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Oct 21, 2023 Sacred Sexuality - Streaming Live


11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

BREAK: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST.

You must attend both sessions to receive full credit.

Class description:

Sexuality and Spirituality have been artificially separated from each other for centuries in Western culture. However, intuition, and even neuroscience, suggests that the feeling of the Sacred naturally co-exists with sexuality for many people. And the Internet is teeming with offerings that combine spirituality and sexology, so the market is meeting a very real demand.

In the past 100 years or so, body-positive philosophies such as Tantra have captivated and titillated the popular imagination of the US and Europe, but the basic tenets of these spiritual practices are often lost through translation, colonialism, cultural appropriation, and commercialism.  

Indigenous expressions of sacred sexuality and rites of sexual maturity have been suppressed, often violently, in massive campaigns of forced assimilation.

In this course, we will discuss how white supremacy culture and sex-negative traditional religion have created the hunger for experiences and communities that marry deep meaning with sexuality, the experience of the body, and gender expression.   

Participants will be offered an opportunity to deepen their own personal relationship to the Sacred, and its relationship to Sexuality. This exploration is in service to offering our clients greater depth of presence when they ask us about these topics.

Learning Objectives

  • Consider spirituality as a component of erotic arousal,
  • Understand the neurochemical link between sacred and sexual feelings,
  • Explore their own relationship to Sacred Sexuality, 
  • Experience “Sacred Sexuality” in the marketplace,
  • Discuss common perceptions about Tantra and neo-Tantra,
  • Recognize how Hindu Tantra has been culturally appropriated in the West,
  • Practice exercises for use in connecting to the Sacred in relationship,
  • Identify rites of passage marking sexual maturity in indigenous cultures.


Melanie Davis, PhD, CSC, CSE, CSE-S {she/her}


SexualityThis program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for up to 6 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of certification. Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Provider #11-113-C. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information please contact [email protected]

CORE KNOWLEDGE AREA: Diversities in Sexual Expression (F)
SEX THERAPY TRAINING AREA: Theory and Methods of Sex Related Psychotherapy (A)
SEX EDUCATION TRAINING AREA: Theory and Methods of Sexuality Education (B)