I walk around at the moment feeling as though I can celebrate my own sexuality. This feels like a huge turnaround in my life, but also just the beginning. I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you to effect this change in perception and momentum – potentially a genuinely life-changing one – and I think it’s fantastic that you have committed yourself to this work. You’ve transformed my capacity to experience pleasure, and the comfort I can feel doing so.
— Client feedback on a multi-stranded programme of learning
Learn how to slow down and experience touch differently

Learn how to slow down and experience touch differently

What is Sexological Bodywork?

Sexological Bodywork is a form of somatic sex education and coaching, designed to help people to learn how to enjoy their bodies more, open up to pleasure, and expand their erotic potential. 

Sexological Bodywork was created by Joseph Kramer, PhD, after more than 20 years of working with people who wanted to experience more erotic connection. In 2003, Joseph launched the Certification in Sexological Bodywork (CSB) training programme, to train practitioners in delivering Sexological Bodywork to a consistent and high standard. The programme is taught in seven countries and is linked to professional associations. The UK training is endorsed by the Institute of Somatic Sexology, and UK practitioners abide by the code of ethics of the Somatic Sex Educators’ Association of Australasia. CSBs from the first cohort of UK training (2014) were involved in establishing the Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists here in the UK.

Sexological Bodywork practices, as with any somatic learning, are most effective when practiced regularly, over time, and in a self-directed manner. Clients are encouraged to utilise in their own time the techniques that they learn. Sexological Bodywork does not involve psychotherapy or counselling, but it can certainly be undertaken in parallel with talking therapies.

Why have sessions?

My loving hands

My loving hands

Sexological Bodyworkers believe that pleasure is good, has the power to be healing, and that embodiment and connection to our sexuality is a key component of wellbeing. People may have sessions with a Sexological Bodyworker to learn skills to tackle something they have a problem with, such as:

  • difficulty connecting with your body erotically
  • an inability to stay present during sex
  • difficulty saying ‘no’ – or saying ‘yes’
  • unsatisfactory masturbation
  • compulsive use of pornography
  • sexual shame
  • struggles with communicating about sex and desire
  • premature ejaculation
  • difficulty reaching orgasm
  • sub-optimal arousal
  • easily disrupted or curtailed arousal

But, there is no need to wait for a problem it is great to seek to expand your erotic potential from an already good place – What more can I feel? How can I become even more connected to my body and my erotic self?

I went on from our session to meet a very old friend. We had a lovely time looking round galleries, then an evening meal together. As I walked around, I noticed the good feelings moving through my body, warm flows, loving open feelings, tenderness for myself and my friend, looking at art then sharing good food and conversation all the time aware of feeling sensual and sexily embodied - totally delicious! Thank you.
— Client feedback on conscious breathwork and Hawaiian style bodywork