The Radical Healing Power Of Somatic Sexual Wholeness Therapy

Kimberly Nichols
The Establishment
Published in
12 min readDec 6, 2016

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Content warning: sexual abuse

After my fourth and final session with Los Angeles-based somatic sexual wholeness provider Rahi Chun, he left the room per normal to let me dress. Instead of curling into a fetal position on the massage table as per usual, my body splayed languidly like a swath of cooling lava, legs akimbo.

“My body splayed languidly like a swath of cooling lava, legs akimbo.”_

I felt like a living embodiment of Gustave Courbet’s painting “Origin of the World”…

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Kimberly Nichols
The Establishment

Writer, artist, social anthropologist, culture dissector. Author of Mad Anatomy. www.kimberlynicholsstudio.com.