Members of the SSEA pledge that:
The practitioner’s chief focus and primary ethical responsibility is on their client’s wellbeing.
The practitioner works to support the client in the experience of embodiment and empowered, enthusiastic consent.
When touch is included in Somatic Sex Education it is for the purpose of the client’s learning & growth.
During the session the practitioner is fully and consistently at the service of the client’s personal growth and learning.
The practitioner commits to their own professional development and ongoing self care.
The practitioner is aware of the potential for attraction within the client-practitioner relationship and ensures the focus is always on the client’s growth & learning.
The practitioner practices in a way that is free of narcissistic focus on power, admiration, or sexual gratification.
Entering into a client-practitioner relationship involves an intake process in which limits and boundaries are clearly set out and agreed to.
Somatic Sex Educators practicing as Certified Sexological Bodyworkers have additionally pledged to follow these ethics: