Resource Links


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

Ariel Szabo in Salem, MA

Juliana Rose in Brattleboro, VT

Katherine Yeagel, Surrogate Partner in Northampton, MA

JoJo DeRodrigo (JoJo Bear) in Albany, CA


Alex Morgan in Oakland/SF Bay Area, CA

Ro in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Beck in Wigston, Leicestershire, UK


Lists of Certified Sexological Bodyworkers and Somatic Sex Educators

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; is a useful counterpoint.)

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

Complementary professionals to whom I would refer you

My go-to acupuncturist has moved away from Boston, so I’ll add more here as I get familiar with new practitioners.

Enthusiastic, compassionate and incredibly nerdy with all things Massage, Evan (Constellation Bodywork in Arlington, MA) has been practicing the healing art of professional bodywork since 2010. Versed in Myofascial release, Trigger Point Therapy as well as Shiatsu and Injury-based Modalities, Evan utilizes a myriad of different techniques to create a well rounded mind-body connection that manifests into each session

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 Therapist Alex Papale, DPT  is a nonbinary practitioner in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston.  I don’t know Justine Beauchamp, DPT personally, but I’ve heard good things and that she accepts insurance(!) but does not work with penises.

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

Professional Cuddlist and Consent Educator Nellie Wilson is a great resource if you’re in Western MA.

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)