Me & Her

Drs Ali and Rach

Since 2008 these two sex critical feminists have worked in sexual health clinics, women’s and LGBT+ centres, and done gender and sexualities research. During all of this they have constantly talked about sex and pleasure and also get to do it too. Motivated by a desire to challenge typical assumptions about sex and pleasure, for the last five years they have delivered workshops across the UK and internationally involving fun and interactive ways to explore the themes of women’s [1] sexual pleasure.

By day, Ali Hanbury is the LGBT+ Centre Manager for The Proud Trust, which is England’s largest LGBT+ young people’s charity. Rachael Eastham is a senior researcher at Lancaster University who specialises in health inequalities research relating to gender and sexualities.

[1] We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are significantly female/woman-identified.

Me&Her will be hosting the workshop Sexual Pleasure 101. In this session Me&Her use resources, artefacts and objects to create a space to discuss sexuality and challenge ideas around what sex and pleasure is, or should be, for women. This session is ideally suited to those who feel comfortable listening to, or contributing to, discussions around sex, and relationships.