Sexual Health and Pleasure Talks to Healthcare Professionals
Talking about sexual health, function and pleasure generally is not part of healthcare training. It wasn’t part of my nurse training and from the conversations I have with many people and healthcare professionals (HCPs)it still is not part of training or considered important.
We work with so many proactive HCPs who really care about the sex lives of their patients, who give out our health brochure, signpost their patients to our website articles and to me for more advice and for product recommendations. We, in turn, can signpost our customers to pelvic health physio, psychosexual therapists, genital dermatology clinics, menopause advice, support groups and the charities we work with.
Pelvic Health Physios
Our health brochures have been given out at the Women’s Health Summit for physiotherapists, many of whom use our website as a resource for sexual advice for their patients. We work with proactive pelvic health physiotherapists who work hard to ensure their patients enjoy good sexual health and pleasure. I frequently signpost people to a pelvic health physio.
I am a member of the Women’s Health Physio Group which has over 7000 members worldwide and Mens Health Physio Group, both of which are valuable resources for physio recommendations, information, advice and research within the world of pelvic health physio“Samantha’s products and information has been a life changer for many of my patients. Her website is definitely one worthy of a view and also to signpost patients/clients to. Your website is a god send as far as I’m concerned!! Most of my patients don’t want to look at the likes of Ann Summers, they want good honest reviews of products with articles they can relate to….. really well done!” Aisling Burke WHPhysio, Kent
I gave a talk about enjoying sex after childbirth at the Mummy MOT training course for pelvic health physiotherapists.
I’ve given talks to WH physiotherapists at the Chelsea And Westminster Hospital, Queen Mary’s Roehampton, St Thomas’ Hospital and Frimley Park.
I was invited to talk about our work and our products by the amazing Louise Field, founder of Adore your Pelvic Floor to her coaches which was lots of fun.
I joined the fabulous Debbie Dillon, pelvic health physiotherapist who talked about psychosexual medicine and physio on the PelvicRoar webinar to chat about our products, the health brochure and the way in which we work with many pelvic health physios to help people overcome sexual health issues.
I spoke to gynaecologists and obstetricians at Tunbridge Wells Hospital and joined the team at East Suffolk NHS Trust for their Vulval Disease study day to talk about our work and products.
I gave a talk to healthcare professionals at the Genital Pain and Dermatology Clinic at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey and joined the MDT Genital Dermatology meeting at Chelsea and Westminster about our products as we often advise people with genital skin conditions including lichens sclerosus and those who have vulval cancer.
I was invited to give a talk at the Daisy Network Conference in June 2017 about sexual intimacy and pleasure. This is a amazing charity supporting women who have Premature Ovarian Insufficiency, younger women between 16-40 which leads to early menopause, the symptoms of which impact upon sexual pleasure and function, relationships and body confidence. I had a stand in 2018 and joined their online webinar in 2020. I frequently signpost people to the Daisy Network for advice and support. I have been invited to speak at the Daisy Day in September 2022.
I attended the Vaginismus and Dyspareunia Conference held by Manchester Mental Health Trust (2018) where our silicone dilator kit and suitable sex toys were of great interest to the delegates.
We work with several psychosexual therapists.
Paul and I gave a talk to the students training with the Clinical Institute of Sexology in Cambridge and I recorded two training videos with the wonderful Julie Sale, Director at the Institute for her training course and gave a teaching session to her online students all about sex toys and sexual lubricants. We work with many psychosexual therapists who we can signpost people to for advice and support.
I gave a talk at the COSRT Genital Pain study day in 2019
We attended the College Of Sex and Relationship Therapists conference (2019) and had fascinating conversations with the delegates about our products and work at Jo Divine. Many now have some of our products to show to their patients and health brochures to give out, and we recommend them to our customers.
Sex and Cancer Talks, Podcasts, Videos and Events
You can find out about these talks here which include HCP talks
Cancer Charity and Support Groups
You can find out about these talks here
Who gives out the health brochure?
The health brochure is given out by menopause doctors in menopause clinics and in support groups across the UK, by psychosexual therapists, in genital pain and dermatology clinics, by gynaecologists and gynaecological clinical nurse specialists, including Macmillan nurses and by breast cancer care nurses and doctors and stoma care nurses too.“Just to let you know, your selection of toys went down a storm with the patients who attended our roadshow. I included them in my talks and this created lots of interest. All the booklets and leaflets were taken, and several people indicated they would be making purchases. More importantly, the fact that sex can be enjoyed by all was well received and discussed in the Q&A session. Many thanks, Kevin”. Kevin Hayles, Amcare Stoma Care Nurse Manager
I am also a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Women’s Involvement Panel group where many of the members are women working in women’s health or who have personal experience of gynaecological issues who offer their advice, experience, review guidelines and patients leaflets published by RCOG and raise awareness about the work they are doing such as support groups, national campaigns and as patient advocates. This information is shared with the RCOG to improve gynaecological treatment, care and their training programme.