Date(s) - 05/09/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pages Cheshire Street
Join us for a frank, funny, and empowering celebration of female pleasurewith Lisa Williams and Anniki Sommerville of The Hotbed Collective alongside Leena Normington. This event will be specially recorded for the Vintage Books Podcast.
An orgasm will help you sleep and keep you looking younger, it doesn’t cost money and isn’t a scarce resource. So why is it that, like the pay gap, there is an ‘orgasm gap’ between women and men?
The Hotbed Collective began life as a podcast with a mission ‘to make life better one orgasm at a time’. Their debut book, More Orgasms Please is an open, honest and at moments hilarious dive into all aspects of sex for women. It covers feminist porn, body image, menopause and much more.
Like the podcast that inspired it, More Orgasms Please is like the best sort of chat between friends: punchy and playful, normalising and educating. It is an eye-opening read that puts women’s bodies and our right to pleasure firmly on the map. Think of it as ‘Couch to 5k’ … for orgasms.
The Hotbed Collectiveis a collection of women – with writers Lisa Williams and Anniki Sommerville at the forefront – whose mission statement is to make life better, one orgasm at a time. We believe that sex, relationships and body confidence are feminist issues which shouldn’t be ignored. Our podcast The Hotbed has given a platform to doctors, therapists, bloggers, politicians and celebrities to talk honestly about female pleasure in all its forms.
Leena Normington is a poet, podcaster and Booktuber with over 4 million views on her YouTube channel, where she discusses books and social change. She has worked in the publishing industry for seven years, and has worked at Icon Books, Pan Macmillan, Telegraph Books and Penguin Random House as a Social Media Producer and presenter.