I am a pleasure coach, comedienne, singer/songwriter, writer and an international educator and sexual health activist. I am passionate about supporting people to understand and to cultivate the potent healing power of our natural capacity for pleasure.
I fulfil this passion by offering workshops and sessions through the yOniversity, writing and performing theatre, comedy and songs as ‘Vaudeville of the Vulva’ , creating and distributing the Vulvalicious® Cushions and other educational as well as simply beautiful vulva art via www.yoni.com and maintaining a Facebook cause called The Vulvalation!
My interest in effective communication led to a career as an educator which has spanned two continents and both the academic and corporate worlds. By the age of 28 I was a Senior Lecturer at North London University. In the late 80’s I moved to Australia and worked for Apple Computer teaching Presentation Skills and Effective Communication to upper management. Whilst with the company I also studied Accelerated Learning and NLP in order to refine my skills and incorporate the latest innovative methods into Apple’s training programs.
In early childhood I was lucky enough to discover some of the delicious natural pleasures that our bodies are capable of. Blessed with an upbringing that did not suppress this explorationI was inspired, as an adult, to seek out teachers of sexuality across many traditions and disciplines. The more I found out, and the more I applied my discoveries, the more my capacity for pleasure increased and continues to do so. The teachers I’ve studied and trained with include David Deida, Barbara Carellas, Joseph Kramer, Kenneth Ray Stubbs and Margot Anand. I’ve gained professional qualifications in Sexological Bodywork and Somatic Sex Education and am a member of the Somatic Sex Educators’ Association of Australiasia (SSEAA) and the ASCSB. I have presented the workshops that make up the yOniversity curriculum both in Australia and overseas and I also offers individual sessions to men women and couples.
My career as a performance artiste has taken me on a different trajectory towards the same goal. In the 90’s I performed, wrote and recorded with women’s choir ‘Voices of Gaia’ and my first solo recording ‘Do the Kegel’ was picked up for use by HBO in a TV show and in a movie by American director Adam Fields. During that time I also trained in Method Acting and Character Analysis with Penelope Chater (NIDA, Nimrod Theatre) and over the past few years I have written and performed a comic cabaret ‘Vaudeville of the Vulva’. This unique show challenges societal taboos about the discussion of feminine genitalia. An Australian contribution to the genre that includes Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues and Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party, the show is funny, irreverent and illuminating. I’ve recently completed a CD of recordings of the songs from ‘Vaudeville of the Vulva’ – songs that address the important (but rarely sung about) niche area of women’s sexual health.
Another aspect of my passion has resulted in the design and production of the Vulvalicious cushions, beautiful fabric art works that accurately represent all the internal arousal structures of a woman’s genital anatomy, still poorly understood by modern science.
My current projects include a DVD workshop educating men and women about the science and the art of female arousal and a DVD version of ‘Vaudeville of the Vulva’.