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common questions and answers relating to sexological bodywork

Q&A time with kai

At Polysoma we are often confronted with varying questions around the work we offer. So we have come up with some common questions that pop up from time to time.The sexological bodyworker is a sexual health care professional that abides by a strict code ethics  set out by the Somatic Sex Educators’ Association of Australasia found here.

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I am worried about my privacy. I don’t want people knowing I have a sexual problem.

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Our sexual wellness lounge provides a safe, private space, in a holistic, non-judgemental setting for you to discuss your sexual wellness issues.

Polysoma is obligated to comply with the Commonwealth Government of Australia’s (Privacy Act 1988) and the Australian Privacy Principles as a health service provider. Just like any other medical or allied healthcare professional we have strict guidelines in place about how we store, use your information. You can find our lengthy privacy policy here. WE ARE NOT OPEN to sharing your private and sensitive information. Protecting your privacy and confidentiality is of great importance to us.

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Is the sexological bodyworker naked?

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No a sexological bodyworker will never be naked.  They will be fully clothed throughout your sessions.

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Do I have to orgasm or ejaculate?

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Everything is welcome but not necessary during sexological bodywork. Nor will you be shamed for having an experience or such a response. If your modality plan requires exploration of orgasm or ejaculation concerns this might be something that may naturally occur.

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Does an erotic massage come with a happy ending?

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Erotic massage is an important modality used to reconnect your mind and body through aspects of educational touch. Not everyone requires an erotic massage. Everything is welcome but not necessary during sexological bodywork. Nor will you be shamed for arousal, orgasm or ejaculation. However, if your goal is purely for a happy ending this is something you may wish to explore elsewhere.

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Is genital massage masturbation?

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No genital massage is not masturbation. Genital remedial massage is one of our most profound modalities. We are experts on how to provide safe genital, pelvic and anal  remedial massage for (scars, adhesion’s and in the management of pain/chronic tension). Because we are experts in remedial genital, pelvic and anal massage clients are often referred to us by their healthcare specialist for further management.

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Can I touch the sexological bodyworker?

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Touch is generally one way from the sexological bodyworker to you. Sometimes touch will be two ways, this is when you might be exploring consent and boundary issues. Do not assume you can touch the sexological bodyworker without their consent.

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What if I am attracted to the sexological bodyworker?

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We don’t mind if your attracted to the sexological bodyworker. After all we are all human and enjoy looking at beautiful bodies. Please feel free to compliment the sexological bodyworker, a polite thank you will be communicated to you. The sexological bodyworker is a sexual health care professional that abides by a strict code ethics  set out by the Somatic Sex Educators’ Association of Australasia found here. The sexological bodyworker does not have a desire for a sexual connection with you or for your sexual gratification. The focus is to help you overcome a sexual issue or to develop your sexual wellness/potential.

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Do I need a referral from my Doctor or specialist?

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You do not need a referral from your Doctor or specialist. However, it would be helpful if you did. We like to have a thorough understanding of your medical and psychological history. We can often get this information from your healthcare professional.

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Do you work with couples?

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Yes, we work with couples. Often one partner is/has concerns for their partners sexual wellbeing. In many cases the partner has suggested to come and see us.

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What health and safety practices are in place to protect me?

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Body or genital contact will be undertaken using standard health care precautions this includes the use of nitrile gloves. Any equipment is barrier protected and then cleaned with Hospital grade disinfectant.

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Is sexological bodywork sex work or sexual surrogacy?

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No sexological bodywork is not sex work. We do not fore fill your sexual or physical gratification.  Sex work in the state of South Australia under the Summary Offences Act (1953) states that “prostitutes are persons offering themselves as participants for reward in a physical act of indecently for the sexual gratification of another”.

Polysoma will never jeopardise its professional sexual health and wellness services. Our business, clients and staff are of great importance to us. Any request for sex work or sexual surrogacy will kindly be declined.

Sexological bodywork is a professional health care service that aims to focus client’s sexual awareness through educational modalities that take place within one’s body. We develop and plan modalities with you. A plan sets what will be achieved during a sexological bodywork session and is kind of contract between you about what will take place. This is the difference between sexological bodywork compared to sex work and sexual surrogacy.

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