Lifting the Lid on Cancer & Sex

Let's talk about sex - because, after cancer, you tell us it isn't happening. You don't need us to tell your cancer impacts every part of your life and that includes sex.

If Oncology teams aren't talking enough about it and you're just too embarrassed to bring it up, it's a stalemate. So it's time we blew the lid right off and got the topic front and centre. 

Whether you're dating, have been married for years, or just want to enjoy time flying solo, then this event's for you. Sex isn't just a body thing - so much of it is in the mind too. It's time to throw back the covers on what goes on under the sheets or somewhere else if that is more your thing! 

Join us on the 28th of September at Samsung Kings Cross for a free event like no other, hosted by the fierce and funny Lauren Mahon and a stellar panel of experts. We're bringing together the people who walk the walk (members of the Trekstock community) and those who talk the talk (experts) to help us all become less pent up when talking about sex and cancer. 

If you've just been diagnosed, living with or now finished treatment, or are a healthcare professional or loved one then this event is the one for you. 

What's more, if you're not quite ready for meeting people in person yet, we understand. Don't worry we'll be streaming the event live so you can join us from the comfort and privacy of your own sofa. 

We want you to first and foremost enjoy spending time in the same room at last, but so Covid doesn't ruin all the fun, remember hands, face, space as much as you can and we'll do all we can to keep you safe too. 

BEFORE YOU JOIN US (IN PERSON)

  • Please complete this waiver form ready to join us at Samsung KX
  • Please wear a mask whilst travelling to and during the event
  • You will need to complete a lateral flow test within 48 hours before attending the event, please ensure to bring your negative test confirmation with you for the event
  • You've received both of your covid vaccinations, please ensure to bring proof of this with you for the event
  • We'll be conducting temperature checks for everyone on arrival at Samsung

Meet Your Host:

If you're part of the cancer community, there's no doubt you'll have heard of Lauren Mahon. She's a force to be reckoned with, a game-changer and we're lucky enough to call her a Trekstock Young Adult Ambassador.

Diagnosed with breast cancer in her 30s, she took her diagnosis and gave two fingers to cancer by launching the online platform GirlvsCancer with brilliantly designed tit-tees that raise money for four charities, including Trekstock.

She's also the host of the award-winning podcast You, Me & the Big C. Frank and funny, candid and real AF, she's the obvious choice to host our Lifting the Lid on Sex and Cancer - especially after GirlVsCancer's recent campaign Feeling Myself

Meet Your Panelists:

Samantha Evans former nurse and co-founder of Jo Divine, online sex toy company, with my husband Paul. As the sexual health and pleasure expert at Jo Divine.

Sam writes practical articles about enjoying good sexual health, intimacy and, pleasure for their blog and the media. She advises many people and their partners about ways to enjoy sex following cancer treatment including overcoming vaginal dryness and atrophy, painful sex, vaginal tightness, decreased sexual sensation, struggling to orgasm, erectile issues, body image issues and, low libido through good communication, exploring our skin safe sex toys, pumps, silicone dilators and irritant-free sexual lubricants and vaginal moisturisers which can help them regain their sexual function, boost sexual health and enjoy sex in whatever way they want to or are able to with a partner or for solo pleasure. After all, sex is meant to be noisy, messy, embarrassing, consensual, pleasurable, and most of all fun.

Kate Moyle is an Accredited Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist, and Certified Psycho-Sexologist. Alongside her therapy practice, she hosts The Sexual Wellness Sessions Podcast and is a regular media contributor on the topic of sex, relationships and, sexual wellbeing. Kate works using a biopsychosocial approach to understanding sexual wellbeing, challenges and, difficulties; and examines what is going on for those she is working with using an understanding of biological, psychological, and social factors and how they interact for that individual or couple. Ultimately her aim is to help people get to a place of sexual health, happiness and, wellbeing. 

Brian Lobel is a performer, teacher and, curator who is interested in creating work about bodies and how they are watched, policed, poked, prodded and, loved by others. He regularly works with people living with and beyond cancer, projects of which include Fun with Cancer Patients (Kanazawa, Birmingham, Ghent) and BALL & Other Funny Stories About Cancer and A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer (with Bryony Kimmings).

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