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Keeping Your Bits Safe with Kinky Play

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This is something new we're trying. This V&V is going to be more of a workshop with some great advice for medical professionals or mental professionals to take away and use with their clients on how to advise when kinky behavior or BDSM practice might seem at odds with a pelvic health concern. (AASECT credits will be provided for anyone interested.) It's also going to be a great talk for anyone in the BDSM and kink scene who want to learn more about pelvic health concerns with various practices. There will be a time for anonymous Q&A as well so the questions can be as detailed as desired without anyone having to give away any personal details. 

Presenters:

Aleece Fosnight, PA-C, CSC, CSE

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. 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.

Heather Edwards, PT, Founder of Vino & Vulvas

Heather Edwards, PT, MPT has been a pelvic physical therapist for 14 years in western North Carolina. She holds a certificate in Sex Counseling and Education from University of, while in supervision for national certification. In 2015 she founded Vino & Vulvas, an inclusive, public, monthly event that connects sexual health providers with community members through educational panel discussions about sexuality, relationships, and pelvic health. She is on the advisory board for Pelvic Guru and has been a contributor since 2013. She teaches community classes such as “Field Guide to Your Crotch” for trans men or trans women, and "Talking to Your Doctor About Your Nonbinary Crotch.” Heather created the Transgender Pelvic Health Survey (currently in progress) and teamed up with Nova Southeastern University and the Pelvic Health Research Initiative for its implementation and data analysis. In 2016, she presented at the Southeastern Transgender Health Summit on the topic of pelvic PT considerations for the surgical trans patient. 

Tickets: $15 and available here. If you're in the kink/leather/BDSM community and you want to attend but can't afford the $15, please send us a message and we'll hook you up! 

Earlier Event: May 21
All About Vulvas
Later Event: June 25
All Things Queer About Sex