Did you lose your self-confidence?
Do you feel less at home in your body?
Has your sexual identity been destroyed?
Is your libido nonexistent? Like you have no desire for sex and intimacy?
We spent months designing a unique program for folks with lichen sclerosus with chronic illness sex educator Shawna Farbaugh.
A one a kind of life-changing experience for our community.
Get Your Sexy Back is a 20-week intensive program within an intimate community of vulva owners with lichen sclerosus. By attending the live classes, doing the practices, and interacting with the community, you will:
Lichen Sclerosus Support Network is all about mental health. We’ve always said the mental symptoms of LS can sometimes be worse than the physical.
We also understand finding the right person to help can be challenging. Unfortunately, many mental health practitioners are not educated in chronic vulvar conditions. This can lead to people feeling misunderstood or minimized.
That’s why finding the right person to help design this program was essential. Meet Shauna Farabaugh, a certified somatic sex educator focusing on bodies with chronic illnesses. Shauna fiercely believes in the right to sexual expression for everybody and is committed to making sex education more “sexcessible.”
She is particularly passionate about exploring the intersection between sexuality and life transitions—both how life change impacts our sexual identity and expression and how we can connect with our sexuality in times of transition as a source of strength, resilience, and wisdom to guide us through change.
Shauna has been a professional sex educator since 2007, with certifications from San Francisco Sex Information, The Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, the Somatic Sex Educators Association, and the American Board of Sexology.
She is faculty at the Institute for the Study of Somatic Sex Education. And an Advisory Board member for Ignite Collective, Inc, an agency providing individualized services for people with disabilities in California.
Shauna brings a deep sense of play to her group classes and one-on-one work with students of all genders, sexualities, and sexual lifestyles…because, as she says, “sex really is supposed to be fun!”
Her passion for folks with chronic illnesses and her fun, positive approach made her the perfect educator for this program.
Bi-Week 1 - Introductions!
Who you are, why you’re here.
Who I am, why I’m here (because I genuinely believe you can have better sex post-diagnosis).
Befriending (or re-friending) your body – how to do it and why it matters.
Bi-Week 2 - You Deserve Pleasure – and It’s Possible!
Expanding our definition of pleasure.
What does it mean to orient toward pleasure?
Explore practices to connect to pleasure at any moment.
Bi-Week 3 - Get Your Sexy Back
Sexy isn’t actually about our bodies; it’s a state of mind.
What does sexy mean to you? When have you felt sexy in the past? What makes you feel sexy?
What does feeling sexy have to do with libido?
Explore practices to reconnect to our sexy selves.
Bi-Week 4 - Love Your Vulva
How would you define your relationship with your genitals? What relationship would you like to have?
What stories might your genitals tell about you?
Anatomy lesson! How well do you know your genitals?
Bi-Week 5 - Sexual Communication and Disclosure
To disclose or not to disclose: navigating LS and dating.
How to talk to your partner about your sex and LS.
Bi-Week 6 and 7 - Desire, Choice, and Sexual Communication
Recognizing your yes and no.
Asking for what you want.
Negotiating sexual interactions with a partner(s).
Bi-Week 8 - Expanding Your Sexual Capacity
There are so many ways to have sex!
Thinking beyond intercourse.
How to use yes, no, and maybe lists to increase your sexual repertoire.
Sex toys, role play, fantasy, and more!
Bi-Week 9 - Self-Pleasure Practice
Creating a way to regularly connect to your erotic self, try new sexual skills, map the current pleasure potential of your body, and stoke the fire of your libido.
Bi-Week 10 - Integration, Closing, and Celebration
Focus on finding your new sexual self as opposed to going back!
The GYSB program will help ignite the sexual rebirth you’ve been desiring. You will leave the program
For 20 weeks, you will be part of a small intimate community inside our private off-social media virtual group, with 24/7 access to your classmates and moderators. You, your somatic sex educator Shauna Farabaugh, and 10–15 other people managing LS will meet every other Thursday for live instruction and practices. In the in-between weeks, practices and instructions will be provided inside the community and emailed to you.
Learning within a community will allow you to share your experiences and learn from others as you expand your sexual horizon. Two weeks per lesson allows you time to try the practices, internalize the classes, and share your experiences before moving to the next one.
Please note Shauna Farabaugh, a certified somatic sex educator, leads the program. Shauna is not a medical MD and cannot provide medical advice.
Kathy Ruiz-Carter, LSSN’s Executive Director and host of the Lichen Sclerosus Podcast, and Jaclyn, creator of The Lost Labia Chronicles, will be your moderators in the private community. They are also not MDs and cannot give medical advice.
You will not be working with dilators or employing strategies from pelvic floor physical therapy to work through painful sex. This program is not meant to help you manage the pain aspect of painful sex.
Take advantage of our early bird special to save an additional $300 off an already incredible savings. The early bird special will only run for one week, April 3-9, 2023. So don’t wait.
Take advantage of our four equal payment plan to reserve your spot today. There are only 15 spots available, and we will not be rerunning this program this year.
The first live class will be held on June 8, 2023, from 7-9 PM Eastern/4-6 PM Pacific and then every other Thursday from 7-9 PM Eastern/4-6 PM Pacific until October 12.
You will gain access to the private community as soon as you register so you can get familiar with the space, create your profile, introduce yourself, and start making connections with your fellow members.
The private community will be closed on January 1, 2024.
Yes. All replays will be posted within the private community, which is included in the cost of the Get Your Sexy Back Program until December 31, 2023.
Yes, confidentiality and privacy are important to us. The classes will be held via Zoom, and the replays will only be accessible within the off-social media private community. The replays will not be hosted on YouTube or any public platform. The private community, unlike social media, does not mine or sell your information.
Once the membership closes on January 1, 2024, we will remove the replays from the community, and they will never be shared with anyone.
If you have privacy concerns, please contact Kathy at [email protected]
Of course, the more you attend class and participate, the better your overall experience will be. That said, we understand that life happens.
If you miss a class, you can watch the replay, connect with your classmates and moderators within the private community, and do your practices on your own time.
No. Shauna is a licensed somatic sex educator and not a medical doctor; therefore, she cannot give medical advice.
Kathy and Jaclyn are also not medical doctors and cannot give medical advice.
Select the payment plan below that works for you. You can make a one-time full payment.
Or have your payment broken into four equal monthly payments. Fees will be charged on the same day of the month that you signed up. For example, if you register your account on April 15, your payments will be charged on May, June, and July 15. You will receive an email notification three days before your next payment.
If the payment is denied, Mighty Networks will automatically retry payment one day after the first failed payment, then every two days again until hitting day 7. You will also receive emails and notifications about your missed payment.
If payment is received, your billing will resume, and your billing date will not change.
If the payment is not received within this grace period, you will be removed from the community and need to contact LSSN to resign under a new plan to gain access to the program. You will not be refunded past payments.
Due to the program’s limited size, no refunds will be issued on or after June 1, 2023. If you want a refund before June 1, please email [email protected] with your name, the email you signed up under, and why you would like a refund.