Maureen Matthews


I did my first HAI workshop in 2013, but I have been pursuing my fascination with love, intimacy and sexuality for more than 20 years. When I experienced HAI workshops something really clicked.

In my professional life I have worked as a sex educator and as the founder of Bliss for Women. Looking for a fresh, tasteful, empowering and nurturing way to market sex-related products to women, and couples in committed relationships, Bliss began as a shop in Melbourne, Australia. Now online only, is respected nationally as the ‘sex shop’ where women are the customers, not the merchandise.

Nine years ago I was approached by The Age newspaper to write a weekly column about sex and relationships. ‘About Last Night’ appears in The Sunday Age every week and is popular and widely read

Diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa in 1977, I am legally blind. My partner and I have three adult sons (all married), and two and a half grandchildren. Melbourne-based, I work from my home. which I also share with a whippet and a tabby cat.