Barry du Plooy, 69, is a life path coach who lives in Cape Town, South Africa. He specialises in sex, health and relationships. “At this stage, I am at a sexual peak like never before,” he says. He also explains that sometimes people are shocked when they find out he is a man who is a sexual educator with a special focus on women.
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
Barry du Plooy
HOW OLD ARE YOU?
WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
Cape Town, South Africa
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I provide solutions to Life’s challenges in the areas of . . .
– parenting + family
– sexuality + sexual function
– health and
I use quantum physics to analyse people’s personality + potential as encoded in their birth date . . . along with their lessons + challenges of course.
Then simply by adding two (or more) dates together . . . I am able to describe the dynamic between those people with blinding accuracy,
TELL US WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE YOUR AGE?
69 is my chronological age
25 – 35 is my actual age
So I am thrilled to say that I have the excitement, joy and drive of a newbie, but the wisdom and patience of an oldie.
(Whispered) At this age I am at a sexual peak like never before . . . it’s a total joy to have surpassed the fumbling and bumbling stage of life . . . and am about to launch a series of workshops targeting the feminine as also schools, colleges and universities.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE NOW THAT YOU DIDN’T HAVE AT 25?
5 children + 4 grandchildren
33 years of participation in the biggest individually timed cycle tour in the world
Qualification as a Chartered Accountant
18 years in alternative healing and a whole bunch of interesting other related directions.
6 years on local radio, dispensing counsel and guidance on relationships, parenting and career direction.
WHAT ABOUT SEX?
Yes . . . with 5 children (that all look like me) I have had some involvement 🙂
I am about to launch a series of workshops in the area of sex-ed starting at schoolgoer level, through college and university, with a strong focus on women as they are my predominant clients.
I am passionate about putting people in touch with their bodies and facilitating their understanding and enjoyment of their sexuality.
Struggled through my younger and teen years as I was painfully shy and did not know how to interact with girls.
Have had two 18-year marriages and I am currently in a relationship of 7 years with a honey who is 23 years my junior.
I am not a proponent of marriage in the legal or biblical sense, as I have come to believe that we are not monogamous beings . . .
HOW FREE DO YOU FEEL?
2017 is my year for finishing off, clearing out and letting go and I have been diligently letting go of all manner of ‘things and stuff’.
The more I let go of, the free-er I feel.
I am also releasing the shackles of rules, regulations and inhibiting beliefs . . . that are foisted upon us through our prescriptive schooling curricula, through religious dogma and regulatory controls
WHAT ARE YOU PROUD OF?
I am most proud of my kids, who have grown up as responsible people, without being boring, without being constrained by convention and who have risen to meet life’s challenges.
WHAT KEEPS YOU INSPIRED?
The constant thirst for truth in the wide-ranging areas of my passion . . . and my ability to make a difference in people’s lives on so many varied fronts.
I specialise in providing Solutions to Life’s Challenges
WHEN ARE YOU HAPPIEST?
I thrive when I am with people but even more so when I am out in nature. Cycling gently along the beachfront, taking in lungs-full of fresh clean air is a special treat and happy place.
AND WHERE DOES YOUR CREATIVITY GO?
I enjoy DIY . . . so do potter around
I also have an interior design consultancy partnered with my middle daughter, so do still have input to aspects of space planning and technology installation.
I love calligraphy but don’t get enough time to produce significant word-art . . . sigh . . . maybe when I am older.
For the past few years, I have been creating a workshop series about life skills and sexual education . . . and this has been an avenue for my rampant creativity!
WHAT’S YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF LIVING?
Before we enter this world, we make a whole bundle of choices . . . including, but not limited to, our parents, our body, our name(s), our date of birth (in which is encoded our gifts, talents, challenges + lessons) . . . and how and when we will leave this world.
As we come through the birth process, we choose to erase our memory of this information . . . then spend the greater part of our life trying to re-discover why we are here . . .
There is an easier way . . . 🙂
There is no death . . .
Yes, we do cast off our earthly body, like slipping out of an overcoat . . . but life continues unabated.
Yet we cling to life as if it has an end, we hold onto and grieve about those we have ‘lost’ along the way . . taking much of our joy out of Life!
ARE YOU STILL DREAMING?
I don’t often dream at night . . . but spend most of my day in thought, planning, researching and capturing . . . just how I can maximise my gifts to humanity in delivering my Life’s work.
Night time meditation during my nocturnal wanderings does bring crystal clarity to much of my creations.
I am guided by a bunch of pretty powerful angels to connect with people across the globe . . . who are in need of an ear, counsel or guidance . . . those connections are forged with absolute clarity . . . with no room for doubt about divine guidance.
WHAT WAS A RECENT OUTRAGEOUS ACTION OF YOURS?
I am a thought leader in the areas of attraction, relationships, parenting, the family unit and sexuality.
When I deliver public talks, I issue a warning up front that what I am about to say will potentially shock people and make them feel very uncomfortable . . . it does help to wake some of them out of their lethargy.
Many folks are shocked when I tell them that I am a sexual educator, with a special focus on teaching women about their bodies and sexuality.