What is the Yoga of Sex?
What is a Sexological Bodyworker?
Sexological Bodyworkers are somatic sex educators, assisting individuals, couples and groups to deepen their experience of erotic embodiment using a variety of educational modalities such as breathwork, movement, erotic massage, pelvic release, scar tissue remediation, consent and Orgasmic Yoga coaching.
Enjoy a Free Practice Lesson
We invite you to engage with a lesson from the Yoga of Sex Homestudy exploring three Sexological Bodywork modalities. This introductory lesson has 7 short video clips, 15 minutes of reading, and several suggestions for somatic practice.
Yoga of Sex Student Gatherings
Joseph Kramer, founder of Sexological Bodywork, invites Yoga of Sex students to join him on Zoom on June 4th at 11am Pacific time / 8pm CEST.
These quarterly gatherings are a chance to connect with other students, to ask questions and to share your somatic insights. The end-of-summer gathering will be September 11th.
Why a Somatic Approach to Sex Education?
Somatic means “working with the lived body.” The Yoga of Sex course invites you to experience how humans learn sex by working with your body and with the bodies of others. Somatic sex educators work directly with the body because it is the fastest and most effective way to learn new sexual skills. When we repeat a practice mindfully over time, profound embodied learning takes place.
The profession of Sexological Bodywork rests on the value of mindful erotic practice. Many individuals have chosen to make use of COVID-19 quarantines to engage the Yoga of Sex. Erotic practice brings us into the present moment. It helps us to know and value ourselves and brings innumerable benefits for the brain and the body. Somatic practice allows us to develop the erotic skills necessary to dance and play with others.
Yoga of Sex
Joseph Kramer, Ph.D.
Joseph is the co-founder and co-creator of Sexological Bodywork and The Yoga of Sex. He has trained thousands of professional massage therapists, erotic bodyworkers and somatic educators through EroticMassage.com, OrgasmicYoga.com and The Body Electric School. He is the major teacher in the Yoga of Sex. Visit his links page.
Caffyn taught Sexological Bodywork and Somatic Sex Education professional trainings in Canada. They also have written on neurobiology, sexual healing, trauma, and orgasm coaching. Books include Science for Sexual Happiness, Erotic Massage for Healing and Pleasure and Pelvic Pain Clinic. Enrolling in the Yoga of Sex was Caffyn’s introduction to somatic sex education. Caffyn offers teachings in ethics, gender, breathing, and erotic touch.
Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D.
For over forty years, Annie Sprinkle has explored sexuality in all its glorious forms. She is a prostitute-pornstar turned Ph.D. sexologist, educator, and performance artist. She co-created the field of Eco-Sexuality, where Earth becomes our Lover and masturbation becomes meditation. In this course, you will benefit from her orgasmic erotic massage teachings. Annie proclaims, “Let there be pleasure on Earth and let it begin with me!”
Jack Morin, Ph.D.
As a board-certified sex therapist and licensed psychologist, Jack Morin helped create the profession of Sexological Bodywork. His writings and videos will guide your learning about your core erotic theme, investigating peak erotic experiences, and teaching anal pleasure and health. The Erotic Mind, by Jack Morin, is a text for this course. Jack passed away in 2013.
Ellen Heed, Ph.D.
Ellen Heed has co-taught more Sexological Bodywork certificate trainings than anyone in the world. For Ellen, somatics starts with anatomy and physiology. Her mission is to empower people to use their own anatomy as a road to self-discovery. In this course, she will teach you how to bring more pleasure to numbed out scar tissue, especially in the genital area.
Staci Haines is the co-founder of generative somatics. She has been involved in social justice, sexual trauma and somatic work since the early 1990’s. The Yoga of Sex Homestudy includes Staci’s film Healing Sex: The Guide to Complete Wholeness along with videos and written teachings on how to experience pleasure and safety after sexual trauma. Staci reminds us, “You are more powerful than what happened to you.”
Poet, educator and activist, Letta begins this training exhorting us: “Liberate Yourself: You are important. You are necessary. You are integral to the universe.” They encourage practice with both their body and their words. “Masturbating centers me. Touching myself helps me know that I matter. It helps me remember that I matter.”
The founder of Urban Tantra®, Barbara trains professional sex educators throughout the world. She is an author, artist, innovator, instigator and thought leader in the fields of sex, gender and spirit. Students of the Yoga of Sex will study her film Transcendent Bodies, where Barbara offers an Erotic Awakening Massage to two transpeople as they rediscover their desires, arousal and orgasm. This film was created specifically to train Sexological Bodyworkers.
Jaiya is a sex educator and certified Sexological Bodyworker who has developed Erotic Blueprints™: a map of arousal that reveals your specific erotic language of orgasmic delight. In this course, her Red Hot Touch videos will guide you in how to integrate erotic massage into lovemaking. You can also catch her teaching about Sexological Bodywork on the Netflix series Sex, Love and Goop.
Hear From Sexological Professionals
It is so exciting to have this new profession of Sexological Bodywork available, with its specialized training and ethical operating principles. I find it much simpler now to recommend clients get bodywork. A Sexological Bodyworker offers hands-on education about new erotic possibilities that can help clients revitalize their sexuality and begin to value pleasure. This has changed the way I do therapy.
Without touch I would not be able to help people bring about change within their own bodies. Touch is a force for such change. I give people knowledge and empower them. I have a deep sense of fulfilment in the work I do. I am witness to the positive changes that my work has on people. I am part of a revolution that is changing the way we feel and view sexual health and wellness; within a health care industry that is out of touch with the sexual lives of people and society.
The most powerful intervention that I documented in The Pleasure Gap was the realm of Sexological Bodywork. It’s an intersection of physical therapy and sex work that can — but does not necessarily — include genital touch. For some of the women who I spoke to, they’ve said that this was the missing link in understanding their bodies. Sexological Bodywork practitioners facilitate your self-knowledge of your body, pleasure, comfort, boundaries, feelings of confidence and being able to articulate “no.” For example, “No, I don’t want you to touch me here” and “I don’t want you to look at me here.” This helps women ask why they feel this way — and get to a point where they can say “yes.”