About SSE

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About SSE

What is Somatic Sex Education?

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.

Somatic Sex Education is…

Science Based

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.

Anti-oppressive

We deeply examine the intersections of power and privilege, and how oppression and micro-aggressions are inscribed on the body and soul.

Trauma-informed

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.

Client-guided

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.

Body-focused

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.

Accessible

Somatic Sex Education respects the whole gender spectrum, all sexual orientations and all bodies.

Pleasure-directed

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.

Who Benefits?

Somatic Sex Education offers tools for…

  • 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

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • 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

  • Vaginismus

  • Scar tissue remediation

  • Masturbation coaching

  • Establishing, communicating and negotiating boundaries

  • Gender exploration and affirmation

  • Compulsive sexual behaviours

  • Exploring the intersection of sex and spirit

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