Combining interpersonal neurobiology, anatomical knowledge, and practices to empower choice and voice, Somatic Sex Education practitioners guide clients in the reclaiming of their bodies and their pleasure, and support liberation from the ongoing effects of sexual oppression, trauma, neglect, limiting beliefs and dysfunctions.
Somatic Sex Education offers a new way of understanding our bodies, our sexuality, and our erotic capacities; weaving the scientific understanding of human sexuality together with spiritual practices of erotic energy cultivation.
Somatic Sex Education is grounded in the science of neuroplasticity and informed by polyvagal theory. The modality is trauma-informed, and able to embrace the incredible diversity of neurology, gender and gender expression, with awareness of the impact of normative culture and privilege on access to sexual expression.
Research in contemporary neuroscience explains that because of the subcortical nature of trauma imprints, we can heal and change only when we physically experience and practice efficacy, power and pleasure in the erotic realm.
We deeply examine the intersections of power and privilege, and how oppression and micro-aggressions are inscribed on the body and soul.
Somatic Sex Education acknowledges that trauma is stored in the body, and to release and heal the body, to come into pleasure, we must experience safety.
To best serve, we take the position of facilitator to the client’s journey; the client is the one having the experience. We inquire and affirm their desires, while firmly holding the boundaries.
By beginning to pay attention to what a Yes feels like in the body, to what a No feels like in the body, we begin to empower voice and choice by tapping into our body’s inherent wisdom.
Somatic Sex Education respects the whole gender spectrum, all sexual orientations and all bodies.
The human brain is hardwired to notice the negative. We begin the practice of looking for and noticing what feels good in the body, heart, and mind.
Discovering the erotic self
Experiencing and expanding pleasure
(Re)discovering and (re)connecting with pleasure and sexuality with a disability, after surgery, injury, or illness, or with changes in an aging body.
Sexual arousal and desire disorders
Premature/ delayed/ unintentional ejaculation
Difficulty staying present during sexual engagement
Difficulty with orgasm
Healing from sexual and/or emotional trauma
Relationship and intimacy issues
Genito-pelvic injuries and pain
Scar tissue remediation
Establishing, communicating and negotiating boundaries
Gender exploration and affirmation
Compulsive sexual behaviours
Exploring the intersection of sex and spirit