Frequently Asked Questions

 

What does a typical first session look like?

Each session is slightly different depending on the individual. That said, when we first meet we usually spend a bit of time sitting and talking. We might do some meditation exercises together involving breath, visualization and movement. All of this is done clothing-on. 

Some clients might choose to dive into intimate bodywork the first session, while other may choose to wait several sessions until they feel ready. There is no single right way to craft your sessions. In fact, I encourage you to dive into your inner truth and voice what feels best for you in the moment. Session are always a collaborative creation, and done at the client's pace. 


How many sessions do I need?

Again, this depends on the individual and the unique intentions being explored. Timespan of sessions usually ranges between 3 and 12 sessions. 


I'm curious about this work but nervous about being naked/receiving touch.

That's ok! There is never any pressure to be naked and/or receive touch if it doesn't feel right for you in the moment. A big part of this work is learning to recognize your own boundaries and honour your needs. If your preference is to do non-touch based exercises, that is perfectly alright.

If/when you decide to do bodywork, ongoing consent will be negotiated throughout each exercise. You are always welcome to stop or renegotiate exercises midway, should you feel uncomfortable or overwhelmed.  


For your safety and my safety as well, gloves are worn for all genital and anal touch. This is non-negotiable.

What about safety and hygiene?


Do you ever remove your clothes during session or engage in reciprocal touch?

No. The modality of Somatic Sex Education is built around one-way touch, with the client’s interests in mind. This is a unique opportunity to experience touch and explore one’s own needs without needing to reciprocate or being distracted by another naked body.

Due to the intimate nature of this work, it is also important for the practitioner to maintain appropriate boundaries both for the client’s emotional and physical safety. For more information about our Code of Ethics, please see the following link:

http://sexologicalbodyworkers.org/ethics/