Chronic Pain x Sexuality

09jun19:0021:00Chronic Pain x SexualityEvent OverVirtual Event19:00 - 21:00 FacilitatorAlmond Linden (she/her)


(Wednesday) 19:00 - 21:00





Event Details

It’s so valid and common to have a complex relationship to sexuality, which can be amplified by pain. We might feel exhausted, afraid, uncertain, overwhelmed, curious, adventurous, or even joyed by the connection of our pain to our sexuality.  Regardless of where you are in that journey, you are welcome in this space. This workshop is for folx who experience chronic pain, our partners & our allies to hold and explore these complexities.

Almonds intention for this workshop is to hold space for the exploration of chronic pain at the intersection of sexuality & intimacy – in our own bodies and in the bodies of people we love. We will arrive in gentle embodiment with a collective poem. We will chat about disability justice, de-centering normative sex practices, expanding ideas of climax & moving through difficult emotions we may experience about our bodies and our sexuality. We will share strategies and turn-ons. Almond will guide you in a short erotic self-pleasure practice. And we will end with some journaling. It will be filled with deep respect for all of the ways we each arrive at sexuality within this common thread of chronic pain.

This workshop is a repetition of the workshop that was hosted by Karada during the About: Sexual Identities conference.


Event Details

Date & Time:  June 9, 2020, 7pm-9pm CET (Berlin time)

Format: discussion / demonstration


Language: English

Minimum Knowledge Level: There’s no pre-requisite of any kind. If this feels right for you, I welcome you to spend some time reflecting on your relationship with chronic pain & sexuality before our workshop. If anyone is uncertain about joining, you are welcome to contact me at

What to bring: 

  • Things for your body be as comfortable as possible (pain spray, heating pad, ice pack, pain medicines/medications, extra blankets & pillows, etc)
  • Things for tend to your nervous system (essential oils, crystals, herbs, medicines, blankets, pillows, etc)
  • Something for journaling (journal, recording device, audio-to-text program, etc)
  • Items for self-pleasure (oils, lubricants, sex toys, etc)

Accessibility information:

  • ASL interpretation is not currently available.
  • Almond’s slides will be available for download (font minimum 24)
  • All activity instructions will be accompanied by written descriptions on slides.

Class recording: Yes. The session will be recorded and available for 14 days after the workshop. The participants will not be recorded.


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Almond Linden (she/her)

Almond Linden (she/they) is a sex educator & ritual facilitator. Based on the Anishinabewaki territory in so-called Canada, she's a fat, queer, disabled, white, gender-exploring being. Their work supports fellow people in chronic pain & disabled folx to find empowerment through safer embodiment & pleasure. Forests, vibrators & pain-relief cream are her trio of choice.

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