Meet your coach, Georgia Grace
Georgia Grace is a certified sex coach and co-founder of Normal.
With years of qualifications and experience in somatic sexology, she works in session supporting couples and individuals, and develops new products and courses to make sexual wellness accessible for everyone through Normal.
Georgia appears regularly in the media - writing for a range of global publications, commenting on trends in culture, and talking about all things sexual wellness on TV, culture, podcasts and more.
You can also find Georgia delivering bite-sized education for over 50,000 followers at @gspot._ on Instagram.
The Modern Guide to Sex
Welcome from Georgia Grace
Georgia shares her journey to becoming a certified sex coach and how she supports her clients in clinic. Next, she covers defining what sexual wellness mean for you and how to approach this course.
Mapping your (unique) body
Georgia covers the pleasure anatomy you missed in school, from the g-spot (which isn't actually a spot) to the clitoris, the prostate and the a-spot. Then, she explains how to start exploring and mapping your body's pleasure zones - and why you should spend time looking at your genitals.
Most of us probably studied anatomy in high school—or at the very least, we remember that the foot bone is connected to the leg bone, which is connected to the knee bone, and so on...Read Article
An erogenous zone is any area on your body that makes you feel excited when it’s touched...Read Article
Masturbating is something that many of us do, but few of us talk about...Read Article
Getting turned on
We're all thinking about foreplay wrong - and the science of arousal is a lot more complicated than we realise. Georgia takes you through how arousal is created, how to incorporate ‘outercourse’ into sex, and what to do if you're not feeling aroused in the way that you want to be.
Foreplay is like eating kale: we know we should probably be doing it, but sometimes it’s hard to get started...Read Article
Penetrative sex can be great. But if we’re looking for an orgasm, it doesn’t always deliver...Read Article
Sometimes organising a romantic night is harder than it seems....Read Article
Think for a moment: what really turns you on?
Perhaps you’re drawing a blank or struggling to think of some examples—and that’s okay! It’s not just you...Read Article
Even the most dedicated, loving, committed couples can experience mismatched libido...Read Article
All about orgasms
For some, orgasms are simple, while for others, they can be elusive - but there's a lot more to the topic than you might think. Georgia discusses what happens to the body during orgasm, how to experience the many different types of orgasm, how multiple orgasms work, faking orgasms and how an orgasm-centric mentality might actually make pleasure harder.
For as much time as we spend talking and thinking about orgasms, they’re still a pretty mysterious topic...Read Article
Exploring vaginal sex
We see a lot of (misleading) P-in-V sex in porn and pop culture, but there's so much more to great penetrative sex (and it doesn't just involve penises)! George explores just how to target the g-spot (hint: it's not a spot), squirting, the A-spot, and discusses pleasure-enhancing positions and techniques for partnered sex. This chapter will help you take it to the next level.
For everything that we hear about the g-spot, we’d be forgiven for imagining that it’s an instant pleasure button that provides a shortcut to amazing sex...Read Article
Squirting is the release of fluid from the vulva around the moment of orgasm, and it’s the stuff of sexual legend...Read Article
Here at NORMAL, we worship at the altar of lubricants...Read Article
Exploring anal sex
Georgia explains why anal sex is about so much more than what we see in porn (like hard and fast penetration) and discusses hygiene and pre-sex preparation - as well as how to use toys for training and pleasure, external anal techniques, and penetrative anal techniques.
Anal sex: we talk about it, we read about it, we see it in porn—but what’s it actually like?
Different people enjoy different things about anal sex. Some find it more intimate than other forms of sex and enjoy the connection it creates between them and their partner...Read Article
There are heaps of myths out there about anal sex. A couple of them are based in truth, but many of them are totally false and might actually be preventing us from trying a new sex act that we could really enjoy...Read Article
Here at NORMAL, we worship at the altar of lubricants...Read Article
If your last experience with vibrators was getting a bullet vibe in your cousin’s hens’ night goodie bag, or walking in to an adult store and immediately walking out after being faced with hundreds of plastic penises, you’d be forgiven for thinking that toys for the bedroom are not all that much to get excited about.Read Article
Exploring oral sex
Georgia explains how to feel confident around topics like hair and hygiene, as well as building arousal using the whole body, techniques to try for people with vulvas, techniques for people with penises, and how to incorporate toys for even better oral experiences.
Oral sex is when you use your mouth to stimulate your partner’s genitals. This could mean kissing, licking, sucking, or nibbling on their butt, vulva, or penis—or any combination...Read Article
The thought of a lover getting up close and personal with your genitals can be as intimidating as it is exciting. It’s exciting because it means you’reRead Article
Exploring V-on-V sex
Georgia busts some myths about V-on-V sex (hint: it's not all about scissoring), recommends techniques to try, and explores how to incorporate role tools like sex toys and strap-ons.
Owning a vagina is an exercise in frustration - from maintaining it to other people’s opinions on how you should use it, who you should use it with and what can or can’t come in or out of it....Read Article
If your last experience with vibrators was getting a bullet vibe in your cousin’s hens’ night goodie bag, or walking in to an adult store and immediately...Read Article
Here at NORMAL, we worship at the altar of lubricants.Lube, short for "lubricant", is the unsung hero of good sex, the often-forgotten super tool needed in...Read Article
Exploring P-on-P sex
Georgia addresses misconceptions about P-on-P sex, and explains some of the best tools and toys you can bring into play. She explores pleasurable positions and techniques to try, and tackles the topic of performance anxiety.
We can all agree that (unless you’re somewhere on the asexual spectrum), sex can be a lot of fun. But it’s also true that sometimes we all wish we had a bit of a cheat sheet ...Read Article
If your last experience with vibrators was getting a bullet vibe in your cousin’s hens’ night goodie bag, or walking in to an adult store and immediately walking out after being faced...Read Article
Here at NORMAL, we worship at the altar of lubricants.Lube, short for "lubricant", is the unsung hero of good sex, the often-forgotten super tool needed in any sex-positive person's arsenal...Read Article
Solo sex & pleasure
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced hand, there's something for everyone here. Georgia explains how to level up your masturbation, how to incorporate aids like sex toys, how to explore mutual masturbation, and how masturbation can be used to train for more pleasure or longevity in partnered sex.
Masturbating is something that many of us do, but few of us talk about.One Australian study found that over 70% of men and...Read Article
If your last experience with vibrators was getting a bullet vibe in your cousin’s hens’ night goodie bag, or walking in to an adult store and immediately walking out after being...Read Article
We all need a little help sometimes. If you’re not someone who regularly uses a vibrator, or even someone who regularly masturbates, you might feel like you’re missing out...Read Article
Premature ejaculation—otherwise known as ‘coming too soon’—is common.It’s so common, in fact, that one in three men1 will experience it during their lifetimes...Read Article
Having good conversations
Creating space for people to express boundaries and feel safe is a critical foundation for good sex. In this chapter, Georgia looks into what consent means, how to build your sexual communication skills and talk about consent with a partner, and how we can all become better partners.
We want to be clear that if you deliberately violate someone’s boundaries or ignore their consent, it can be considered sexual violence, sexual assault...Read Article
There’s no two ways about it: rejection sucks.It can sting to get turned down for a date. It can dent your ego when your partner’s not in the mood...Read Article
Having better relationships
In this chapter, Georgia touches on some of the most common issues she works with couples on: how to bring up trying new things, how desire actually works, and how to work on desire discrepancy to create fulfilling long-term partnerships.
Celebrities. Threesomes. Or how about spanking? Plenty of people have sexual fantasies.In fact, 97% of us do—that’s according to researcher...Read Article
Think for a moment: what really turns you on?Perhaps you’re drawing a blank or struggling to think of some examples—and that’s okay! It’s not just you...Read Article
Even the most dedicated, loving, committed couples can experience mismatched libido.Mismatched libido occurs when one partner is more desiring of sex...Read Article
Buying a sex toy for your partner can feel like a bit of a risky move. You want them to like it, of course, and you hope that they’ll use it...Read Article
If you’re keen to explore BDSM but don’t know where to start—or if you’re just curious to knowexactlywhat people do with those feathered ticklers you see in adult stores—read on!Read Article
Georgia discusses the common blockers affecting sexual confidence, and explores techniques for rewiring unhelpful beliefs, communicating your needs and exploring what turns you on (and off).
Think for a moment: what really turns you on...Read Article
Managing your mental health
Stress, mental health and sex are intimately connected. In this chapter, Georgia explores the relationship between your mental health and sexuality, as well as how to seek support in a way that works for you.
Here’s what you can do if you feel your mental health is affecting your sex life...Read Article
Loneliness is nothing new.Even before the pandemic, we all probably had times of feeling isolated from others.Read Article
Exploring our influences
Attitudes and ideas from porn and pop culture can shape how we feel about ourselves and what we expect in sex a.k.a. our ‘sexual scripts’. Learn about how to unpack these messages, find inspiration in erotica, and engage in a healthy way with your cultural influences.
Think for a moment: what really turns you on? Perhaps you’re drawing a blank or struggling to think of some examples—and...Read Article
If you watch porn, you’re not the only one.According to an article published in The Journal of Sex Research, 84% of Australian men and 54% of Australian...Read Article
How to stay in the moment
Feeling distracted, anxious or unable to relax is really common. Georgia shares some powerful techniques, and leads a guided meditation to end the course.
Bonus: Managing pain during sex
Pain during sex can be confusing and distressing - and all too often, we don’t know where or how to seek help. Learn about the common causes, and how to find the right support to get back to normal.
Sex can be full of so many feelings: pleasure, intimacy, raunchiness, and even surprise.But there’s one feeling we don’t often talk about with regards to sex, and that’s pain....Read Article
Here at NORMAL, we worship at the altar of lubricants.Lube, short for "lubricant", is the unsung hero of good sex, the often-forgotten super tool needed in any...Read Article
Bonus: Caring for your health
Being safe and healthy is the foundation of exploring sexuality in a pleasurable way. Learn about the different types of health practitioners and how they can assist you, common conditions, practising good hygiene, preventing and managing STIs, and choosing the right contraception for you.
Let’s be real: the quality of healthcare in Australia is excellent. But accessing it can be really tough. There are heaps of reasons why people might find it...Read Article
When it comes to contraception, there are many more options available than just the condom and the pill. We’ve spoken a bit about safer sex here before...Read Article
For many of us, attempting to put a condom on a banana in high school was a formative part of our teenage years.It came with a warning from teachers...Read Article
STIs—or sexually transmitted infections—are infections that are spread through sexual activity. This includes sharing bodily fluids (kissing, oral sex, rimming, sharing sex toys..Read Article
Much like cleaning our houses,cleaning sex toysdefinitely isn’t the high point of our week. But it’s a massively important part of owning avibrator—we can't...Read Article
Here at NORMAL, we worship at the altar of lubricants. Lube, short for "lubricant", is the unsung hero of good sex, the often-forgotten super tool needed in any sex...Read Article
Here’s What It Means To Have Vulvodynia Or Vaginismus Anyone who grew up watchingSex and the Citywill recall the episode in which ...Read Article