Balancing pleasure with pain: Exploring kink through chronic pain and illness

Presented by Dr. Sakshi Tickoo

July 26, 2024 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

  • Event Date July 26, 2024
  • Event Time 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Event Location via Zoom

Registration Fee: From: $0.00

“Balancing pleasure with pain: Exploring kink through chronic pain and illness” is presented by Presented by Dr. Sakshi Tickoo.

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About this event

Living with chronic pain means that pain becomes an everyday experience, a part of the self. Kink presents diverse avenues for sexual expression and engaging in pleasure; however, chronic pain and illness can hinder access to these. Through this presentation, I will conceptualise pain through “crip time” and how kink can offer a great spectrum of opportunities for both exploration and play to balance pleasure and pain. Additionally, I will focus on my role as an occupational therapist in addressing sexuality and maximising the client’s engagement in kink-related activities.

After attending this presentation, attendees can:

  1. Understand how to conceptualise and contextualise chronic pain and illnesses.
  2. Analyse the challenges and barriers faced by individuals living with chronic pain and illnesses in the kink community.
  3. Examine the benefits of exploring kink for individuals living with chronic pain.
  4. Discuss the role of occupational therapists in improving an individual’s engagement in sexuality-related occupations.
  5. Support networks that are available for individuals at the intersection of chronic conditions and kink, fostering a more inclusive and understanding community.

Meet our presenter

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Dr. Sakshi Tickoo she / her

Dr. Sakshi Tickoo (she/her) is a brown, queer occupational therapist and certified counselor specializing in the areas of sexuality, relationships and mental health across a lifespan. She is the founder of Sex, Love, And OT—an inclusive, educational telehealth platform that focuses on sexual rights and liberation through education, centering pleasure, and facilitating freedom of occupational engagement for people of all abilities, expressions, and ethnicities globally. She is also the author of SexCare—a self-help guide designed for solo and partnered pleasure through the use of sensations and self-care routine. In her spare time, she combines her love for technology, art and sexuality through content creation, writing and curating resources on Instagram.

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