Catch Kristen’s interviews on podcasts, TV, radio, and in print that you missed!
10 Sex Positions For Small Spaces
Featured in Bustle, by Aly Walansky and Carolyn Steber, Aug 14th, 2020
If you live in a tiny apartment that can only fit a twin-sized bed, then you’re already well aware of how tricky it can be to have sex in small spaces. The same is true when hooking up while camping in a tiny tent in the woods, doing it in a shower stall, or when trying to contort yourselves into certain sex positions in the car. It isn’t always easy, but it is often worth it to find a way to make sex happen, anyway.
Make the moments count, Better Kansas City, May 27th, 2020
When You Finally Meet Someone You’ve Been Dating Online, Here’s What To Do
Featured in Bustle, by Carolyn Steber, April 30th, 2020
There’s no way around it: First dates are always a little bit awkward. But if you’ve finally met someone you’ve been dating online after social distancing ends, you may have forgotten how to be an actual human who goes on actual dates. Instead of hiding behind a screen and thinking up witty remarks, you’ll be face-to-face and chatting in real-time. How will you be your charming self without the ability to turn off your camera? What if the chemistry just isn’t there in person? The transition probably sounds a bit harsh.
Weed and Dating: A Guide to 420-Friendly Love and Consent In The Age Of Cannabis
Featured on Weed Maps via Benzinga Cannabis, by Suzannah Weisse, February 21st, 2020
With 22% of 18—29-year-olds in the US smoking weed, the issue of cannabis usage is coming up more and more on dates and in relationships. Dating apps like Hinge and Bumble have features for people to indicate whether they smoke weed, and there are several dating apps just for cannabis users.
“It is a good idea to talk about sex, boundaries, and fantasy before you get baked together,” says Thomas. Some people love stoned sex and even have better sex under the influence, while others feel it compromises their ability to consent.
Startup Hustle with Matt DeCoursey and Matt Watson, February 13th, 2020
In this episode of Startup Hustle, Matt Decoursey is joined by Kristen Thomas as she shares the ups, downs, ins and outs of the sex coaching business. Kristen is a coach who focuses on relationships, dating, and sex. She takes us through what it’s like to coach people on something that is often taboo, gives advice about the best ways to market yourself, lower barriers to entry for your potential clients, and learning how to create a sustainable business structure.
Better Kansas City, February 11th, 2020
Must Love Pets: How Millenials’ Devotion to Pets Has Revolutionized Dating
Featured on Chewy.com, By Sara Ventiera, January 31st, 2020
Millennials accounted for the largest segment of pet parents for all types of pets, especially smaller animals like birds, fish and small, exotic companion animals, according to APPA’s Generational Report. More than 80 percent of millennials and Gen Z pet parents have dogs while just under 50 percent have cats.
“Something I hear consistently from younger clients is, ‘If you don’t like pets, something is wrong with you,’” says Kristen Thomas, 38, head coach and owner of Open the Doors Coaching, which offers life and relationship coaching services in Kansas City, Missouri.
Photo: iStock.com/sonjaarose. Illustrations: Ashley Santoro
The Timmy Gibson Show, January 29th, 2020
Better Kansas City, January 13th 2020
Radiate Wellness Podcast with Christi Clemons Hoffman, January 7th, 2020
What To Do With Your Partner Before The End Of The Year, According To Experts
Featured in Bustle, by Kristine Fellizar, December 13th, 2019
With all the stress that comes with the holiday season, it’s no secret that this time of that year can be a little tough on couples. Not to add any more pressure, but there’s only a couple of weeks left in the year. If you want to start the new year off right, it’s time to make sure your relationship is in good shape. Luckily, there are a few simple things you can do with your partner between now and the end of the year, so you can start 2020 off strong.
Better Kansas City, November 19th, 2019
The Jonathan Wier Show
Kristen joined Rod on The Jonathan Wier Show. She helped people understand what a sex coach does, answered all of Rod’s burning questions about love, romance and sex, and had lots of laughs along the way. We also discussed the concept of ‘permission for pleasure’, how porn has affected our perception of sex, and how to approach your partner if you want to try something new in the bedroom.
Startup Hustle with Matt DeCoursey and Matt Watson, July 23rd, 2020
The Matts – Matt Watson and Matt DeCoursey – had Kristen on to explain what she does and how she does it, and what its like to build a service-based business like this. We discussed finding love via dating apps, what its like when your reputation proceeds you when you’re dating, especially when you are easy to search on the internet. There were lots of jokes about being a “Head Coach”, but the Matts came to understand the niche that OTC fulfills.
With Valentine’s Day approaching, the guys thought it would be great to sit down and have a discussion about sex, romance, and relationships. Seeing how they lack the education surrounding the topics they phoned in an expert! They welcomed Owner and Head Coach of Open The Doors Coaching Kristen Thomas to the studio for a round table discussion. Kristen offered some insight into her personal life, her career, and overall some great advice.
Kristen Thomas and Neandertalk Podcast host Ryan Westa have a fun conversation about what sex coaching is and life as an entrepreneur. Of course, Ryan got some free coaching advice after he let Kristen look at his dating profile.
On the Must Love Fetish Podcast, listen to Kristen and Sweetly Sensual Sara discuss monogamy, polyamory, and being new to the BDSM scene. They also discuss navigating a threesome for the first time, and what its like to be a sex coach.