Diversity Rules Magazine is honored to have David P. Wichman as the June feature interview. David’s story is a compelling, provocative, and heart-wrenching tale, but one that is empowering as well. It highlights the triumph of the human spirit, the desire to cast off the chains that bind and weave a path based on faith in self, and overcoming the demons that lay within.
David Wichman is an author, speaker, sexual healer, and entrepreneur who is respected and well-known all over the world to those who seek to live free of stigma, shame, and fear around sex, love, and intimacy.
Raised in Fremont, California, David survived a childhood marked by severe neglect and abuse, which led him into years of homelessness, alcoholism, and drug addiction. After decades of struggle and rehabilitation failures, he finally obtained freedom from his addiction in 2005. He remains an active member of New Thought and recovery movements to this day.
In 2006, David found a calling in sex work. While working with seniors, the disabled, and those with severe intimacy issues, he discovered the profound transformational power that sex work creates for both client and provider. In 2009, he founded his travel-companion company, the Male Adventure, through which he has accompanied clients on life-changing adventures to all seven continents. He is an activist, vocal ally, and grateful member of the LGBTQI2 community.
David has recently released his book, Every Grain of Sand. It is a profoundly intimate and adventurous tale told with bold authenticity. Wichman’s life was shaped by sexual abuse, parental neglect, foster care, homelessness, and severe alcohol and drug addiction. After white-collar crime landed him in jail, Wichman resolved to finally conquer the sense of brokenness that had been driving him to self-destruction throughout his life.
In David’s own words, “It’s taken years to bring this story to life, but I’m passionate about my message. This book is for anyone who has suffered from a painful past. I believe our worst traumas neither destroy us nor define us. As we wake up to our true nature of wholeness, we begin to heal and live our purpose in the world.”
After beginning recovery in 2005, Wichman found his calling as a sex worker. While caring for the elderly, disabled, and traumatized, he discovered the profound transformational power that sex work creates for both client and provider. Wichman’s memoir is a spiritual journey and a celebration of restoration to a life of joy, gratitude, and wonder. His story encourages readers to explore their own beliefs about their inherent wholeness and worth, as well as their need for connection and intimacy.