What is Sexological Bodywork?
I get this question often as well as quizzical looks when I mention that this is a modality I offer when I meet someone new.
So, here are two excerpts from websites that offer practitioner directories for Certified Sexological Bodyworkers.
One is the website of the Association of Certified Sexological Bodyworkers. This is a professional organization that represents Certified SexologicaI Bodyworkers around the world.
I have included the links at the end of each excerpt so that you can visit the sites yourself!
Sexological Bodywork™ is somatic, erotic education that assists individuals, couples and groups to deepen their experience of embodiment. We offer experiential learning opportunities that consciously access profound ecstatic and erotic states. Our teaching involves a variety of instructive modalities, including breathwork, touch, erotic massage, pelvic release bodywork, scar tissue remediation, and Orgasmic Yoga coaching.
Ten Common Reasons People Come to Sexological Bodyworkers
1. Premature Ejaculation
2. Erectile Dysfunction
3. Inability to Orgasm
4. Relief from Pelvic Pain
5. Couples Wanting to Enhance Their Sex Life
6. Learning to Give and Receive Pleasure
7. Recovering Sexual Functioning And Pleasure after Childbirth; Genital, Pelvic or Breast Surgery
8. Accepting and Loving One’s Body, Gender and Sexuality
9. Understanding Anal Pleasure
10. Referred by a Therapist, Doctor, Social Worker, Massage Therapist
Sexological Bodyworkers teach through body experiences designed to nurture, deepen or awaken the sensual self. These experiences can include coaching in breath, movement, body awareness, boundary-setting, communication, anatomy, sensate focus, massage, erotic trance and other body-based teaching about sex. Uniquely in the professions, we are trained to do genital and anal touch for education, healing and pleasure. We touch in ways that assist students in developing presence within the body, opening interior awareness, and learning how the body can feel more and more alive.
Sexological Bodywork™ is a wonderful way to address all kinds of sexual challenges, ranging from premature ejaculation to not being able to orgasm readily. Couples can learn to navigate sexual differences and explore new erotic possibilities with body-based learning and guided practice.
The experiential learning opportunities available through Sexological Bodywork™ can help you engage in a respectful dialogue with your autonomic nervous system, so that physical and emotional processes that usually happen to us can be held in mindful awareness, and transformed. Love and fear, excitement and relaxation, arousal and happiness, reverence and bliss all have biochemical and physiological components that can be regulated, with training and conscious practice over time.
We all set limits on the quantity and quality of pleasure we can embody. Limits to pleasure are ubiquitous in a culture that shames sexuality and fails to teach us how to honor and celebrate erotic energy. Sexual wounding becomes embedded in the body’s tissues and responses. Sexological Bodywork™ can assist you in expanding the pleasure that is possible. This expansion has physical, emotional, mental and spiritual components.
Sexological Bodyworkers are somatic sex educators, supporting individuals, couples and groups to learn to direct their own erotic development, learn about their bodies, sex and sexuality, or work through sexual issues or concerns.
We offer experiential learning opportunities that consciously access and integrate profound ecstatic and erotic states. Our teaching involves a variety of instructive modalities, including breathwork, touch, erotic massage, pelvic release work, scar tissue remediation, and Orgasmic Yoga coaching.
One of the somatic realms that Sexological Bodyworkers introduce to our students is a state of arousal that is free of fantasy, unfinished emotional business, religious dogma, cultural caveats and habitual sexual behaviors. In this meditative state, an individual becomes aware of the body as a source of wisdom and freedom. One of the ways to access this fecund state is by actively receiving an Erotic Massage Dancing session. Helping others access and make use of a variety of erotic states is foundational to the education we offer.
Sexological Bodyworkers believe that sexual health and erotic education are basic human rights. We are trained somatic sex educators.
If you still aren’t sure what a sexological bodyworker is or does, send me a message or an email!