The Vulva Dialogues is proud to have an incredible community of like-minded pioneers, who share our goal of removing the shame and taboo surrounding sexual health.
Each of our workshops and events features at least one relevant guest from the fields of sexual health, women's health, sex education and exploration. They offer a diverse range of perspectives, backgrounds and experience on sexual health and wellbeing, but they all have one thing in common: a passion for encouraging sex-positive conversations! We can't wait for you to meet them!
DR FATIMA KHAN
GP and Menopause Specialist
A dedicated and highly-experienced compassionate Doctor with a career spanning more than a decade. Having a keen interest in Women’s Health particularly as a Menopause Specialist. Fatima has an integrative approach to women's physical, emotional and mental health, specialising in Menopause and Peri-menopause hormone transitions and age management through hormone optimisation.
Midwife & Founder of FemmEd
Demi is an Australian Registered Midwife and Founder of FemmEd, an education and support business focussed on providing health education and support to women of all ages. She educates women on topics such as puberty, reproductive and sexual health, antenatal care, labour and birth as well as the transitions to parenthood. She is currently studying her Masters in Sexual Health.
Art Model, Performer & Support Worker
Rosie has been working professionally as an art model and performer for over 8 years, and is the founder of Magnolia's Art Class (@magnoliasartclass); a nude art class providing a therapeutic and empowering opportunity for female and female identifying individuals to embrace their bodies, and to explore the beauty and diversity of the female form.
She also works as a support worker in mental health, and as a creative arts facilitator for adults living with disability.
(MISS SMUT BUTTONS)
Adult Industry Expert
Miss Smut Buttons (a.k.a Sam Jones) is a sex philosopher and adult industry alumna. She has worked in brothels, strip clubs, porn studios and sex toy stores. Through Smut Buttons (@smutbuttons) Sam has travelled internationally to work with research institutes, participated in panel discussions and collaborated with a variety of sex educators. She has been reviewing sex toys for the better part of a decade.
Sexual health & disability advocate
Katy Venables is a 29 year old part-time wheelchair user and full-time disabled woman. Katy is a disability consultant and brand ambassador for Handi, a sex-tech company designing toys for disabled people or those with dexterity issues. As part of the brand mission to smash taboos around sex and disability, Katy has written for, edited and helped produce the Handi Book of Love, Lust and Disability, a beautiful book of art and curated quotes from disabled artists, activists, influencers and other wonderful contributors from around the world.
Katy loves using her multidisciplinary skills to further causes she believes in, with a particular passion for issues around disability representation.
Sexologist & CEO at Bliss for Women
Jodie is known for initiating taboo conversations about women's health & sexuality. Her own health challenges & the changes they brought about in general life & sex life were the catalysts for taboo smashing projects that have made & continue to make changes in the landscape of women's health.
She is a Co-Founder of Endometriosis Australia (current member), and a certified Sexologist with a specialty in Women's Health. She is also the CEO & Resident Sexologist at @blissforwomen, providing pleasure-enhancing products to erase the taboo of shopping in an adult store.
Owner of The Spicy Boudoir
Susan founded the The Spicy Boudoir (@thespicyboudoir), a sex-positive shop with a purpose to shine the light on ageless sexuality and demonstrate that physical disability does not preclude one from enjoying intimacy. She aims to provide curated products and information to serve the needs, and desires, for all ‘invisible’ beings. In essence, she gives courage to those who are faltering with their sexual identity as they deal with ageing and mobility issues.
Author, Sex Educator & Sex Worker
Georgie Wolf is a writer, sex educator, and sex worker from Melbourne, Australia. She got her start in kink performing for the infamous Sydney Hellfire Club at the age of nineteen; since then, she's explored new horizons as an adult store salesperson, pin-up photographer, and independent escort. She teaches the skills for advanced sexual adventures such as kink, consensual non-monogamy and visiting sex workers, in her book The Art of the Hook Up.’ She writes, blogs, speaks, teaches, and coaches, to bring more sex-positivity into the world.
DR. KELLY TEAGLE
GP, Menopause Specialist and WellFemme Founder
Dr. Kelly Teagle is a GP in Canberra specialising in Women’s health. She is also the founder of WellFemme (@wellfemme), Australia’s first dedicated Telehealth menopause clinic. Kelly graduated in Medicine from the University of Queensland in 2001 and worked in the Royal Australian Air Force as a Medical Officer until 2010. As a civilian GP she developed expertise in women’s medicine, and has specialised in menopause medicine since experiencing debilitating symptoms of early menopause at age 42. Kelly’s vision is for all Australian women to have access to quality menopausal care by 2025.
Researcher, Educator and sex toy Industrial Designer
Dr Judith Glover is a researcher, educator and Industrial Design practitioner at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia. Her PHD thesis on the sex toy industry explored the technical capabilities that Industrial Design process and methods could offer in improving manufacturing and design quality for the sex toy industry. It also explored how gender and sexuality notions are embedded within mass production to explain the lack of suitability of products for contemporary women and how Industrial Design process and methods are an important part of changing industry standards.
She is currently exploring the possibilities for new design research, service and product innovation under the umbrella of Design and Sexual Health Innovation. This involves cross collaborative research between Design, Engineering and Health fields.
Sex Therapist, Psychologist and Educator
Kate has been practicing as a registered Psychologist for fifteen years. She has a special interest in working with clients presenting with issues related to interpersonal or relationship difficulties, intimacy, sex and pleasure and the ways in which these may have an impact on mental health.
Kate is a current member of the Australian Psychological Society(APS) and the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS).
Kate’s most recent interest in Sextech developed after attending and being part of the winning team at ‘Future of Sex’s Sextech Hackathon’ in February 2020.
Founder of Women's Health Education Network
With over 20 years experience working around the world in nursing including ante, postnatal, continence and intensive care, Peta has developed highly specific training for pregnant and postpartum women.
Currently writing a book on safe exercise in pregnancy and the post-partum period, and completed advanced academic research into pregnancy, exercise and long-term health outcomes.
Owner and principal instructor of Tasmania’s premier Pilates studio, 3 Degrees Pilates, and founder of not for profit organisation Women’s Health Education Network.
Sexologist & Founder, Sensual Potential
Richelle Menzies is a qualified sexologist and the founder of Sensual Potential sexology practice, they have also been an LGBTIQ+ inclusion consultant since 2009 and now deliver these services through their Queer Connections consulting project.
They have identified with and been involved in the queer, kink and poly communities in one way or another since 2001 and have experience in working with people interested in and from these communities, with a particular focus on women and AFAB non binary people.
OAM, Author, Vulva Cancer
Kath is a vulva cancer survivor and recipient of over 10 awards in her efforts to raise the profile of Gynaecological Health. After her diagnosis, Kath spent her life promoting positive preventative messages through the International Gynaecological Awareness campaign to help break down social stigmas & taboos. Her work gives a voice to millions of women managing Gynaecological health conditions, and her goal is to empower women and reduce embarrassment around women’s health. She is also Author of 'Not So Secret Women's Business' and 'If only I Knew'.
INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR COMMUNITY?
We are always on the lookout for passionate people who want to join our community and help open up important conversations around Sex, Health and Wellbeing.
If this is you, please get in touch!