Sexological Bodywork

Required Reading

For The International Institute for Sexological Bodywork Training, Spring 2009

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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1.The Erotic Mind by Jack Morin

In German: Erotische Intelligenz

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

In German: Beweglich sein, ein Leben lang: Die heilsame Wirkung körperlicher Bewußtheit. Mit einem Übungsprogramm Also available in French, Russian, Hungarian, and Spanish.


Recommended Films

Enrolled students are required to view, study and practice over twelve hours of erotic teachings from over twenty-five different educational DVDs. All of these required video lessons can be streamed or downloaded through The New School of Erotic Touch. Enrolled students’ online video study will be guided by the course work book and in class phone gatherings with Joseph Kramer and Isa Magdalena.

Most of the recommended films listed below are available for rent in stores and online. There will be discussion of the films below in the course forums.

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

Resurrection with Ellen Burnstyn (not available on DVD)

Healing Sex: The Complete Guide to Sexual Wholeness with Staci Haines (available through

Recommended Reading

Our Sexuality by Robert Crooks and Karla Baur (8th, 9th or 10 Edition. Be sure to buy the textbook and not the study guide.) This text is the best survey of the biological, psychosocial, behavioral and cultural aspects of sexuality available today. This is an important resource for professional sexologists. Note that the 8th and 9th edition can be purchased very inexpensively.

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

Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body by Reginald A. Ray
Read a segment immediately: Touching Enlightenment

Reclaiming Eros: Sacred Whores and Healers by Margaret Wade and Suzanne Blackburn
Read chapters about instructors immediately: Isa Magdalena and Joseph Kramer.

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

What is Somatics? (Part I--IV) by Thomas Hanna Ph.D.

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

In German in Spring 2009: Alltägliche Ekstase: Tantra-Rituale für alle Leidenschaften