The Tea Room Series Session 5 – Sex Work and Disability

Join the Royal Rehab Sexuality Service for an online series of presentations, conversations, and interactive learning about sex, sexuality and disability. “The Tea Room Series” includes 6 online sessions. Each stand alone in content.

These are the conversations we can have in the tea room to normalise sexuality and timed over our lunch breaks.

Session Five is an introduction to Sex Work and Disability with special guest Rachel Wotton.

This session will take a Q&A format and is aimed at health professionals working in the area of rehabilitation and disability.

Our discussion will focus on how to support people with disability in accessing sex work, myths and misunderstandings about sex work in NSW, navigating the NDIS, and much much more!

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About the presenters

Rachel Wotton is a sex worker, advocate and academic, based in Sydney, Australia. She has previously represented Touching Base, SWOP NSW and Scarlet Alliance at local and international conferences, as well as guest lecturing at numerous Universities and TAFES.

The 2011 Australian documentary, Scarlet Road, and the 2016 TEDx Bunbury talk, Open your mind to what goes on behind closed doors, outlines her work providing sex work services to people with disability. Rachel was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2016, graduated in 2017 with a Masters from University of Sydney and is a current PhD Candidate at Western Sydney University, Australia with her research study: Examining the experiences of people with disability who access sex worker services.

Candice Care-Unger (She/Her) is a Social Worker and Psychosexual Therapist with more than 16 years experience in the rehabilitation, disability and injury sector. She currently works as the Royal Rehab Sexuality Services Team Leader.

Arlyn Owens (He/Him) is a CNC in Psychosexual Therapy. He has a Bachelor of Nursing and a master’s is sexual health and reproduction (Psychosexual Therapy). Prior to working at the Royal Rehab Sexuality Services Arlyn worked in Primary health, sexual health and critical care specialties. Whilst he was a nursing student, he was a personal support worker for people living with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.

Arlyn and Candice are both members of the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS).

Event Details

Start Date/Time

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 12:30 pm

End Date/Time

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 1:30 pm