Now available to everyone offering
body-based sex education
and to everyone wishing more playfulness
and joy in their lovemaking.
Sex Education Through the Body
Welcome to everyone wishing to explore sex education through the body. The professional Sexological Bodywork training materials are now available to you for your personal or professional use. If you are a sex educator, therapist, or sex worker, you can help your clients to effectively manage sexual arousal – the core skill of quality sex. These professional resources are designed to help your clients escape sexual arousal habits, allowing them to enjoy playful and open-hearted sex.
Teaching with Sexual Arousal
Somatic sex education and sexual arousal management skills are best learned in sexually aroused bodies. This training offers solo practices for working directly with your own sexually aroused body and erotic touch practices for working with the arousal of others. When you mindfully repeat the erotic practices in this training, profound embodied learning takes place.
For You and Those You Love
For more pleasure, healing and intimacy in your personal life, you are invited to select your own lessons from the professional training. You and those you love can check out the Course Details for each of the five courses and choose what you wish to explore together.
Free Erotic Practice Mini-Course
This mini-course on erotic practice focuses on breaking free of solo sex habits and expanding arousal during erotic bodywork. This introduction has four video demonstrations, fifteen minutes of reading, and several suggestions for somatic practice.
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 solo sex coaching.
Why a Somatic Approach to Sex Education?
Somatic means “working with the lived body.” Somatic sex education involves “working with the sexually aroused body.” This Sexological Bodywork Homestudy invites you to experience how humans learn sex by working directly with your own erotic body and with the erotic bodies of others. This is the fastest and most effective way to learn new sexual skills.
Joseph Kramer, Ph.D.
Joseph is the co-founder and co-creator of the profession of Sexological Bodywork. 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 Sexological Bodywork Homestudy 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 Sexological Bodywork 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 in this training 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.
Insights and Perspectives on Sexological Bodywork
Sexological Bodywork on Netflix: Sex, Love and Goop
Sexological Bodyworkers Darshana Avila and Jaiya demonstrated the effectiveness of erotic bodywork sessions in the Netflix series “Sex, Love and Goop.” Here is Darshana speaking on the Goop.com website:
“A Sexological Bodywork session is a space for getting to know more about what lights you up and what the potential pathways to pleasure are for you…In my practice, I work more with people who are interested in understanding more about their pleasure and accessing what feels like an untapped well of potential in their erotic lives.”
Darshana Avila, Sexological Bodyworker
Scientists Study Pleasure and Wellbeing in 80 Women Who Received Sexological Bodywork
Sexual researchers discovered that five consecutive days of Sexological Bodywork expanded what women want out of sex and empowered them to ask for it. Sexual desires and feelings of embodiment were enhanced by a focus on arousal rather than orgasm. Women told researchers that erotic touch sessions released shame, healed past trauma and cultivated a sense of spirituality. Study published in 2023 in the Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy.
Betsy Crane, Kaci Mial & Elise Becher, Sex Researchers. Exploring erotic potential: mixed methods study on effects of a Sexological Bodywork retreat for people who identify as women.
Sexological Bodywork Practitioner
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.
Kai, Polysoma, Sexological Bodyworker
The Pleasure Gap: American Women and the Unfinished Sexual Revolution
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 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.”
Katherine Rowland, Author