Sexological Bodywork

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Required Reading and Viewing

For Sexological Bodywork Trainings, 2020- 2021

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 practice sessions of erotic bodywork and Orgasmic Yoga.


The Erotic Mind by Jack Morin


Required Viewing

Atlas of Erotic Anatomy and Arousal
video course by Cyndi Darnell

In addition to this atlas, enrolled students are required to view, study and practice erotic video teachings and demonstrations streamed or downloaded through and Enrolled students’ online video study will be guided by the course work book, by Zoom teleconferences, 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 Shortbus Free in Spanish.

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

The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing and Social Justice by Staci K Haines

Pelvic Pain Clinicby Caffyn Jesse and Shauna Farabaugh

Healers on the Edge: Somatic Sex Educationby Caffyn Jesse, Cassie Moore, Mehdi Darvish

Sex in the Forbidden Zone by Peter Rutter, MD

The Power Of Focusing: Finding Your Inner Voice by Ann Weiser Cornell

Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century by Barbara Carrellas.

The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Bodyby Kimberly Ann Johnson