Category: Resources

Resource recommendations – Books

On Sex Surrogacy

Feder T, D TF. Sex Is the Least of It, Surrogate Partners Discuss Love Life and Intimacy. 2014. (Amazon)

Ben‐Zion, I., Rothschild, S., Chudakov, B., & Aloni, R. (2007). Surrogate versus couple therapy in vaginismus. The journal of sexual medicine, 4(3), 728-733. (Wiley)

Noonan, R. J. (1984). Sex Surrogates: A Clarification of Their Functions (Master’s thesis). SexQuest/The Sex Institute. (

Fox, A. and Szego, J. (2003). Sex and the Surrogate. The Age Magazine. (

Yingling, K. (2014). Sexual Surrogate Partner? Dirty and (

Sohn, A. (2011). Healing Hands. New York Magazine. (

More women turning to sex surrogates for help. (2011). CBS News. (

Dodes, R. (2012). Confessions of a Sex Surrogate. The Wall Street Journal. (

Guthmann, E. (2012). Male surrogate’s passion for intimacy. San Francisco Gate. (

Muller, R. T. (2013). Sexual Surrogates Help many Who Suffer Alone. Psychology Today. (

Kerner, I. (2012). Surrogates can be sexual healers. Chart – CNN. (

On Male Sexuality

Bernie Zilbergeld. (1999). The new male sexuality. Bantam. (

Kaplan, H. S. (2013). How to overcome premature ejaculation. Routledge.(

Metz, M. E., & McCarthy, B. W. (2004). Coping with erectile dysfunction: How to regain confidence and enjoy great sex. New Harbinger. (

Castleman, M. (2008). Great sex: A man’s guide to the secret principles of total-body sex. Rodale.(

Paley, M., & Ruzzier, S. (2000). The book of the penis. Grove Press. (

On Female Sexuality

Heiman, J., & LoPiccolo, J. (1988). Becoming orgasmic: A sexual and personal growth program for women. New York: Prentice Hall. (

Barbach, L. (1976). For yourself: The fulfillment of female sexuality. Signet. (

Goodwin, A. J. (1997). A Woman’s Guide to Overcoming Sexual Fear & Pain. New Harbinger Publications Incorporated. (

Foley, S., Kope, S. A., & Sugrue, D. P. (2011). Sex matters for women: A complete guide to taking care of your sexual self. Guilford Press. (

Northrup, C. (2012). The Wisdom of Menopause (revised edition). Hay House, Inc. (

Valins, L. (1992). When a woman’s body says no to sex: Understanding and overcoming vaginismus. Penguin Group USA. (

On Sexuality and Disability

Sexuality and Disability – The Web Site. (

Vicary, F. (2014). Sex and disability: yes, the two can and should go together. The Guardian. (

Disability Sexuality: Information on Sex & Disabled Sexual Issues. (2016). Disabled World. (

Tepper, M. (2016. Videos on Sexuality and the Disabled. Vimeo. (


IMBT holds “Be expanded in the Triadic Model” in Philadelphia, PA

  • Are you a mental health provider, bodyworker, or somatic practitioner interested in surrogate partner therapy?
  • Are you seeking to specialize in human sexuality?
  • Would you benefit from growing your practice and increasing referrals?

8c06a198-ca43-48df-9772-a42c698c3defThe Institute held a  three-day workshop in Philadelphia, PA to teach clinicians, body practitioners, and others more about how to work with other professionals that are supporting clients in mind body interventions. The workshop helps participants learn more about how to work within an expanded model that supports multiple integrative mind/body modalities.

Dr. Susan Kaye, sexuality educator, therapist, and intimacy coach, and Andrés Cordero, Ph.D. student in human sexuality, sexuality educator, and embodiment coach,facilitated conversations with guests who shared their insights about how to work with many clients, including those that are shy or socially challenged; grieving from a life circumstance; lacking sexual self-confidence; survivors of abuse, assault, or trauma; lacking a positive body image; struggling with emotional disconnect and physical disfunction; and others.

Guest speakers included:


William Stayton, Ph.D.

Professor, Clinical Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist




Carol Cobb-Nettleton, Ph.D.

Founder, Wayne Counseling Center, Therapist, and Specialist in  Sexuality, Disability, and Gender Dysphoria



Mitchell Tepper, Ph.D.

Internationally-recognized Sexologist, Disability Expert, and pioneer in the application of Telemedicine to sexual health



Michele Angello, Ph.D.

Author, Clinical Psychologist and Gender Specialist




Reverend Beverly Dale

Writer, Performer, Ordained Minister and Specialist in Christian-based Sexual Wounding


This 3-day workshop was part of the Experiential Learning Series offered by the Institute for Mind Body Therapy. It is the first step in applying for surrogate partner certification through the Institute for Mind Body Therapy.