Somatic Sex Education
What is Somatic Sex Education?
Somatic Sex Education has grown out of a modality called Sexological Bodywork, developed by Joseph Kramer in response to the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Somatic Sex Education is a growing profession that stands in the long-empty space left by modern healing practices of massage therapy and sex therapy. Massage therapists can touch you, but not sexually. Sex therapists can talk with you about sex, but they cannot touch you. There is a tragic gap left by these professionals for people on sexual healing journeys. Educators in the field of Somatic Sex Education are trained to work directly with the body through coaching, embodiment practice, somatic awareness, touch, trance, and ritual.
As a Somatic Sex Educator, I seek to support people on their journey to sexual wholeness. I work to empower choice and voice, to move and soften stuck trauma, to wash away shame, and to invite greater access to erotic embodiment and pleasure. I hold pleasure as a human birthright. I believe that feeling good is good for us. I offer attunement, validation, non-judgement, and celebration. I teach skills and information while holding space for awe, wonder, and mystery.
If you feel curious about this work, I offer a 15 minute phone call to connect and see if we are a good fit. Head on over to the Contact page to request a consultation.