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Perimenopause, Menopause, and Pleasure with Tristan Taormino
July 22, 2021 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PDT
This class will be held online via Zoom — you’ll receive an email with access information prior to the event. While classes are LIVE in nature and by default not recorded, some educators have chosen to offer recordings of their classes to pre-registered attendees; please inquire for specifics of this event. Registration deadline: 2:30 p.m. PST on the day of class. No day-of cancellations.
If you’ve got ovaries, you will experience perimenopause and menopause, two phases of life that come with physical and emotional changes that many people experience without much knowledge or support. Loved ones may not understand or downplay the intensity of our experiences. Health care providers often disregard the impact on our quality of life or offer one-size-fits-all solutions. Our bodies are changing in myriad of ways, including irregular periods, hot flashes, libido shifts, mood swings, insomnia, vaginal dryness, pain during penetration, and orgasm changes.
Let’s talk about how these ‘pauses’ affect our self-image, sex drive, desires, intimacy, and relationships. Tristan Taormino will discuss coping strategies, Western and alternative treatments, and creating your own holistic care plan. We absolutely can reclaim our bodies and our pleasure! Note: This class was co-created and developed with sex educator Elle Chase.
Tristan Taormino is an award-winning sex educator, media maker, and speaker. She is the author of eight books and editor or co-editor of 25 anthologies including The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women and The Ultimate Guide to Kink. She has directed and produced over two dozen sex education and adult films. She keynotes, lectures, and teaches workshops around the world on sexual pleasure and health, relationships, and social justice. She is the host of the long running podcast Sex Out Loud.
We’re offering 2 free class spots to folks with financial need; please fill out this form if you are interested. Two people will be chosen randomly and contacted at least 2 weeks prior to class to confirm.