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A Social History of the First Ten Years of the Taoist Erotic Massage

Joseph Kramer Ph.D.

Joseph KramerIn my twenty years of teaching, my most profound experiences have involved a form of erotic bodywork called Taoist Erotic Massage. This massage often takes men and women into erotic trance states. The rhythmic breathing and genital stimulation of a Taoist Erotic Massage activate a prolonged, orgasmic glide. I have witnessed thousands of men and women access this astonishing state. This expanded full-body orgasm is the cutting edge of sex education today!

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Joseph Kramer - From Reclaiming Eros

Margaret Wade and Suzanne Blackburn

Reclaiming ErosI grew up in a Catholic family that was very service oriented, very “other” conscious. My father was a lawyer who gave half of his time providing free service for the unprivileged and folks in trouble, so early on, I got this idea of service and connectedness to others. I was a very religious, I would say ecstatic, boy. Something my father and my grandmother instilled in me was a sense of awe and a love of nature. Even in my suburban neighborhood, I tried to get away and spend time in some little field or wooded area. As I got older, I channeled that sense of awe and wonder into mystical Christianity.

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Taoist Erotic Massage - Ben Haggard

Ben Haggard

Ben Haggard

Ever since I learned Taoist Erotic Massage (TEM) sixteen years ago, I've been a man with a mission. Prior to that I was trained as a massage therapist, and I learned not only the strengths of massage therapy but also some of its prejudices and weaknesses. I have come to believe that one of the most profound weaknesses in the way massage is conventionally taught is the taboo against including erotic touch in the massage. This taboo is so widespread and so strong that it is hardly questioned within conventional massage modalities. However, I believe this taboo is actually harmful and runs counter to the deepest and most central principles of massage therapy.

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Sexual Behavior in the Human Male by Alfred Kinsey: A Review

Joseph Kramer Ph.D.

Sexual Behavior in the Human MaleSexual Behavior in the Human Male: A Review
By Joseph Kramer, Ph.D.

The budding eleven-year-old sexologist in me found Alfred Kinsey’s 804 page book at the main branch of the St. Louis public library in 1958.   Over a three-year period, I made over a dozen trips from my suburban home to the heart of St. Louis to study what Kinsey discovered about male sexual behavior. I was especially interested in his sections on early sexual growth and activity, masturbation, homosexuality, and how religious background influenced sexual outlet.  I remember being surprised that an eleven-year-old could read and make sense of this adult, scientific text.  I also remember after each pilgrimage, sighing in relief at the diversity of human sexual behavior.  Thanks to Alfred Kinsey, I was able to let go of some of my early sexual shame.

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The Erotic Mind by Jack Morin: A Summary and Review

Joseph Kramer Ph.D.

The Erotic Mind

I first heard of San Francisco psychologist Jack Morin in Andrew Holleran's 1978 novel, Dancer from the Dance where there is a short mention of a group of men in San Francisco doing anal therapy together. That was Jack. Probably more than any single person, Jack counseled and coached me through the pitfalls of graduate school to my exalted status as a Ph.D. in human sexuality.

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Sexual Behavior in the Human Female by Alfred Kinsey: A Review

Joseph Kramer Ph.D.

Sexual Behavior in the Human FemaleSexual Behavior in the Human Female: A Review
By Joseph Kramer, Ph.D

Early in the 21st century, I had the opportunity to read both of Alfred Kinsey’s studies on human sexuality. Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953) is divided into three parts.  Part one describes the history and methodology of the study.  Part two explores the various types of sexual activities that females engage in.  And part three compares the data on female sexuality with the data on male sexuality.

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Lovers' Massage and Sexual Well Being

Joseph Kramer Ph.D.

Joseph KramerThis essay explores four different approaches to using massage to benefit couples' sexual well-being. William Hartman and Marilyn Fithian use foot, face and body caressing with all clients seeking to overcome sexual dysfunction. Ray Stubbs recommends "Pleasure Mapping" to couples who wish to enhance their lovemaking. Jack Morin advocates erotic massage for long-term couples who wish to keep sex a priority. Alan and Donna Brauer suggest massage should be a language that couples speak to each other.

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Women Speak Up About the G-Spot

Jaiya and Jon Hanauer

There was a recent study in the UK that questioned whether or not the g-spot existed. The findings of the study suggested that the g-spot was a myth. The premise of the study was to ask female identical twins if they had a g-spot. If both twins didn’t say that they had one, then the study went on to form a theory that the g-spot may be a figment of our imaginations. Of course the media got hold of the study and went wild with it. Headlines began to appear stating that the g-spot didn’t exist, that it was all in our heads. We were contacted to comment on it and many of our fellow sex educators began a counter attack. And women everywhere are speaking out. "Yes, we do too have a g-spot!"

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Somatic Education is Embodied Education

Joseph Kramer Ph.D.

Somatic education is a way of learning in the body through mindfulness and self-directed practice.

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Sexual Kung Fu Practice

Loren Johnson

Sexual energy is one of the greatest powers we have access to in the human realm.  Learning to tap that creative, life giving force in a skillful way is the objective of the various tantric sexual practices.  Sexual kung fu, the Chinese medical form of tantric sex, literally means skillful practice of sex.

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