Sex, Drugs, and Side Effects: What Your Doctor Didn't Tell You About Your Meds and Sex with Ren Grabert



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Join us as we welcome Ren Grabert (they/them) for Sex, Drugs, and Side Effects: What Your Doctor Didn't Tell You About Your Meds and Sex on Thursday, May 20th from 8:00 to 10:00PM EST over Zoom!

This workshop will be recorded and will be made available for a limited time to everyone who registers.

Sexual side effects are common amongst many types of prescription medications, and can have a significant impact on a person’s sexual health, relationships, and quality of life. These sexual side effects can impact people of any gender and can range anywhere from lowered libido to physical pain. Despite their pervasiveness, sexual side effects often aren’t effectively communicated to patients through written pamphlets or discussions with healthcare providers. In this workshop Sex Educator, Ren Grabert M.Ed, will cover common sexual side effects of medications, ways to cope with them, and how to navigate conversations about sexual side effects with healthcare providers. Attendees will have the opportunity to compile notes through a writing activity that will help them communicate their concerns with their healthcare provider, and practice initiating a discussion about sexual side effects so they feel confident having this conversation at their next healthcare appointment.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe common effects medications have on libido and sexual function.

  • Identify ways to enhance sexual pleasure when you can’t or don’t want to stop taking a medication with sexual side effects.

  • Navigate conversations about sexual side effects of medications with healthcare providers.


About Ren Grabert

Ren Grabert (they/them) is a sex educator and healthcare researcher with over a decade of experience teaching about sexual wellness, gender identity, and navigating sex and chronic illness. Ren’s passion is supporting marginalized sexual communities and teaching healthcare providers the information and skills to facilitate patient-centered, affirming dialogue so that they are better prepared to discuss sexual health with their patients. Ren holds a B.S. in Public Health from Temple University and an M.Ed. in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University. In the very little spare time they have, Ren is a knitter and devoted dog parent. Find them on Twitter at @sexhealthinfo.



Tickets are available on a sliding scale ($3-$30) to ensure folx of varying economic backgrounds are able to access the sex education they deserve. We ask those who have the financial means to help "spread the wealth" by contributing to the community pool so that we can offer a limited number of sponsored free tickets to those who need it.

We kindly ask that those who have the financial means to purchase a ticket do so, and save our sponsored free tickets to those who do not.

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