pleasure is our birthright
Pleasure is our birthright, but our society often minimizes the importance and validity of pleasure and sexuality. My friend Levi Gershowitz, of Living in the Light, made this for me for my birthday this year. He told the story of how he made it, which involved a lot of hammering. While he hammered, he focused on my pleasure.
What an amazing gift from a sweet friend. I love the asymmetry as an expression of our humanness and our pleasure. Pleasure is a pathway to healing. Our sexuality is so intrinsic to our humanity, and without it, we cease to exist.
I love something in the juxtaposition of hammering to the focus on pleasure. It’s like that sometimes, right? We must chisel away at the hard edge to uncover the beauty inside. We must peel away the hard protective exterior, to find the magic within.
And then, what is the value of a woman’s pleasure when the rainforests are burning and there are children in concentration camps in our country? I ask myself this? What am I doing? Why focus on pleasure and sexuality and healing these places in us?
And I look at this beautiful, carved, pounded, copper uterus, and I have deep reverence for all that this remarkable organ does. The clitoris serves no other function but to offer us pleasure. These bodies are designed for pleasure. With the great responsibility of bearing life, these bodies are designed for pleasure.
I pray that each time our sensual bodies experience “unadulterated pleasure” it sends ripples of softness and healing that reach far beyond us.

About Chaya Aronson

Chaya Leia Aronson, RN BSN is a bodyworker, health and sexuality coach, dancer, lover and mother. Chaya believes that we source our creative, life force expression through our pelvic bowls and if the energy is blocked here, it greatly affects our capacity to be our full authentic selves in the world. Her passion is to support pelvic and abdominal health and healing. The main forms of bodywork she practices are the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® and Holistic Pelvic Care™. Bellydance, contact improvisation and yoga have been the central core of her spiritual and physical practice for over 20 years. She weaves the knowledge she’s gained about movement patterns and body structure with her playful and intuitive spirit to support her clients in actively healing their own bodies and spirits.