Late last year, through the support of Diva International Inc. Sexpressions joined Dr. Ruth and Jane Fonda for the National Sex Ed Conference in New Jersey. Organized by the Center for Sex Education, an extension of Planned Parenthood of Central and Greater Northern New Jersey, the conference hosted over 600 sex educators from around the world. It was an amazing experience to introduce The DivaCup to curious sex educators and meet even more fellow fans.
Between Jane Fonda opening up about her own experiences as a teen and Dr. Ruth making a young sex educator turn completely red onstage, many sex ed leaders approached a kiosk hosted by Diva’s sex education partner Sexpressions and excitedly asked about The DivaCup. With more than a few double takes, educators learned how the cup works, getting more and more excited and asking a stream of questions. A few of the excited conclusions were “It’s fantastic that they work for most women with different body types”!
Many of the participants excitedly took the information, and shared being happy to have an alternative option to discuss menstrual care, beyond the traditional methods. When the kiosk got too busy to answer everyone’s questions, dedicated fans stepped in and started introducing other sex educators to The DivaCup on the spot.
It was great to see the knowledge being shared!
With so many new fans… people were telling their colleagues and friends, and participants were seeking out “the diva kiosk” by lunch the first day!
Ready to take a The DivaCup home with them on the spot, many people, just introduced to the cup, were excited about the Demo DivaCup Ktis they received and eager to find a retailer in their home town! Sex educators took home over 200 Demo DivaCup Kits to teach their students and clients, and many looked forward to hearing how their students would respond.
Stephanie Mitelman, M.A., CSE
Stephanie is Montreal’s only certified sexuality educator and a national trainer on issues of sexual health and youth sexuality. She teaches at McGill and Concordia Universities, and is a founding member of The Sexual Health Network of Quebec. In 2000, she started Sexpressions, which offers sexual health resources and training for teachers and front-line healthcare workers. She also regularly trains and consults in Aboriginal communities across Canada and on sex education for youth with special needs, particularly those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Visit Sexpressions today to learn more!