15.6 C
Byron Shire
May 18, 2021

Interview with Eva Glimma at Taste of Love Festival

Latest News

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 19

‘This Life’ is the first single off Jesse Morris and the Shakedown’s forthcoming and first ever vinyl release titled The Children of the Sun. 

Other News

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Stirring the Tea Pot

A house without tea is not a home.

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 


Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail...

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Hot rocks here

S. Haslam The Festival of the Stone, named after the Stone & Wood Stone beer (a wood-fired porter, brewed with...

Resilient communities training on offer

‘Resilience’ has become a buzzword in Australia over the past few years, as communities across the country struggle to cope with fire, floods, and a pandemic.

Taste of Love

Taste of Love | Byron 1–3 March | Byron Centre

Eva Glimma is a sex educator who predominantly works with men to get them in touch with their sexuality and to help them confront the issues that may be holding them back from experiencing their full potential. She is one of the presenters conducting sessions at the upcoming Taste of Love Festival.

How did you get into working as a sex educator?

My marital sex life was a bit of a shambles! After the mandatory honeymoon stage, my husband and I had no idea how to go any deeper with each other sexually; we just didn’t have the skills. The last five years were pretty much sexless, very boring, and unfulfilling for both of us. I came out of that relationship thinking ‘There’s got to be more to all of this than what we are being told’ and thus began an unquenchable thirst for studying and researching all things sexual. Here I am 15 years later, working as a sex educator and relationship counsellor, debunking old societal sexual myths and assisting clients to find a more fulfilling and authentic version of their sexual selves. 

How do you work with people?

I work holistically with men, women, and couples in private sessions and 2- and 3-day retreats. Every session or program is tailor made to suit their individual requirements. Sessions unfold at a pace that honours where they are currently at and what they are wanting to achieve for themselves. Sessions include embodiment practices, intimacy exercises, emotional release, sex education, counselling, breath work/meditation, communication skills, and sexological bodywork where appropriate.

What is the main issue with men with erectile dysfunction?

Medical conditions and physical impairments aside, erectile dysfunction is largely a byproduct of our archaic conventional sex-education model that obviously isn’t working for us. I’ll be discussing this topic in depth during my talk on men’s sexuality at the Taste of Love Festival.

Can they get erections without using viagra etc?

Viagra is basically botox for the penis. It really isn’t a helpful method to get to the core of the issue and find a long-term solution. A man’s age, developmental life stage, his previous and current relationship dynamics, and over-use of porn stimulation are contributing factors that also need to be taken into consideration. In most cases, erectile dysfunction is a multi-faceted psychological issue that can be easily remedied with an holistic approach.

What are the stumbling blocks for men in regards to intimacy?

Both men and women have been trained to meet their sexuality from a conventional hot, hard, and fast model that is difficult to maintain in a relationship over longer periods. Men’s biggest stumbling blocks are:

1. getting out of their minds and being more present in their bodies

2. dropping the pressures of societal expectations in sexual performance

3. having the communication skills to be able to articulate and negotiate the level of safety they need, so that they are relaxed enough to feel.

Do men worry about their penis size? 

Probably as much as women worry about their breast size. Physical attributes concern all of us and we learn to adapt and become inventive. Great sex isn’t dependent on penis size.

What could a man with a small penis do to increase his confidence?

Big, small, fat, skinny, bendy to the right, bendy to the left – no matter what a man’s physicality, the best way he can increase his confidence is to take some private classes for himself, learn how to get more connected and in touch with his own body first, and learn how to utilise and extend his unique energetics and sensitivity.

Eve Glimma is at the Taste of Love in Byron 1–3 March at the Byron Centre. For program and ticket info go to tasteoflove.com.au.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Interview with Peter Castaldi

The Quad in Lismore presents its first outdoor cinema event – programmed by nationally regarded film critic and programmer, Peter Castaldi. Peter told The Echo about the vision.

Byron Bay FC undefeated in ’21

Ross Kendall Despite having a bye last weekend the Byron Bay FC premier division women’s team sit on top of the premiership table with an...

Interview with magician James Galea

James Galea is no ordinary magician. He’s not the smarmy guy in purple velvet with a cage full of pigeons sawing women in half. In fact, James is proud to say he has never cut anyone in half.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Stirring the Tea Pot

A house without tea is not a home.