Getting in touch with your sexuality after trauma can be difficult, and it can even feel impossible to return to a place of comfort and self love. On Tuesday, Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center hosts Sex and Self-Love for Survivors, a free class on ways to heal and rediscover sex after sexual, physical or emotional trauma. Sera Miles teaches this class on April 24 from 7:30 to 9pm. Everyone ages 18 and up is welcome. Though the class is free, please feel encouraged to make a donation to an organization that supports survivors such as Life Link. (Robin Babb)
Tuesday April 24, 2018
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Trauma survivors learn to take control of sexuality and reclaim the sense of self through gentle, nurturing techniques. Donations are welcome.
Can sexuality heal our trauma? Is self-love and erotic love possible after our physical and/or sexual boundaries are violated? If we are broken, can we ever be whole? Though there are no perfect answers to these questions, there are always possibilities. Join Sera Miles for an excavating journey through theories of narrative fulfillment, attachment, neurology, and complex defense mechanisms. Trauma distorts our frame of reference. Discover techniques that may lead you to let go of what you cannot recapture, and thus allow you to reclaim and freshly claim your erotic, sexual, and personal sense of self. This class is being offered free of charge, but please feel encouraged to make a donation to an organization that supports survivors, such as Life Link (http://thelifelink.org/)
Sera Miles is CEO of PEP, est. 1990, provider of BDSM/ fetish conversation. Her sex work career has included domination and switch live sessions; starring in fetish videos from Strict Women, Pacific Force, and Kelly Payne; voicing the female leads in the porn computer games Bonetown and Bonecraft; and offering taboo-free phone conversation. Sera founded New Mexico FetLifers and directed the non-profit social group for its six vibrant years, during which the organization produced the conference "Evolution of the Revolution,” and she co-founded New Mexico's Sex Workers Outreach Project chapter. She’s presented at DomConLA, Beat Me in St Louis, KinkLincs in Seattle, and Behind Closed Doors in Tucson, as well as at many groups and universities across the Southwest. In 2016, the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners of New Mexico invited Sera to speak about kink and consent at their annual conference. Currently, Sera serves as the BDSM expert adviser to New Mexico’s Strangulation Public Health Task Force. Most recently, the United Court of the Sandias bestowed upon Sera the Lifetime Title “Inspiration of the Sandias.” Sera identifies as a demisexual Leather D-type, in addition to the identities of owner, activist, editor, type-A personality, sex worker, and Leo Dragon.