July 11, 2019

I was included in this story that was originally published in The Kit by Briony Smith, July, 2019

ILLUSTRATION BY POONAM CHAUHAN

“I’m a 27-year-old woman living with genital herpes, and I’ve mostly been single since contracting it five years ago. I find navigating the da...

March 17, 2019

In 1998, I founded Venus Envy, an inclusive and affirming sexual health education shop. What started as a teeny tiny space in an out of the way location in Halifax ended up as two bustling store-fronts in two cities. At this point, I have been in the business of talkin...

The information on aging and sexuality has been written by Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights and Shelley Taylor, Certified Sexual Health Educator. For full document and other topics from Sexual and Reproductive Health Week 2019, please visit the Action Canada ...

July 6, 2017

I've been thinking and talking a lot about perimenopause over the past year, so thought I'd do a bit of writing to share what I've figured out. One big thing is the misunderstanding about what menopause really is, and what the difference is between menopause and perime...

July 6, 2017

You would think that once you’ve come out as having herpes on the CBC, as well as publishing a blog about having herpes that the work would be done. But, in reality, I think about having herpes all the time and worry that people will judge me, find me unattractive, thi...

February 16, 2017

When was the last time you kissed someone new and they told you they had oral herpes or cold sores before the smooching began? If you had sex with someone who had herpes and they didn’t tell you, would you feel differently? Both locations are extremely sensitive and ge...

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Shelley Taylor

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