Sexological Bodywork

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Required Reading

For Sexological Bodywork Trainings, 2018- 2019

Somatic Sex Education is an area of study full of new ideas. The required (and recommended) readings and viewings are foundational for the profession of Sexological Bodywork. We suggest completing the required readings before the course begins. This will allow more time during the actual training for the practice of erotic bodywork and somatic coaching.


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The Erotic Mind by Jack Morin

Women’s Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure by Sheri Winston

Out in the Open, Revised Edition: The Complete Male Pelvis by R. Louis Schultz Ph.D. and Marcelo Coutinho


Required Viewing

Enrolled students are required to view, study and practice erotic video teachings and demonstrations streamed or downloaded through The New School of Erotic Touch and The Orgasmic Yoga Institute. Enrolled students’ online video study will be guided by the course work book, by class phone gatherings with Joseph Kramer and other instructors and by guidance from a personal coach.

Recommended Films

Sexual Chronicles of a French Family directed by Pascal Arnold and Jean-Marc Barr

Bliss written and directed by Lance Young starring Terence Stamp

Shortbus written and directed by John Cameron Mitchell

Sex, Lies, and Videotape written and directed by Steven Soderbergh

Don Jon written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The Atlas of Erotic Anatomy & Arousal with Cyndi Darnell

Recommended Reading

Trauma: A Practical Guide to Working with Body and Soul by Chrstiane Pelmas, CSB

The Art of Somatic Coaching: Embodying Skillful Action, Wisdom, and Compassion by Richard Strozzi-Heckler

The Mindful Brain. Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being by Daniel J. Siegel

Science for Sexual Happiness: A Guide to Reclaiming Erotic Pleasure by Caffyn Jesse, CSB

Erotic Massage for Healing and Pleasure by Caffyn Jesse, CSB

Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body by Reginald A. Ray

Sex in the Forbidden Zone by Peter Rutter, MD

Reclaiming Eros: Sacred Whores and Healers by Margaret Wade and Suzanne Blackburn
Read chapter about Joseph Kramer immediately: Joseph Kramer.

Indecent Practices and Erotic Trance: Making Sense of Tantra
by Jungian analyst John Ryan Haule

Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century by Barbara Carrellas.
Read two chapters immediately: How to Touch and Four Conscious Breaths

Somatics: Reawakening The Mind’s Control Of Movement, Flexibility, And Health by Thomas Hanna

Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships by David Schnarch