Hi Brenda, To start this I want to make clear that I have had 3 sexual partners in my life for whatever that is worth, and they were friends and copractitioners. And I've worked with perhaps a dozen women who needed what I could offer, the ability to do very deep work including releases of past life traumas in trance with them. Erotic trance, while it is descriptive of working with a certain set of energies that are often considered sexual, and entering into a shared state with a person often entered through sexual means, can often be done via other methods, as in the energies of some of the chakras. Sexual means doesn't necessarily mean physical sexual activity. That is a common misconception. There is a tantric yoga path suitable for celebates which Ramakrishna and Vivekananda were reputed to have mastered in a weekend. So we take the young lady I described here, physically I gave her some back rubs and massages with her guidance as she was a massage therapist and had to micro manage everything. Her challange was to learn how to relax for the back rub and be able to enter in a shared trance state. Sexual healing may originate in tantra and at times may be suitable but it wasn't generally what I practiced. I helped people undergo a spiritual experience of death and rebirth after releasing the blockages that prevented such. Many of them had life after life of sexual trauma which I experienced with them. They also had plenty of non sexual trauma, sadly all to often at the hands of men. Getting run through with a sword can be plenty traumatizing. The concentration camps were hell for everybody. I was able to help them open up to a shared spiritual communion and release the traumas that basically locked them into hell. It's a sad commentary on our society that there is so much rape and sexual abuse, and physical and emotional abuse as well. I had an abusive psychotic mother and am quite sensitive to the many issues.