DECREASED SEXUAL PERFORMANCE AND DESIRE
ISSUES RELATING TO SENSITIVITY, INTENSIVITY AND ORGASM
SYMPTOMS RELATED TO VAGINISMUS
SYMPTOMS RELATED TO ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
MEDICAL CONDITIONS AFFECTING SEX DRIVE
SEXUAL COMMUNICATION AND INTIMACY BARRIERS
Dr. Celeste Thirlwell
BSc (neuro), MD, FRCPC
Dr. Celeste Thirlwell is a psychiatrist and sleep medicine specialist with a background in neurosurgery, neuroscience research and pain management. Her clinical practice focuses on treating insomnia, PTSD, concussion, and chronic pain using cutting-edge neuroscience-based techniques such as medical cannabis, laser therapy, EMDR, and yoga.
She is also a tantric goddess and guru, having studied tantric yoga for over two decades.
She founded the Sleep/Wake Awareness Program (SWAP) in 2014. SWAP uses an integrative, multimodal approach to healing that assesses patients on a physical, biochemical, electrical grid, and neuro-emotional level. Her integrative approach combines Western medicine with Eastern philosophy to help her patients move towards optimum health, empowerment, and bliss with the added benefit of greater awareness and mind blowing sex.
Ph.D, MPH, RSSW, ACS
Carlen Costa is a Sexologist, Love Leader and Registered Psychotherapist with a background in mindfulness, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing and CBT. Her expertise and experience has enabled her success in counseling self identified men, self identified women, trans-identified and other various self identities in all of their intimate, pansexual experiences. She encourages and addresses concerns people have in their lives, through the modality of talk therapy, in-office and online.
A graduate from The University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College, she went on to the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco. IASHS is home to some of the world’s most talented and influential in the ever evolving practice of sexology. She is privileged and honoured to be working among a prestigious class of professionals within the field of sexology.
Her current areas of interest are female sexuality, female intimacy and lifestyle, relational body image, anxiety and trauma informed treatment.
Free medical cannabis licensing (if needed)
Consultation with a physician experienced in cannabis therapy via telemedicine
Free medical cannabis education on strain selection, forms of ingestion and safe cannabis storage
Direct counselling via telehealth with a professional sexologist
A selection of medical cannabis strains by study partner, Golden Medical, that have shown effectiveness in treating sexual disorders and/or increasing sexual desire.
Monthly questionnaires to gauge the effectiveness of medical cannabis strains on sexual desire, disorders and general health.
I credit The Sex & Cannabis Study for resurrecting my sex drive after nearly two years of not wanting to be intimate with anyone. Having an open line to a sexologist with whom I can talk about the root of my intimacy issues combined with the Sex & Cannabis educators who have been amazing in helping me choose and vape the right strains for my anxiety has given me back a part of my life that I thought was gone forever.
As a 65 year old woman, I come from a generation who never talked openly about menopause let alone sex. Participating in this study has given me a confidential and completely open line of communication with professionals who understand the frustrations of wanting to feel the same sexual desire I had 30 or even 20 years ago, but feeling emotionally and physically blocked. My partner and I are both enrolled in the study and it has reignited a passion that we both thought was gone thanks to the counselling and cannabis we receive for being a part of this incredible initiative. Our only regret is that the Sex & Cannabis Study was not open to us sooner. Now I can look forward to us having an active and fulfilling sex life well into our 70s, 80s and dare I hope, 90s.
I spent years using party drugs to get the confidence I needed to have an active sex life, always feeling lost when I came down. All those years I never considered cannabis. I thought it was a downer that only made you eat and fall asleep. The Sex & Cannabis study has helped me find strains that give me the same energy and prowess as amphetamines. Now I’m aware of what I’m doing and making safe decisions while having the best sex of my life with people I’m genuinely attracted to.
Coming from an ultra religious background, I could barely say the word “vagisimus”, let alone accept that I had it. The Sex & Cannabis Study has given me a direct line to the medical professionals who have helped me find the strains of medical cannabis that stop my body from shutting down from fear and anxiety. Thanks to the study, my husband and I are openly communicating in all aspects of our relationship. Needless to say, our sex life has never been better.