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Hard Times – The Erection Chronicles Ever worry about your penis performance? The penis is often seen as separate from the rest of the body, sometimes with it’s own life. But of course your penis is very much a part of  your body and it falls under the control of your nervous system responding to both voluntary and […]

Becoming More Embodied

5 Ways to Become More Embodied One of the key principles of somatic learning is connecting with your body, truly becoming embodied; enabling us to feel more and be increasingly authentic in our desire. Life can become overwhelming and your priorities shift from you to everything going on around you. What should be truly embodied and embraced […]

Talk about it

Let’s Talk “What we say holds the key to a doorway of pleasure”  I often work with couples and individuals, some who like to talk and some who do not.  They share details about sex that they have never shared with anyone else before, not even a long-term lover. “Have you tried sharing this with […]

 My Sex Education Lately, I have been wondering where we learn about sex? Is it through sex education at school? What messages are we sent about sexuality and pleasure as we grow up & how does this impact our body image, emotional wellbeing, and overall sexual happiness? I grew up in 1980’s in Ireland and back then things were a […]

Erotic Anatomy and Genital Mapping One of the most effective ways to gain more connection, awareness, and control in your body and with your sexual self is to learn about each part of your genitals and it’s  role in arousal, sex, and pleasure. Somatic sex educators can support you in this through a technique called ‘genital mapping’. To date, I have […]

 What Are You Holding in Your Body? This may be a a controversial statement but it’s true; the vast majority of people that contact Body Conscious for support with sexual issues have experienced some form of trauma. These effects of adverse circumstances are still present in their body. The somatic experiencing specialist Dr Peter Levine said, “trauma is in the nervous system […]

Dissociation: Checking in or Checking Out? I love this quote from one of my favourite writers on trauma, Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk. “The purpose of therapy is to help the client acknowledge, experience, and bear reality.” Dissociation covers a wide array of experiences. From detachment to your immediate surroundings, to more severe detachment from physical […]

Staying Present in the Moment Each of us were born feeling safe. It is our natural state. It is our childhood experiences that impact our development, our sense of self and our perception of the external world. These experience leave us asking, “can I trust others?’ Our sense of self-worth often depends on how we […]

Winter Solstice Love Good evening to you on this, the shortest day of the year. As humanity we have lost contact with much of our origins, therefore we can find it increasingly revitalising to connect with natural cycles. Today marks the start of a new beginning. I feel that 2016 has given us a lot to […]

Sexual wellbeing – we all want that, right? Hi Beauties, It’s been a little while since I’ve put pen to paper, at least as Body Conscious. But with the recent shift in daylight, it seemed like a good time to reach out and connect with each of you. Travelling can often shift old ideas or […]

Good Sex in 1,2,3 So much of our ability to enjoy pleasure through or bodies depends on how we feel about ourselves and our bodies, one thing is for certain; great sex can make us feel fantastic! When we feel good in sex this radiates into all aspects of out lives, enhancing our confidence and […]