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March 13, 2019

Great things can happen in sex therapy! Maybe you’re having trouble maintaining or getting aroused. Maybe you’re exploring a new queer identity or gender identity. One of the most common types of clients I work with is someone who has experienced a sexual trauma, has d...

October 9, 2018

A common question that I think all sexual health workers hear at some point is: "am I normal?"

I don’t love the word normal because I think for many folks it looks something like this:

Normal = common = good/right [and this is problematic for many reasons].

But lots of th...

July 18, 2018

CS: birth trauma (details), gender identity feels, body image, mental health, sexuality, kink/BDSM, sex work

 Maron identifies as a white, able-bodied, middle-class, employed, occasionally depressed, parent, poly, queer, genderqueer: agender, they/them pronouns, and is...

January 22, 2018

The following is a message from my mentor and close friend Tracey Tief, owner and operator of Anarres Apothecary and Apprenticeship Program:

Thanks to you we had a bustling holiday season!  

Now, foremost on our minds is our crowdfunding Co Immunity Campaign and I am cou...

December 7, 2017

Are you looking for a great book for that special feminist someone this year? I have the book for you– Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All by Jaclyn Friedman. Even better news, TynanRhea.com is hosting a book giveaway for the h...

November 6, 2017

CS: note that all the below articles refer to cis-women's experiences with birth and pregnancy, and are often discussed from a heteronormative perspective. 

Aside from all the amazing articles I’ve had the opportunity to take part in (which you can peruse here and the a...

September 27, 2017

Ayana (not her real name) identifies as a woman, mother, black woman, latina woman, a multicultural woman, and as a Georgia Peach (having been born and raised in Georgia). She identifies as mainly straight but also as bi[sexual]. However, she finds being married to a c...

September 5, 2017

NOTE: This article begins with a cis-gendered understanding of reproduction because of the practitioners experience with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and moves into gender inclusive language for the remainder of the article. It should also be noted that you will...

July 22, 2017

RN is a 48 year old, white, Canadian, cis-female, femme, with 2 children and one divorce under her belt. RN is also a successful sex worker. 


RN began sex work when her children were 8 and 15 years old. For the most part, RN started sex work as a means of supplementing...

May 23, 2017

ND is a cisgendered, 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...