Vino & Vulvas®: Enthusiastic Consent
yes. Yes! YES!!! YAAASSSS!!!! We talk all about enthusiastic consent! We talk about all of the challenging communication pitfalls when discussing relationships, sex, intimacy, and expectations. We also address body autonomy both in our personal relationships and also with seeking health care and what challenges we face with authentic consent within medical settings. These are some really great skills to pick up that you won’t want to miss. We’ve got a really great panel as well! Tuesday Feral returns to the panel again and they are ALWAYS a crowd favorite! Elizabeth McCorvey is also back on stage (you might remember her from the Race and Sexuality panel). We also have Allister Styan of Planned Parenthood and Western North Carolina Community Health Services (affectionally knowns as WNCCHS). If you’re a medical or mental health provider, this one might have you thinking about what true consent looks like in an office setting with your clients/patients and how we can do better in a system that isn’t always optimal.
Vino & Vulvas founder and host, Sex Counselor & Educator, Pelvic PT
Artist, Mental Health Professional, Transgender Support Outreach, and Professional Educator on topics of gender and sexuality
Health Care assistant and patient advocate at Planned Parenthood
Mental Health Professional, Writer and Instructor about Racism in Clinician/Client relationships
The mission of Vino & Vulvas® is to invite community between cross-disciplinary sexual health providers and the public, and to create conversation that encompasses the depth of inclusive human sexuality.
One hour panel discussion
45 minute anonymous Q&A with live audience
Who is this for?
Vino & Vulvas is always open to all genders, ages (18+), orientations, and races. We strive to be as legitimately inclusive as possible. Know that when you come to V&V, we’re trying hard to avoid heteronormative, cis-normative, white supremacist, sex-negative, patriarchal bullshit.
About Vino & Vulvas®
We provide an open space for talking about challenging topics that are often taboo. We meet in a public venue to get out of the shadows and create an open community where all of us (women, men, genderqueer, trans, gay, straight, bisexual, experienced, newbies, kinky, vanilla, young, mature, all races etc.) can laugh and learn more about our sexual selves. We can start to bridge the gap between sexual healing practices, medical sexual health, and sex therapy. It's sure to be an exciting journey. Get comfy and and enjoy some edgy, inclusive, and informative conversation.
Meet the Host!
Heather Edwards, PT, Sex Counselor & Educator, Founder of Vino & Vulvas® (she/they)
Heather Edwards, PT, MPT has been a pelvic physical therapist for 17 years and is an AASECT certified Sexuality Counselor as well as a Sex Educator. They achieved their dual certificate at the University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program. They founded Vino & Vulvas in 2015 and it quickly became their favorite thing to do. They have presented at APTA and AASECT conferences and teaches for Pelvic Guru Academy on the topic of Trans-Inclusive Sexual & Pelvic Health. In addition to education and clinical work, Heather is an artist and illustrator of the coloring book series "Coloring Books for the Crotch Enthusiast". To connect with Heather, email [email protected]
Tuesday Feral, LPCA, MA, NCC (they/them)
Tuesday is an artist, mental health professional, and educator. They have worked with Tranzmission for the last nine years. Tuesday is passionate about building resilient networks of support within our extended community. Tuesday also has trained on a national, state and local level with Tranzmission. They also co-instruct Pelvic Guru Academy’s Transgender and Nonbinary Pelvic Health on a national level. course and has been on several Vino & Vulvas panels starting back in 2015. To contact Tuesday: [email protected]
Allister Styan, Healthcare Coordinator at Planned Parenthood, (he/him)
Allister is a health educator, care coordinator, and assists in direct patient care. He is passionate about fostering healthcare experiences that are individualized and patient-centered. Allister has provided training and consultation to many community and healthcare organizations seeking to provide trans-affirming services. He is an advocate for sexual and reproductive healthcare for all bodies. To contact Allister, you can reach him at: [email protected]
Elizabeth McCorvey, LSCW(she/her)
Elizabeth McCorvey, LCSW, is the co-owner of Unbridled Connections, LLC. She works with adults, teens, children and families using equine-assisted psychotherapy (therapy using horses!) She also loves relationship counseling and exploring issues of intimacy. You can email her at [email protected] or call at 828-365-8013