VOICES SERIES: ND’s Sex in Pregnancy and Postpartum Story

ND is a cisgender, queer, Indian, Sikh woman from Vancouver, BC. Her family originates from Punjab, North India. ND moved to Toronto from Vancouver to become a midwife and has since started a family with her partner within the context of their open relationship. Her little girl is currently 11 months, full of delicious rolls…

Talk & Workshop @ Venus Envy in Halifax!

I am pleased to announce that this summer I will be heading to Nova Scotia to offer a talk and workshop at Venus Envy the weekend of August 12-13th! If you're a parent or birth worker looking to learn more about sex, intimacy, and relationships during pregnancy and postpartum you can register at Venus Envy…

What happened to diaphragms and cervical caps?

Good news- they still exist! I recently had the pleasure of filming a segment on the Caya diaphragm and FemCap for the youtube series What's My Body Doing. You can subscribe to the WMBD youtube channel or follow on twitter @Sex_Ed_Ontario Below is a video about how they work, what they're made of, how much…

5 ways to get hot when sex is not

As someone who has had their fair share of chronic pain since childhood, I know how difficult it can be to have a high sex drive (or rather, not a lot of breaks and a whole lot of accelerators, thank you Emily Nagoski) and a body that can’t keep up. Whether your struggling with mental…

7 complicated feelings I have about aromatherapy

I haven’t written much about my aromatherapy practice, yet friends are constantly asking me which oils to use for sleeping, staying awake, relaxing, morning sickness, calming the mind… "Is peppermint safe during pregnancy?" (answer: not really, no) "Is lavender safe to use with my children in the house?" (answer: yes!) So… why don’t I write…

5 myths about sex in pregnancy and postpartum [interview with Dr. Emily Queenan]

I think it’s time to set the record straight on 5 myths you may have heard about sex in pregnancy and postpartum! About a year ago I passed around a survey online about sex in pregnancy and postpartum. I received 42 responses from women and 2 responses from nonbinary folks. The stories were wildly varied…

ask an expert: sex in pregnancy and postpartum

The below video was created from two live facebook videos for the Postpartum Support Toronto group and Perfectly Imperfect Parenting Tribe. I answered some questions that were sent in by members ahead of time. These questions and answers were centred on partnered people and the research shared is predominantly heterosexual. After watching the videos I…

badass dolls with badass bodies [interview Chason Yeboah]

When I saw these badass dolls at the Toronto Erotic Arts and Craft Fair hosted by Come As You Are, I got tingles all over my body. Chason Yeboah's dolls aren't just beautiful, they're healing and powerful. I wanted to learn more about Chason and how these dolls came to be. What inspired you to…

voices needed: sex in pregnancy and postpartum

In researching resources available to the public about sex in pregnancy and postpartum something became very apparent: these voices are white and heterosexual. Very. Very. white-hetero. My next thought was: how can I expand this conversation? I can’t tell you I have an understanding of sex during pregnancy and postpartum without recognizing the extremely important…