- Would you like to develop a deeper connection with your body and your sexuality?
- Are you seeking to live a more fulfilling sexual and intimate life?
- Is there any past unpleasant sexual experience that is an obstacle for you?
- Do you have emotional pain stored in your body that you would like to release?
At Orange Bodies we offer one-to-one sessions to help you reconnect to your sexual desire, overcome sexual and emotional obstacles, and be more aware of your desires and express them freely. Somatic sexuality sessions help you learn new erotic skills and have the opportunity to make new discoveries about yourself while exploring at a body level. Sessions are based on breathing, movement, sound, touch and conscious presence. They can include different kinds of meditations or massage, as well as other self-exploration techniques. The aim is for you to live a more satisfying sexual and intimate life.
Somatic sexuality can help with various aspects of your sexual and intimate life, including:
- Learning to derive more pleasure from your body
- Overcoming difficulties related to vaginismus, arousal, ejaculation, and orgasm
- Dealing with aspects related to sexual orientation or gender identity
- Relieving pain during sex
- Overcoming past unpleasant sexual experience
- Reconnecting with sexual desire
- Developing a more self-validated sexuality
- Being more aware of your needs and expressing them better
- Deepening the connection with your partner/s
Orange Bodies is a non-judgemental space that welcomes people of all gender identities, sexual orientations and practices, and relationship units.
What to expect during a typical session
After contacting Orange Bodies, you will receive a short questionnaire about what your aims are, as well as an agreement around confidentiality and professional boundaries that will be discussed during the first meeting.
A somatic sexuality session typically lasts two hours. During your first session you will be asked for some details about your sexual and bodily history so as to situate the work we will embark on in the context of the rest of your life. We will take some time to discuss what our work will focus on and what changes you would like to see in yourself.
The experiential aspect consists of bodily exercises which will be decided together depending on what is more suitable for you. It is your decision as to how much clothing you have on during the session and you can always change this throughout a session. Exercises can involve touch, including intimate areas. This is decided beforehand and you can always pause or stop an exercise at any point in time. At the end there will be some time for closure so that you can integrate your experience.
The aim of all exercises in somatic sexuality is solely for your benefit, education and pleasure as a client. Hence, despite the very intimate work that can at times be done, there is no sexual engagement with the practitioner. You are in full control of what happens during sessions and you can always pause or stop an exercise at any point in time regardless of what was initially decided. Any touch involved will only be one way and consensual, meaning that only you will be touched by the practitioner and only with your consent. The same applies for any nudity involved as the practitioner will be clothed at all times.
If you would like to work on giving touch to someone else you can bring someone with you to the session, something which we will discuss beforehand.
Individuals or more
You can attend somatic sexuality sessions as an individual. However, if you are in a relational unit (couples, polyamorous relationship, etc.) and want to work together please contact us to explore this. All individuals who attend must be over 18 years of age.
Confidentiality and data protection
Any somatic sexuality work undertaken is completely confidential unless legally required to do otherwise (e.g. criminal activity). Anonymised notes may be kept following sessions in order to plan longer term work. The agreement and the notes will be stored in a secure location and destroyed after a period of 5 years.
The fee for somatic sexuality sessions is £80 per hour. The usual format is a two-hour session which costs £160.
Somatic sexuality sessions are currently held at NW11 in London, a 12-minute walk from Golders Green Underground station. There is a bus stop less than a minute’s walk from the premises.