and transformative experiences to communities, and to provide sexual liberators with support, advice, and accountability on their personal and professional projects. Through our work, we create safe and accountable spaces for people to learn about and explore their own sexualities, desires, and healing journeys.
From our coaching sessions, you will learn to connect with your own body and emotions and gain confidence, as well as gaining confidence in how to pleasure yourself and your lovers. With this newfound inspiration, you will experience bliss and proceed to indulge yourself in erotic desires.