Most people take their nether regions for granted as long as everything is working OK. But when there is pain or leakage or (shudder) painful leakage, it’s time to find help. Enter: physical therapists who specialize in pelvic health. Pelvic health is not as common a topic as other areas of the body. It may […]
Western North Carolina prides itself on its “live and let live” ethos. From the moonshiners of yore to back-to-the-land homesteaders to the sprawling artistic community, many people feel they can make their living differently here. That independent streak often runs through people’s personal lives, too. For that reason, some consider Asheville to be an accepting […]
Western North Carolina is a health-conscious place, but one that hasn’t always been welcoming for the LGBTQ community. And without health and wellness opportunities that provide care, while also affirming sexuality and gender identity, some LGBTQ folks may not share essential information with their providers or avoid health care settings entirely. Numerous local organizations and […]
Far from simply providing instructions on Kegel exercises, sexual health professionals collaborate with patients on a wide range of topics — from the physical to the emotional, the sociocultural to the neurological. And though individual needs and treatments vary, an overarching theme connects many of these health seekers: the fear that their bodies, beliefs or desires are abnormal.
Popular play The Vagina Monoluges covers “all the weird things we have to go through as women,” according to show organizer Allison Taylor. Her cast of local volunteers talks gender and sexuality at The Orange Peel on Saturday, Feb. 27, in support of domestic violence nonprofit Helpmate.
After hearing more than 40 minutes of public comment on the matter, commissioners voted 4-3 to add language that protects Buncombe County workers from harassment based on sexual orientation to the personnel ordinance. Above, Executive Director of the Campaign for Southern Equality Jasmine Beach-Ferrara smiles after speaking in favor of the expansion of the county’s nondiscrimination statement. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
Less than a year after three Buncombe County commissioners rejected a resolution that would protect government workers against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the proposition returns to the board for reconsideration tonight.
The second annual International Transgender Day of Visibility-Asheville happens Friday and Saturday, March 30-31. And while many folks may wonder why another LGBTQ pride event is necessary, our local transgender community clearly needs a day of its own. For too long, "transgender" has been limited to overpriced conferences celebrating victimhood, hot "she-male" porn sites and […]
Why do most typical women’s Halloween costumes seem overtly sexual? UNCA junior Megan Dombroski explores the issue.