Journey to the Erotic Self

My journey into the Erotic Self and knowing more about sexuality began many moons ago, when I was starting to understand that we were all sexual beings. I learned a lot from books, people, workshops and life itself. I soon realized there is a disconnect in who we are as sexual entities and how we live our lives sexually. It has to do with ignorance, mistaken expectations and, most of all, to silence. I believe that having a healthy sexual life impacts the rest of our day and night – and yet, most people hide their Erotic Self away in the back of their minds, as if ignoring it will make their problems go away.

In university, I discovered that there was something different going on when friends and acquaintances began to open up to me about their sexual lives. I became the go-to for counsel, advice, and a judgement-free listening ear, and I have been cultivating my approach ever since.


Becoming an Erotic Expert

I have been working in the areas of sexuality and expression for more than a decade. But life is a journey not a destination, so how did I get here?

Born and raised in Mexico City, I have been fortunate to travel the world and have long believed that life is a constant pursuit to learn, understand and better ourselves. Along the way, I have lived and learned in Mexico City, São Paulo, Jerusalem, Berlin, New York and Toronto.

Here are just a few of the things I’ve done (or still do) along the way:
– High School teacher (scariest job ever!)
– University Professor
– Radio Host
– TV Host
– Script writer
– Translator
– Reiki Master
– A constant and loving knitter

I am also a published author of two books in Spanish on themes of an erotic nature: La Espera and Estío en la Canícula.

Today, I am a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition’s program in Holistic Health Coaching, and hold a Master’s degree and remain a PhD Candidate (ABD) in Erotic Literature at CUNY’s Graduate Center. I am a frequent guest at conferences and have appeared on television, radio, videos, podcasts and other media on topics ranging from self-intimacy and self-seduction to erotic literature and pornography.


Behind the Scenes

  • I fermented three humans in a four-year span and they run my life. (Ask me about my Sex After Kids workshop!)
  • I am the partner and lover of the most amazing man and father, who foolishly/wisely proposed only 10 days after we met.
  • I was adopted by a one-of-a-kind puppy more than 8 years ago, and she remains ageless.
  • I have dabbled in many forms of exercise like running, pole dancing, barre classes, martial arts and swing dancing. My newest endeavour: Aerial Silks!
  • Today my name is Kelly Swartz, although in some places you may find me as Kelly A.K. or Kelly Aro. Like many of you, I’ve worn different costumes (and names) for distinct moments of life.
  • I used to be a smoker! I would exercise, eat salads, meditate and smoke! So I understand that unhealthy habits exist even within a healthy spectrum.
  • I am very excited to accompany you on the journey to become the most fulfilled, joyful, healthy, successful version of you!


Karelin R.

Mexico City

I sought out Kelly for one specific reason and a few hours later it became something else entirely. Kelly was very versatile by understanding and guiding me during this time which was very unexpected, painful and quick. She was my compass for the decisions I wasn’t certain of and she has so many resources on hand that after each session she was able to provide me with websites, specialists, books and tips. I can say that after each session I was able to move and act, obtaining great results. Thank you so much Kelly, I will always recommend you. Big Hugs.”