Vino & Vulvas®:
Sexy Body Mechanics: How to give a BJ with TMJ
Don’t be fooled. There’s much more to learn than BJs. :)
As a pelvic PT, there are many times where I realize that a gap in knowledge about performing various sex acts and physical limitations can create some huge issues for a happy sex life. For example, if a vagina is too painful for penetration, but the person who has that vagina doesn’t feel confident in their oral or manual skills, suggestions like “There are lots of other things you can do” might be reason for panic. No fun! We talk you through so many skills and give you some really basic and fun ideas to try so you feel like you can up your sexual skills game!
Also, talk about sex is often very focused on emotions, intimacy, attachment… all of that stuff. We take a different approach for this event and start from a very body focused approach. We talk about how our bodies and sense of physical selves play a big role in our sexuality. We even hit some body image and consent topics as well.
This is all about the physical enjoyment and PLAY that is such a big part of sex!
Mental Health Professional, AASECT Sex Therapist, Owner of Out of the Woods Therapy
Director of Consent Conscious Project, Founder of Project Blackbird, BDSM Educator, Fetish Fitness Instructor, Person Trainer
Erotic Performance Artist, Aerial Artist, Burlesque Dancer
Vino & Vulvas founder and host, Sex Counselor & Educator, Pelvic PT
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!
Jamie Brazell, M.Ed, LMFT, CST (she/her)
Jamie has been consciously thinking about gender and sexuality for many years and is thrilled to offer services as a AASECT certified sex therapist and licensed therapist in her downtown Asheville private practice, Out of the Woods Therapy.
Back in 2002 and in Camden, New Jersey, Jamie began her journey in this field as a certified rape crisis counselor and advocate for survivors of domestic violence. Serving in this role informed many of her decisions around professional development - such as earning a BA in Women’s Studies from Temple University and a M.Ed. in Human Sexuality from Widener University. She later completed clinical training at West Gate Family Therapy in conjunction with earning a second Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Jamie has done a lot of things that she’s super proud of in her career, including: writing curricula and facilitating workshops in Boulder, Colorado for LGBTQ ally development, participation in development of a pilot program for sexual abuse prevention for Boulder public schools, serving on the sex education advisory committee for Greenville, SC public schools, teaching sex education to at-risk youth in the upstate of SC, meeting with SC legislators regarding sex ed reform, creating and conducting an assembly for middle school children on the topic of bully awareness, and providing therapeutic counseling services to diverse populations of individuals, couples, and families in mental health agencies in SC and NC.
In her current private practice, Jamie provides individual or relationship counseling for adults and teens with a specialization of helping clients overcome various sexual issues or concerns that may be causing shame or impacting relationships. For more information, please visit www.outofthewoodstherapy.com.
Candace Liger, Artist, Founder of Felyne Fetish Fitness (she/they)
Candace "Coach Felyne" Liger is a national spoken word artist, facilitator, and the dynamic trainer and founder of Felyne Fitness and Felyne Fetish, championing creative wellness practices, body activism, and PROACTIVE self care for the FIERCE ones. Conjuring the depths of her own eroticism, her dynamic and unpredictable performances blend captivating wordplay, sensual movement, and her own blend of sadistic antics. In the past year, she has been featured at Sex on Stage (FL), Black Love Convergence (NC), F.L.O.W (TX) and has hosted workshops centering radical consent and using kink as a healing, liberatory exploratory practice.
She is the founder of #ProjectBlackbird -- a digital advocacy organization rooting in healing justice for communities of color. As an activist, she has focused on encouraging intersectional approaches to challenge systems of oppression with a particular focus on racial justice, healing justice, and mass incarceration. Her latest project, #ConsentConscious, advocates for more comprehensive consent education to support our overall health, pleasure, and safety. Within the scope of her social justice work, she has been awarded the 2017 Social Justice Award from the YWCA of Oklahoma, the Woman of Action Award from the National Organization of Women, and the 2017 ACLU Angie Debo Civil Libertarian award.
www.CandaceLiger.com | www.FelyneFetish.com | www.ProjectBlackbird.org |
Email: Ligerfitness@gmail.com | Instagram: @CandaceLiger & @CoachFelyne
Ella Minnope (she/her), Erotic Performance Artist
Ella Minnope performs across the southeast, specializing in burlesque and aerial arts. Ella is a member of the Asheville-based burlesque troupe, The Girly Girl Revue, and the sponsorship coordinator for the long running Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival. She has been a crowd favorite of Vino & Vulvas events. You can find her on instagram @ellaminnope
Heather Edwards, PT, Sex Counselor & Educator, Founder of Vino & Vulvas® (she/they)(she/her)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.