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Beating the V-Day Dread: Tools for Challenging Sexual Shame + Stigma
Saturday, February 10, 2024, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Category: Virtual Trainings

Training Description: 

Chocolate and flowers with a side of societal pressure, anyone? Whether your Cupid's #1 fan or wish you could press the fast forward button, V-day often casts an internal spotlight full of "shoulds" on the state of our relationships, dating lives, and sexualities. In this workshop, we will explore the ways sexual shame and stigma impact us, and how to support your clients in challenging these messages! You'll leave with activities and resources to show sexual shame the door-- on V-Day and every day. 
Participants will receive 2 CE Credits.

As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the science of sexual shame and its impact on client's self-concept, growth, and sexual functioning.
  • Identify effective techniques for disrupting the impact of sexual shame and stigma.
  • Support clients with a variety of concrete resources and activities that challenge sexual stigma and build sexual self-compassion.


Veronica Dress (she/her) is a sex educator, sex + intimacy coach, and theatrical intimacy director based in Durham, NC. Her greatest pleasure is creating spaces for folks to explore gender, intimacy, and sexuality with curiosity, joy, and self-compassion. Rooted in trauma-informed approaches and pleasure justice, Veronica brings play, creativity, and warmth to the work of sex education. She is a member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists and has received her training through Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi and University of Michigan’s Sexual Health Certificate Program. 

Non-Member: $80
Member: $60

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