Vino & Vulvas®: Therapeutic Kink
(A Clinical Perspective)
There are so many ways that folx get to BDSM and kink. Some of them are for healing and therapeutic reasons. We have an amazing panel discussion about all the ways that kink and BDSM (Bondage/Discipline, Domination/Submission, Sadism/Masochism) can help us figure out some serious stuff. From learning how to take back power after experiencing situations of powerlessness, to creating safe boundaries for erotic edges, there is a lot we can learn by pushing out boundaries erotically and sexually. Can it be dangerous? Yes. Would it be nice to have some guidance on this sort of work? Absolutely. Is there potential for abuse? Yes, that too. We break it all down and help you learn how to navigate therapeutic kink while also understanding what is and isn’t “okay”. If you offer counsel (medically or psychologically) to people, this is a ridiculously useful panel to help you understand behavior and not automatically pathologize. We even talk about ways that the BDSM structure can be FANTASTIC for modeling good sexual communication and boundaries. You might even start teaching BDSM principles to your patients and clients after this. :) And for EVERYONE, it is great to help you understand a little more about your own inner eroticism… perhaps.
Founder of the Fosnight Center for Sexual Health, Physician Assistant, AASECT Sex Counselor and Educator
Artist, Mental Health Professional, Transgender Support Outreach, and Professional Educator on topics of gender and sexuality
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 mintute 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!
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.
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: Tuesday@tranzmission.org
Caroline Adams, BDSM/Kink Educator
Caroline has been our kink educator for an AASECT Sexuality Attitude Reassessment and we fell in love with her style of instruction and vulnerability in sharing her experiences of her dominatrix work.
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.