In honor of Valentine’s Day, read on to learn about our latest mompreneur, who is a sexual wellness consultant. As I learn more about the variety of businesses that exist, I’ve realized there really is something for everyone. While I can’t say that I have thought in the past about this type of business, it really makes sense. In many areas of our lives, us moms tend to sacrifice a lot of ourselves to take care of everyone else. Victoria allows you the chance to reconnect with your own needs, as well as your partner’s. 😉
Tell us a little about you.
I am Victoria Jayne Baitson. I grew up as the oldest of three in a small town in beautiful British Columbia (shout out to Lumby, BC!!). I moved to Calgary, Alberta to pursue secondary education and earned my bachelor degree in information design, but never really felt that the design portion of the degree was for me. Now I live in a neighboring city with my husband of four years (five in September), Patrick, and our 2.5 boys, two dogs, and four cats. It is a full house, but a house full of love! (The 2.5 refers to my current pregnancy, we’ll have three by February 15th!)
What is your current business? Explain it a bit for those who may not have heard of this?
I am a Sexual Wellness Coach for moms, and the owner of Euphoric Epiphany. I am not a psychiatrist, medical doctor, magician, or sex surrogate. I AM a lover, a mother, a woman, a friend and an experienced coach who can guide you towards better sex and a happier you. And don’t worry, being a coach doesn’t mean I will be at the end of your bed yelling to add more lube. What you will get from me is 100% confidential and judgement-free support, kindness, and guidance.
Why did you pick this particular business?
I have always had a huge fascination with sex and sexuality, ever since I watched Look Who’s Talking at around age five. I told my mother in a crowded restaurant about how boys have a penis and girls have a vagina, and not much has changed except for a broader awareness about gender, relationships, and what science has to offer us. I am very dedicated to taking sex from something that is shameful and hidden and at the same time everywhere to something that is natural and safe, and more personal.
What is your biggest challenge as you work to establish and grow your business?
The biggest is navigating advertising! I understand that the message I am throwing down is not appropriate in every setting, but it has been very difficult finding a space to advertise and gett the word out that this kind of coaching exists. Also, getting the message out there that there is no shame in reaching out for support with sex and intimacy!
Do you feel there is any sort of stigma surrounding this business? If so, how do you attempt to change minds/overcome this stigma?
There are A LOT of misconception on sex, sexuality, and sexiness. Even more so when you work with moms and the topic of sex. For so many, balancing being a mom and being a sexual being is almost impossible. It is hard to wrap our head around receiving pleasure from your body, when it has been in mom mode all day, but it is very important to recognize that we still deserve physical pleasure even after having a child. So many women feel like sex is just another chore that have to add to their to do list. I in no way believe that sex is the most important part of the relationship. I do, however, believe that sex is still very important in a relationship. Sex was never meant to be a chore. It is a way to connect intimately with your partner and to be a place to de-stress and get back into the moment and your body.
With little ones at home, how do you make time for your business?
I am responding to these interview questions on my “work” day – a whole day that is dedicated to me and my business with minimal distractions from my little people being around. I either leave and work at a coffee shop for the day, or my husband will take the boys out to a local indoor play place or park. This is when I do a lot of the heavy focus driven work! I make sure that I have my to-do list and I try to complete as much as possible. Throughout the week, I carve out time that the boys can quietly play, watch some TV, and hang out with their dad while I am at a coffee shop. It’s mostly targeted social media time to really connect with people.
Tell us a little about being a podcaster and how it helps your business (you are the first podcaster I’ve interviewed!).
Podcasting has been a lot of fun for me personally and for my business. I am someone who lives with social anxiety, so podcasting gets me out of my comfort zone and into a place where I can talk to amazing women and spread the message of sex positivity and inclusivity!
Anything else you want to tell us? Feel free to include business site link here, too.
Thank you so much for the chance to let people know that I am around and for spreading the message of sex positivity for moms! Moms, you may have forgotten what it is like to want and to desire. When sex is presented and available, you may think of it as a chore. It does not have to be like that!
I would love to invite all moms to the Want, Will, Won’t Facebook group if they are interested in learning more.
Victoria can be found on the web at https://www.euphoricepiphany.com