Media, Books, Organizations
Surrogate Partner resources
Surrogate Partner Resources
This page contains the most legendary, classic and influential works of our time that relate to the surrogate partner process.
Surrogate Partner Maureen Sullivan was interviewed by Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show in 1982 (I can't locate the video)
Masters of Sex is a television series on Showtime about the lives of surrogate partner creators, and legendary sex researchers, William Masters and Virginia Johnson (Masters & Johnson)
CNNs This is Life with Lisa Ling featured the surrogate partner process on season 4, episode 1. This episode is only available by purchase. You can find it on various services such as Hulu. It is well worth paying to see!
My Sex Surrogate on the Discovery Channel
The Sessions is a 2012 movie about a surrogate partner and her client featuring Helen Hunt and John Hawkes
Private Practices is a documentary featuring surrogate partner Maureen Sullivan with her clients. It received awards for Best Documentary at the 1985 USA Film Festival and 1985 Atlanta Film Festival.
Dimensions of Touch is a documentary featuring surrogate partner Pat Gray and her clients (I can't locate the video)
Web Video Collections
IMBT video Touch Pros and Talk Pros: Working Together
Betty Martin videos The Wheel of Consent
Surrogate partner page on wikipedia
On Seeing a Sex Surrogate in The Sun Magazine by Mark O'Brien
Sexual Surrogates: Who and Why in Psychology Today
Sexual Surrogates Help Many Who Suffer Alone in Psychology Today
What It's Like Working as a Sex Surrogate in Vice Magazine
Body Talk: Sexual Surrogates' Healing Touch in SF Weekly
I was a Middle-Aged Virgin on Salon.com
How An Aussie Solved His Premature Ejaculation Problem in San Francisco by Shaun Thompson
Legalize Medically-Assisted Sex on Reason.com
What I Learned From A Male Sex Surrogate on Salon.com
Male Surrogate's Passion for Intimacy in the San Francisco Chronicle
More women turning to sex surrogates for help on CBS News
To Refer Or Not to Refer - Surrogate Partner Therapy at the Zur Institute
Surrogate Partner Code of Ethics by the International Professional Surrogates Association
Sex Therapy Surrogate Partners for Individuals with Very Limited Functional Ability Following Traumatic Brain Injury in the Sexuality and Disability Journal by Aloni, Keren, and Katz
Surrogate Partner Therapy: Ethical Considerations in Sexual Medicine by Rosenbaum, Aloni and Heruti in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, An Official Journal of the International Society for Sexual Medicine
Surrogate Versus Couple Therapy in Vaginismus in the Journal of Sexual Medicine by Ben-Zion, Rothschild, Chudakov and Aloni
Sexual Surrogacy Revisited in the AASECT Contemporary Sexuality Journal
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) has approved the Betty Martin course Wheel of Consent: Desire, Empowerment and Choice for 8 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of certification. I adhere to the Betty Martin protocols in my surrogate partner sessions.
Touching for Pleasure by Adele P. Kennedy
Sexual Healing: The Complete Guide to Overcoming Common Sexual Problems by Dr. Barbara Keesling
Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy: The Illustrated Manual by by Linda Weiner and Constance Avery-Clark
Sexual Surrogate Partner Therapy by David Brown
The Institute for Mind Body Therapy trains and supports surrogate partners and others to work in the collaborative triadic model
International Professional Surrogates Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the science, art and availability of Surrogate Partner Therapy.
Sex and Disability
"The only true disability is loneliness.
... Pleasure is an affirmation of life.
... Orgasm can be generated by stimulation of the mind, the internal organs and/or the outer walls of the body."
~ Mitch Tepper
Living Your Life: Sexuality Following Spinal Cord Injury by Mitch Tepper, PhD, MPH
Regain That Feeling by Mitch Tepper, PhD, MPH
Sex and Paralysis Video Series by Mitch Tepper, PhD, MPH
The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability: For All of Us Who Live with Disabilities, Chronic Pain and Illness by Kaufman, Silverberg and Odette