This year, Sh! is marking Vaginismus Awareness Day on September 15th with an online event providing support and advice to those living with painful sex. We have a fantastic panel of therapists, educators, campaigners and artists with experience of living with or treating Vaginismus.
- Evie Fehilly - is a sex educator, sex clown and queer performer
- Lisa Mackenzie - co-founder of the Vaginismus Network
- Fran Bushe - actor, comedian and author of My Broken Vagina
- Audrey Cairo - is a Confidence Coach for Vaginismus warriors
- Sarah Berry - an experienced sex & relationship therapist
- Lorna Meehan - poet, actor and solo theatre-maker with an autobiographical show called NO ENTRY!
The evening will provide a lively, inclusive forum to discuss the physical and psychological impact of painful sex and empower and inform all who experience it. As the event takes place online, you can attend in comfy pyjamas with all your favourite drinks & snacks to hand!
Tickets are £3, and proceeds will go to the Sh! Dilator Pay It Forward Scheme.
*If you’re on a limited income, please contact Sh! for a free ticket.
Win a set of Sh! Vaginal Dilators
Sh! handmake a fantastic set of body-friendly vaginal dilators, recommended by many GP’s and therapists. The dilators are made from soft, body-safe silicone and are priced as affordable as possible. Nonetheless, we know that the sets are still prohibitive to some.
Sh! customers can donate cash to the Dilator Pay It Forward scheme to help those on a limited income own a set. The donated vaginal dilator kits are then awarded on Vaginismus Awareness Day. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that every woman or vulva-owner who needs a free set can receive one. In the name of fairness, we have created a draw. To be in with a chance of winning a free dilator set, we have two requirements:
Your story needs to be a minimum of 300 words but doesn’t have to be fancy. This is your story, in your own words. You can be anonymous, use a pseudonym, or use your real name. We’ll pick a photo that we think suits your story, but we’ll check that you are happy with it (just in case we happen to select a pic of a person who looks like you!).
We’ll share your true story on vaginismusawareness.com to raise awareness of how Vaginismus impacts daily life and help others not feel so alone.