Marcia Baczynski, aka Marcia B, (she/her) is an internationally-recognized coach, writer and presenter on sexual communication, boundaries, consent and desire. Her primary mission is to help adults who want more connection and intimacy to overcome shame and get in touch with what they truly want – romantically, sexually and relationally – even if it’s off the beaten path.
Her book, coauthored with Erica Scott, was released in January 2022, hitting #1 in new releases for Health Teaching Materials on Amazon. Creating Consent Culture: A Handbook for Educators can be purchased at most major booksellers.
Marcia brings wisdom, humor, and creativity to all aspects of her work, and offers a fresh perspective on love, sex and relationships.
As a coach, she works with a handful of private clients each year. In her downloadable classes, live online courses and group coaching programs, Marcia provides enthusiastic permission, opportunities for self-connection, and practical tools for noticing and communicating what you want and need.
In 2004, Marcia co-founded Cuddle Party, a workshop and social event centered around consent, boundaries and touch. With nearly 200 facilitators on 5 continents, Cuddle Party has helped tens of thousands of people to speak up for the kind of touch they want, say No unapologetically, and foster more connected, affectionate relationships. She retired from the board in 2020.
Marcia has made appearances around the world on countless podcasts and over 100 magazines, newspapers, TV shows, books and radio appearances, including The Rolling Stone, The Montel Williams Show, Fox News, NPR, the Washington Post, the New York Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Marie Claire, People, Newsweek, and the Daily Mail, to name just a few. She has been interviewed for and cited in a number of books as well. You can find her online at AskingForWhatYouWant.com.
When she’s not scheming ways to make the world a better place through improving intimate relationships, Marcia enjoys finding creative ways to travel, reading historical marker signs, dressing up, planning adventures, going sailing, hanging out at the beach, spending time with her family and being the best auntie she can to the kids in her life. She lives in the Bay Area.