Did you know that at least 2 in 1,000 women experience Vaginismus once in their lifetime?
Vaginismus, a condition where the pelvic muscles spasm to prevent penetration, making sex painful or even impossible affects thousands, but many are too embarrassed or afraid to seek treatment. Sh! is now opening up the conversation about painful sex and Vaginismus with an in-store awareness event, featuring expert advice and non-judgemental discussions.
On Friday 14th of September, in honour of Vaginismus Awareness Day
we have curated an in-store event as part of our mission to reach out and support anyone affected by this condition.
As well as a complimentary glass of bubbly and a free bottle of Sh! Pure Lube (25ml), our resident specialists will be on hand to present and share their expertise.
*Spaces are limited so make sure to book early to avoid disappointment.
About the Speakers
Sarah Berry, Sex & Relationship Therapist - Your Vaginismus Journey
Having had her own battle with Vaginismus, Sarah is honoured to be able to help sufferers and partners on their own journeys with this condition.
Sarah is an accredited, experienced, sex & relationship therapist, who uses traditional counselling techniques as well as specialists sex and relational tools to help people find answers to why they have the condition, what maintains it and how to overcome it. She works experientially with each person or couple. While there are patterns, everyone is different and needs to find their own way to achieve their own goals.
Sarah's advice has featured in publications including:
Cosmopolitan, The Telegraph, DIVA, The Daily Mail, Bizarre, Metro, The Huffington Post, The Evening Standard, Time Out, Company, Fiesta, Forum and Men's Health. Sara has been a guest on Radio 4's Women's Hour and various shows on LBC.
Renée Denyer, Senior Store Manager at Sh! - Vibrate Your Way Through Vaginismus
Renée is the multi-award winning Senior Store Manager & Sexuality Educator at Sh!. An expert in female sexuality, Renée’s knowledge of sex toys and their benefits is unparalleled and she has years of experience offering advice and recommendations to women (cis and trans) battling Vaginismus.
During the evening, Renée will do a short presentation of the specially designed Sh! Vibrating Dilator Kit
and explain the benefits of using vibrations as a way of overcoming Vaginismus. After the presentation, she will be on hand to recommend suitable toys and their potential for your pleasure.
During her 11 years at Sh!, Renée has been invited to share views, insights, and tips & tricks with a wide range of online & print magazines and newspapers such as Grazia, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Glamour, BuzzFeed, The Debrief, Evening Standard, The Sun, Flavour Magazine, DIVA Magazine, Mirror, Amor Magazine, Bloomberg, SoFeminine and Hindustan Times.