I am a pleasure and embodiment coach, an award-winning sexologist, comedienne, singer/songwriter, writer and an international educator and sexual health activist. My passion is to support people in connecting with their bodies to discover and explore their natural erotic nature and to experience the healing potential of their capacity for pleasure
I fulfil this passion by offering workshops and sessions, both online and in person, by writing and performing theatre, comedy and songs as ‘Vaudeville of the Vulva’, by creating and distributing the Vulvalicious® Cushions and other educational and empowering vulva art via www.yOni.com and most recently by creating a DVD The Art & Science of Female Arousal.
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 where I 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 exploration I 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, Somatic Sex Education and Counselling and am a member of the following professional associations: the SSEAA in Australasia , the ASCSB and the UK association ASIS. I have presented the workshops that make up the yOniversity curriculum in Australia, Bali & the UK and I also offer individual sessions in person (currently in Oxford, UK) and worldwide via Skype.
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 in 2010 I wrote and first performed a comic cabaret ‘Vaudeville of the Vulva’. This unique show challenges societal taboos about the discussion of feminine genitalia and educates as it entertains. A contribution to the genre that includes Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues and Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party, the show is funny, irreverent and illuminating. A CD of recordings of the songs from ‘Vaudeville of the Vulva’ is now available – songs that address the important, but rarely sung about, area of the sexual experience and well-being of people with vulvas.
In order to educate effectively and without embarrasment about sexual anatomy in people with vulvas, I have created The Vulvalicious Cushions, beautiful fabric sculptures that accurately represent both the internal and external arousal structures of this style of genital anatomy. These cushions are used in yOniversity workshops, in various practitioner trainings and by educators and vulvalationaries all over the world. They can be purchased online here.
My latest project has been a DVD workshop educating about the mysteries of pleasure in people with vulvas. The Art & Science of Female Arousal has distilled the essential education that I’ve been offering in workshops for the past decade and that is still so sadly missing in our society. It provides an invaluable resource for all vulva owners and those who love them and is available as a DVD or HD download from www.theartandscienceoffemalearousal.com.
If you interested in finding out more about any of my offerings please don’t hesitate to get in touch.