REAL TALK

Have honest conversations about dating, love, relationships and sex for everyone.

We are a sexual health initiative aimed at people with cognitive disabilities and their supporters. We host educational/social events where people can have open, honest conversations about dating, love, relationships, and sex.

Upcoming Real Talk Events

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Tough Cookies: Chat, Decorate, Share Ideas

Women with a cognitive disability meet over a casual cookie decorating session, share stories about their favourite female heroes throughout history, watch some Real Talk videos, and participate in a conversation facilitated by a certified sexual health educator. While this is happening, their families, staff and supporters have their own event at a spot nearby to discuss how best to engage around subjects to do with sexuality.

Approachable Support - Jan 24 Website

Approachable Support

While Tough Cookies happens, people who support someone with a cognitive disability meet next door to discuss:

  • Sexual health & education resources that are available, and which ones might work best for the person you support.
  • Positive and affirming approaches to supporting sexuality.
  • How to get more comfortable with feeling uncomfortable…
Pizza Party - Jan 31 Website

Pizza Party!

People with a cognitive disability meet over a casual meal, watch some Real Talk videos, and participate in a conversation facilitated by a certified sexual health educator.

Approachable Support Jan 31 Website

Approachable Support

Right after the Pizza Party wraps up, people who support someone with a cognitive disability meet next door to discuss:

  • Sexual health & education resources that are available, and which ones might work best for the person you support.
  • Positive and affirming approaches to supporting sexuality.
  • How to get more comfortable with feeling uncomfortable…

This is the Point

A fantastic play about Love, Sex, and Cognitive Disability is on at the PUSH Festival this year.

This is the Point

Tuesday, January 29th – Saturday February 2nd.

The Cultch Theatre

1895 Venables Street
Vancouver, BC
V5L 2H6

8pm Nightly; 2pm Matinee on Saturday Feb 2nd.

Tickets here.

How to Use Real Talk

Watch Real Talk Videos…

…of people having calm, informative conversations about dating, love, relationships, and sex. This can help you feel braver and more relaxed about bringing up a topic which might be embarrassing but is necessary to talk about. It’s a big conversation and it’s happening everywhere! You’re not alone in this 🙂

Watch Videos

Get Comfortable…

…talking about dating, love, relationships, and sex at our events. People with cognitive disabilities come together in the Greater Vancouver area to watch Real Talk videos, have a casual meal, and chat about what’s going on for them. People can talk about hopes and dreams, problems that are happening, successes they’ve had.

Attend events

Get Better Support…

Real Talk also helps supporters like your family and your staff get more comfortable talking about dating, love, relationships, and sex. When you feel more comfortable talking about this stuff, it works best if someone else in your life also feels more comfortable talking about this stuff. That’s how the conversations start to happen!

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