Intimacy Matters

Colin J de C Richards

Sex Engineer & Relationship Therapist

For Men, Women & Couples

London & International

Private & Group Workshops for Men, Women and Couples

Discuss, understand and improve your
sexual and relationship dynamics

Experience the health and well-being benefits of foreplay and intimate touch

Meet like-minded people at group events

Private Consulting Rooms in Battersea, London

International Clients by Skype or Special Appointment

Colin Richards has been featured in the following publications:

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Geena 22 yrs - Absolute Massage November 2018

Colin is absolutely amazing. I am so pleased I met him. He really takes time to understand my needs and concerns regarding my sexual issues. This was my second appointment with Colin and again he made me feel safe, relaxed and allowed me to enjoy my treatment completely. I always thought is something wrong with my body as I was not able to reach orgasm but he comforted me and told me these things takes time. This time seeing Colin I had 90 mins massage treatment and I didn’t know what to expect but he made me feel amazing, really relaxed and explosive at the end!!! I never knew that I’m able to ejaculate! It is definitely an achievement for me since I last seen Colin and that’s because of the techniques he is using. I cannot recommend him enough. Ladies if you are confronted with similar issues I strongly suggest you contact Colin. I promise you will not regret and it’s definitely worth every penny! I literally cannot wait to book another appointment with him.

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Tania 43 yrs - Psychosensual, July 2018

I went to see Colin for a 3-hour psychosensual treatment, with a pretty clear idea of what I wanted to work on. What drew me to his particular approach was the quite unique combination of psychological mentoring and physical/sensual touch. I wanted to spend some time exploring my difficulty and vulnerability around receiving pleasure from a man. I had an idea of where it came from but had never really had an opportunity to look at it with a qualified experienced professional.

I appreciated Colin’s warmth, kindness, care, openness and genuine curiosity – all of which helped me to relax and feel safe. The pre-session authorisation form also felt to me like an indispensable part of the process; it felt both reassuring and liberating to be able to communicate my boundaries and preferences in this way. Last but not least – I thoroughly enjoyed the sensual massage. Colin is very skilled in what he does and I felt I was being introduced to an expanded repertoire of types of touch, stimulation and pleasure! I will definitely be going back for another session.

Gemma 28yrs - Tension Release, February 2018

I felt really relaxed and tried to disconnect from the day to day activities while you were doing an amazing job! I must say you are very experienced, not that I had lots of guys in my life and would be able to compare but the fact is you made me feel relaxed, you showed care and tenderness.  Every little thing you have done was in its place and I actually enjoyed it! It’s been a pleasure meeting you and I want to see you again very soon!

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Clive 32yrs - Male Psychosensual, February 2018

I just wanted to say a late but very big THANK YOU for our meeting last Tuesday.  It was all quite overwhelming but all good.  I didn’t know what to expect but you made me feel welcome and safe.  I enjoyed talking with you so much, especially about anxiety.  My apologies for being anxious and maybe not giving you the fullest answers or even remembering all I meant to tell you.  It was a big relief to tell you the many things I was able to.  The massage was incredible and I feel as if it was helpful in so many ways.  It really seems to have brought me to life.  It made me realise the importance of touch – giving and receiving – and just how much this has been lacking with my sexual partners.  Likewise, your suggestions on things that might help were very helpful and I am currently following up all of them.  What I plan to do is to see how your recommendations work out in practice.  If there are still difficulties (or even if not) I would very much like to see you again, say, within the next couple of months.  It would be fantastic to talk to you again about anxiety and combine this with massage.

Emma 46 yrs - Absolute Massage, August 2017

I fully appreciated the time you took to find out the history and reasons why l might have had problems achieving orgasms. It was an eye-opener and I was impressed with your subject knowledge. Although l was nervous to begin with the glass of wine helped! I knew l could totally trust you and knew that l was in your expert hands. I was blown away by the whole experience and for me the icing on the cake was achieving that elusive orgasm! It has changed my perception and l am very happy about the experience. I can absolutely recommend you to others and once again a big thank you!

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Sharon 54 yrs - Female Psychosensual, August 2017

Sharon has taken 4 appointments over 2-3 months. One Absolute then a series of three Psychosensual

I spent so many years feeling that I would always remain a caterpillar, never progressing to the next stage. Then I made it to becoming a chrysalis, sadly for many years, this is where I thought I would remain. Encased, frozen in a cocoon for eternity, never knowing what else was out there. Then out of nowhere, I have turned into the most amazing bright, colourful big butterfly. I can now choose where I fly off too, where I land and how long for. I now decide, no longer feeling/allowing myself to be controlled. Pure magic that’s what it is. With your help and guidance, I am now in a place that I thought I would never get too. I am so glad that you do the service that you do.

Couples’ Treatments & Workshops

Alex & Sanja – January 2018

Thank you very much for your professionalism and experienced expertise. Your exquisite professional demeanour made it possible for my wife to allow herself to receive an incredible intimate sensual massage. Me being there standing by and later participating in the session made it even more enjoyable and exciting for both of us as a couple and individually. Thank you again and look forward to repeating it when possible.

Karen & Mike – December 2017

Just a quick email to say Thank you to you for yesterday.  You are a great teacher and Keith & I thoroughly enjoyed our time with you. It was lovely to experience the day together and something we will always remember and will endeavour to practice what we have learnt.  Keith is definitely feeling more positive and it has certainly reinforced our intimacy.  He has a spring back in his step!

Brigitte 46yrs & Partner 52yrs August 2018 - Couples Watch & Touch

My husband and I had been wanting to do this for years so finally after 26 years of marriage, advancing age and years of talk we began searching online. We were looking for another man to join us, but it seemed too risky, too public. We were drawn to Colin because his services were discrete and he was a qualified professional. I also liked the fact that he was a little closer to my age. There were photos of him at work, his classy, spotless rooms as well as a detailed description of services and prices. Before our first meeting, there was a fairly comprehensive form which was to establish my likes, dislikes and boundaries. I mention all these things as they really took out the ‘angst’ factor which had prevented us from doing this years ago.
The nerves were high but they were immediately calmed by Colin’s warm welcome. It all felt so natural and relaxed as my less than perfect naked body lay on the table and became aware of every move. The massage and everything that went with it was beyond expectation. My husband found the whole experience just as exhilarating.’Wow’ was all I could say afterwards just WOW!
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Jenifer 27yrs - Female Psychosensual

I had already had a couple massages with Colin and was impressed at how safe I felt and how he built up the sensuality gradually. My recent appointment was a psychosensual one, with an hour of counseling before the massage. I have some past trauma in my life and in only an hour, I felt that Colin had some useful insights. I’ve had counseling before but everyone focused directly on my sexual fears or trauma and never zoomed out to think of other ways and areas I could become more comfortable in my body. Colin was able to do that! After just one talk, I left the appointment encouraged to try harder to share some of my past with my boyfriend. So far I hadn’t told him much. Already in the week since my appointment, I’ve been bold enough to share some more details and concerns with my boyfriend. That is huge for me. I feel a little healthier just from being able to clearly state some things that he needed to know but that I wasn’t able to bring up before. And the massage after the talk was also fantastic. Due to the subject of the talk, I felt a bit more “fragile” than usual and didn’t want the massage to be as erotically intense as the previous one. Thankfully Colin was able to shift the tone and give me the experience I needed to properly enjoy it again. All in all, contacting Colin last year was one of the best decisions I’ve made in years in terms of my sexuality. I’ve been able to confront some physical fears or hang ups in a safe environment and am seeing a bit of growth as I understand my sexuality a little better.

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Colin Richards – Sex & Intimacy Engineer & Relationship Therapist

Colin has been helping women, men and couples in areas of sexual fulfilment, performance and relationships since 2008. Located in Battersea, Central London, Colin works with people of all ages, nationalities, ethnicities and body types. Some are single by choice, some are reluctantly single, and some are partnered in loving yet sexually unfulfilling relationships. Some are in relationships where the sex has become routine and predictable, others are in good relationships but want to expand their sexual relationship. Colin is regularly featured in the national media. Read more about Colin and his services. – click HERE.

What is Sensual Massage?

A sensual massage is given with a genuine sense of care and intimacy – incorporating relaxation, pleasure and arousal of the body. It combines traditional therapeutic massage with intended sensual arousal and erotic stimulation. Receiving a sensual massage produces immediate physical and emotional benefits. When we are touched and particularly when receiving sensual, arousing touch, remarkable things happen to our bodies. Doctors and scientific researchers are increasingly discovering the fantastic benefits to health and well-being that regular sexual arousal produces. Here are some facts.  Read more – click HERE.

Psychosensual Treatment

The Psychosensual Treatment for women, men and couples

Help with sexual performance, inability to orgasm and overcoming fears around physical intimacy and sex.

I trained in therapeutic and Swedish massage in 1995, In 2010 I completed a two-year training in Psychosexual and Relationship Counselling and in 2011 I studied the Imago relationship process. Since then i have given over 10,000 hours or treatments.  Rather than offer my bodywork and counselling experience separately I saw a benefit to combining these to create an integrative treatment that could both emotionally and practically support men, women, and couples who were experiencing sexual performance problems. I called this treatment Psychosensual Therapy. [Read more]

One to One Sexplay Workshops

I run various types of private workshops teaching men women and couples how to improve their knowledge and skills in psychological foreplay, practical sexplay and fulfilling lovemaking. These workshops can be tailored to your specific needs and can be taken on a date to suit your schedule, day or evening and weekends. Based on teaching sensual massage techniques these workshops give you the chance to practice on selected volunteers (male or female) or your partner. Workshops range from the 2 hour Experiential, 5 or 10 hour personal training to the 20-hour Professional training. [Read More]

Sensual Massage Boutique Workshops

The Boutique Workshop is a smaller intimate workshop for 2 to 6 persons, hosted personally by Colin in his private penthouse apartment in Battersea. These workshops are designed to be informative, experiential and fun with fewer numbers allowing for more in-depth teaching and practice. Boutique workshops are: Massage My Man – for women, Licensed to Thrill – for men, and Touch & Turn On – for bi & gay men.

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Colin Featured in Channel 5 Documentary – Orgasms on Sale

On December 12th 2018 Colin and his work as a Sex Engineer and Relationship Mentor was featured on Channel 5 TV, Episode 3 series 2 of The Sex Business, a groundbreaking series of documentaries by award-winning Director Paul Blake. The title of the documentary ‘Orgasm on Sale’ focussed on women and why they might seek out help or experiences from people in the business of sex. To view the documentary Click here

Talks & Events

Forthcoming Talks & Events hosted by Colin 

Intimacy Matters Presents at Home House

February 27th 7.00pm – Sex & Neuroscience with Andrea Balboni

Funzing Talks – Psychology of Kink and Fetish.

  • 21st January – Nottingham
  • 22nd January – Leeds
  • 5th February – Brighton
  • 11th February – London
  • 12th February – Cardiff

Intimate Tutorials

Intimate Tutorials offers on line massage training videos created by Colin

Intimacy Matters Introductory Video

This video is an example of the treatments that Colin gives. To gain access to more detailed descriptions and videos of the treatments register with Intimacy X and you will be sent a password to access the private area.

Request a 15-minute FREE call

It can be lonely when you feel unable to share your intimate thoughts about your sexuality or relationship and, for some, it can be a daunting decision to consult a ‘professional’ or ‘stranger’ about these feelings and needs. But whether you are a man, a woman or a couple; whether you are straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, bicurious, transgender, pan or polysexual or transsexual; if you are not sure how or if I can help you or maybe you are just too nervous to book a full appointment and want to know more before you commit – then just send me a text and ask if you can have a 15-minute chat with me by phone.

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40% Discount & 12-month Payment Plan for Regular Treatments

To help clients enjoy regular ‘me time’ I offer a yearly payment plan that offers either 12, 15 or 20 hours of massage or workshops at a discounted rate paid over 12 months. Limited places. For more details click HERE

Colin’s 3 Sex Tips

Intimacy X is the private area of Intimacy Matters.

Join Intimacy X to:

  • View a video of Colin’s 3 instant Sex Tips
  • Read the full descriptions of the various treatments
  • Watch video demonstrations of some of the treatments

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