Marcia is an internationally-recognized speaker, writer, coach and expert on sexual communication, relationships and women’s empowerment. Her primary mission is to help women and the people who love them to overcome shame and get in touch with what they truly want — romantically, sexually and relationally — even if it’s off the beaten path.

She is the co-author of the recently released book “Creating Consent Culture: A Handbook for Educators,” which hit #1 in its category upon release on

Marcia brings wisdom, humor, and creativity to all aspects of her work, and offers a fresh perspective on love, sex and relationships. Each year, she works with a select group of private clients, helping them identify their needs, boundaries and deepest desires. Since 2003, she has helped tens of thousands of people through her private coaching, workshops and group programs. As co-founder of Cuddle Party, Marcia 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.

Marcia is a sought-after presenter and coach, and she has made 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, The Daily Mail, and Penn & Teller’s Bullsh*t, to name just a few. She has been interviewed for, and cited in, a number of books as well.

When she’s not scheming ways to make the world a better place through improving intimate relationships, Marcia enjoys finding creative ways to use her frequent-flier miles, 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 Oakland, CA.

Marcia Baczynski is pronounced Mar-sha Ba-CHIN-skee.

It’s easier to say Marcia B.

Very Short Bio:

Educator. Writer. Instigator. Wild Permission-Giver. Generator of Joy.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Sexual communication
  • Women’s empowerment
  • Healthy boundaries
  • Consent culture and practices
  • Clear communication
  • Collaborative negotiation
  • Intentional and alternative relationships
  • Ethical non-monogamy
  • Feminism
  • Bodily autonomy
  • Giving and getting quality, welcomed touch
  • Normalizing sexual desires
  • Bisexuality
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Gender variance
  • Kink

Notable Past Projects

  • Cuddle Party (Co-Founder and former board member)
  • The Good Girl Recovery Program (Creator)
  • Open Relationship Discussion Group facilitator (9 years)


Marcia is on most social media at @AskMarciaB and is most active on Twitter and Instagram.

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