Monthly Archives: June 2015

Come and celebrate me being a published author!

I am officially a published author!

For those in business, you will know how awesome it is to become a published author, and I am absolutely chuffed to become one within my first year of being in business!
I am a member of I am Woman, which is a business club for women. When you join, along with other opportunities, you are able to take part in their annual book publishing challenge and contribute a chapter, so Cheryl the owner, encouraged me to do it (To begin with, I was like ‘I am only a new businesswoman!’ To which she said ‘So what? You know your stuff, write it and share it’ so I did!) My chapter has definitely added a bit of sexiness to the book!

This is the third book that I am Woman has published, but this time it is a bit more special, because it is the first book to be published in paperback! The other two have been doing well as ebooks. Here they are:

Walking in my Shoes
Playing and Staying at the Top of your Game

The launch of the book –  Embracing and Releasing the Celebrity in You is next Wednesday on July the 1st at 5.30 at the Mercure Hotel on Newport Road. It is a chance to meet us, the authors, and you get a book as part of your ticket cost. Along with that there will be cocktails and canapes and some great networking opportunities if you want to take advantage of that. One of our members, Angela Durrant will be singing with her beautiful voice, we will be inaugurating our new chair for the year, and most excitingly, there will be a raffle to win loads of different prizes, and there will be auctions for some epic prizes! The reason for these raffles and auctions is to raise money for the I am Woman Foundation, which has been created to help women in poverty make it as businesswomen, so all proceeds will go straight into that. The profits made from any books bought also go to the foundation.

Oh, one last thing, all of us authors will have signed the first 200 books and will all have our own bookmark marking our chapter with special deals! This is a great opportunity for you to attend :-)

Click on this link to book your place, I look forward to seeing you there!

If you can’t make it, I will soon have this book for sale on my website, so let me know if you would like a copy.

Rhiannon x

Guest Blog – Disability and Sex

I met TrojanViper through the power of Twitter (@TrojanViper), we were actually introduced by my favourite sex toy reviewer @josephine_kk who wrote a guest blog a few weeks ago. TrojanViper was lovely enough to accept my invitation of being a guest blogger. He is a paraplegic and I wanted to know his thoughts on sex and being disabled. This is what he wrote:

(Oh, and this is my first male blogger too!)

You know, I remember taking Sex Ed in Junior High. And as I look back now at my life and where I’ve gone, as well as my thought process, I think that I would stop and say “Wait, how does this help me?” I have long thought that there’s been a real disconnect between the “non-disabled” or “able-bodied” and the disabled, on many fronts. And that’s because of a lack of understanding, and the incorrect perception that we, the disabled, can’t do many things, such as, have sex.

One of the misconceptions is that we can’t. People think that we can’t, and usually that’s it. Case closed, end of story. So we are left to live our lives.

Here’s the thing, and I do this too. Don’t make assumptions. Don’t assume that people who are different than you, can’t do something, like have sex. Or that we don’t think about sex. Because believe me we do. Or is that just me?….Uhoh (lol) This stems partially from a lack of understanding, ignorance. And most people, the “able-bodied” are okay with their ignorance.

Well on behalf of all of us. Wake up! We’d like to have sex too. We’d like to be in a relationship with a man or woman who cares for us, and loves us for who we are on the outside, as well as on the inside. Now I’m not going to sit here and tell you that every person with a disability isn’t in a relationship, there are many that are, and I am genuinely happy for them, and yet secretly jealous at the same time. How do they do it, I’d like to know.

Let’s get back to sex for a moment. Being disabled can encompass many things. Some may not be able to walk(like me) some might have a speech impediment and not be able to speak well. Some, again like me, aren’t able to feel their genitalia. And to some that hurts. It’s extremely frustrating not being able to feel your penis. Even worse, not being able to cum or ejaculate. Or to ejaculate and not know unless you put your hand down there and feel that you have, essentially made a little mess. That’s reassuring that your doctors were wrong in telling you that ejaculation wasn’t possible. There’s a certain validation in that.

We are people too. We are part of society. Don’t shut us out based on something that you think you might know. But are probably dead wrong.

#WeArePeopleToo

~TrojanViper~