Lesson series

Vino & Vulvas®:
Sex Positive Parenting in a Sex Negative World

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This question comes up at nearly every V&V: But how to do I talk to my kids about this??
This panel talks all about how to talk to your kids about sex, bodily autonomy, gender, and sexuality at any age. We discuss the challenges, the joys, and of course, the most hilarious things that come up for parents in a sex-positive household. If you have kids or plan on having kids, this one is full of some great insights and laughs. 

Heather Edwards

Vino & Vulvas founder and host, Sex Counselor & Educator, Pelvic PT

Aleece Fosnight

Founder of the Fosnight Center for Sexual Health, Physician Assistant, AASECT Sex Counselor and Educator

Papillon DeBoer

Allison Scott

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.

What's included?

  • 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]H
Patrick Jones - Course author

Panelist Bios

Aleece Fosnight, PA-C, CSC, CSE, (she/her)

Aleece Fosnight has been working as a urology physician assistant for the past 5 years in Western North Carolina. She graduated from the University of Kentucky PA Program in 2011 and completed a postgraduate certificate at the University of Michigan in sexual health, as well as is a nationally certified sexual health counselor and educator. Aleece provides comprehensive urologic care to all generations. Her training includes pelvic floor dysfunction, biofeedback, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, low libido, interstitial cystitis, menopause, female sexual health, low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, and LGBTQ urology care. Aleece and her supervising physician provide bilateral orchiectomies to MtF patients, as well as other trans urology health care. She is the current president for the Association of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics and Gynecology (APAOG) and very active in promoting sexual health awareness to her local community through group sessions and presentations. She has worked closely with the local college as an advocate for sexual assault awareness on college campuses and helped them develop a new protocol for sexual assault prevention and safety. Find out more about Aleece and how to contact her HERE. 

Papillon DeBoer, LPCA (he/she/they)

Papillon is a local counselor for the Agency of Change, his private practice. He also provides contract counseling through Our voice for survivors of sexual trauma. Before acquiring his Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir Rhyne Asheville in June 2015, he worked for five years as a case manager at Trinity Place, a local crisis shelter for runaway, homeless and foster care youth ages 7-17. He is a musician, drummer, artist, writer, poet, father, husband, and friend. 

Allison Scott, Campaign for Southern Equality's Director of Policy and Programs (She/Her)

Allison is a proud Asheville native who attended Reynolds and Erwin High Schools as well as AB Tech. She is particularly passionate about community outreach, politics, activism, cares deeply about Asheville and its citizenry, and works daily at the local level to ensure that Asheville is a welcoming community for its minorities and traditionally marginalized populations. Allison identifies as a trans woman and uses She and Her pronouns. As part of her advocacy work she has developed and led numerous trainings for local organizations including medical practices, schools, churches, and businesses, established name-change clinics for trans people, conducted support groups, participated in panel discussions, interviews, and coordinated with local school systems, news agencies, and politicians regarding equality for LGBTQ people. In 2018 she was chosen by USA Today to be one of the 50 Faces of Pride for NC along with being a featured speaker for Creative Mornings. Allison also served as Chair of CPAC, the Asheville Citizen’s Police Advisory Council, for approximately three years working to help resolve issues that arise between the community and local law enforcement. She currently serves as Treasure for Girls Rock Asheville.
She also has the world’s best nine-year-old son who brings joy to her life every day and when she’s not working and engaged in community matters she enjoys traveling to some fun destinations. Allison is based in Asheville, NC.
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