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Lists of Certified Sexological Bodyworkers and Somatic Sex Educators

Somatic sex educators and other sexuality professionals whose work I admire, almost all of whom work online in addition to their in-person locations

Sasha Lasdon in Madison, WI

Juliana Rose in Brattleboro, VT 

JoJo DeRodrigo (JoJo Bear) in Albany, CA

M’kali-Hashiki 

Alex Morgan in Oakland/SF Bay Area, CA 

Beck in Wigston, Leicestershire, UK

Boston Resources

Pleasure Pie’s list of Boston Area Sex Positive Resources including therapists

Pleasure Pie’s Boston Sex Positive Newsletter, my favorite local newsletter

Smut Slam, a monthly sexy (true) storytelling event in Somerville

Organizations and individuals who teach group workshops

Books I recommend without reservation – I may have reservations about some of the authors, but not the books

Science for Sexual Happiness: A Guide to Reclaiming Pleasure by Caffyn Jesse

The Art of Receiving and Giving: The Wheel of Consent by Betty Martin 

Pelvic Pain Clinic by Caffyn Jesse and Shauna Farabaugh 

Anal Pleasure & Health by Jack Morin 

My New Gender Workbook by Kate Bornstein 

Intimacy Educator: Teaching Through Touch by Caffyn Jesse

Healers on the Edge: Somatic Sex Education edited by Cassie Moore, Caffyn Jesse, and Mehdi Darvish Yahya 

The Erotic Mind by Jack Morin 

Opening Up:A Guide To Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships by Tristan Taormino 

The New Bottoming Book and The New Topping Book by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy 

Urban Tantra, 2nd Edition by Barbara Carrellas

Books I recommend with caveats – these are not as queer/trans/BIPOC/disability inclusive as I wish they were but have valuable information

Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski (audience is cisgender women and people who have sex with cisgender women)

Women’s Anatomy of Arousal by Sherri Winston (audience is cisgender women and people who have sex with cisgender women) 

Coping with Premature Ejaculation by Barry W McCarthy and Michael E Metz (heteronormative) 

Coping with Erectile Dysfunction  by Barry W McCarthy and Michael E Metz (heteronormative)  

Orgasmic Yoga by Martha Tara Lee (anti-porn; PornYoga.com is a useful counterpoint.)

Sex Ed blogs, comics, and YouTubers that I feel aligned with

Complementary professionals to whom I would refer you

Acupuncturist Ece Yildirim, LAc (she/her) provides acupuncture care for menstrual complaints, hormonal balancing, preparing for pregnancy, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and general health. Her goal is to help individuals work through the physical form to find an emotional and holistic state of health.

Pelvic floor Occupational Therapist Mirah Sand, OTR/L (they/she) approaches pelvic floor therapy through a trauma-informed biopsychosocial lens, meaning that they see all bodies as connected to a vast web of multifaceted stories and contexts.

Pelvic floor physical therapists – I don’t know any local ones personally, but have heard good things about the following folks – Justine Beauchamp, DPT – accepts insurance(!) but does not work with penises.  Alex Papale, DPT – a nonbinary practitioner in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston.

Dr. Shemeka Thorpe’s homepage has a link at the bottom to a list of BIPOC pelvic floor physical therapists

Therapists (I cannot guarantee availability or whether they can accept insurance)

Dr. Ruthie (they/them) in Guelph, Ontario

Aida Manduley (they/them) in Jamaica Plain, MA

Brands of sex supplies I wholeheartedly endorse (uncompensated)

Lubricants – Hathor Original Lubricant PureSliquid SilkSlippery Stuff GelWet Uranus SiliconeSwiss Navy Silicone (my favorite lube bottle design)

Toys (whole brand unless linked to a specific toy) – nJoyTantusNew York Toy CollectiveAslan LeatherSpareParts HardWearBabes N’ HornyLe Wand , Fun FactoryRocks Off , and We-Vibe

Adult product retailers that support feminist-values, identify body-safe materials, and are safer alternatives to Amazon

Articles and videos on somatic sex education (more to come)