The Importance of Consent in Somatic Sex Education for Survivors of Sexual Trauma

Sex Ed for the Modern Bed
3 min readApr 17, 2023

In this blog post, we can dive deeper into the topic of consent in somatic sex education. We’ll discuss how important it is to prioritize consent and how it can help survivors of sexual trauma feel safe and empowered in their healing journey. We’ll also explore the different ways that somatic sex coaches can help clients communicate their boundaries and feel more comfortable with intimacy.

Consent is a crucial element of any healthy sexual relationship, and it’s especially important for survivors of sexual trauma. When it comes to somatic sex education, which involves working with the body to find pleasure and healing, consent is essential for creating a safe and empowering environment.

For survivors of sexual trauma, the idea of exploring their sexuality can be daunting. Many survivors struggle with feelings of shame, guilt, and fear, and may have a difficult time trusting others. This is where somatic sex education can be an invaluable tool. By working with a trained coach, survivors can learn to listen to their bodies, communicate their needs, and set boundaries in a way that feels safe and empowering.

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One of the key elements of somatic sex education is consent. Somatic sex coaches prioritize consent in all aspects of their work, from the initial consultation to each session. This means that clients have the power to decide what happens during a session, and their coach will never pressure them to do anything that feels uncomfortable or unsafe.

So, what does consent look like in somatic sex education? Here are a few key elements:

1. Communication: Before each session, a somatic sex coach will check in with their client to see how they’re feeling and what they want to work on. This is an opportunity for the client to communicate their needs and set boundaries. If at any point during the session the client feels uncomfortable or wants to stop, they can communicate this to their coach and the session will end.

2. Touch: Somatic sex education often involves touch, but it’s important to note that touch should always be consensual. The client has the power to decide what kind of touch they’re comfortable with, and their coach will never touch them without their explicit consent. This means that the client…

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