MATT VALENTINE-CHASE NEWS AND UPDATES
Press and media news. If you would like Matt to speak at your event please email with your enquiry. For media enquiries also please email or use the contact form. Thank you.
New for 2020 - Cheshire Appointments and Therapy 2 U!
Matt is now based in both Cheshire and Manchester, with regular visits to London. As part of his commitment to serve the North West, Matt has expanded to South Cheshire and now offers his Therapy 2 U service - where you can see a qualified therapist in your own home or workplace. Please call Matt to enquire. Areas covered - Nantwich, Sandbach, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent, Keele, and much more. Most of Manchester also covered. Book your mobile therapy appointment today.
New for 2019 - Positive Shopping - Apparel
Matt is very happy to open his line of positive clothing and accessories stores - currently there are three online stores with more on the way. He appreciates your support in this venture and hopes that you feel GREAT in his high vibration law of attraction (in the main) clothing.
The stores are below:
Redbubble Store - positive slogan clothing and home wear: https://www.redbubble.com/people/mattvc/shop?ref=&asc=u
Spreadshirt tees, hoodies and law of attraction home wear (his fave designs are here!): https://shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/mvc-designs-london
Teespring MVC Designs Store: https://teespring.com/stores/matt-valentine-chase-designs
Interview with Sarah Louise Ryan May 2019
Matt Valentine-Chase is interviewed by Sarah Louise Ryan on sex, modern dating and what it means to have intimacy on a one night stand.
Safety and Privacy Information for Sex Workers - Coming Soon
Beyond the Gaze is a three year research project in its final year (see below). As a part of the project we have collaborated with sex work professionals, researchers, sex work project workers and other practitioners related to sex work. We have produced a safety and privacy document for online sex workers. Active and recently retired sex workers have been at the core of this safety information. We are about to publish this vital resource to keep sex workers safe in their working lives and are very excited about it! See this page for a video on the safety info which is coming soon.
Related info for practitioners in sex work related fields and for sex workers themselves can be found here.
Beyond the Gaze - Launch Event and Conference 2018
We were very excited to announce the launch event of the comprehensive findings from the Beyond the Gaze (BtG) participatory action research project on the 23rd January, the largest study to date of UK internet based sex work in the UK. The project carried out by researchers at the Universities of Leicester and Strathclyde has been looking at how online and digital technology has impacted on the sex industry and on the working conditions, safety and regulation of internet based sex work in the UK (from the BtG website). Matt was one of the research team at BtG and was deeply honoured to be a part of this three year study now in its third year (we're almost done).
The event was of interest to practitioners in a range of fields for example health, human rights, social care, sex work outreach and support projects and police departments. Speaking at the event was Matt Valentine-Chase alongside experts from the BtG project, the sex industry, sexwork projects and many more. Matt also delivered a workshop on self care in the industry, stigma and how to manage duel roles (alongside an expert researcher into duality in the industry).
The wide range of presentations and workshops all related to internet based sex work, were presented not only by the research team but a wide range of speakers. These included:
Professor Teela Sanders (Principal Investigator, University of Leicester)
Professor Jane Scoular – (Lead Investigator BtG Uni of Strathclyde)
Matt Valentine-Chase (Researcher BtG, Leicester University)
Dr Rosie Campbell (Researcher BtG, University of Leicester)
Kathleen Hill (Researcher BtG, University of Leicester)
Stewart Cunningham (Researcher BtG, University of Strathclyde)
Dr Jane Pitcher (Researcher BtG, University of Strathclyde)
Laura Lee – sex worker rights campaigner.
Charlotte Rose – sex worker, sexual trainer & campaigner.
Representative from SAAFE website and forum
Representatives from Sex Workers Opera
Date: The event took place on 23rd January 2018.
At: Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre, 25 Aytoun Street Manchester, M1 3AE.
The conference enjoyed positive media coverage with many of the findings being reported in both local and national media outlets. For more information on the Beyond the Gaze project and where we go from here (we are currently producing safety information based on the research findings for sex workers and sex work friendly practitioners) please click the link. Pictured: researchers and presenters at the conference and training materials.
Sexual Freedom Awards 2017 - Winner - What A Surprise!
It was an honour in itself to be nominated for a Sexual Freedom Award but to win was a humbling, moving experience. All of the nominees are from the field of sexuality education, sex positive practice, adult performers, service providers, allies and advocates. The awards are big in industries that are all about sex positivity - pride in our sex, gender, diversity and sexual selves. Every nominee is passionate about challenging the stigma and conditioning around sex that we all are subject to from many sources. To be in the company of such pioneers in sexuality was deeply emotional. Congratulations to all the winners, nominees and attendees! Onwards and upwards...
Annual SHADA Meeting - Speaker
SHADA (Sexual Health and Disability Alliance) holds its annual meeting in Angel - London this November 14th 2017. This year Matt will be presenting from 1.50pm on 'Being Present for Better Sex'. Matt is a Trustee for The Outsiders Trust, the governing Trust of SHADA. As a sex coach and therapist, Matt will be talking about what being present means, how it affects our sex and intimacy lives and what we can do to improve on this. The speech will be filmed by the film crew of the University of Leicester as part of their Beyond the Gaze research project, for which Matt is a researcher. We are very much looking forward to this annual event where pioneers in sex and disability come together to further their work and network. Pics coming soon! The event is now fully booked.
Nights at the Circus - Post Show Discussion Panel
It was an honour to be asked to take part in the post-show discussion panel of Nights at the Circus at the New Diorama Theatre · London on the 1st November 2017, a theatre production with learning-disabled and non learning-disabled artists. A powerful performance exploring sex, violence and sexuality. After the show we took questions and discussed the general themes of the show: sex and disability, what is desire? What are the barriers for both disabled and non disabled people around sex and desire? The stigma around sex and disability and thought provoking discussion around sexuality and intimacy. Thanks to the cast and crew, my fellow panel experts and the venue. As we write, the show is still running in London. Please visit: https://www.fauvealice.com/not-yet-told for tickets and info.
Thank you to Samantha Renke, actress and disability campaigner and Ellie Woods, actress and performer and star of Nights at the Circus for agreeing to appear in the below images. Thank you to Rosie Campbell for the images. Please do not copy.
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