What is Sexological Bodywork/Somatic Sex Education and what can it do for you, your partner/s, your friends and your communities?

This will be an informal talk and Q&A by Certified Sexological Bodyworker, Beck Thom, of Body Curious, a new practice based in Leicester.

This talk is aimed at LGBTQ people (and partners/supporters) who want to find out about Sexological Bodywork and Somatic sexual education and perhaps want an opportunity to ask questions and find out what this way of working could do for them. I am particularly interested in bringing workshops and events to the LGBT community in the Midlands area. (For example, conscious touch, embodied consent, massage and cuddle spaces.) I believe Somatic Sexual Education has a vast amount to offer individuals and communities that goes beyond simply sex and into the realms of empowerment, connection, safety, consent and fulfilment. We work in a trauma-informed way.

I have also completed a qualification in Sharon Wheeler’s ScarWork ™ (a gentle, non-invasive technique for improving mobility, sensation and appearance of scars) and am happy to answer questions about this as well.

Talk and Q&A – What is Sexological Bodywork and how can it help you?

People may well want to ask me questions about how Sexological Bodywork sessions could assist their particular issues or a difficulty they have come across. Some examples are;

  • I haven’t had intimacy for a long time, and I have lost confidence.
  • I want to get to know my body’s anatomy better.
  • I struggle with physical touch and affection and would like to enjoy this.
  • I am not good at knowing and asking for what I want.
  • I end up doing things I am not really into or I ‘space out’ during sex.
  • I have experienced trauma and I know it’s affecting sex and relationships for me.
  • I want to get to know my body following changes like hormones and surgery.
  • My partner and I want to increase our connection and the variety of things we do together.
  • I am not sure about my use of porn.
  • I want more variety in my sex life and I would like to learn new skills.
  • I want a safe space to explore my gender and sexuality and how I express these.
  • I have scars that are affecting my mobility and sensation, and/or confidence.
  • I have poor body image and want to feel better about myself.
  • I am curious about anal pleasure and health.
  • I have a lot of shame and embarrassment about sex and sexuality.
  • I want to feel more and be more connected to my body, pleasure and joy.
  • Maybe you are a practitioner or therapist who is interested in finding out more.

Some simple breath and embodiment exercises will be included.

There will be the option of asking questions for the Q&A, anonymously, in writing.

Age 18+ please.

If you wish to attend, please send me an email at bodycurious.midlands@gmail.com and I will let you know the venue (disabled access, in city centre).

Suggested donation £5. Tea and coffee available for a small donation.

Thanks for reading.
Body Curious


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