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Digital Seminar

Sexuality and Pleasure of Cisgender Women

R. Featherstone, MSN, PMHNP, WHNP, PMH-C
2 Hours 03 Minutes
Audio and Video
Jun 28, 2023
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Digital Seminar


How comfortable are you talking with your patients about their bodies, their sexuality, and their sexual pleasure? You can become well suited to deal with patients’ needs regarding sexuality, because when you understand the issues, you will feel better prepared to talk with your patients and provide the intimate nature of care that is needed for these conversations. Featherstone will explain the many influences around sexuality and help you develop the skills needed to listen, understand, and guide your patients.


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

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Earn up to 2.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 

Counselors - Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Counselors - Florida Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 2.0 continuing education credits.

Counselors - Kentucky Counselors

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 2.25 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Counselors. The Continuing Education Requirements for the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (201 KAR 36:030 Section 2) state continuing education programs from providers sponsored or approved by a state counseling licensure board shall be approved without further review by the board. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Counselors - Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of instruction.

Counselors - Nevada Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 2.0 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.

Counselors - New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 2.25 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance

Counselors - Ohio Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 2.0 clock hours of general continuing education. Tracking number: 20-TBD

Counselors - Pennsylvania Counselors

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Counselors - South Carolina Counselors

This self-study program has been approved for 2.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.

Counselors - Texas Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 contact hours. Expires: 06/22/2026.

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 2.0 self-study contact hours. 

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Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 2.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 2.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



R. Featherstone, MSN, PMHNP, WHNP, PMH-C's Profile

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R. "Featherstone" Featherstone, MSN, PMHNP, WHNP, PMH-C (they/them), is a dual-certified nurse practitioner of Reproductive/Sexual Health and Psychiatry. They are a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a military police officer at Fort Leonard Wood, MO in the 13th Military Police Company prior to becoming a nurse. They earned both their Master's in Nursing and Postgraduate Certificate from Frontier Nursing University in 2019 and 2021, respectively. After working for years in labor and delivery, mental health, and psychedelic medicine, Featherstone founded Eucalyptus Health in 2020. They offer sexual and psychiatric care via telehealth to parents and the LGBTQ+ community in Idaho and Virginia. They frequently speak on topics related to women’s mental health, 2SLGBTQIA+ care and mental health, eating disorders, and sexuality.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Rachel Featherstone is the founder of Eucalyptus Health. They receive a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. They have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Rachel Featherstone is a member of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America and the American Association of Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners.


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  1. Analyze the impact of healthy sexuality on mental and physical health of women.
  2. Identify FDA approved medications for treatment of female sexual dysfunction, and their mechanism of action.
  3. Synthesize how body image, culture, media and religion impact sexual messaging and functioning.
  4. Integrate education of the SIS/SES dual control model into patient education and assessment of female sexual functioning.
  5. Review how reproductive health, pregnancy, infertility, and access to contraception and termination services impact sexuality.
  6. Analyze the complex relationship between mental and physical health conditions and associated treatments on sexual functioning.


  • Defining Sex
  • Prevalence of Sexual Dysfunction in Women
  • SIS/SES Systems
  • Practical Examples of SIS/SES
  • Categories of Sexual Desire
  • Social Factors
  • Religion/Culture
  • Contraception
  • Abortion
  • Infertility
  • Relational Factors and Infidelity
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Consent to Sexual Activity
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Sexual Education
  • Self Pleasure
  • Sexually Marginalized Women
  • Women and Nonmonogamy
  • Women and Kink
    • Conceptualization of Kink, BDSM
    • Paraphilias and Kink
  • Sexuality in Adolescence
  • Sexuality in Perimenopausal and Elderly Women

Sexual Anatomy

  • Vulva and Clitoris
  • Internal Sexual and Reproductive Organs
  • Female Prostate
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Lubrication of the Vagina and Vulva


Female Sexual Response

  • Conceptual Model of Female Sexuality
  • Arousal and Desire
  • Pleasure and Orgasm

Sexual Pathology and Dysfunction

  • Comorbidities of Sexual Dysfunction
  • Diagnoses
    • Specifiers
    • Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder
    • Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
    • Female Orgasmic Disorder and Treatment
    • Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder; Risk Factors and Treatment
    • Substance/Medication-Related Sexual Dysfunction and Treatment
    • Other Specified Sexual Dysfunction
    • Unspecified Sexual Dysfunction
    • Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder/Genito-Pelvic Dysthesia and Treatment
    • Paraphilic Disorders and Treatment
    • Compulsive Sexual Behavior versus Sex Addiction and Treatment

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians
  • Counselors
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists


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