Welcome! Thank you for seeking more about Integrated Eros and Sasha.

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I am deeply motivated to learn and nourish my continued learning. As a result, I have extensive training, all of which is to benefit you.

Other work I’ve done that influences my practice:

  • 25 years of dance/movement practice and training, with over 10 years of teaching Contact Improvisation internationally.
  • 12 years of teaching experiential genital anatomy and exam technique to MD, PA, NP and Nursing students within UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner trainings for the state of Wisconsin and for nurses with Dane County Public Health
  • 8 years Erotic Embodiment communal learning with BodyTrustCircle/EroSomatic Arts Collective
  • 15 years of regular contemplative practices – meditation, contemplative dance, contemplative writing
  • 10 years of working in a hospice care setting
  • 10 years of working as a bookkeeper/CFO

I use these experiences to offer you resources and guideposts. I do not diagnose, prescribe, or offer treatments from these modalities, as that is beyond my scope of practice.

Pleasure is your birthright.

Whatever your reason, if you’re looking for a safe place to unpack and examine your relationship with your sexuality, body and erotic sovereignty, or to heal in body/mind/spirit, you’re in the right place. I’m here to help. You don’t have to do it alone.

Integrated Eros launched in Madison in 2014 after I spent many years searching for my connection to an erotic embodiment home, and trained with every teacher I could find. I realized it was time to share those skills to help people like you. As I synthesized a lifetime of learning (30 years of queer, feminist, and sexuality activism and teaching, 20 years of dancing, 15 years of bodywork practice, and 10 years of teaching in and outside of higher learning institutions), integrating and sharing in my home region became a strong desire. The need was clear. Like many of my colleagues, I realized I had the strength to be an anchor and spearhead of learning. Learning these things can feel edgy, unusual or in the shadows. It doesn’t have to be.

So many of us live a truncated, compartmentalized and rushed life, often from the neck up. And then our lives change and circumstances take their toll. Perhaps we never had the guidance we wanted, to learn about sex. Now we have the choice to find our way back to pleasure.

Thank you for showing up here. You belong.

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Many of us find ourselves disconnected from our own sensual pleasure. Our sexual expression and erotic well-being may be interrupted, hindered or blocked by:

  • changes in our health
  • medications
  • gender dysphoria
  • birth experiences
  • trauma (recent or past)
  • legacies of repressive cultural conditioning about sexuality, gender, disability, and race
  • stress, whether immediate or ongoing
  • lack of information or experience

Sex and sexuality do not have to be painful, in any way, physically or emotionally.
You are already one step closer to feeling better.

You are not alone if:

  • Your mind races during sex, disrupting arousal or orgasms.
  • You zone out or freeze during sex.
  • The idea of engaging in sexual activities feels overwhelming.
  • Some or all sexual activities are painful or unpleasant.
  • You no longer respond the same way to types of sex that you previously enjoyed.
  • You’re feeling decreased intensity in orgasms.
  • Orgasms are difficult, troubling or non-existent.
  • Touch on or near certain parts of your body upsets or dysregulates you.
  • Body shame gets in the way of your sexual enjoyment.
  • Your genitals or abdominal area feel numb or disconnected from the rest of your body.
  • You’re not ready to resume sexual activities after a hiatus, but wish you were.
  • You get bored when trying to masturbate.
  • Giving birth changed you in ways you want to explore or address.
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  • You experience pelvic pain and have not yet found useful solutions.
  • You have scar tissue or pain from gender confirmation surgeries, or any other surgical or medical procedure or condition that is interfering with your comfort in your own body.
  • You are a survivor of sexual assault and not yet able to enjoy or engage in sexual activity.