Sexological Bodywork | Blending Tantra, Taoism and Western Bodywork

Published | Updated August 5, 2020

Sexological Bodywork

Sexological Bodywork™ is a modality created in the USA by Dr. Joseph Kramer, who, by the way, also developed modern Tantric Lingam Massage. Sexological Bodywork has its origins in Taoist and Tantric philosophical ideas and Asian massage and bodywork practices, combined with contemporary Western massage techniques and insights in treating sexual dysfunctions.

The work is a method to help i.e. support people to connect fully with their bodies and emotions, enabling new experiences with sensations and sexuality. Sexological Bodywork™ may also include full body or genital massages.

Today, professional training takes place in the USA, but trainings are also available in Canada and Australia, and in European countries, notably in Germany and Switzerland, and sometimes also in Asian countries, such as in Thailand, for instance on Koh Phangan. More about this on the websites International Institute for Sexological Bodywork IISB® or Sexological Bodywork.

Practical Sexological Bodywork™ consists of sex coaching, that is, examination and reflection about one’s sexuality, experiences, and sexuality in partnerships. It furthermore shares knowledge about sexual issues, such as gender-specific anatomy, forms of arousal, sex drive, and orgasms.

Furthermore, the treatment has a somatic focus, that is, it’s sexual coaching through bodywork, such as training of body perception, mindful touch with various massage techniques, breathwork, erotic massage, genital massage, pelvic release bodywork, pelvic and anal massage, and Orgasmic Yoga, among other bodywork.

Some health benefits of Sexological Bodywork are thought to be increased sexual arousal and libido, experiencing orgasms more intensely and gaining multi-orgasmic potential, alleviation or curing of erectile dysfunctions, premature ejaculation, pain during intercourse, and physical blockages and general pains, regaining sexual function and the ability to feel pleasure, understanding anal health and genital pleasure, enhancement of couples’ sex life, giving and accepting sexuality, sensuality and touch, and self-acceptance of one’s own body and gender.

Sessions usually take between two and three hours and include coaching and counseling, massage and bodywork. It’s advised to take sessions with a therapist over a longer period, normally between three and six months or even longer, to reap enduring results.

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