Certified Sexological Bodyworkers define themselves as 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. Just Fifteen years ago, this new somatic profession was brought into the world. Somatic practices include psychotherapy, education, awareness, movement, and hands-on techniques of bodywork. It is a profession with which we put ourselves in service to others. This new profession of working directly with the living body is emerging from a great need felt around the world and the wish to contribute something meaningful. As Sexological Bodyworkers, we assist you as you challenge your own oppressive habits and patterns. We help you to celebrate your unique living bodies in pleasurable and beneficial ways. As you can imagine, the focus of sex education should not just be on words or videos. Somatic sex education is happening in our hearts and genitals, it`s about experiencing and changing feeling states. This practice calls us into creativity and freedom. We explore erotic embodiment, playfulness and pure joy. We are dear to our own hearts – to our personal development and last but not least to the evolution of this planet we call earth. This profession rests on the value of mindful erotic practice. Erotic practice allows us to know and value ourselves, as well as brings innumerable benefits for the brain and the body. Mindful practice allows us to develop the skills necessary to play and dance with others.
Being mindful in our lives is a skill that can be cultivated… In every sense of the term mindful—being conscientious and intentional in what we do, being open and creative with possibilities, or being aware of the present moment without grasping onto judgments—being mindful is a state of awareness that enables us to be flexible and receptive and to have presence. (Daniel Siegel, The Mindful Therapist)
Sexological Bodywork = sex education + mindfulness.
Here is a great article on the History of Somatic Education:
At its core, Orgasmic Yoga invites embodied, mindful self-accountability. The self-directed practice sessions involve breathing, savouring, sound, movement, touch, placement of attention, and awareness of intention. Orgasmic Yoga is practiced where you are—solo or in the presence of companions you choose. Erotic practice sessions weave together the heart and genitals. This alone is a profound reason to commit to practice. Orgasmic Yoga has the potential to produce a state of arousal that is free of fantasy, unfinished emotional business, religious dogma, cultural caveats and habitual sexual behaviours. In this erotic trance state, an individual becomes aware of the body as a source of wisdom, happiness and freedom. The word “orgasmic” is intended in the term “orgasmic yoga” the way the word “fitness” is intended in the term “fitness centre”. You do not have to feel that you are orgasmic in order to do orgasmic yoga. The practice might not actually feel orgasmic at all while you are doing it. It might feel clunky, or difficult. You might be full of distraction. We do our “yoga”, our practice, so that over time we progressively become more orgasmic, and there is greater flow and ease with the concept of practice itself. Beginner yogis are at times distracted by the desire for orgasm, or greater orgasmicness, or engorgement, to name a few common distractions. All of these experiences are welcome, but none of them are necessary for your practice. Thirty minutes is the recommended minimum amount of time to spend on Orgasmic Yoga each day. Some yogis will practice longer, and others will do shorter sessions. The length of the practice session is less important than how present and aware you are during the practice. “Orgasmic Yoga practice sessions are times we remember who we are, times when we become mindful of our intentions. But very little happens without the practice.” – Joseph Kramer – Founder Sexological Bodywork. Sexological Bodywork is a profession in California, founded by Joseph Kramer. Topics like Orgasmic Yoga, conscious self love, couple coaching, somatic bodywork are just some examples of this new profession. Didi Liebold & Janine Hug, are the founder of the International Institute for Sexological Bodywork (IISB) in Zürich. They teach the Training in Zürich, Switzerland and Berlin, Germany.
We have been sharing our passion for Orgasmic Yoga on many of our events. Great interest and curiosity has arisen for many of you wanting to learn and experience this self-loving personal practice. When working with sexuality we open a well of wisdom as well as old pain, shame and trauma. With this in mind and due to professional care, we have chosen not to share the practice in mere writing and then hope that you will have a clear understanding, self blissipline and motivation to begin and be successful. This practice requires support and in-depth guidance in order for you to benefit and adopt this as consistent practice.
So instead we’ve created Orgasmic Yoga – The SELF PLEASURE EXPERIMENT and are offering a 21 day guided program to walk you through the practice and share the relevant content and depth required to get the most out of this new orgasmic experience.