Perimenopause, Menopause, and Pleasure

  • Hosted by She Bop
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This class will be held LIVE online via Zoom — Zoom links are sent out 3 days prior and then again 1 hour prior to start time. The class will be recorded and available for a limited time shortly following the class. Registration deadline: 1 hour prior to class Pacific. No day-of cancellations.

If you’ve got ovaries, you will experience perimenopause and menopause. These two phases of life come with physical and emotional changes that many people experience without much knowledge or support. Loved ones may not understand or may downplay the intensity of our experiences. Healthcare providers often disregard the impact on our quality of life or offer one-size-fits-all solutions.

Our bodies are changing in a myriad of ways, including irregular periods, hot flashes, libido shifts, mood swings, insomnia, vaginal dryness, pain during penetration, and orgasm changes. In this class, Tristan Taormino will talk about how these ‘pauses’ affect self-image, sex drive, desires, intimacy, and relationships. We’ll discuss coping strategies, Western and alternative treatments, and creating your own holistic care plan. We absolutely can reclaim our bodies and our pleasure!

This class is open to attendees of all genders and will center people with ovaries.

Tristan Taormino is a writer, speaker, sex educator, and host of the podcast Sex Out Loud. She is the author of eight books, including her new memoir A Part of the Heart Can’t Be Eaten and Opening Up. She is the founding editor of the annual Best Lesbian Erotica anthologies, editor of The Ultimate Guide to Kink, and coeditor of The Feminist Porn Book. She lives in Los Angeles.

We're offering a limited number of free class spots to folks with financial need; please fill out this form if you are interested. Recipients will be chosen based on need and contacted at least 3 days prior to class to confirm.