Annabel’s talks from the Manchester Sex Lectures…


I’ve given a couple of talks now, as part of the Manchester Sex Lectures… the first was in September 2018, and the most recent was a couple of weeks ago, September 2019.

I can’t begin to tell you how nervous I was the first time, but I did it nonetheless and learnt a lot.  Tantra is so much to do with living our biggest and most expansive life, present to the fullness of possibility in any given moment.  Give me a group to stand before as I teach on a workshop, or a single person or couple I’m working with in my private practice and I’m generally very comfortable, but public speaking with bright lights, mics and no dialogue is a different kettle of fish – definitely pushed me to expand, and go way beyond my comfort zone.  I’m very grateful for that push; of course I’ll get better at this… please excuse my beginners ways.

The first talk was about Sexuality and Vulnerability – It’s 12 minutes long.  You simple can’t open to sexual expression without also being open to vulnerability – it’s a very close bed-follow to authenticity.

The second is my musings on how Heart Break is Just a Part of Life – 17 minutes.  Seemed like a good idea to talk about at the time! Gosh, I make myself laugh with the ideas that hold resonance to me… this was not the easily subject, but I have to say, regardless of the quality of my delivery I went on an awesome journey as I researched and tuned into this talk.  I hope that it touches you in some way.

There are loads of other brilliant Sex Lectures that have been given by other people on the Sex Lextures YouTube account.  I highly recommend that you have a good ol’ listen.  They are all enriching, illuminating and each one has a surprising amount of info in such a short talk.

Biggest thanks to Alison Pilling and Roget Bygott who have curated and put on the Manchester Sex Lectures… and now they are beginning to travel.  The next Sex Lectures evening is in Glasgow on November 23rd.