Sexological Bodyworkers are guides in learning sexual arousal management, the foundation of good sex.

Required And Recommended Readings And Viewing


For Sexological Bodywork Trainings, 2021- 2022

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


(Free online)

Somatic Education: its Origins, Ancestors, and Prospects by Edward W. Maupin, Ph.D.S

Pointers for Sexual-Spiritual Practice by Barnaby Barratt Ph.D.

Trauma: A Practical Guide to Working with Body and Soul by Chrstiane Pelmas, CSB (supplied free to enrolled students)


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.


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

The Sessions directed by Ben Lewin

The Atlas of Erotic Anatomy & Arousal with Cyndi Darnell


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 Clinic by Caffyn Jesse and Shauna Farabaugh

Healers on the Edge: Somatic Sex Education by 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 Body by Kimberly Ann Johnson

Somatics for Rope Bottoms by Natasha Nawataneko, CSB