Can Masturbation Change Your Life? — Alyssa Morin, Somatic Sex Educator

Do you ever feel like your life is in a rut and you want more aliveness?

Have you ever worried about what your partner thinks of your performance in the bedroom?

And how do our brains impact our ability to feel aroused?

Somatic Sex Educator Alyssa Morin is back to discuss masturbation and how it relates to so many things in our lives. Today we’re going to talk about why it’s uncomfortable to talk about it, how it can strengthen our relationship, and why it can open the door to a much more enjoyable life.

In this interview:

  • How did masturbation get a bad rap?
  • What happens when we settle for lousy forms of pleasure
  • Masturbation and hipster beers
  • Do women masturbate?
  • Why your primary sexual relationship should be with yourself


  • Relying on visuals and fantasies to get aroused
  • Erectile dysfunction and anxiety
  • Sexual performance as a way to prove you’re a “real man”
  • Breaking out of your sexual routine to find more aliveness
  • The trap of trying to become a “sexual master”


Mentioned in this interview:
Is Watching Porn Bad for You? – Gary Wilson

Click here to learn more about Alyssa Morin and the online course Sexually Sovereign: A 6-Week Virtual Course for Men.

About Alyssa Morin

Alyssa Morin is a Somatic Sex Educator, Relationship and Intimacy Guide, and founding faculty of the Institute for Erotic Intelligence. She weaves mindfulness, embodiment, soulcraft, and practical information into her work with individuals, couples, and groups. She breaks down the complexity of pleasure, embodiment, and relationship (to self, other, and the World) into understandable, actionable parts and pieces that can be worked with and made sense of, without removing an ounce of the mystery and magic of the full erotic experience. Nearly ten years of her own exploration in sexuality, conscious relating, soulcentric practices, and Zen have led to a multifaceted approach that is co-creative and emergent. Drawn to this field of work because of a complete lack of sexual education, combined with a lineage of sexual trauma and shadow, Alyssa creates community where people can come together to explore themselves and others, to learn together, and to demystify and embody their erotic selves on their own terms, and at their own pace, with support, challenge, and connection. You can learn more about her and ways to work with her on her website.

Click here to learn more about Alyssa Morin and the online course Sexually Sovereign: A 6-Week Virtual Course for Men.