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. Matt has been featured on BBC Radio, Local BBC and commercial radio, Huffington Post and more.
2021 - Join the Community!
2021 is a time to heal, a moment to come together and be ourselves. Matt has a brand new shiny website - it's called A Place to Grow. This is open for all. A creative, real, diverse, peaceful, musical, meditative - whatever makes you feel good - place to, er, grow!
This is not a therapeutic community and here you will see Matt without his work hat on. He'll be sharing the written word, media stuff, personal shares, music mixes (yep, music mixes) and other ponderings. He founded this community to detox from last year, to be present, to be authentic and to just let the organic process do its thing. Make your profile (it's free) here: A Place to Grow Community Forum.
Sex and COVID - A Safer Sex Tip - Huffington Post
Along with other experts in the sex field, and organisations for safer sex and HIV, Matt chatted to Huff Post about safer sex during COVID.
Glory holes, taking temps, and rimming....
Full article here: Huffington Post (open in new window).
Or click the image!
To follow Matt is twitter: IAmMattVC
New for 2020 - We're on the Charlotte Rose Show!
Rose Talks Sex - with host Charlotte Rose, is the UK's No1 Adult Industry radio Show - and we're on it!
Sex Coaching London decided to advertise with the lovely Charlotte Rose, because we believe that sex workers, adult industry performers and their allies deserve quality, nonjudgmental, experienced therapy.
Matt Valentine-Chase has over 18 years experience of working with all - including sex workers and adult performers.
To tune in every Monday 8pm-11pm follow Rose Talks Sex on Twitter.
We're on Find a Therapy Inclusive Therapy and Healing Listing Site
We are pleased to announce that we are now proudly listed on Find a Therapy. Find a Therapy is an inclusive, diverse listings site that not only lists therapists and healers globally, they are jam packed with articles, self-help tips and more. You can find Matt's profile here: https://www.findatherapy.org/all-therapies/matt-valentine-chase-21791.html
Matt Is Invited Onto The North East Sex Work Forum List of Providers
It is rare that fee-charging therapy services are invited to join organizations or listing sites that provide details of helping services for sex workers. Although this can be frustrating (as some sex workers much prefer to see a private therapist) It is completely understandable - because most of these are charities and as such cannot be seen to promote private businesses. Another problem with listing private therapists is that many therapists say they are sex work friendly, when perhaps they may not be.
To ascertain who is sex work competent and sex work/adult industry friendly would obviously take time and resources, many orgs just don't have these. So we are very moved by the invitation to include Sex Coaching London's sex work and adult industry specialised therapy on the NESWF. The link is here: NESWF Support Services for Sex Workers. Thank you so much to the team there, you are doing a GREAT job! xx
New for 2020 - Cheshire Appointments and Therapy 2 U!
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. See Matt's new Cheshire website here.
New for 2019 and 2020 - Sex Work Positive Apparel
Matt is very happy to open his line of sex work positive clothing and accessories. He appreciates your support in this new venture and hopes that you feel GREAT in his clothing. When we reach a certain level - Matt will be donating hefty portions to:
The sex work positive / ally store is below:
Redbubble Store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/mattvc/shop?ref=&asc=u
Matt's also got some arty goodies here:
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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