Support for Sexual Expression and Consent in Caregiving
Engaging in desired sexual activities—alone or with partners—is an act of daily living, just like eating, dressing and toileting. But without the skills to comfortably and safely talk about sex, many people with disabilities and their caregivers are at a loss for how to ask for, offer, and receive this essential support. In this workshop, both people with disabilities and their caregivers will learn the skills and strategies necessary to negotiate this support with ease and confidence. We’ll also address the impact that “required” touch for ADL support has on PWD’s embodied experience of consent and agency and learn new strategies to center consent in those interactions.
About Shauna Farabaugh
Shauna Farabaugh is a certified Somatic Sex Educator and TRE® provider in private practice in San Francisco, CA who fiercely believes in the right to sexual expression for every body and is committed to making sex education more “sexcessible.” Shauna has earned certifications from San Francisco Sex Information, The Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, and the Somatic Sex Educators Association. She is adjunct faculty at the Institute for the Study of Somatic Sex Education and a member of Ignite Collective, Inc.’s advisory board. Shauna brings a profound sense of play to her teaching…because sex really is supposed to be fun!