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Approved Training Providers

There are currently two institutes that provide training pathways for various somatic modalities and professional membership of the SSEAA.


The SSEAA was first established by Sexological Bodyworks. There are additional institutes in other parts of the world that train graduates in this modality, which are not listed here. Certification from those other institutes are assessed on a case by case basis, however generally are seen as a valid pathway to membership.

Institute of Somatic Sexology (ISS)

Certificate in Somatic Sex Coaching

Somatic sex coaching is about changing habits from within. Practitioners use coaching tools and models so that clients develop awareness of what they are experiencing, where they want change, what they want more of, and how to get there. Working with the emotional, relational, psychological and physical aspects of clients, somatic sex coaches train clients to harness neuroplasticity through intentional practice.
Somatic Sex Coaching is a fully clothed modality, that does not include touch between practitioners and clients. We work within the Code of Professional Conduct for Somatic Non-Erotic Touch Practitioners.

Certificate in Sexological Bodywork

Sexological Bodywork practitioners are somatic sex educators, supporting individuals, couples and groups to learn to direct their own erotic development, learn about their bodies, sex and sexuality, and work through sexual issues or concerns.
They aim to empower their students, through touch practices and different coaching and teaching methods to live more fully in their bodies. Although touch may be used as one of the educational modalities, Sexological Bodyworkers are not a new type of massage therapist. They are certified sexologists focusing on education.

Certificate in Embodied Counseling


Institute of New Paradigm Intimacy

Certificate in Self Pleasure

The above is intended for general information purposes only and not to be relied upon as legal advice. It is current as 2nd April 2020 and may be subject to further updates, however AON takes no responsibility for providing either comprehensive or up to date information. It also makes no representation as to the accuracy of information received from third parties or in respect of any views expressed by AON which relate to decisions of third parties (such as your insurer). Please contact AON on 1800 805 191 if you have any queries.

If you have confirmation from your state government that you’re allowed to provide somatic sex educational services during this pandemic, policy will continue to cover you as per the usual policy terms and conditions. Policy will also continue to cover your somatic sex education services via tele-health (including online sessions via Skype, Facetime, Zoom etc.) subjected to the usual terms and conditions of the policy.

Below is the sample consent form, please seek legal advice if you require for your consent form, this is only a sample and may not suitable for your business

To whom it may concern:

This is to confirm that I am fully aware of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, health risks, safety precautions and government laws and restrictions around it however, I would still like to continue my Sexological Bodywork session with <enter your name>. As I sign this form, I confirm that I will not make any complaints against <enter your name> based on/ in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19). I understand that <enter your name> and any of his/her/their insurance policies will not respond to my complaints/claims on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Full Name:

ID (DL / Passport)#:




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