I have attended two Desire Mapping workshops, and each time I left feeling more empowered through the recognition of my own sexual history. Honoring our whole selves and bringing that awareness into the work, creates more space for deep, systemic change.
- Andrea Jenkins, Councilwoman, Minneapolis, MN
“Those of us not lucky enough to have been to a workshop are eagerly awaiting Great Sex: Mapping Your Desire. With a tone that is equal parts playful, smart, and inspiring, the book offers a clear path through the morass of confusing messages we’ve been told (and what we learn to tell ourselves) about our sexualities. Grant asks us to be honest about what we want, and gives us a way to figure out what that could mean. I can’t wait to work through the exercises myself and to share this book with my friends, relatives, and colleagues. My sex life is waiting for it!”
- Laura Barraclough, author of A People’s Guide to LA and Assistant Professor of American Studies, Yale University, CT
“Mapping has been an extra nudge for me to think about what moves me, what has been catalyst for me, and where I need to focus if I am to continue growing. Even for someone who thinks and talks about sexuality constantly, this kind of focusing exercise is valuable.”
- Harper-Jean Tobin, Esq., gender and sexuality policy expert, DC
“Love this healthy happy approach to understanding one’s own unique sexual patterns.There is such power in honoring our erotic energy, finding ways to both claim our trauma and also move beyond it.”
- Loraine Hutchins, Ph.D., professor, Montgomery College, and editor Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out, DC
"Working with Jaime and going through the Desire Mapping process was revealing - gentle and deep ."
- JB Beeson, nonprofit director, NY
“Mapping gave me a safe space where I began to work through pieces of my story as a survivor of violence for the first time. Hearing other participants share their experiences during the session inspired me to share. It made me realize that my very personal, often lonely process of healing was in fact a community effort, and that overcoming my pain was going to be done, in part, by helping others find their voices.”
- SKG, Student Affairs Professional, KY
“After dealing with divorce, parenting and major health challenges, I felt like I'd become a stranger to my own desires. The Mapping Desire workshop helped usher me into a new phase of self-knowledge, confidence and happiness.”
- JD, health advocate, NY
"Even for me, having had a lot of great sex over the course of my life, Mapping has helped me recover the histories of my desires and own them in ways that's helped me create a much more interesting Map."
- Jack Harrison-Quintana, Director, Grindr for Equality
“Dr. Grant took the fear out of acknowledging my deep desires and showed me ways to open up to my true passions. I know as I engage further there will be more and more joy revealed in my life.”
- Sharon Moore, Esq., CA
“I considered myself very comfortable with thinking and talking about sex and sexuality after working in HIV prevention for two decades. I approached Desire Mapping with a bit of an anthropologist’s attitude and ended up getting a lot out of it on both a personal and professional level. I realized I have the opportunity to consistently check-in with myself about what I need in my life - and that I can support other leaders to do the same! I am deeply grateful for Jaime’s courageous, funny and visionary work!"
- Evangeline Weiss, Leadership Programs Director, NC
"Desire Mapping let me trace my experiences to find resilience and beauty in every blossom and bruise. I left the workshop with my own directions on how to better my choices, and own my body."
- Allison Kennedy, racial justice activist, MI
“I did not know exactly what to expect when I signed up for the Mapping Desire workshop and coaching sessions. What I did realize was that being held in a container that felt safe, respectful, compassionate, safe, and loving enabled me to reveal a vulnerability with regards to aspects of my sexuality and gender identity that years of therapy could not touch. I regard Jaime as one of the greatest facilitators of my healing process, for which I am deeply grateful.”
- La Sarmiento, Dharma Teacher and Bodyworker, DC
"'Mapping Your Desire' sessions tapped into some of my deeply hidden desires with intense focus.”
- Mark Sexton, Esq., NY