Events

Past

Beyond climax: redefining female pleasure

Tickets £7 (includes a goody bag!), get yours here

When media and mainstream commentators talk about sex, what they’re usually talking about is the race to achieve orgasm. And when talking about women, the burning question is: how to make her come?

Here, female orgasm is something a man — and it is usually a man — achieves.

Join our panellists — award-winning journalist Alix Fox and director of BlackOutLDN and queer activist Kayza Rosa — to discuss how the focus on orgasm as the ‘goal’ of sex impacts women’s pleasure and sexual health.

How does austerity affect women’s health?

Thursday February 22nd, 6:30-8:30pm. Free

Since 2010, 86% of the burden of austerity has fallen on women, with low-income Black and Asian women affected the most. The reasons for this are much more complex and wide-reaching than the simple fact of the cuts themselves.

Join panellists from Women’s Budget Group, Runnymeade Trust, 50:50 Parliament, and 56 Dean Street to discuss the gendered impacts of austerity and what needs to be done to remedy them.

The Femedic launch party

Thursday August 10th 2017, 6:30-9:00pm. Free

A night to celebrate our launch! Industry leaders, women’s healthcare activists, and healthcare experts came together to discuss how various aspects of women’s lives — sexual health, education, societal pressures, discrimination, and more — intersect with and create specific health needs. What needs to be done to help?

Talks by The Femedic founder Monica Karpinski and sexual health educator and activist Sally Turner were followed by a panel discussion featuring Gabby Edlin – Founder, Bloody Good Period, Sarah Humphreys, Chair, ELOP – LGBT mental health and wellbeing, Leila CG Frodsham, Consultant Gynaecologist and Lead for Psychosexual Medicine, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and Marion Wadibia, CEO, NAZ.