Anteros Trust was founded in 2012 and is registered as a charitable company (registered company number 8148589). An application for Registered Charity status has been submitted but meanwhile the Trust makes no profit and seeks to support people who face difficulties embracing and expressing their sexuality, and who often have experienced sexual trauma or distress.
Anteros Trust has been established by sex coach, certified sex educator and Taoist instructor, Uta Demontis (www.sex-coach.co.uk
), and counsellor and founder of Psychosexual Somatics®, Mike Lousada.
What does the Anteros Trust do?
The purposes of the Trust are:
• To offer support and advice to people who are experiencing difficulties in relation to sex and intimacy
• To enable people to experience the healthy integration of sexuality and relationship into their lives
• To undertake work (e.g. through education, courses, programmes, projects and research) which will help people to experience health and healing in body and mind in terms of their sexuality
The Trust is there to help those who cannot afford the full cost of therapeutic treatment, by subsidising their treatment, as well as to pursue scientific research projects into the efficacy of somatic sexology, so that we can grow our knowledge and effectiveness in this field.
Sadly, many people suffer with long lasting effects of difficult sexual experiences they had earlier in life - often when they were children. In those instances, it can often seem that any chance of a natural, healthy and happy sex life has been lost. We believe that where a person will clearly benefit from therapy, a lack of financial resources should not stop them from receiving the support they need.
The Trust is privately financed and does not currently have any income from statutory sources. The work of the Trust relies therefore on the support of people like you so that we can offer low cost treatment sessions to those who cannot afford the full cost.
If you would like to support Anteros Trust in its work, please help us by donating to this charitable company, click on the link below. Thank you so much for your kind support.
What Will Your Support Do?
£20 will help someone have an initial session at a reduced rate
£50 will allow us to offer a course of talk sessions
£100 will allow someone to have a bodywork session
£1,000 will finance a research project to help clinically determine the efficacy of somatic sexology
In Greek mythology Anteros is the god of requited love, the brother of Eros and the son of Ares and Aphrodite. The gods created Anteros as a playmate for his brother, Eros on the understanding that for love to prosper, another must answer it. It is this sense of requited love which is core to the ethos of Psychosexual Somatics ® - the idea that we are relation beings and that for us to flourish we must connect with others and it is this capacity to allow intimacy into our lives which is the focus of the work of Psychosexual Somatics® and somatic sexology.
Anteros is most famously represented by the statue in Piccadilly Circus, most commonly, though inaccurately, known as “Eros” and more correctly entitled the Shaftesbury Memorial by Sir Alfred Gilbert, erected in1893. Sir Alfred described Anteros as the embodiment of “reflective and mature love, as opposed to Eros or Cupid, the frivolous tyrant”. It is also this sense of mature love which Psychosexual Somatics® seeks to evoke as well as the sense of embodied love, the union between mind, body and spirit.
Clinical Research Projects
Anteros is currently undertaking clinical research projects into the field of humanistic and somatic sex therapy and requires funding for these projects. At present these projects include:
• The effects of intra-vaginal massage on orgasmic response
• The impact of somatic sexology treatment on psycho-sexual well-being in women with vaginismus
• A study of Taoist practices and their effect on the psychosexual health of men
The purpose is to support projects that further the scientific aims and objectives of Anteros Trust and research projects in somatic sexology. As we improve our knowledge and understanding, and as we spread awareness, there will be a direct and positive impact upon people's lives, their sexuality and their relationships. For more information about our research, please contact Mike on email@example.com