Valda Boyd Ford, MPH, MS, RN, creator of “Sex Is Not for Sissies,” will candidly discuss issues affecting women’s health and their love life, using her step-by-step guide on how to start a relationship the safe and smart way, enhance intimacy of a long-term relationship, and restore that loving feeling. The program is open to women from ages 18 to 80. Ticket price includes dinner, door prize drawings and a take-home “Sex is not for Sissies” mini-guide.
Ford developed this guide to a fulfilling sex life based on the most frequently asked questions she received -- especially from women over 40 -- about sexual literacy and safer sexual practices. She has helped individuals and groups rediscover the flame they once had, understand their body changes due to perimenopause, and learn how to get their men to be less selfish as lovers. Ford has also helped many younger women who complained that their husbands or lovers were totally lacking in the romance department.
According to Ford, far too many women told her that sex for them was a chore, a duty, a drag and other less flattering names. In addition, many of these women confessed that the female body and its sexual response capabilities were complete mysteries to them. “Sex, when it's great, is incredibly satisfying and has many health benefits. Sex, when it is bad, is an energy-drain and creates a strain in even the best of relationships,”
With more than 30 years of experience as a registered nurse and a lifetime of working to improve the lives of others, Ford has discovered that most people learned about sex the hard way or the wrong way. The hard way, according to Ford, is through fumbling and stumbling through the process or having “the talk” from embarrassed parents or uninformed siblings. The wrong way is from not knowing enough to protect from the consequences of unplanned pregnancy or life-altering diseases like herpes and HIV.
According to the National Institute on Aging, “Almost one-fourth of all people with HIV/AIDS in this country are age 50 and older.”¹ “While the STD (sexually transmitted disease) epidemic is known to be an issue for those ages 15 – 24, far too few people understand that those who are in the prime of their lives are now battling STDs and HIV as a major health concern,” says Ford.
Talking with women about their “first time” or their “last time,” Ford realized that many women were uneducated about the issues affecting their health in general and their sex lives in particular. With so few women actively seeking advice or help for the challenges to a healthy and fulfilling romantic life, Ford believes this “girls night out” seminar will empower women of all ages to become informed and better equipped to rekindle the romance in their relationships and have satisfying sex lives.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.sexisnotforsissies.com/
About Sex Is Not for Sissies
“Sex is Not for Sissies!” is a candid, tell-it-like-
About Valda Boyd Ford
Valda Boyd Ford, MPH, MS, RN is the Executive Director and Founder of the Center for Human Diversity, Inc. Ford holds a Master of Public Health Policy Analysis and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Nursing Administration from Creighton University, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Winston-Salem State University. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from High Point University.
Valda Boyd Ford’s career includes nearly a decade of service in Saudi Arabia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. From Fortune 500 companies and small businesses to health organizations and law enforcement agencies, Ford has made presentations on leadership, public health, and cultural competency in 25 states of the U.S, as well as in over 40 countries abroad including China, Afghanistan, the Netherlands, Wales, Poland, Ghana, Saudi Arabia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Denmark, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, and Australia.
Valda Boyd Ford, MPH, MS, RN
Executive Director & Founder, Center for Human Diversity
Creator, Sex Is Not for Sissies
Founder & CCO, DitraCreative Media, LLC
¹ “HIV, AIDS, and Older People,” National Institute on Aging, publication, March 2009, from National Institute on Aging website, http://www.nia.nih.gov/